Money In the Bank Pt. 5

Today, I take a look at the signings/trades of 2007.

A few ground rules here.

  • To qualify using "worth", The player must have been acquired by Friedman prior or during the 2007 season and must have had at least 50 IP as a starter or 20 IP as a reliever with the team during the year.
  • Several players were acquired by Friedman, but did not qualify for worth. However, since they received a salary, I included them in the salary portion of the chart. Call them "sunk costs."

2007

SP IP

RP IP

FIP

WAR

Salary

Worth

Camp

N/A

39.1

5.29

-0.1

0.4

-0.4

Howell

51

 

4.77

0.7

0.4

2.8

Jackson

160.2

0.1

4.9

2

0.4

8.1

Seo

50

2

6.07

0.1

1.2

0.4

Glover

N/A

77.1

5.02

0.1

0.6

0.4

Reyes

N/A

60.2

4.85

0.3

0.8

1

Dohmann

N/A

32.2

4.49

0.2

0.4

0.7

Wheeler

N/A

25

4.04

0.5

2.1

1.9

Balfour

N/A

22

3.56

0.3

0.4

1.2

Lugo

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0.4

N/A

Witasick

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0.5

N/A

This is the fifth part of this series and the worst salary to worth ratio yet(2.1:1 worth to dollar). We all knew the 2007 bullpen was one of the worst historically and this just adds to that fact. If you take away the starting pitchers (Howell, Jackson, Seo) and the late season acquisitions of Wheeler and Balfour, the remaining pitchers combined for 0.5 wins and that doesn't include guys like Brian Stokes or Casey Fossum. The Rays "lost" money on Camp, Seo, Glover and Wheeler. Al Reyes was good, but not nearly as valuable as he was perceived.

The saving grace in all of this was Edwin Jackson, who some how was worth $8.1 million dollars and 2 wins. It's weird, but Jackson was actually worth more in 2007 than in 2008. Also weird, is how Jae Seo with a 6.07 FIP was worth a positive 0.1 win.

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