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Was Matt Holliday Worth $60 Million More Than Jason Bay?

Published by on January 6, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Since free agency began in November, Matt Holliday and Jason Bay have been the consensus two best hitters on the free agent market.

The general thought seems to be that while Bay is a great hitter, Holliday was the more desirable free agent for several reasons:

* Age: Holliday is almost 30 years old and should be entering his prime years. In contrast, Bay will be 32 years old this season.

* Defensive ability: Holliday has a 6.9 UZR for career and only one season with negative UZR. In contrast, Bay's career UZR is -7.9, and he has routinely put up statistically terrible defensive seasons.

And yes, Holliday is generally thought of as the superior offensive player, even though Bay is a pretty dar...

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