Re: Ben spot on Salty/Shop not Lava until team control saved, now trade Salty at peak value pre deadline!
posted at 5/16/2012 11:24 PM EDT
Not to play Hill55 on you Mr Moon, but I don't think that would land you Floyd last off-season.
Last 4 years Floyd:
08 innings 206 WAR 2.5
09 193 4.5
10 187 4.3
11 193 3.6
20th Best pitcher in MLB at 14.9 WAR, 16th best (09 to 11).
2 years for $16.9m
It's a starting point, and word was that the CWS were looking to cut salary.
Salty had more "trade value" when he was younger, but since he joined the Sox, his value has never been higher.
sorty may think he should be sent to AAA, but he has the 7th best OPS among the top 30 catchers in MLB this year at .813. For some reason, softy expects first base production from the catcher position.
Since softy doesn't believe in CERA, only looks at CS% and PBs, says it's all the offesne not pitching, and says he doesn't watch or need to watch the actual games, you'd think Salty's offense would impress the silly clown...
Want a larger sample size? 2011-2012 catchers with 450+ PAs:
#12 in OPS
#9 in Doubles
#8 in HRs
#12 in RBIs
I'd say there might be a few teams thinking Salty is better than what they have right now.
Here are some team catcher OPS from 2011 to 2012:
That's 10 teams with an OPS 100 points or more below Salty's during the same stretch.