joeybagadonutz38 wrote:qwik3457bb wrote:Walker's marginal value is something like $15-20 million over a full season, so even if he plays just 1/3 of a season, his value covers his salary.
They'd have done with Todd Frazier months ago if Frazier would've settled for a one year deal, but he wanted at least two years.
Is Scott Boras making up these numbers? Whoever is making them up needs to put the bottle down. 1.4 WAR is decent but it's nowhere near $20 Mil a year and if it really is then it certainly shouldn't be. Silly values like that has led to the market correction, which was much needed if they want to play with a cap and penalize large market teams for spending money.
Well, he was 1.4 WAR but only played 2/3 of the season. So his real WAR rate is (given error bars on the stat) between 2 and 2.5 WAR, and that's where my marginal value estimate comes from.
You could make the counter-argument that with his age and injury history, you can't count on him for more than 1-1.5 WAR, and that's fair enough. In which case his marginal value is $8-12 million, and even with that assumption, Walker still covers $4-5 million easily.
Plus, no qualifying offer, so no loss of draft pick or IFA money.
Given the Yanks' roster composition, this is almost a no-brainer at the price paid. And Torres and Andujar will still get their shot, maybe in the 2nd half this year, maybe next year. Unless the Yanks trade one or both for a true oitching ace, should one become available.