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Friday, May 09, 2008

Blue Jays - Signed Wilkeron, Acquired Mench

Toronto Blue Jays - Signed OF Brad Wilkerson; acquired OF Kevin Mench for cash considerations.

Jays leftfielders have combined for 224/303/299, DHs for 197/295/314.  Bonds could be a serial killer and still not be as unpleasant a situation for the Jays, whose GM’s strategy for building the offense was to hide under a pile of jackets and just hope somehow everything would work out.  It hasn’t, though, and Wilkerson, who hasn’t hit at all since he messed up his shoulder and Mench, who just isn’t very good, aren’t going to turn around the offense.

ZiPS Projection - Brad Wilkerson
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          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Year-to-Date 56   1   13   4 0   0   5 10 15   1 .232 .348 .304  
Rest-of-Yr?  279 41   65 18 1 11 38 38 90   3 .233 .329 .423
Proj. 2008   335 42   78 22 1 11 43 48 105   4 .233 .332 .403
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2009?      286 42   63 16 1 13 45 34 100   2 .220 .305 .420
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Top Offensive Comps: Jim Dwyer, Rob Mackowiak

 

ZiPS Projection - Kevin Mench
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          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Year-to-Date* 110 16   28   5 1   3 14 10 12   0 .255 .314 .400
Rest-of-Yr?  321 39   83 17 2 11 41 23 54   1 .259 .314 .427
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2009?      331 41   86 17 1 11 47 22 56   0 .260 .310 .417
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Top Offensive Comps: Marty Cordova, Shane Spencer
* - Contains Minor League Translation

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 09, 2008 at 09:58 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. 1k5v3L Posted: May 10, 2008 at 01:29 AM (#2775292)
Wilkeron?
   2. NTNgod Posted: May 10, 2008 at 01:33 AM (#2775306)
Mench making a couple million, as he was previously, was overpaid.

Mench, making the minimum this year, is a nice lefty-basher picked up on the cheap.
   3. DL from MN Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:25 PM (#2777921)
It is crazy that teams are making moves like these when someone who would likely be the best DH in baseball is sitting at home.
   4. Mike Green Posted: May 13, 2008 at 12:31 PM (#2778716)
Mench was signed to platoon with Stairs, and to be a 5th OF. He'll be fine in Matt Mieske's role.
   5. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 02, 2008 at 05:21 PM (#2803064)
Wilkeron?


The illegitimate son of Brad Wilkerson & Peter Bergeron...
   6. dasfunk Posted: June 02, 2008 at 05:53 PM (#2803088)
oops

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