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 -