John Beamer of The Hardball Times takes at look at the value of eight free agents this season.
Among the free agents Beamer projects the values for include LHP Tom Glavine, C Jorge Posada and OF’s Adam Dunn, Torii Hunter and Andruw Jones.
Beamer projects the values by using the statistical measurement of Wins Above Average or WAA and Wins Above Replacement or WAR.
According to Beamer, Glavine is worth a one-year, $9 million deal, but doesn’t expect Glavine to remain in New York.
As for Posada, Beamer projects the 37-year old catcher will net a two-year deal worth $30 million.
Posada batted .338 with 20 HR and 90 RBI last season.
…woah, i figured posada would be an option for the Mets, but i certainly wouldn’t see Omar Minaya and company paying that much for an aging catcher, especially when they can just retain Paul Lo Duca, who is one-year younger, for much less…
As for the outfield trio of Dunn, Hunter and Jones, Beamer believe both Dunn and Jones could sign six-year deals worth $90 million and Hunter signing a ‘Johnny Damon-type’ deal of $55 million over four years.
…i like the idea of the Mets going after dunn…he could play a corner outfield position in ’08 and slide on over to first base in ’09 when Carlos Delgado‘s contract expires…yes, his outfield play is atrocious and the Mets outfield would be certainly shaky with Moises Alou in left and dunn in right, but it might be worth it in the long run to have a young power hitting first baseman for 2009 and beyond…
Dunn, who has $13 million club option for 2008, with a $500,000 buyout, batted .265 with 40 HR and 106 RBI, while striking out 165 times in 522 at-bats this season.