Bobby Crosby for Jack Wilson: Dealing for Question Marks

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Tom Au in MLB
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The Pittsburgh Pirates' Bobby Crosby made $5.3 million at shortstop this past year for the Oakland A's, but the Pirates have signed him for $1 million plus incentives. One of the reasons was that they let go of Jack Wilson last summer for two question marks, Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Clement. And how much was Jack Wilson re-signed for by the Seattle Mariners? $10 million for two years, plus a $600,000 buyout of his $8.4 million club option for 2010, or an average of the same $5.3 million per year, for two years. That's a bit more than the $4 million per year offered by the Pirates to Wilson last summer, but not much more. Wilson reportedly offered to work at about $6 million per. But Wilson is decidedly the better shortstop. A somewhat better defender than Crosby, and also a better hitter. In ...

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