Jan
19

Win a copy of Baseball Between the Numbers

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Every year for Christmas, my parents browse through my Amazon Wishlist and get me a ton of books. Sometimes, though, they’ll pick out things that aren’t on there which they think I might like. This year, it was Baseball Between the Numbers. Problem is, I already have the book. So instead of going through the Amazon return process and buying myself yet another novel, I’ve decided to put this to good use. It’s the latest giveaway on Rive Ave. Blues.

We’re going to do this contest style. Since we’re in the free agent signing period, and since this is a particularly bizarre off-season, I figured we’d do a free agent guessing game. Who more appropriate than Bobby Abreu? The rumor mill isn’t treating him well, even after Pat Burrell and Raul Ibanez have found homes. No one seems to have an idea of where he’ll land, so that makes the game more interesting.

To enter, you have to guess 1) the team that will sign him, 2) the number of years he’ll receive, and 3) the total dollar amount of the contract. So we don’t have a situation where one person bids $10 million and another bids $10 million and one, we’re going in increments of $500,000. So $10 million and $10.5 million are okay, but $10.1 million invalidates the entry. One entry per person. Make sure to leave a valid email address when you’re filling out the comment form (do not leave your email address in the comment, though).

Update: Just to be clear, the criteria above are listed in the order of importance. So if you don’t get the team correct, you can’t win.

147 Comments»

  1. Mike Pop says:

    Team—Los Angeles Dodgers
    Years—2
    $ Amount–15 million

    Manny is heading to SF so Abreu heads to LA.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Team- Oakland A’s
    Years-1
    $ Amount- 6 Million

  3. Nick-YF says:

    Team-San Francisco Giants
    Years-2
    $Amount-$20 million

  4. Lasoo says:

    Team- Mets
    Years- 2
    Amount- 16 mil

  5. Ross says:

    Mets, 1 years, $9 million

  6. martin says:

    Team – Atlanta Braves
    Years – 2
    Amount – 16 million

  7. Joeee says:

    Team – Los Angeles Dodgers
    Years – 2
    $ – 14 Million

  8. Doug says:

    Team – Dodgers
    Years – 2
    Amount – $18M

  9. 27 this year says:

    Team – Reds
    Years – 1
    Amount – $6M

  10. nick blasioli says:

    team st.louis
    years 2
    amount….$8m

  11. stove611 says:

    Team – Mariners
    Years – 1
    Amount – $6.5 mil

  12. Team-Toronto Blue Jays
    Years-1 + Option
    Amount-$ 2 million

  13. matt k says:

    Mets 2yrs 13.5 mil

  14. VO says:

    Mets
    2 Years
    18.5 million

  15. Chris says:

    Team – Athletics
    Years – 2
    Amount – 14

  16. andrew says:

    Giants
    2yrs/18m

  17. A.D. says:

    Team: Mets
    Years: 1
    Amount: 7

  18. Mike says:

    Team: Giants
    Years: 2
    Amount: $16 mil

  19. Reggie C. says:

    Mets

    2 years – 21 million

  20. Phil says:

    Giants
    2 years
    20 million

  21. sar515 says:

    Mets
    2 Years
    $20 Million

  22. Bobby Abreu says:

    Yankees
    10 years/200 mil

  23. yankeegeek says:

    Team – Oakland A’s
    Years – 2
    $13 M

  24. yankeefan91 (09 is are year) says:

    team:mets
    years:1
    amount:11mil

  25. Steve says:

    Nationals
    2 yrs
    20 million

  26. Jake H says:

    Angels
    2 years
    14 million total deal

  27. Rizzo! says:

    Phillies
    1 year
    $5.5 MM

  28. greg says:

    Mets 2 years 22 Mil

  29. Rich I. says:

    Dodgers – 2 years, 15 million.

  30. George says:

    Oakland A’s
    1 Year
    9 Million

  31. Ace says:

    Giants
    1 year
    13 million

  32. gio says:

    Reds

    1 yr- $9.5 mil

  33. Matt says:

    Good luck to the competitors. I have the updated version (w/Pujols on the cover) and it is an absolutely fantastic book. I read it in about two weeks last summer and it really pushed me over the edge onto the statistical analysis side.

  34. Joe says:

    Giants
    1 Year
    8.5

  35. SoCalYankeeFan says:

    Mets, 1year, 8.5 million

  36. Rizzo! says:

    On an unrelated note, anyone know what’s wrong with PeteAbe’s blog?

  37. Simon B. says:

    Texas Rangers
    2 years
    $20 million

  38. Rafi says:

    White Sox
    2 Years
    17.5 Million

    How’s that for a curve ball? Once they trade Dye for a SP, they’ll need SOMEONE to man the corner.

  39. Shdwrptr says:

    Mets
    2 Years
    16.5 Million

  40. pat says:

    royals
    2/16

  41. Raul says:

    I’m thinking Billy Beane signs another slugger to really threaten for the AL West title.

    A’s
    1 year
    9 million

  42. Evan V. says:

    San Fran,
    1 year,
    7.5 mill

  43. Maurice says:

    SF Giants 2 years, $20 million

  44. Mish says:

    A’s
    1 year
    7.5 million

  45. The Ed(itor) says:

    Team: Dodgers
    Money: $14 million
    Years: 2

  46. Dan says:

    Team – Baltimore Oriole
    Years – 2
    Amount – $10 mill

  47. Raul says:

    By the way John Sickels mentioned Wilkins De la Rosa in a recent post.

    Here’s the link

    http://www.minorleagueball.com.....k-excerpts

  48. Dan Satnick says:

    Mets
    2 years
    17.5 mil

  49. Nath Yanks says:

    LA Angels
    2 years
    $15.5 MM

  50. domini-cano says:

    Team- Texas Rangers
    Years-1 + Option
    Amount-$ 8.5 million

  51. Bill from NJ says:

    Team – Nationals
    Years – 2
    Amount – $16 million

  52. Nikhil R. says:

    LA Angels
    1 Year
    $9 million

  53. Macphisto says:

    Yankees
    2 years
    $20mm

    • 27 this year says:

      why in the hell would the Yankees sign him let alone 2 years at an average salary of 10M? They might as well keep Nady and Swisher who iare as good as Abreu and use that money elsewhere.

  54. pounder says:

    Nationals
    2 years @7.6 mil. a year. 15.2 entire deal.

  55. Mo Mike says:

    Mets
    2 years
    $19 mill

  56. Jamal G. says:

    1. San Francisco Giants.
    2. One year.
    3. $8.5M.

  57. Whitey14 says:

    Cincinnati Reds
    1 Year
    $9 Million

  58. Sciorsci says:

    Cincinnati Reds
    1 Year
    $10.5M

  59. mike p says:

    LA Dodgers
    1 Year
    9.5 million

  60. Adam says:

    Braves
    1 year, $6 million

  61. D.B.H.O.F. p.k.a The Last Don says:

    Nationals
    2 years
    15 million

  62. E says:

    SF Giants
    2 years
    18.5 million

  63. Rich says:

    1. San Francisco Giants
    2. 3 years
    3. $39.5 million

  64. sunny says:

    Dodgers, 2 years, 17 million.

  65. Duke says:

    Chicago Cubs
    3 years
    $36 Million

  66. MTG says:

    San Francisco Giants, 3 years, 30 million

  67. Tommy says:

    Yankees, 1 year, 8 million

  68. Jon says:

    1) Los Angeles Dodgers
    2) 1 yr
    3) $10.5m

    Note: He’ll get a team option for 2nd year at $12.5m ($23m total), but that is not guaranteed so, it shouldn’t be factored into contest.

  69. Bill R says:

    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. 2 yrs
    3. $16.5m

  70. jsbrendog says:

    mariners
    1 yr
    7.5 mil

  71. aaron empty says:

    giants
    3 years
    24mil

  72. Spaceman.Spiff says:

    Angels
    2 years
    16.5 million

  73. Mike R. says:

    LA Dodgers
    2 years
    $20 million

  74. The Evil Empire says:

    Nationals
    3 Years
    22.5 Million

  75. Frank says:

    He doesn’t get signed.

    That’s like bidding one dollar. Everyone else is over.

  76. AJ says:

    Mets
    2 yrs.
    $16.5 mill

  77. david says:

    Dodgers
    1 year
    10 million

  78. Christopher says:

    Team: Yankees
    1 Year
    9.5 Million

  79. Thomas says:

    1. Rockies
    2. 1 years + mutual option
    3. $8 million with a $13 million option ($1 million buyout)

  80. Marc says:

    Mets
    2yrs
    $16MM

  81. Joe says:

    Los Angles Dodgers
    1 year deal+club option
    8 million deal with 10 million option

  82. Glenn says:

    Mets
    1 year
    6 million

  83. Danb2117 says:

    Giants
    2 Years
    19 million

  84. Will says:

    Atlanta Braves
    1 year
    $7.5M

  85. Lance Garant says:

    SF
    3yrs
    $25.5 Million

  86. Artist formerly known as 'The' Steve says:

    Mets, 1 year 8 mil.

  87. Pinto says:

    Dodgers
    1 year
    $8.5 million

  88. John Galt says:

    Giants
    1 year
    9.5 million

  89. Alex K. says:

    Texas Rangers
    1 Year, $11M

  90. matt says:

    Atlanta
    1 year
    13.5 mill

  91. dlcb says:

    Reds

    2 years

    16 million

  92. Rafael says:

    SF Giants
    1 year
    8.5 million

  93. Steve O. says:

    SF Giants
    2 year, 18 million

  94. Ben Jones says:

    Reds, 1 yr, 11MM

  95. RHR says:

    Reds
    1 year
    $7 million

  96. [...] RAB readers are busy predicting Bobby Abreu’s eventual home. the former Yankee is watching his options dwindle. As MLBTR reported earlier this evening, [...]

  97. gxpanos says:

    Blue Jays
    1 year
    7 mil

    Plus some sort of option; club, maybe.

  98. steve (different one) says:

    Mets
    1 year
    $7.5M

  99. Zach Sanders says:

    I cannot tell if someone already said this, so here it goes:

    Angels
    1 yr
    $6.5 Mil

    didn’t see that coming did you?

  100. craig stanford says:

    Abreu to Cubs, 2 years, 11.5 million

  101. Mark says:

    Nats 1 year 11 million

  102. MattG says:

    Lots of Dodgers here, but you’re all over on the AAV.

    Dodgers: 2/12M

    How do buyouts count in this contest? I expect Abreu to get a $8M option with a $2M buyout. Buyouts are guaranteed money–does that make my guess 2/14M?

    Manny goes to the Mets, and Dunn goes to SF.

  103. Joe says:

    Red Sox
    1 year
    8.5

    whooooooaa

  104. PhilK says:

    twins
    2 years
    15 m

  105. Howie waskowitz says:

    mets 1 yr 11.5 mil

    Thanks

  106. Jack says:

    Nationals
    2 Years
    11.5

  107. SouthernYank says:

    Cubs
    2 yrs
    19.5

  108. Nico says:

    Reds, 1 year, 7.5 million

  109. Jay CT says:

    Texas- 1 year- 9 million

  110. C.Roy says:

    Yankees
    1 year
    8.5 mil mutual option
    (Nady can get something useful in a trade and then we can sign abreu for right with his waining cost)

  111. Russell NY says:

    Team – Mets
    Years – 2
    Total Amount – 15 million

  112. Teaman says:

    Team- Yankees
    Years- 1
    Amount- $8 million, plus an option for $9 million for 2010, with a $1 million buy-out if option is not exercised.

  113. Dave says:

    Twins, 1 yr, 8 mil

  114. Evan in NYC says:

    Team – Mets
    Years – 2 with an option for 3
    Dollars – 14.5 Million

  115. VTYankeesFan says:

    Washington Nationals
    1 year
    $7mil + incentives

    Allows him to test the market again next winter.

  116. EdB says:

    Dodgers
    2 yrs
    $24M
    +Option-$12M/$2M buyout

  117. J-Gao says:

    Cubs
    3 years for a total of $33 million

  118. Mister Delaware says:

    Team: Chicago AL
    Years: 1
    Salary: $8MM

  119. DanMizer says:

    Team: Washington Nationals

    1 Year 6.5 mil
    w/ option for 2nd year at 7 million

    I cant wait for my new book to come in.

  120. Kevin says:

    New York Mets
    2 Years $18mm
    3rd Year Club Option for $10mm with a $1.5mm buyout.

  121. daneptizl says:

    Mets

    2 years 18.5 million.

  122. Jeff in LA says:

    Giants
    2 years, 10.5 million

  123. GaryBusey says:

    Team: Giants
    Years: 3
    $: 22.5

  124. [...] does this mean for our Baseball Between the Numbers contest? Here are the people who had the [...]

  125. Maurice says:

    Angels 1 year/$9 million

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