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  1. Joe Blanton’s position on the list is oddly cathartic. It had to be thusly.

    Comment by Jaack — March 27, 2013 @ 11:02 am

  2. Just eyeballing the numbers, I’d guess that the crowd may have done a bit better at the top of the chart than the AAV difference suggests – because in signing players who are mostly heading into their declining years, a higher AAV for a shorter contract is a reasonable trade-off. The Red Sox signings of Drew and Dempster, for example, don’t really seem to be above expectations at all.

    Comment by Mr Punch — March 27, 2013 @ 11:22 am

  3. Lance Berman

    Comment by Randy — March 27, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

  4. Average error over all these projections isn’t a good indicator of success. Only nine players actually had a projection that was within eight percent of the actual contract. If you compare the average error between Lance Berkman and Michael Gonzalez you have close to a 0% average.

    Comment by Poopski — March 28, 2013 @ 7:32 am

  5. Assigning all a positive value should correct that, no?

    Comment by Pat G — March 28, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

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