SaberSphere 7/24: RE24, Pedroia & A-Rod

Jim Rogash

How does RE24 evaluate the past couple MVPs? Is Dustin Pedroia's recent extension any different than recent franchise player deals? And finally, is A-Rod going to try to fight the MLB even after Braun conceded and accepted a suspension?

As the context-adjusted offensive metric (and Matt Hunter favorite) RE24 becomes more and more popular, how have recent MVPs performed in the statistic? Dustin Pedroia just signed a seven-year extension with the Red Sox that will likely keep him in Boston for his entire career. How is it different than other recent franchise player extensions? With Ryan Braun conceding and complying with a 65 game suspension, will Alex Rodriguez take a similar route?

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