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Jason Bartlett


There's been some occasional discussion on the board about the possibility of acquiring Jason Bartlett, as there's speculation that the Ray might move him.  He made 4,000,000.00 in 2010, and is eligible for arbitration this year I believe. I remembee some discussion that suggested he'd be a defensive upgrade, but when I checked out his UZR over the past two years on Fangraphs I was suprised to see it was -5.6 in 2009 and -10.4 in 2010. He fared much better in in previous seasons 2.0 in 2008 and 8.5 in 2007 over a similar number of games. I'm hesitant to put too much stock in those numbers having seen him playing sparingly, but certainly it suggests a pattern of decline. Has anyone had a chance to see him play on a regular enough basis to confirm his defense has indeed declined?  If so it strikes me that he wouldn't present much of an upgrade over Cedeno, he'd maybe net you an extra win or two (his WAR in 2010 was 0.7 although he's been about 2-3 player over his career while Cedeno has tended to be slightly below replacement), and likely make twice as much. Thoughts?

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