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Friday, November 18, 2005

Cubs - Signed Eyre

Chicago Cubs - Signed P Scott Eyre to a 3-year contract worth $11 million.

The Cubs are sure determined to go through their Sammy Savings as quickly as possible, aren’t they?  Eyre’s a good reliever, but probably not worth this much, especially if Dusty Baker miscasts Scott Eyre as a LOOGY as he did with Remlinger for a long time (Eyre doesn’t have a reverse platoon split, but he’s generally effective against righties).  Either way, Eyre becomes the Cubs’ best left-handed reliever.  The Giants are now rather weak from the left side in the bullpen, with only Jeff Fassero and Jack Taschner, so it’ll be interesting to see what they do here.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Scott Eyre
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W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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3   1 83   0   62   51   24   5 27 57 3.48

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: November 18, 2005 at 02:55 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Artist Posted: November 18, 2005 at 03:36 PM (#1736951)
I dunno Dan- Taschner looked pretty good last year. Agent Jack replaced Jason "don't touch the talent" Christiansen on the team, which generated plently of goodwill by itself.
   2. DTS Posted: November 18, 2005 at 03:46 PM (#1736964)
Wow, Eyre got paid! I thought all that talk about him getting a three year deal was baloney -- the Cubs got themselves a nice lefty reliever, but it seems they overpaid considerably. They're just mad at their money.
   3. Spahn Insane Posted: November 18, 2005 at 03:50 PM (#1736966)
It's two years with a player option for the third, unless I missed a late-breaking update. Of course, a player option's the same thing as an extra year, in effect.
   4. PhillyBooster Posted: November 18, 2005 at 04:06 PM (#1736987)
I'm sure it was that 10th place vote for NL MVP. How could anyone turn down paying just $3-4 million per year for a bona fide MVP CANDIDATE!
   5. FDR Jones Posted: November 18, 2005 at 04:53 PM (#1737060)
great, $11 mil. for the age 34, 35, and 36 seasons of a reliever who had a great season last year and before that had a career ERA of about 4.75. hendry commends his 86 appearances... pitching 68 innings. this guy won't pitch 180 innings in the next three years.
   6. FredUD Posted: November 18, 2005 at 05:29 PM (#1737117)
First it was the Hawkins signing, now this one. Hendry really has a thing for overpaying relievers. Screwed up with the no-trade on this one though, as even a dumb move by a smart GM (Hawkins deal) won't be able to save this one.
   7. Moses Taylor Posted: November 18, 2005 at 05:40 PM (#1737141)
Don't forget, he also got a no-trade clause.

As I posted so eloquently on the other thread, who the #### gives a loogy a no-trade clause?
   8. The Balls of Summer Posted: November 18, 2005 at 05:51 PM (#1737164)
Eyre doesn't have a reverse platoon split, but he's generally effective against righties


Last year Eyre was effective against righties, but in the past he's been a LOOGY. If you look at his 3 year split (which is all I can get to come up on ESPN right now) it shows a .565 OPS against lefties and a .718 OPS against righties.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 18, 2005 at 05:53 PM (#1737176)
I bet Dusty starts him at shortstop over Cedeno.
   10. e Posted: November 18, 2005 at 06:30 PM (#1737250)
#6, don't forget Remlinger! And can we throw Dempster into that Cubs RP dumpster yet?
   11. Dan Szymborski Posted: November 18, 2005 at 06:55 PM (#1737301)
A .718 OPS is still effective - we're not talking Mike Myers here.
   12. OlePerfesser Posted: November 19, 2005 at 07:58 PM (#1738708)
Has Ed Wade re-surfaced already? I don't see him listed as Hendry's top lieutenant anywhere, but he must be on the Cubs payroll somewhere.
   13. Andere Richtingen Posted: November 19, 2005 at 11:48 PM (#1738837)
First it was the Hawkins signing, now this one.

First it was the Hawkins signing? Um, I don't think so.

When Hendry walks down the street, relief pitchers run to the sidewalk, shake their butts and ask, "Got a date tonight, sugar?"
   14. Alex_Lewis Posted: November 21, 2005 at 09:54 PM (#1741142)
When Hendry walks down the street, relief pitchers run to the sidewalk, shake their butts and ask, "Got a date tonight, sugar?"

All of 'em except for Todd Jones because homosexuality is BAD NEWS fellas!

or...

Makes a fellow sad that Rich Garces is no longer in the league.
   15. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: November 23, 2005 at 07:45 AM (#1743545)

All of 'em except for Todd Jones because homosexuality is BAD NEWS fellas!


worth the 2 day wait.

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