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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Astros - Signed Blum

Houston Astros - Signed IF Geoff Blum to a 1-year contract worth $1.1 million.

I’m having trouble thinking what would be worse.  That Ed Wade signed Geoff Blum because he didn’t bother to find out who he was or that Ed Wade signed Geoff Blum knowing who he was?  Steady Eddie Wade has stumbled upon the newest market inefficiency:  players that don’t do anything well, but sorta look like they’re versatile for press releases.  This signing frees up Chris Burke for Wade to package with Luke Scott to acquire Dennis Lamp or someone.

2008 ZiPS Projection - Geoff Blum
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          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Projection   249 26   60 14 1   3 24 22 39   0 .241 .305 .341
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Opt. (15%)  298 39   80 20 1   7 30 30 42   1 .268 .339 .413
Pes. (15%)  104   9   21   5 0   1   6   7 18   0 .202 .256 .279
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Top Comps:  Luis Lopez, Mike Mordecai

Dan Szymborski Posted: November 21, 2007 at 03:12 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. lincarnate Posted: November 22, 2007 at 04:05 AM (#2623163)
Don't be so hard on this signing. That optimistic projection has got to be at least replacement level and the contract is at less than 3 times the league minimum!
   2. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: November 22, 2007 at 04:11 AM (#2623165)
I guess this means Eric Bruntlett won't be back?
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 22, 2007 at 04:14 AM (#2623167)
Bruntlett was traded in the Lidge trade.
   4. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: November 22, 2007 at 04:22 AM (#2623170)
Well, that'll do it.

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