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“I don’t trust Adam LaRoche, his name is too French.” – You
His name might be French, but his father wasn't; he was Mexican.
BJ Upton - 4/$52m
One of the non-Greinke pitchers is probably getting 5/75 from someone, but I don't know which.
Kyle Lohse will get more than that. He might not get much respect, but he's got two years in a row of very good pitching. I'd sign him all day at 4/52.
Of those contracts I would be happy/OK with my team (assuming positional need) doing Greinke, Hamilton, Bourn, Swisher, Upton, Sanchez, Napoli, Jackson, Pagan and Victorino
Angel Pagan 3/30 (low)
Shane Victorino 3/30 (ok)
Cody Ross 3/30 (high)
Kyle Lohse has 5 seasons with at least 10 starts ending in a no-decision for him. That seems unusually high.
It's high, but not unusually so. Jeff Suppan has had 8 (1997, 1999-2002 and 2006-2009). Ryan Dempster has 6, and fell two short this year. Bronson Arroyo also has 5. Joe Blanton has 4. Tim Lincecum has 3 in six seasons.
Is it even that unusual?
According to his son Andy, Dave LaRoche's surname was Garcia, however, he changed it to LaRoche at age seven, the last name of his stepfather. "La Roche is French, but I have no French in me," Andy LaRoche said. "My grandfather was 100% Mexican."
BJ Upton - 4/$52m
I might end up being wrong, but this seems insanely low.
This is one of those things that I think is nuts, BJ Upton = John Jay, and 4 for 52 mil seems high for what is basically an average player. I understand 2-3 war players are probably worth it, but it does seem excessive for an average player.
BJ Upton is an above average player, though. He has been for the last two years. He also has some upside due to the power.
I mean if you built a team of league average players at that rate, you are talking about a payroll well north of 140 mil.
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