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  1. 5/75 and you’ll be suitably gobsmacked.

    Comment by Cardsfan — January 31, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

  2. 4/36M gets this done and both sides will be happy.

    Comment by Mike Bazzy — January 31, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

  3. That seems low for M Montero. If he puts up another 3+ WAR season, he will command much more on the open market, and I have to think his agent knows that.

    As noted in the Posada article, WAR is not very fair to catchers. They simply don’t accumulate the plate appearances to get higher in WAR. A 3.5 WAR catcher is almost always a top 5 catcher in any year.

    Comment by Dissenting Opinion — January 31, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

  4. Why would you start with 5 mil per win when last year the going rate was 4.5mil?

    Has Dave Cameron put 5mil/win in enough articles over the last 2 years where everyone just accepts it and thinks an 11% inflation rate over last year is reasonable? And then for some reason drop it to 5% in subsequent years?

    It’s not going to affect the article much but if you bothered to take 5% inflation rates in years 2 and 3 why not also apply a 5% inflation rate to last year’s $/WAR figure?

    Comment by Joe — February 1, 2012 @ 12:39 am

  5. I thought the Posada article said the opposite?

    Catchers have less WAR because they play less, which makes them less valuable. If Pujols were magically required to sit 25 games, he’d be worth less, too.

    Comment by TK — February 1, 2012 @ 10:33 am

  6. Given the early declines of catchers, it’s unlikely that the Diamondbacks would be unwilling to sign Montero to anything longer than three years.

    I assume there is an extra “un” in there.

    Comment by James M. — February 1, 2012 @ 10:34 am

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