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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blue Jays - Signed Sea Bass

Toronto Blue Jays - Signed SS Sea Bass Gonzalez to a 1-year, $2.75 million contract.

Too bad he’s not a veritable god of defense and that 2007 isn’t representative of his offensive talents.  Like the Buck signing, this is a 73-89 signing for a 73-89 team.  In the AL East, intentionally playing Gonzalez is like throwing a potato at a tank.  Given that the Jays are very strong contenders for last place, probably the favorite, they might as well just sign a random minor leaguer for all the good it will do them and keep the $3 million.

2010 ZiPS Projections
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Player     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG OPS+
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Gonzalez   376 39   87 17 1   9 39 21 79   1 .231 .277 .354   67
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Dan Szymborski Posted: December 15, 2009 at 04:30 PM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: December 15, 2009 at 05:15 PM (#3413311)
[Steps on rake]

Yueghaghaghaghagha.
   2. Rusty Priske Posted: December 15, 2009 at 06:22 PM (#3413469)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:


Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: Isn't he really old?

Me: Not THAT Alex Gonzalez.
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 15, 2009 at 06:51 PM (#3413547)
...like throwing a potato at a tank.


Now all they need is Audie Murphy, and their success is assured.
   4. RJ in TO Posted: December 15, 2009 at 06:57 PM (#3413556)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: Isn't he really old?

Me: Not THAT Alex Gonzalez.


Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: Why are you talking to me about sports?
   5. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: December 15, 2009 at 07:55 PM (#3413637)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: You do realize I'm a figment of your imagination, right?
   6. RJ in TO Posted: December 15, 2009 at 07:59 PM (#3413647)
And what was your response?
   7. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: December 15, 2009 at 07:59 PM (#3413648)
When are they signing Shark Samardzija?
   8. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: December 15, 2009 at 08:24 PM (#3413705)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: I just signed divorce papers.

Me: Touche
   9. strummer Posted: December 15, 2009 at 08:59 PM (#3413777)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: Blah, blah, blah, yap, yap, yap.
   10. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: December 15, 2009 at 09:05 PM (#3413793)
Why no defensive projection, Dan?
   11. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: December 15, 2009 at 09:15 PM (#3413812)
I haven't been home since I heard of this transaction, so no conversations have taken place.
   12. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 15, 2009 at 09:48 PM (#3413898)
I took a ten-year vow of silence last Tuesday, so I won't be asking my wife about the transaction, either.
   13. mr. man Posted: December 17, 2009 at 07:46 AM (#3415730)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: Oh good, now he and i can 'get together' more often.
   14. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: December 17, 2009 at 07:51 AM (#3415731)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: I need you to run to the store for me. Here's a list.
   15. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: December 17, 2009 at 08:07 AM (#3415734)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: Where did the name Sea Bass originate? I've always wondered that, but I figured it would make me look foolish if I asked that. But I can share my ignorance with you and you alone.
   16. Biscuit_pants Posted: December 17, 2009 at 08:29 AM (#3415745)
Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: who are the Jays?
   17. The District Attorney Posted: December 17, 2009 at 08:35 AM (#3415746)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: *breaks car window with golf club*
   18. Barnaby Jones Posted: December 17, 2009 at 04:46 PM (#3415980)
I haven't been home since I heard of this transaction


That seems like an overreaction.
   19. Greg K Posted: December 18, 2009 at 01:48 AM (#3416497)
My lovely wife: Where did the name Sea Bass originate? I've always wondered that, but I figured it would make me look foolish if I asked that. But I can share my ignorance with you and you alone.

I for one can't wait to hear how you explained it to her.
Not because I don't know myself you see...provided there are absolutely no follow up questions, I can assure you I am very much in the loop.

PS
I got you all beat! My lovely wife slept with Alex Gonzalez on an episode of the Newsroom. If by "Alex Gonzalez" you mean, that other guy named Alex Gonzalez, and by "lovely wife" you mean the intern on The Newsroom that I had a crush on.
   20. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: December 18, 2009 at 01:51 AM (#3416502)
Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: UZR hates his glove.

Me: [blink]
   21. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: December 18, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3416515)
Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: Were you speaking?
   22. base ball chick Posted: December 19, 2009 at 03:54 AM (#3417397)
Jason Kendall's #6,530,420,771 fan (AS) Posted: December 15, 2009 at 01:55 PM (#3413637)

Conversation at my house the day this was announced:


Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My wonderful husband: The Mariners just traded some crap for Cliff Lee and the Astros signed Pe-dud Feliz for 4.5 mill

Me: WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
   23. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: December 19, 2009 at 04:06 AM (#3417404)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: I want to take a nap
   24. Stinky Pile of Neifi Posted: December 19, 2009 at 04:46 AM (#3417422)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: I told you to quit calling me, we're divorced! And I want to switch the days you have the kids over the christmas break. God, you're a prick.
   25. Bob Meta-Meusel Posted: December 19, 2009 at 05:10 AM (#3417426)
Conversation at my house the day this was announced:

Me: The Jays just signed Alex Gonzalez.

My lovely wife: What sport is that and who the heck is Alex Gonzalez?

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