Daily Notes: Contract Crowdsourcing, First Basemen

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.

1. Contract Crowdsourcing: First Basemen
2. Photo: Carlos Lee Looking Handsome
3. Today’s One Playoff Game

Contract Crowdsourcing: First Basemen
Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. FanGraphs is asking readers to estimate the years and average annual dollar values likely to be received by certain notable free agents. We continue today with first basemen. (Click here for more on the contract crowdsourcing project.)

Other positions: Catcher.

Player Page: Lance Berkman

Player Page: Casey Kotchman

Player Page: Adam LaRoche

Player Page: Carlos Lee

Player Page: Carlos Pena

Photo: Carlos Lee Looking Handsome
Here’s a photo of free agent Carlos Lee looking handsome (click to make more handsome):

Today’s One Playoff Game
ALCS, Game 3 (2-0 DET) | New York AL at Detroit | 20:00 ET on TBS
NYA: Phil Hughes (191.1 IP, 105 xFIP-, 1.9 WAR)
DET: Justin Verlander (238.1 IP, 80 xFIP-, 6.8 WAR)

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  1. Shane says:
    FanGraphs Supporting Member

    I think there should be an option for 0 years, be it retirement or no one signing them.

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  2. chiefglockandhummer says:


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  3. Zach says:

    Where is the “Lance Berkman will retire?” option

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  4. JayT says:

    I feel like there should have been an option to say you think the Nationals will pick up LaRoche’s $10 million option. As it is, I just said he would sign for one year, $10 million.

    Also, how come no James Loney? I feel like his free agency is more interesting than someone like Carlos Lee who probably isn’t going to get a contract.

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  5. filihok says:

    Berkman: Retired
    Kotchman: 1/1 or a minor league deal
    LaRoche: 3/13
    Lee and Pena: 1/3

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  6. Matty Brown says:


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  7. Jason B says:

    “Aggressively heterosexual.” Ha.

    (I think it was Louis CK who noted that heterosexual men seem to be the only subcategory of any species who cares a whit about what others perceive their sexual orientation to be.)

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  8. chuckb says:

    Handsome? It’s hard to believe with him standing there also holding a sign that says “outfielder.”

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