USSM Year-end Best-of: November 2006

DMZ · December 31, 2006 at 11:19 pm · Filed Under General baseball, Mariners, Off-topic ranting, Site information 

11-6: Discussion of reasons teams supposedly didn’t bid on Matsuzaka

Also: the a review of the Nationals’ amazing haul of almost unnoticed signings, an example of what you can find if you go fishing.

11-8 What the A’s move to Fremont might mean for the M’s.

11-9: Dave on the concept of budgeting wins, not money, and how it changes your perspective.

11-13: Richie Sexson’s contract is an albatross.

11-22 Offseason Adventure

Wayne Krivsky signs Alex Gonzalez.

> examine Gonzalez signing

Alex Gonzalez signed for $14,000,000 over 3 years.

> examine Gonzalez signing

No, you read that right.

Also on the 22nd: graphs on Willie Bloomquist’s offensive performance charted against AL averages and NL pitchers.

Other graphs:
Mariners total payroll and rank among MLB teams
Player previous season contribution to new contract value. I should update this.

11-23: Gil Meche’s Thanksgiving List, by Jeff.

11-25: Bloomquist gets an inexplicable extension, and in response, we offer A very brief reiteration of our position on Mr. Bloomquist

11-27: Jeff on “Collecting Ichiro

11-29: “A short discussion of McGwire and the Hall of Fame

11-30: Why Justin Lehr’s a nice little signing for the M’s.

Free agency reaction tracking:
Aramis Ramirez: Dave takes the opportunity to compare him to Beltre
Carlos Lee: a comparison to Emil Brown
Deluccia: nice
Baez: head-shaking
Gary Mathews: more insanity


2 Responses to “USSM Year-end Best-of: November 2006”

  1. A Bag Of Beans! Wooo! on December 31st, 2006 11:31 pm

    The Nats weren’t fishing, they were trawling.

  2. jaysbaseballfan on December 31st, 2006 11:44 pm

    I still don’t get the Mathews Jr. signing. All the other ones can at least fake like they are good. But just 2 years ago this guy was waiver wire…and then 55 MILLION DOLLLARS!!!! WTF. It just doesn’t make sense. The Angels are normally a well run organization. I guess this balances them out a bit.

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