Contract Crowdsourcing 2011-12: Catchers

Today marks the beginning of our look at this offseason’s free-agent market. As noted previously, each day (more or less) we’ll have at least two posts dedicated to examining the free-agent market. The first post will serve as both a summary of the free agents at a particular position and each of those free agents’ likely future value. The second post will ask readers to vote on what they feel is the most likely arrangement of years and dollars for each free agent to receive.

Late this morning, Eno Sarris looked at the (pretty dim) free-agent class for catchers. Below are the three most valuable players, per Sarris’s estimation. For each player, we ask that your provide both the years he’ll most likely* receive and average annual salary.

*Note that this is different that what he OUGHT to receive.

Furthermore, the results are in from our experimental first poll, and the readership has spoken: Charlie Blackmon will likely finish with approximately a 45 WAR. Moreoever, readers felt that the author had consumed approximately five drinks. Wisdom of the Crowds, indeed.

Forms for submitting free-agent contract info after the jump.

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I have an issue: there’s no way to not vote for some of the candidates. Like, if I’m not familiar enough with one or two of the players, and don’t want to put anything, I can’t. You’re forcing me to make numbers up out of the blue.