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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Dodgers - Acquired Seo

Los Angeles Dodgers - Acquired P Jae Seo from the New York Mets for P Duaner Sanchez.

The Mets haven’t really been interested in Seo for a long time, though he’s a suitable middle-of-the-rotation starter and preferable to Vic Zambrano.  They’ve been interested in getting a setup man for a long time, so rather than give up players they care about for Baez, they go for Duaner Sanchez instead.  Sanchez can be erratic at times and lose his temper, but he should beat his ZiPS projection and be a good 7th/8th inning guy for the Mets.

ZiPS doesn’t particularly care for Seo either, but he’ll fill out the Dodger rotation pretty well - one thing Colletti has done better than Depodesta did is make sure the Dodgers won’t have to hold open tryouts in spring training for the 5th spot.  Penny/Lowe/Perez/Tomko/Seo isn’t an elite rotation by any means, but nobody should be awful, which is more than you could say about Scott Erickson.

2006 ZiPS Projections
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Player       W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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Sanchez     4   5 70   0   77   74   38   7 34 56 4.44
Seo         9 11 32 31 185 191   90 25 47 129 4.38

Dan Szymborski Posted: January 05, 2006 at 06:45 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JPWF13 Posted: January 05, 2006 at 08:56 PM (#1808077)
The ZIPs projections for Seo seems a bit off to me.

Seo has an ERA of 3.8 in about 400 mlb innings
if he puts up a k/bb of 129/47 in 185 innings in Dodger Stadium, he's going to have an ERA under 4.00
   2. villainx Posted: January 05, 2006 at 09:15 PM (#1808106)
Personally, I like Seo and I hope he does good enough to make the Mets organization regret this move for a long time. I'm not sure if his flashes of brilliance last year was ability or luck based, but luck is a good thing too.
   3. 1k5v3L Posted: January 05, 2006 at 09:16 PM (#1808109)
Wait, it was Seo and Hamulack for Sanchez and Schmoll. Not love for the spare parts, Dan?
   4. villainx Posted: January 05, 2006 at 09:16 PM (#1808111)
And someone who has temper problems doesn't seem like a good fit for New York, whatever one thinks of the "pressure of playing in NY."
   5. David Wrightwing obstructionist Posted: January 05, 2006 at 09:34 PM (#1808146)
The best part about this is we can put to rest all of the Seo puns, us Mets fans anyway

Like Seo, he turned out to win the Cy Young, Seo what

Anyway, Seo needs a new org, no doubt, we need bullpen help no doubt

I give a thumbs up Omar, which is not the finger I used during Kaz-night-mir

I just hope Omar doesn't do what I did this past Fantasy Football season and over upgrade his roster and give away valuable parts, because we are getting close now

I thought I could improve my roster every week and every day for that matter and ending up cutting an All-Pro team by the time it was said and done
   6. The Balls of Summer Posted: January 05, 2006 at 09:46 PM (#1808168)
You know, if the Mets are going to make stupid trades, they should at least have the decency to trade with someone besides the Dodgers. The Dodgers do not deserve any breaks.
   7. 1k5v3L Posted: January 05, 2006 at 09:49 PM (#1808173)
Hear hear, balls of summer. El Duque for anyone young that's left at Shea?
   8. Gainsay Posted: January 05, 2006 at 10:01 PM (#1808190)
It's always nice as a Pittsburgher to see somebody we lost on waivers like Sanchez turn around and be traded for a decently valuable player a short time later.
   9. 1k5v3L Posted: January 05, 2006 at 10:08 PM (#1808207)
You guys should've really kept Mike Fetters.
   10. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 06, 2006 at 04:00 AM (#1808683)
You know, if the Mets are going to make stupid trades, they should at least have the decency to trade with <strike>someone besides</strike> the Dodgers.

There, I like that version much better. And while they are at it, if they could rip off the Giants, D'backs, Padres, and Rockies that would be good.

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