December 5, 2009 06:43:39
Posted By Sean S
I put up this page showing projected wins above replacement for selected free agents, and as they sign I'll show how many dollars each signing is paying per win. Some of the infielder signings seem really low considering the quality of the player (Polanco, Scutaro).
I left off the ones who project as below replacement level, and the ones who are not established major leaguers (like Shelley Duncan and Jeff Fiorentino). They probably aren't going to sign more than minor league deals.
For the pitchers I'm not considering relievers, as leverage screws things up anyway, and it's hard for a projection system to make distinctions between them anyway.
I'm curious whether players are paid on a linear scale based on their runs above replacement, or if some positions seem to be under or over paid. Maybe the position adjustments don't reflect the way teams value these guys. We'll see.