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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Brewers - Signed Kendall
Milwaukee Brewers - Signed C Jason Kendall to a 1-year contract, pending physical.
This was plan B? The Brewers didn’t want an over-30 catcher with defensive problems so they trade Estrada for a terrible reliever and the next in the series of moves was to get an even older catcher with even worse defensive problems and also can’t hit?
Jason Kendall was once a terrific player. I was also once 160 pounds. While catcher throwing arm tends to be overrated, when a catcher is as bad as Kendall was, it really does have significant effects on the run prevention. It got even worse as the season went on and it became obvious that Kendall couldn’t throw anybody out any longer and after being acquired by the Cubs, basestealers went an impressive 52-for-57 in Kendall’s 50 starts with the Cubs, making the season total 111-for-131, or roughly 23 runs worse than break-even. Brewers pitchers have enough to worry about with some defensive issues to work out behind them without having to worry about an even higher rate of singles becoming de facto doubles.
Kendall’s even getting less hits-by-pitch (hit-by-pitches?) than he used to, tying his career-low with 9. Apparently, opposing teams are realizing that it’s not within their self-interest to risk sidelining Kendall.
Terms are undisclosed so far, but in a wild guess, I gotta think that the dollars involved in this contract are a wee bit fewer than the ones in the last contract. He does have a vesting option of some type for 2009, reportedly, which simply befuddles me - why would any team want to reward Kendall for playing?
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