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At the price we paid for him. Actually, Koji and the return on his trade at his and their money was superior.

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At the price we paid for him. Actually, Koji and the return on his trade at his and theie money was superior.

True, but if you count the trade return for Koji you have to count the comp pick we are getting for Chen. That could be a massive coup.

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True, but if you count the trade return for Koji you have to count the comp pick we are getting for Chen. That could be a massive coup.

Could be.

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I will always remember going to Taiwan for work his first year in Baltimore and seeing his starts televised live at like 7 am. And seeing a kid's Chen Oriole jersey at the night market otherwise full of chicken feet and meat on a stick and snakes and other bizarre and awesome curiosities.

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Obviously the business side of things made it unlikely we would resign him. But Chen was my favorite Os starting pitcher the past two years. Just a very consistent, reliable pitcher who you could count on to give you quality starts. Yes he had a tendency to give up a lot of HRs, but he challenged hitters and most of those were solo shots. He was always very modest after games and gave credit to his teammates. A great guy to root for, and good role model for the game. I wish Wei Yin Chen the best with the Marlins!

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Also, Jon Schoop might be better than both.

I think he will provide the most production while an Oriole compared to Chen and Koji.

By the way, don't forget about Dennis Martinez.

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Also, Jon Schoop might be better than both.
I think he will provide the most production while an Oriole compared to Chen and Koji.

Interesting. Gordon just signed 5 yr/$50M extension. Buying out his arb years plus two additional years if I understand correctly. Could be a framework for Schoop. Both are talented 2B's with different strengths and weaknesse, although Gordon appears to be the more complete player (4.9 WAR in 2015 vs. Schoop's career high of 1.5 WAR). Schoop is arb eligible next year, so we could be looking at a similar deal but lower AAV. I think the Marlins are getting a terrific deal.

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