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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Brewers - Acquired Gerut

Milwaukee Brewers - Acquired OF Jody Gerut from the San Diego Padres for OF Tony Gwynn Jr.

One of the larger travesties in recent years was last year’s NL Comeback Player of the Year Award.  Brad Lidge was given the reward for the amazing accomplishment of “coming back” from a horrific 3.36 ERA while Gerut merely came back from not having played baseball for 3 years.

2009’s been less kind to Gerut, who’s off to a miserable start, and he’ll serve as the 4th outfielder and primary backup at all 3 outfield positions for the Brewers.  While Gwynn’s off to a good start for Nashville, he’s never really played well anywhere professionally and I’m surprised the Padres couldn’t even get a AAA suspect who’s not already going on 27.


2009 ZIPS Projection - Jody Gerut
——————————————————————————————————————
          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI   BB   SO SB   BA OBP SLG
——————————————————————————————————————
Year-to-Date   112   17   25   6   0   4   14   5   22   2 .223 .256 .384
Rest-of-Year   265   37   74 16   1 11   35   23   40   4 .278 .335 .472
——————————————————————————————————————
Total       377   54   99 22   1 15   49   28   62   6 .262 .313 .446

 


2009 ZIPS Projection - Anthony Gwynn
——————————————————————————————————————
          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI   BB   SO SB   BA OBP SLG
——————————————————————————————————————
Year-to-Date   153   29   42   6   1   1   7   18   20 14 .275 .349 .346
Rest-of-Year   323   42   83 10   2   2   22   27   52 18 .256 .314 .311
——————————————————————————————————————
Total       476   71 125 16   3   3   29   45   72 32 .262 .325 .323

Year-to-date totals include minor-league translations, if applicable.

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 21, 2009 at 09:50 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: May 21, 2009 at 11:24 PM (#3188383)
Great trade for the Brewers. Gerut is much better than both Gwynn and Chris Duffy.
   2. JoeHova Posted: May 21, 2009 at 11:36 PM (#3188400)
I like the trade for the Brewers. I'm still curious to know who will be sent out/down though.

I've also been wondering if the additional salary in this deal (approx. $1.3 million, which isn't a ton but the Brewers are alleged to be pretty near their maximum payroll) portends a Hart/Gerut platoon of some sort.
   3. Mike Emeigh Posted: May 23, 2009 at 01:42 AM (#3190148)
I'm still curious to know who will be sent out/down though.


Duffy was outrighted to AAA to make room.

-- MWE
   4. RJ in TO Posted: May 23, 2009 at 03:19 AM (#3190176)
While Gwynn's off to a good start for Nashville, he's never really played well anywhere professionally and I'm surprised the Padres couldn't even get a AAA suspect who's not already going on 27.


The Padres weren't interested in acquiring a AAA prospect who wasn't 27. They were interested in acquiring someone who they can pay the league minimum, and dump a guy making around $1.75M. They were also interested in possibly drawing a couple extra paying fans, and Tony Gwyn Jr. is a lot more marketable name in San Diego that Jody Gerut.

This was one of those deals which had absolutely nothing to do with actual baseball talent.

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