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Hall of Fame 2017 Elects Bagwell, Raines, and Pudge
Jeff Bagwell - 86.2%, Tim Raines - 86.0%, Pudge Rodriguez - 76.0%.
Trevor Hoffman 74.0%, Vladimir Guerrero 71.7%, Edgar Martinez 58.6%, Roger Clemens 54.1%, Barry Bonds 53.8%, Mike Mussina 51.8%, Curt Schilling 45.0%, Lee Smith 34.2%, Manny Ramirez 23.8%, Larry Walker 21.9%, Fred McGriff 21.7%, Jeff Kent 16.7%, Gary Sheffield 13.3%, Billy Wagner 10.2%, Sammy Sosa 8.6%.
Jorge Posada 3.8%, Magglio Ordonez 0.7%, Edgar Renteria 0.5%, Jason Varitek 0.5%, Tim Wakefield 0.2%.
75% needed for election; under 5% removed from ballot next year.
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Hot Stove League Contracts
Check the Hot Stove League sections now for our projections of Free Agent Contract Values, Qualifying Offers, and other contract offers for Arbitration Eligible and Pre-Arbitration Eligible Players for the 2016-2017 offseason, all using our proprietary SPRO system, telling you what they should be paid.
Week of February 20
Matt Wieters signs 2 year $21,000,000 with Nationals, plus player opt-out after 1 year.
SPRO Analysis - Washington overpays for Wieters. Whoa! We like Weiters and he's been rebounding the last two years, but nowhere near what he was three years back. Taking a big chance that he gets there with this contract that seems pretty player friendly to us. SPRO 2 year $9,583,000.
Week of February 14
Jered Weaver signs 1 year $3,000,000 with Padres, plus incentives.
SPRO Analysis - San Diego gets bargain in Weaver. Yes, that ERA's been climbing, but the park in SD should help with that. Still gives you innings. SPRO 1 year $9,327,000.
Travis Wood signs 2 year $12,000,000 with Royals.
SPRO Analysis - Kansas City gets bargain Wood. SPRO 2 year $15,157,000.
Adam Lind signs 1 year $1,500,000 with Nationals with $1,125,000 incentives, plus mutual option for $5m.
SPRO Analysis - Washington gets bargain in Lind. SPRO 1 year $7,681,000.
Resigned with Team
Week of March 20
Tim Anderson signs 6 year $25,000,000 contract with White Sox, including two Option years at $12.5 and $14m with $1m buyout.
SPRO Analysis - Chicago White Sox overpay for Anderson. Way too early to be doing this after a year, only part of it at 0.115 Service Days, that was good, not great. No multi-year extension for us.
Resigned with Team
Week of February 14
Dellin Betances loses ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $3,000,000 with Yankees.
SPRO Analysis - New York Yankees get bargain in Betances. Betances wanted $5m and isn't happy with the outcome. We think it was a middle of the road value with Betances taking slight steps back two years in a row, but still good. SPRO 1 year $4,353,000.
Colin McHugh wins ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $3,850,000 with Astros.
SPRO Analysis - Houston gets bargain in McHugh. They'd wanted to pay only $3.35m. Hmmmn. We think he's worth more than both figures. SPRO 1 year $5,357,000.
Jake Odorizzi wins ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $4,100,000 with Rays.
SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay pays market value for Odorizzi. Club figure $3.825m. SPRO 1 year $4,614,000.
Marcus Stroman wins ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $3,400,000 with Blue Jays.
SPRO Analysis - Toronto pays market value for Stroman. Toronto offer had been $3.1m. SPRO 1 year $3,172,000.
Taijuan Walker loses ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $2,250,000 with Diamondbacks.
SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Walker. Player wanted $2.6m. SPRO 1 year $2,068,000.
Chase Anderson loses ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $2,400,000 with Brewers.
SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee pays market value for Anderson. Player wanted $2.85m. SPRO 1 year $2,446,000.
Michael Wacha loses ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $2,775,000 with Cardinals.
SPRO Analysis - St. Louis pays market value for Wacha. Player wanted $3.2m. SPRO 1 year $3,068,000.
Mark Reynolds signs Minor League Deal, if Majors 1 year $1,500,000 with Rockies, plus $500,000 incentives.
SPRO Analysis - Colorado gets bargain in Reynolds. SPRO 1 year $4,200,000.
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Baseball History Fact
April 4, 1871 - The first professional baseball league, the National Association, debuts with a game between the Cleveland Forest Citys and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas. Fort Wayne won the initial official game 2 to 0.
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