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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Free Agency Day Two

Day Two sees some value as salaries start to drop. Here are some of the signings...

1. Pat Regan, 2B, San Francisco, 4 years $23.5 million
Analysis - Regan was the top overall postion player on the market, according to Maddie's. A plus 2B, he can also play a decent CF. Career OPS of .835 and one of the best threats on the basepaths that this world has ever seen (3rd all-time in SB% and a decent shot at the all-time record). Only 31, this is a steal if he can stay healthy.

2. Richard Lee, 3B, 2 years $10.2 million
Analysis - Lee can play anywhere but C and SS. Only 34, he is a good bet to retain his ratings throughout the contract. Career OPS of .815 should take a hit in LA. A very good signing. #2 overall on Maddie's.

3. Peter O'Connor, LF, St. Louis, 2 years $10.4 million
Analysis - Maddie's top rated FA at the dish and a career OPS of .880. 33 years old, so he might drop a bit in power but not much. Elite batting ratings, should thrive in St. Louis. Another very good deal.

4. Ezdra Mateo, SP, Milwaukee, 1 year $5.2 million with a no-trade clause
Analysis - Mateo has had a nice career and is a solid middle of the rotation guy. Might be a little overpaid, but it's a 1 year deal with very little risk.

5. Otto Podsednik, SP, Texas, 1 year, $5.8 million with a no-trade clause
Analysis - I like the Mateo deal better, but Podsednik is not a bad option. The SP market is bare, and those looking for SPs will have to pay above market. He has the dreaded mix of being a lefty with low vs. RHB.  

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