Throughout the 2011 season I took a look at trade values for various players, looking both at the internal options that the Pittsburgh Pirates had to trade, and the external options that they could pursue. With all of the talk about Gio Gonzalez being available by the Oakland Athletics, I figured I would revisit the series and see what the trade value would be for the left hander.
NOTE: The purpose is to see the values of these players, using projected values (calculated as [(WAR*$5 M) - Salary]) and Victor Wang’s research on prospect values.
Here is Gonzalez's trade value:
Explanation: His 2012 salary is based off of MLBTR's arbitration projection for him as a Super Two player. The 2013-2015 salaries are based on the 40/60/80 scale. They might be a big high, but then again they migh...
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