FanGraphs After Dark Chat

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Paul Swydan is the co-managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for ESPN MLB Insider and the Boston Globe. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan.

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  1. Matt says:

    What are some of the first basemen that could be had in trade for my buccos


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  2. Robin Ventura says:

    Can we afford to keep Mark Buerhle? And am I on a short leash with Tony LaRussa lurking?

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  3. Jeff says:

    “Saves” can’t be used because it’s a stat incentive, just like HR or RBI or ERA can’t be used. “Games Finished” is used because it’s a playing time incentive, just like games played or innings pitched can be used.

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  4. Will says:

    Major League Rule 3(b)(5):

    “No Major League Uniform Player’s Contract or Minor League Uniform Player Contract shall be approved if it contains a bonus for playing, pitching or batting skill or if it provides for the payment of a bonus contingent on the standing of the signing Club at the end of the championship season.”

    WAR cannot be used as a performance bonus in contracts.

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