Win a copy of Baseball Between the Numbers

With WBC on tap, Bernie still wants to play
Bandwagon Nation: confirmed

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.

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With WBC on tap, Bernie still wants to play
Bandwagon Nation: confirmed
  • Mike Pop

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

    Manny is heading to SF so Abreu heads to LA.

  • Jeremy

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

  • Nick-YF

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

  • Lasoo

    Team- Mets
    Years- 2
    Amount- 16 mil

  • Ross

    Mets, 1 years, $9 million

  • martin

    Team – Atlanta Braves
    Years – 2
    Amount – 16 million

  • Joeee

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

  • Doug

    Team – Dodgers
    Years – 2
    Amount – $18M

  • 27 this year

    Team – Reds
    Years – 1
    Amount – $6M

  • nick blasioli

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

    • nick blasioli

      you all know i meant a total of 16mil…

  • stove611

    Team – Mariners
    Years – 1
    Amount – $6.5 mil

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

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

  • http://yankeesmtom.com Steve S

    Reds
    2
    17M

  • matt k

    Mets 2yrs 13.5 mil

  • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

    Mets
    2 Years
    18.5 million

  • Chris

    Team – Athletics
    Years – 2
    Amount – 14

  • andrew

    Giants
    2yrs/18m

  • A.D.

    Team: Mets
    Years: 1
    Amount: 7

  • Mike

    Team: Giants
    Years: 2
    Amount: $16 mil

  • Reggie C.

    Mets

    2 years – 21 million

  • Phil

    Giants
    2 years
    20 million

  • sar515

    Mets
    2 Years
    $20 Million

  • Bobby Abreu

    Yankees
    10 years/200 mil

    • 27 this year

      hehe…

    • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

      bobby, for some reason i get the feeling your not winning this book

    • nick blasioli

      yeah keep dreaming pal…

  • yankeegeek

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

  • yankeefan91 (09 is are year)

    team:mets
    years:1
    amount:11mil

    • (is 09 are year?)

      San Fransisco Treats
      1 year +1 option
      11 mil first year
      11 mil option
      2 mil buyout
      bonus clauses for finishing top 5 in mvp voting
      eligible for rolaids relief man award

    • McCaff

      our

  • Steve

    Nationals
    2 yrs
    20 million

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Mets: 2 yrs/$21.5M

    • Reggie C.

      I’m still going to win dude !

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        Not a chance!

  • Jake H

    Angels
    2 years
    14 million total deal

  • Rizzo!

    Phillies
    1 year
    $5.5 MM

  • greg

    Mets 2 years 22 Mil

  • Rich I.

    Dodgers – 2 years, 15 million.

  • George

    Oakland A’s
    1 Year
    9 Million

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=43434432275 Ace

    Giants
    1 year
    13 million

  • gio

    Reds

    1 yr- $9.5 mil

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    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.

  • Joe

    Giants
    1 Year
    8.5

  • SoCalYankeeFan

    Mets, 1year, 8.5 million

  • Rizzo!

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

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      …nothing?

    • pat

      Besides most everything?

  • Simon B.

    Texas Rangers
    2 years
    $20 million

  • Rafi

    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.

  • Shdwrptr

    Mets
    2 Years
    16.5 Million

  • pat

    royals
    2/16

  • Raul

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

    A’s
    1 year
    9 million

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Signing Abreu would definitely win them the division. A 3/4/5 of Giambi/Holliday/Abreu would be fantastic.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Too bad they have Matt Holliday, Jack Cust, Daric Barton and Jason Giambi taking up the right field, left field, first base and designated hitter, respectively.

  • Evan V.

    San Fran,
    1 year,
    7.5 mill

  • Maurice

    SF Giants 2 years, $20 million

  • Mish

    A’s
    1 year
    7.5 million

  • The Ed(itor)

    Team: Dodgers
    Money: $14 million
    Years: 2

  • Dan

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

  • Raul

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

    Here’s the link

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

  • Dan Satnick

    Mets
    2 years
    17.5 mil

  • Nath Yanks

    LA Angels
    2 years
    $15.5 MM

  • domini-cano

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

  • Bill from NJ

    Team – Nationals
    Years – 2
    Amount – $16 million

  • Nikhil R.

    LA Angels
    1 Year
    $9 million

  • Macphisto

    Yankees
    2 years
    $20mm

    • 27 this year

      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.

      • Macphisto

        Ancient chinese secret. I will never tell.

  • pounder

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

    • 27 this year

      Forget to read the rules did we?

  • Mo Mike

    Mets
    2 years
    $19 mill

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

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

  • Whitey14

    Cincinnati Reds
    1 Year
    $9 Million

  • Sciorsci

    Cincinnati Reds
    1 Year
    $10.5M

  • mike p

    LA Dodgers
    1 Year
    9.5 million

  • Adam

    Braves
    1 year, $6 million

  • D.B.H.O.F. p.k.a The Last Don

    Nationals
    2 years
    15 million

  • E

    SF Giants
    2 years
    18.5 million

  • Rich

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

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      You know Sabean very well.

  • sunny

    Dodgers, 2 years, 17 million.

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  • Duke

    Chicago Cubs
    3 years
    $36 Million

  • MTG

    San Francisco Giants, 3 years, 30 million

  • Tommy

    Yankees, 1 year, 8 million

  • Jon

    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.

  • Bill R

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

  • jsbrendog

    mariners
    1 yr
    7.5 mil

  • aaron empty

    giants
    3 years
    24mil

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Angels
    2 years
    16.5 million

  • Mike R.

    LA Dodgers
    2 years
    $20 million

  • The Evil Empire

    Nationals
    3 Years
    22.5 Million

  • Frank

    He doesn’t get signed.

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

  • AJ

    Mets
    2 yrs.
    $16.5 mill

  • david

    Dodgers
    1 year
    10 million

  • Christopher

    Team: Yankees
    1 Year
    9.5 Million

  • Thomas

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

  • Marc

    Mets
    2yrs
    $16MM

  • Joe

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

  • Glenn

    Mets
    1 year
    6 million

  • Danb2117

    Giants
    2 Years
    19 million

  • Will

    Atlanta Braves
    1 year
    $7.5M

  • http://LanceG. Lance Garant

    SF
    3yrs
    $25.5 Million

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Mets, 1 year 8 mil.

  • Pinto

    Dodgers
    1 year
    $8.5 million

  • John Galt

    Giants
    1 year
    9.5 million

    • gxpanos

      This seems a good guess, but you never know.

      You know what they say: Who is John Galt?

  • Alex K.

    Texas Rangers
    1 Year, $11M

  • matt

    Atlanta
    1 year
    13.5 mill

  • dlcb

    Reds

    2 years

    16 million

  • Rafael

    SF Giants
    1 year
    8.5 million

  • Steve O.

    SF Giants
    2 year, 18 million

  • Ben Jones

    Reds, 1 yr, 11MM

  • RHR

    Reds
    1 year
    $7 million

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  • gxpanos

    Blue Jays
    1 year
    7 mil

    Plus some sort of option; club, maybe.

  • steve (different one)

    Mets
    1 year
    $7.5M

  • http://www.mlbnotebook.com Zach Sanders

    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?

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      looks like you’ll win.

  • craig stanford

    Abreu to Cubs, 2 years, 11.5 million

  • Mark

    Nats 1 year 11 million

  • MattG

    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.

  • Joe

    Red Sox
    1 year
    8.5

    whooooooaa

  • PhilK

    twins
    2 years
    15 m

  • Howie waskowitz

    mets 1 yr 11.5 mil

    Thanks

  • Jack

    Nationals
    2 Years
    11.5

  • SouthernYank

    Cubs
    2 yrs
    19.5

  • Nico

    Reds, 1 year, 7.5 million

  • Jay CT

    Texas- 1 year- 9 million

  • C.Roy

    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)

  • Russell NY

    Team – Mets
    Years – 2
    Total Amount – 15 million

  • Teaman

    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.

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Twins, 1 yr, 8 mil

  • Evan in NYC

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

  • VTYankeesFan

    Washington Nationals
    1 year
    $7mil + incentives

    Allows him to test the market again next winter.

  • EdB

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

  • J-Gao

    Cubs
    3 years for a total of $33 million

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • DanMizer

    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.

  • http://6pound8ouncebabyjoba.blogspot.com Kevin

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

  • daneptizl

    Mets

    2 years 18.5 million.

  • Jeff in LA

    Giants
    2 years, 10.5 million

  • http://GaryBusey GaryBusey

    Team: Giants
    Years: 3
    $: 22.5

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  • Maurice

    Angels 1 year/$9 million

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      It’s not exactly fair, but I’m disqualifying this and all future entries.