Missed by that much (pinches fingers closely together).*

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  • Simply embarrassing.
    Really. Continuing to run him out there every night is not only irresponsible, but a real drag on the team as a whole. There are too many, more versitile options available to Francona. At least Lars could be expected to hit a HR every now and then and allows Lowell to DH. Haffner could be had for a bag of baseballs and at least you know he’ll hit the ball occasionally on his way to a strikeout title.

    Brad June 2, 2009, 2:15 pm
  • The trade rumor mills — Adam Dunn, Victor Martinez, etc. — have begun to gear up. And to a more credible degree than simply some columnist or blogger saying, “Wouldn’t it be great if…” Makes me think the Sox are looking to make a move if this keeps up for more than another couple of weeks.
    Meanwhile, even with this atrocious year, Ortiz has provided the Sox with about $100 million of value since 2003, at a price of less than $50 million. And that doesn’t include postseason. Just makes this year all the sadder.

    Paul SF June 2, 2009, 2:20 pm
  • Fangraphs is my favorite site on the interweb – I rate it’s Value at 100 Billion dollars.
    Jeter: the Yanks most valuable position player this year (so far). Captain indeed! (although I assume Arod and Tex will pass him as the year winds on).

    Mark - YF June 2, 2009, 2:53 pm
  • That’s an excellent point, Paul.
    At this time, the Red Sox MUST make some kind of move for a hitter, preferably a catcher or SS.
    I believe this is going to be one of those years where the Red Sox make a huge, unseen move.

    Brad June 2, 2009, 2:58 pm
  • I’m amused that Jeter is actually positive on fielding, haha..

    Lar June 2, 2009, 2:59 pm
  • Not only the top Yank, but the #1 SS in baseball. Way to go, Captain.

    YF June 2, 2009, 3:16 pm
  • Everything always has to be about Derek Jeter, even when it isn’t. Pathetic.

    SF June 2, 2009, 3:39 pm
  • Actually, Hanley, Scutaro and Bartlett are all having better value seasons than Cap’n Jeets right now. Although I suspect as Scoots and Barlett come back down to Earth, Jeter will wind up as best in the AL.

    Mark - YF June 2, 2009, 3:57 pm
  • Unless of course, Hanley is moved home for an entire miL system. hahah.

    Brad June 2, 2009, 4:04 pm
  • I humbly request people to email me and help me understand why the “dollars” statistic makes sense, because I really didn’t get it at first glance, and in the few months since of trying to make it fit, I sway towards the consideration that it is a false statistic.
    My direct email is michael @ michaelchan dot org

    attackgerbil June 2, 2009, 4:38 pm
  • I’d help, but I’d be no help.
    Also, my wish list includes a Nomar style trade for Cabrerra while we’re in Detroit, where we take that big salary (and maybe let them throw in someone) for picks and prospects.

    Brad June 2, 2009, 4:56 pm
  • My guess is that the -13$ David Ortiz is worth is probably equivalent to being punched in the face by a mack truck on a nightly basis.

    Brad June 2, 2009, 4:57 pm
  • AG, the dollars are determined by the average value clubs place on a win in the previous free agent period, assuming that replacement level is the league minimum.
    So it arguably says how much a club, correctly valuing his worth, would have paid for that player’s production in that given season.

    Paul SF June 2, 2009, 5:00 pm
  • I think that’s mostly it. But I think it arguably says how much all clubs, correctly valuing his worth, would have paid for that player’s production in that given season. I think it’s an average value, across all players, with adjustments for position and defense. Think of it as how much a marginal win costs and so how many wins above replacement level did that player provide.
    I think that’s right…

    Rob June 2, 2009, 9:37 pm