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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Angels - Signed Matsui

Los Angeheim Angels - Signed DH Hideki Matsui to a 1-year, $6.5 million contract.

The Angels are losing a good bit of talent this offseason and look to be picking up a couple of placeholders, given that it’s a weak free agent market and they just can’t bring in long-term replacements everywhere.  The main problem with this signing is that it guarantees that Abreu will be in the field.  It probably means the slim chances of Jason Bay signing with the Angels are gone - an outfield with both Bay and Abreu will have flyball pitchers committing ritual suicide by July.

2010 ZiPS Projections
Player     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG OPS+
Matsui     392 58 110 21 1 16 69 47 59   1 .281 .360 .462 113


Dan Szymborski Posted: December 15, 2009 at 04:42 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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