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Re: 40 SB Threats

Postby kab21 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:12 am

Havok1517 wrote:The trade with Willingham and Olsen was financially motivated by the Marlins. Both were arbitration eligible, due raises, and the Marlins were happy to take the speedy and versatile Bonafacio to escape the pay increase.


Yes, effectively the Marlins got marginally more than non-tendering them.

But it doesn't change the fact that Bonifacio is a fairly terrible player that shouldn't be a starter even if Uggla is traded. He doesn't walk much (low OBP), strikes out too much (low AVG and OBP) and hasn't shown hardly any power. And some say his defense isn't better than avg at best at any position. I'll take him on a MLB team for his versatility (IF/OF) and his pinch running abilities but he isn't a good player.
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Re: 40 SB Threats

Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:18 am

MasterX1918 wrote:This is a bit drastic, especially considering Willingham and Olsen didn't do anything great last seasons


Willingham started the season off as a beast. Pre-All star break he had a .995 OPS, and a 164 OPS+ :-L

He slowed down towards the end of the season but still finished the season with a very respectable .863 OPS, 129 OPS+
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