The Most valuable Rangers of 2011
(salary is in millions)
Obviously you can’t win with 25 guys making the minimum. You have to extend someone, sign someone or trade for someone that is beyond the MLB minimum. However, each player you add above the minimum has to be a great producer, otherwise you’re just hamstringing yourself in the future.
Furthermore, when you extend someone- you have to take into account examples such as, paying Michael Young 52 times what you’re paying Elvis Andrus per win above replacement. That is insane.
So who picked Matt Harrison in the “Rangers 2011 MVP pool”? It was probably Lincoln Floyd (@SDILincoln).
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