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Hall of Fame BBWAA To Induct Four
January 24, 2018 - Four new players, two on the ballot for the first time, will enter the Hall of Fame this coming July;
Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman. They will accompany two additional players added in December by the Veterans Committee; Jack Morris and Alan Trammel.
How Did the Vote Go for Those Inducted: Chipper Jones 410 (97.2%), Vladimir Guerrero 392 (92.9%), Jim Thome 379 (89.8%), Trevor Hoffman 337 (79.9%). 75% is needed for election.
How Did Other Do Who Remain on the Ballot: Edgar Martinez 297 (70.4%), Mike Mussina 268 (63.5%), Roger Clemens 242 (57.3%), Barry Bonds 238 (56.4%), Curt Schilling 216 (51.2%), Omar Vizquel 156 (37.0%), Larry Walker 144 (34.1%), Fred McGriff 98 (23.2%), Manny Ramirez 93 (22.0%), Jeff Kent 61 (14.5%), Gary Sheffield 47 (11.1%), Billy Wagner 47 (11.1%), Scott Rolen 43 (10.2%), Sammy Sosa 33 (7.8%), Andruw Jones 31 (7.3%).
Those Who Did Not Get 5% and Are Removed from the Ballot: Jamie Moyer 10 (2.4%), Johan Santana 10 (2.4%), Johnny Damon 8 (1.9%), Hideki Matsui 4 (0.9%), Chris Carpenter 2 (0.5%), Kerry Wood 2 (0.5%), Livan Hernandez 1 (0.2%), Carlos Lee 1 (0.2%), Orlando Hudson 0, Aubrey Huff 0, Jason Isringhausen 0, Brad Lidge 0, Kevin Millwood 0, Carlos Zambrano 0.
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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 March 26
Greg Holland signs 1 year $14,000,000 contract with Cardinals.
SPRO Analysis - St. Louis overpays for Holland. Most likely think of this as a good deal, as its lower than the Player Option price and Qualifying offers that Holland turned down, but it's really not. Holland, who had a nice year last year, is sliding. Still a good to very good reliever though, just not at this price. Yes, we know that relievers are getting ridiculous numbers, even for setup men. We just don't think most of them are worth it. SPRO $8,386,000.
Peter Bourjos signs 1 year $1,000,000 contract with Braves.
SPRO Analysis - Atlanta gets bargain in Cahill. SPRO $2,017,000.
Ryan Flaherty signs 1 year $750,000 contract with Braves.
SPRO Analysis - Atlanta pays market value for Flaherty. SPRO 1 years $998,000.
Wade LeBlanc signs 1 year $650,000 contract with Mariners.
SPRO Analysis - Seattle gets bargain in LeBlanc. SPRO 1 year $1,517,000.
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Week of March 26
Ketel Marte signs 5 year $24,000,000 contract extension with Diamondbacks, with two additional option years at a total of $22m.
SPRO Analysis - Arizona overpays for Marte. Bad trend in baseball, proving clubs have too much money to spend on incomplete decisions. Too early for a player they like to extend before he's proven good. Understandable why clubs want cost certainty for future players such as Marte or Kingery, who may become stars, but track record in the majors matters, too. We're rooting for Kingery as a Phillies fan, but ... too early for us from a contract sense. SPRO 1 year $617,000.
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Week of March 19
Trevor Cahill signs 1 year $1,500,000 contract with A's.
SPRO Analysis - Oakland gets bargain in Cahill. SPRO $2,168,000.
Alex Cobb signs 4 year $57,000,000 contract with Orioles, including $20m in deferred payments.
SPRO Analysis - Baltimore overpays for Cobb. Surprise with a late signing that it's an overpay and the fact that $20m is deferred drops the value down to around $47m, but it's still an overpay. One very good year after two injury prone ones. Not enough track record for this. SPRO 3 years $26,066,000.
Week of March 12
Neil Walker signs 1 year $4,000,000 contract with Yankees, plus $500,000 incentives.
SPRO Analysis - New York Yankees get bargain in Walker. Yes, decreasing in value from 12.6 to 8.4 to 5.3 to 4.4 in PEVA value over the last four years, but still probably worth more than he got. Not easy to get a 0.362 OBP player for that price, although the SPRO value does not represent the end of free agent bargain basement pricing now in effect for most. SPRO $8,284,000.
Justin Grimm signs 1 year $1,250,000 contract with Royals, plus $300,000 incentives.
SPRO Analysis - Kansas City gets bargain in Grimm. Very slight due to Grimm getting money when cut by the Cubs. SPRO $1,705,000.
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Week of March 12
Eduardo Suarez signs 7 year $66,000,000 contract extension with Reds.
SPRO Analysis - Cincinnati pays market value/overpays for Suarez. It's a good contract on a per year basis, but we wouldn't have gone over four years for Suarez. SPRO 4 years $36,915,000.
Jose Altuve signs 5 year $151,000,000 contract extension with Astros, starting in 2020. With current contract, comes out to 7 years $163.5m.
SPRO Analysis - Houston pays market value for Altuve. Considering the very club friendly deal for this year and next, it's a bargain ($6m in 2018, $6.5m in 2019), but for the out years it's market value. SPRO 7 years $224,029,000.
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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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