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What do you think BRob will earn next year? (Not necessarily from the Orioles)


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What do you think BRob will earn next year (not necessarily from the O's)?  

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  1. 1. What do you think BRob will earn next year (not necessarily from the O's)?

    • Only a minor league deal (or he'll retire)
    • Less than $1 mm
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    • $1 -1.99 mm
    • $2 - 3.99 mm
    • $4 - 5.49 mm
    • $5.50 mm or more


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I don't see BRob getting any thing but one year offers. Too much risk of injury and age decline for a multi year contract. I would think a contract between 1 and 2M.

He is not hitting for a high OBP and he doesn't steal anymore. His main drawing card is ability to hit with runners in scoring position which has been extremely high. However he will have a hard time getting a team to commit to him to be a starting 2B. With the injury history he profiles as a part time or bench player. JMO.

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He'll be 37 and he's been worth somewhere between replacement level and a little bit above replacement level... I wouldn't want to give him more than a million or something. He's been insane in the clutch but it's not a repeatable skill.

But I'll tell you what... if I could isolate the gene that gave him his plate approach, put it in a virus, and develop a vaccine for Hack Hack Hack Disease, I'd make millions. Even without his power he's still getting those walks out of pitchers.

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He'll be 37 and he's been worth somewhere between replacement level and a little bit above replacement level... I wouldn't want to give him more than a million or something. He's been insane in the clutch but it's not a repeatable skill.

But I'll tell you what... if I could isolate the gene that gave him his plate approach, put it in a virus, and develop a vaccine for Hack Hack Hack Disease, I'd make millions. Even without his power he's still getting those walks out of pitchers.

Something that isn't showing up in his value stats is the quality AB he has. Nothing is credited to him when he get a sac fly, yet it's something that we are lacking in as a team. He's been an important player for that alone.

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Honestly I think someone (probably Baltimore) signs him for $3-6 million, exact amount depending on how the 2B/DH market shakes out and whether there is a second year/option in the deal.

Unless he gets hurt again this season, that would really push his value to the dirt.

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He'll be 37 and he's been worth somewhere between replacement level and a little bit above replacement level... I wouldn't want to give him more than a million or something. He's been insane in the clutch but it's not a repeatable skill.

But I'll tell you what... if I could isolate the gene that gave him his plate approach, put it in a virus, and develop a vaccine for Hack Hack Hack Disease, I'd make millions. Even without his power he's still getting those walks out of pitchers.

Small nitpick, but Brob will be 36 all of next season. He's 35 now. I agree that his clutch hitting is not a repeatable skill, though I must say, his approach at the plate in those situations is excellent. He's only struck out 3 times in 45 PA with runners in scoring position. He's 12 for 12 getting a runner home from 3B with less than 2 out (league average is 51%) and he's 10 for 13 moving a runner over from 2B with nobody out (league average is 56%).

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Boy 5.5M seemed awfully tempting in that poll. I went with the option below just to hedge my bet. I think he'll make $5M easy.

However, the 2B market is pretty deep this winter:

Cano

K. Johnson

Infante

Zobrist* (if the Rays don't exercise their $7M option)

...and it had Utley on that list until last month.

Roberts is the oldest of all those options at 36 next year, and I would bet below all those options on other teams' wish lists.

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I don't see BRob getting any thing but one year offers. Too much risk of injury and age decline for a multi year contract. I would think a contract between 1 and 2M.

He is not hitting for a high OBP and he doesn't steal anymore. His main drawing card is ability to hit with runners in scoring position which has been extremely high. However he will have a hard time getting a team to commit to him to be a starting 2B. With the injury history he profiles as a part time or bench player. JMO.

The problem with him as a bench player is where can you play him other then 2B/DH? I would think most teams would prefer a guy on the bench that can man SS or Third. Maybe if he can prove he can still be a viable basestealer that would open him up as a pinch hitter/runner type in the NL.

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