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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Braves - Acquired Hollandsworth

Atlanta Braves - Acquired OF Todd Hollandsworth from the Chicago Cubs for P Todd Blackford and P Angelo Burrows.

With both Lawton and Hollandsworth gone, one after the other, one has to think that Jim Hendry has figured out that you deal with Dusty Baker as you would a 5-year-old around dangerous household chemicals - put Mr. Yuck stickers on the bottle and safely store them out of the youngster’s irresponsible hands.  Todd Hollandworth isn’t needed to clean the kitchen floor, so Hendry could do even better and give him to the neighbor.  Blackford has improved from a terrible professional debut and Burrows is a better reliever than he was an outfielder, but it’s highly unlikely that either will ever play in the majors, let alone be of any value.

Hollandsworth will be pure role player in Atlanta, a task which he can handle and he will be playing for a manager who has a functioning adult brain.

2005 ZiPS Projection - Todd Hollandsworth
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Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Actual ‘05 268 23   68 17 2   5 35 18 53   4 .254 .301 .388
Rest ‘05   61   6   16   4 0   1   8   5 12   1 .262 .318 .377
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Total ‘05 329 29   84 21 2   6 43 23 65   5 .255 .304 .386
Proj. ‘06 276 27   70 17 2   6 33 23 54   3 .254 .311 .395

 

 

 

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: August 30, 2005 at 05:05 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: August 30, 2005 at 06:10 PM (#1584575)
I think we beat this to death already in the other thread.

Regardless of what they got in return, if this deal means Murton plays every day for the next 5 weeks, it was a good deal.
   2. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: August 30, 2005 at 06:14 PM (#1584584)
Dan, I had totally forgotten this song: "Mr. Yuck is mean! Mr. Yuck is green!"

Thanks?
   3. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: August 30, 2005 at 07:46 PM (#1584822)
He is apparently going to have the "I homered off of John Smoltz to win a game last year" role.
   4. Fred Garvin is dead and Joe Biden is alive Posted: August 30, 2005 at 07:54 PM (#1584842)
With both Lawton and Hollandsworth gone, one after the other, one has to think that Jim Hendry has figured out that you deal with Dusty Baker as you would a 5-year-old around dangerous household chemicals - put Mr. Yuck stickers on the bottle and safely store them out of the youngster's irresponsible hands.

We are talking about this in the other thread (where I will undoubtedly repeat these thoughts), but I will say this -- this team would be better off if they didn't give the Mr. Yucks to Dusty in the first place.
   5. joshtothemaxx Posted: August 30, 2005 at 08:09 PM (#1584880)
So does this mean the Braves are going to keep 5 outfielders on the roster?

Andruw every day in CF, Francoeur in RF, and continuing a pseudo platoon with Johnson and Langerhans in LF, and Holly on the bench, I guess.
   6. joshtothemaxx Posted: August 30, 2005 at 08:13 PM (#1584892)
Sorry I didnt finish up my post.

I guess Devine probably gets sent to Richmond for the 25 man spot, that makes sense since you know, he's not ready and all.
   7. Quinton McCracken's BFF Posted: August 30, 2005 at 09:54 PM (#1585222)
Langerhans/Hollandsworth!
Langerhans/Hollandsworth!
Langerhans/Hollandsworth!

* POOF *
   8. Backlasher Posted: August 30, 2005 at 09:58 PM (#1585234)
Langerhans/Hollandsworth

That may be the record for most letters in a platoon.
   9. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: August 30, 2005 at 10:53 PM (#1585437)
To try to put *some* degree of rationale around acquring Hollandsworth:

1. Cox can now use Langerhans as a pinch runner if needed and still have an extra OF on the bench.

2. Julio Franco is hurting. Bad elbow or shoulder. Can't really throw so well right now. This gives Cox a chance to have another backup 1B.
   10. Most Favored Haitian Status Posted: August 30, 2005 at 11:58 PM (#1585723)
What's the funniest name you can make out of a platoon? It has to use letters from both names and it needs to contain a sense of each name.

Rodd Langerhallandsworth is a pretty decent one.
   11. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: August 31, 2005 at 12:35 AM (#1585847)
Matt Franco.
   12. Dan Szymborski Posted: August 31, 2005 at 02:43 AM (#1586486)
What's the funniest name you can make out of a platoon? It has to use letters from both names and it needs to contain a sense of each name.

It wasn't really a platoon, but when Damon Buford and Darren Lewis were splitting time in center in '99, the Red Sox newsgroup called him Lewford. And then, the Red Sox quietly drafted Lew Ford later that year, which confused the hell out of everyone. I think it took half the newsgroup until the 2000 season to realize that Lewford and Lew Ford were separate entities.

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