Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Transaction Oracle > Discussion
Transaction Oracle
— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Boone, Sele Released

Seattle Mariners - Released P Aaron Sele.
Minnesota Twins - Released 2B Bret Boone.

Addition by subtraction - 0forthreeivas is a better player than Boone is (as is the recalled Jason Bartlett) and everyone’s better than Aaron Sele.  I’m guessing neither will announce their retirement and end up being surprised when they don’t get a job this offseason a la Harold Baines.  I’m not heartbroken about either of these releases as Sele has earned millions of dollars more over the years than his performance warrants and I simply don’t like Boone.

2005 ZiPS Projection - Bret Boone
——————————————————————————————————
Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
——————————————————————————————————
Actual ‘05 326 33   72 15 3   7 37 28 65   4 .221 .290 .350
Rest ‘05   184 22   45   9 1   7 26 18 36   3 .245 .319 .418
——————————————————————————————————
Total ‘05 510 55 117 24 4 14 63 46 101   7 .229 .300 .375

 

2005 ZiPS Projection - Aaron Sele
—————————————————————————————-
Period     W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
—————————————————————————————-
Actual ‘05   6 12 21 21 116 147   73 18 41 53 5,66
Rest ‘05   3   4 10 10   52   57   29   7 20 24 5.02
—————————————————————————————-
Total ‘05   9 16 31 31 168 204 102 25 61 77 5.46

Dan Szymborski Posted: August 03, 2005 at 01:01 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Related News:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 03, 2005 at 02:21 AM (#1519001)
What park does the "Rest '05" assume for these projections?
   2. PhillyBooster Posted: August 03, 2005 at 02:32 AM (#1519047)
I would assume that the "Rest '05" numbers are adjusted to the Newark Bears' home park.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 03, 2005 at 02:42 AM (#1519077)
I predict Bret Boone is on the White Sox next year.
   4. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: August 03, 2005 at 02:44 AM (#1519083)
The White Sox already have a very good second baseman. They don't need a crappy one.

I think it a lot more likely that the Sox give Aaron Sele a look.
   5. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: August 03, 2005 at 02:52 PM (#1519694)
If Jeff Cirillo can get a job, Boone can. OTOH, Bret has lost his ability to hit AND field. Nevermind.

Sele was amazingly effective for awhile this season, with a month of All-Start caliber performance. Too bad it's a six-month season.
   6. Pinetarfly Posted: August 03, 2005 at 03:57 PM (#1519844)
Maybe his release is going to correspond with a positive test two weeks from now...
   7. Pinetarfly Posted: August 03, 2005 at 03:57 PM (#1519846)
Maybe his release is going to correspond with a positive test two weeks from now...
   8. Quinton McCracken's BFF Posted: August 03, 2005 at 04:44 PM (#1519957)
Is this the first time the "0forthreeivas" reference got posted, or did I miss it on some other post? It took me about 1:47:53 to figure it out!!! Good one, nonetheless.

Sele should join Braves and go 8-1 the rest of the way, then get a 3 yr $24M deal from Yanks in offseason, but I'm not his agent...
   9. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: August 03, 2005 at 11:56 PM (#1521028)
I would think that a certain Bay Area team might pick both these fellows up.
   10. 1k5v3L Posted: August 03, 2005 at 11:58 PM (#1521033)
I won't be shocked to see Sele on the eventual WS winner, the NYY.
   11. Quinton McCracken's BFF Posted: August 04, 2005 at 01:31 PM (#1522097)
Aaron, please: John Burkett got released by de D'Rays and the Braves turned him into an All Star by next Summer.

I like Aaron Sele. In fact, back when I used to play baseball, I got my curveball to break best when I mimicked his delivery. I don't want to see him go!
   12. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: August 04, 2005 at 01:46 PM (#1522104)
There was a report in the Daily News today that the Yankees might sign Sele to a AAA contract. If he winds up starting for them, I'll laugh for 5 minutes straight. If by some chance he winds up pitching for them in the postseason, I may asphyxiate. (After all the times I've read in the NY papers how stupid Yankee opponents have been to use him.)
   13. Dan Szymborski Posted: August 06, 2005 at 02:09 PM (#1527005)
0forthreevas is aaron's baby.
   14. sardonic Posted: August 06, 2005 at 07:19 PM (#1527224)
Do the Yankees even have any idea what they're doing anymore?

Posted by Stewie Griffin on August 06, 2005 at 09:09 AM (#1527005)

[To Bret Boone]: You! You are the worst thing to happen to organized baseball since the DH!

[To Aaron Sele]: And you ... well I just plain don't like you.
   15. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 08, 2005 at 02:45 AM (#1529419)
Do the Yankees even have any idea what they're doing anymore?

Given the injury problems of their geriatric rotation, they don't have much choice.
   16. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 08, 2005 at 10:51 PM (#1530732)
The White Sox already have a very good second baseman. They don't need a crappy one.

But if they sign Boone, they'll have a white second baseman, a black second baseman, a Japanese second baseman, and a Dominican second baseman on the 40-man roster. You can't put a price on that.
   17. bunyon Posted: August 08, 2005 at 11:17 PM (#1530793)
I may be in the minority but I've always liked both of these guys. They both did better than they probably should have. Whatever they're actually like as people, it sucks when the end of the road comes. It came for me at 19 and it damned near broke my heart. So, I always feel bad for the guys who really can't do it anymore.

With that said, neither of these guys can do it anymore. They should quietly hang it up at the end of the year and enjoy their broadcasting careers.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Backlasher
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Syndicate

Page rendered in 0.2792 seconds
47 querie(s) executed