Eric Hinske and the Free Agent Market

Eric Hinske, who has played in the World Series for the American League team in each of the past three fall classics for the Red Sox, Rays, and Yankees, is a free agent and R.J. Anderson at Fangraphs.com breaks down the market for the big left hander.

eric-hinske-261x300He notes that Hinske had to wait until teams were scraping the bottom of the barrel noting that he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That may be true, but I bet there are a few teams that have noticed his value after he went to the World Series three times in a row.

It’s true that he wasn’t a major piece on any of those teams, far from it, but while those teams didn’t win because of him they certainly didn’t win in spite of him. He’s had a role, albiet small, but he’s contributed to each of those team. Maybe the Yankees could have won without Hinske this season, but he was a successful weapon on a few occasions. One Marlins blog already sees a fit.

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Eric Hinske and the Free Agent Market

Eric Hinske, who has played in the World Series for the American League team in each of the past three fall classics for the Red Sox, Rays, and Yankees, is a free agent and R.J. Anderson at Fangraphs.com breaks down the market for the big left hander.

He notes that Hinske had to wait until teams were scraping the bottom of the barrel noting that he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That may be true, but I bet there are a few teams that have noticed his value after he went to the World Series three times in a row.

It’s true that he wasn’t a major piece on any of those teams, far from it, but while those teams didn’t win because of him they certainly didn’t win in spite of him. He’s had a role, albiet small, but he’s contributed to each of those team. Maybe the Yankees could have won without Hinske this season, but he was a successful weapon on a few occasions. One Marlins blog already sees a fit.

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