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idseer
09-19-2003, 10:32 AM
this is just my opinion of course and highly unscientific, but based on what a player earned i'm trying to see who was worth their salaries. i'm only including players who really had an impact and not including recent pickups.

konerko - $6,250,000 no
crede - $ 315,000 yes
valentin - $5,000,000 no
olivo - $ 300,000 yes
s. alomar - $ 700,000 yes
lee - $4,200,000 yes
ordonez - $9,000,000 yes
graffinino - $ 675,000 yes
thomas - $5,000,000 yes
buehrle - $ 445,000 yes
colon - $8,250,000 no
garland - $ 375,000 yes
loaiza - $ 500,000 yes
wright - $ 325,000 no
koch - $4,250,000 no
marte - $ 330,000 yes
gordon - $1,400,000 yes

some may argue colon's worth but 14 - 13 on a winning team is disappointing for 8+ mil to me.

i thought it was interesting that there were only 5 players who i didn't perceive as worth their earnings and yet the amount they earned was more than all the yes's put together.

the yes's total earnings were $23,240
the no's total earnings were $24,075

how do you think JR will view his investment?

fuzzy_patters
09-19-2003, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by idseer
this is just my opinion of course and highly unscientific, but based on what a player earned i'm trying to see who was worth their salaries. i'm only including players who really had an impact and not including recent pickups.

konerko - $6,250,000 no
crede - $ 315,000 yes
valentin - $5,000,000 no
olivo - $ 300,000 yes
s. alomar - $ 700,000 yes
lee - $4,200,000 yes
ordonez - $9,000,000 yes
graffinino - $ 675,000 yes
thomas - $5,000,000 yes
buehrle - $ 445,000 yes
colon - $8,250,000 no
garland - $ 375,000 yes
loaiza - $ 500,000 yes
wright - $ 325,000 no
koch - $4,250,000 no
marte - $ 330,000 yes
gordon - $1,400,000 yes

some may argue colon's worth but 14 - 13 on a winning team is disappointing for 8+ mil to me.

i thought it was interesting that there were only 5 players who i didn't perceive as worth their earnings and yet the amount they earned was more than all the yes's put together.

the yes's total earnings were $23,240
the no's total earnings were $24,075

how do you think JR will view his investment?

I disagree on Colon. You have to figure in what the alternative to Colon was. Without him, we would have had Rocky Biddle in the rotation. Rocky's a very good closer, but he has proven he is not that good as a starter. It was definitely worth $8.5 mil to get Colon in the rotation instead of Rocky. With the offense the Sox had the first part of the season, I bet Rocky would be 8-16 right now, rather than 14-13.

Hondo
09-19-2003, 11:13 AM
Considering the payroll is towards the bottom half of the league I suppose the result is considered an ecomnomic success. Talent wise of course not.

voodoochile
09-19-2003, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by idseer
how do you think JR will view his investment?

You forgot the coaches...

shane
09-19-2003, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by Hondo
Considering the payroll is towards the bottom half of the league I suppose the result is considered an ecomnomic success. Talent wise of course not.

We're actually not at the bottom half of the league or MLB. #5 in the league, #13 in MLB, but you are probably right about it being an economic success. I don't think it was planned that way though, and we will see changes. The organization wants this team to win, not just make money. Yankees=157,000,000! That's disgusting. Please, please do not let that organization win.

Teams below us that will be or still have a chance to be in the post-season (Talent and economic success):

Minnesota
Houston (Consistent Contenders)
Oakland (Consistent Contenders)
Florida