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Monday, January 10, 2005

The Fukuoka Hawks are not a Moneyball team 

According to Lee Sinins:
The Fukuoka Hawks signed free agent 3B Tony Batista to a 2 year, $15 million contract.

After -3 RCAA/.766 OPS and -29 RCAA/.663 OPS seasons, Batista had a .455 SLG, .272 OBA, .728 OPS, -20 RCAA in 157 games with the Expos.

Ouch! That's a lot of money for a crappy player. Batista probably didn't get an offer from an MLB team for more than a million or so for one year. Instead he goes to Japan to make $7.5M/yr.
# posted by shawn : 1/10/2005 09:22:00 AM -
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