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July 12, 2013

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 242: The All-No-Bang-for-Your-Buck Team

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller


Ben and Sam draft the worst player contracts to see who can spend the most money for the least production.

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Drafted rosters below:

Position Ben's Team Sam's Team
C Kurt Suzuki Miguel Montero
1B Mark Teixeira Paul Konerko
2B Dan Uggla Rickie Weeks
SS Derek Jeter Reid Brignac
3B Michael Young Alex Rodriguez
LF Vernon Wells Josh Hamilton
CF Matt Kemp B.J. Upton
RF Andre Ethier Jeff Francoeur
DH Victor Martinez Adam Dunn
UTIL INF Kevin Youkilis Jeff Keppinger
UTIL OF Carl Crawford Ichiro Suzuki
UTIL Ryan Howard Ike Davis
SP Josh Beckett Roy Halladay
SP Tim Lincecum Barry Zito
SP Bronson Arroyo Chad Billingsley
SP Ted Lilly Jeremy Guthrie
SP Dan Haren Clayton Richard
RP Heath Bell Carlos Marmol
RP Mike Adams Brandon League
RP Jonathan Papelbon Huston Street

Link to more draft details, courtesy of @johnchoiniere.

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R.A.Wagman

Honorable choices all, but, just like in the Annual this year, you guys forgot about Todd Helton.

Jul 12, 2013 05:28 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
BP staff

He's only making $5 million! And first base is stacked.

Jul 12, 2013 05:31 AM
 
SC

Bobby Bonilla, at least as a base coach.

Jul 14, 2013 09:37 AM
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comish4lif

Can you post your rosters and team salary here? Don't I get something for listening through the whole thing?

Jul 12, 2013 08:15 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
BP staff

Added rosters.

Jul 12, 2013 09:25 AM
 
myshkin

Here's my best of the rest:

C Alex Avila
1B Justin Morneau
2B Brian Roberts
SS Erick Aybar
3B Aramis Ramirez
LF Jason Kubel
CF Curtis Granderson
RF Nick Markakis
DH Lance Berkman
IF Todd Helton
OF Chris Young
UT Yuniesky Betancourt
SP CC Sabathia
SP Matt Cain
SP John Danks
SP Brett Myers
SP Jason Marquis
RP Joel Hanrahan
RP J.J. Putz
RP Jeremy Affeldt

I really wanted to get Alfredo Aceves on the team, but it didn't quite work. Total salary: $198.273M. Current aggregate WARP: -4.58. Only two players currently over 0.25 WARP, Markakis (0.69) and Sabathia (0.71).

Jul 14, 2013 12:21 PM
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JohnChoiniere

Spreadsheet at this link -https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlOnPoC4i_FUdGVaTm5NUVBval9mT0pEUUtaWGd4dFE&usp=sharing - is updated (by me) weekly.

Sep 04, 2013 10:04 AM
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