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January 26, 2017

Transaction Analysis

Need You To Need Me

by Bryan Grosnick



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Signed IF-L Luis Valbuena to a two-year, $15 million contract. [1/24]

The best team to acquire a player like Valbuena is a team that doesn’t need him. Over the past four years, the versatile lefty has made his bones as an above-average part-time player, filling in at the infield corners and against right-handed pitching. While he’s no savior with the glove at any of the positions he plays, he can handle his business at third and first while picking up the occasional inning at second base or in an outfield corner. But all of that is merely a way to get his bat into the lineup, an excuse to let him unleash against northpaws and leverage 20-homer power and a respectable approach.

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