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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Delgado to Marlins

Well, the last big fish in the free agent pond is now, um, a fish. More specifically a Marlin. Four years, $52 M. Gawd.

Delgado, while undoubtedly a great player with his .949 career OPS, will be 33 in June, which means he'll be 36 at the end of ths contract, at which time he will be making a Beltre-esque $16 million dollars. Hmm...now which would you rather have, a 25-year-old third baseman for $64 million dollars over five years, or a 36-year-old first baseman for $52 million over four years? That's what I thought.

Delgado is already past his prime, and, if Florida is lucky, he'll be league-average by the time his contract is up.

This is just a miserable deal...if I were a Marlins fan I'd be mad as hell right now. With all the insanity in the free agent market these days (as further evidenced by the Delgado deal), the Mariners' Bill Bavasi is starting to look pretty savvy.


At 12:49 AM, Blogger Andren said...

I like your blog. I'm a fellow Mariner fan.


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