Diamondbacks - Signed Glaus
Arizona Diamondbacks - Signed 3B Troy Glaus to a 4-year, $45 million contract.
Wow, I’m speechless. I’ve always liked Troy Glaus, but this is what you might pay for a healthy Troy Glaus, one with no questions about his position status, and a Troy Glaus that’s fielding the hot corner like he did earlier in his career before shoulder and knee problems dropped his defensive stats like a rock. This is not what I would pay for a 1B that hits like Troy Glaus and results in Hillenbrand, a poor defensive 3B, returning to 3B and Tracy, a decent offensive 3B, becoming a mediocre RF. If the Diamondbacks are willing to pay $11 million a year for a player with such serious question marks, I think Magglio Ordonez is just as good a risk and a better fit for the team. Hell, why not pay 3 or 4 million more and get into the Pedro hunt? Or give Nomar a bigger 1-year offer than the Cubs were willing to give him - I’d rather have Nomar for 1 year at 13 than Glaus for 4 at 45. If I’m Jeff Moorad, I’m rolling myself a Harry Rag and putting myself to bed.
Glaus, Troy - 2005 ZiPS Projection (28)
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
391 68 101 20 1 21 65 66 92 6 .258 .369 .476
Posted: December 09, 2004 at 03:09 PM | 129 comment(s)
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