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MLB's Most Underpaid and Overpaid Players in 2012 (1 Viewer)

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Not bad. I will try to read through all the details at some point.

One immediate thought I had is that it is far easier in baseball to find a cheap guy to outperform a 500K deal, than it is to find a guy who will actually live up to a 10M deal (for example).

In other words, I would argue that a guy who is paid 10M and earns 10M is worth a lot more than a guy who is paid 1M and earns 2M. It's hard to quantify though and your numbers are interesting.

 
Interesting, although I think the title is a bit misleading. It's possible for players outside the Top 100 WAR to be among the most overpaid (ARod, Werth, et al), so I don't think an analysis of just the Top 100 WAR players quite answers the question.

 
Not bad. I will try to read through all the details at some point.

One immediate thought I had is that it is far easier in baseball to find a cheap guy to outperform a 500K deal, than it is to find a guy who will actually live up to a 10M deal (for example).

In other words, I would argue that a guy who is paid 10M and earns 10M is worth a lot more than a guy who is paid 1M and earns 2M. It's hard to quantify though and your numbers are interesting.
Same thing happens in basketball. A guy on an ELC who plays above average will destroy even guys like Durant/LeBron in value but that doesn't mean they are more valuable. Now for small market teams, this is obviously a huge issue but when finances are taken out of it like presumably they are with the top teams, they aren't going to take Barney/Kipnis over Cano.

 

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