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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dodgers - Signed Martinez

Los Angeles Dodgers - Signed IF Ramon Martinez to a 1-year contract.

The terms are undisclosed.  I wouldn’t personally have done this, mainly because the Dodgers already have Marlon Anderson under contract.  Neither Martinez or Anderson have particularly good gloves and if I’m carrying two utility guys, I’d want one able to be able to be able to play a good shortstop.  Now, the Dodgers may end up with one of those depending on what happens at 3rd base this offseason, but if Betemit ends up being a backup, than Martinez becomes completely superfluous.  I expect either Betemit or LaRoche to be traded, though.

2007 ZiPS Projection - Ramon Martinez
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          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Projection   166 16   43   6 0   2 19 15 22   0 .259 .322 .331
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Opt. (15%)  202 23   56 10 1   3 28 22 24   1 .277 .354 .381
Pess. (15%  101 10   24   4 0   1 10   8 17   0 .238 .319 .307
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Dan Szymborski Posted: November 08, 2006 at 04:34 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 08, 2006 at 05:54 PM (#2233441)
LaRoche isn't ready to play in the majors. Betemit will probably be at third for 2007.

-- MWE
   2. Kyle S Posted: November 08, 2006 at 06:08 PM (#2233450)
maybe they thought they were signing pedro's brother on a comeback tour.
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 08, 2006 at 06:16 PM (#2233455)
"maybe they thought they were signing pedro's brother on a comeback tour."

The Pirates tried that once. It didn't go so well.
   4. akrasian Posted: November 08, 2006 at 10:28 PM (#2233575)
LaRoche had shoulder surgery, and definitely won't be ready at the start of the year to make his major league debut.

Even if the Dodgers sign a third baseman, Betemit is insurance at second base, since Kent is nearing his last legs - and even if Kent is hitting, he could end up at first if Nomar isn't resigned (which is unlikely) and Loney starts out the year in a slump.
   5. Dan Szymborski Posted: November 08, 2006 at 10:30 PM (#2233576)
LaRoche had shoulder surgery, and definitely won't be ready at the start of the year to make his major league debut.

Ah, I was under the impression that his shoulder would be OK by the spring. I still think that one or the other will be traded at some point.
   6. akrasian Posted: November 08, 2006 at 11:14 PM (#2233604)
He may be able to throw by then, but there's no way he makes his major league debut early in the season - they will want him to demonstrate that he has full arm strength, and he has options.

If the Dodgers sign Ramirez, Betemit or LaRoche could be gone - more likely LaRoche unless they think he can move to second base.
   7. AROM Posted: November 09, 2006 at 12:02 AM (#2233623)
Any chance they resign Nomah to play 3rd and use Loney at 1st?
   8. "Andruw for HoF" sure died down Posted: November 16, 2006 at 09:31 AM (#2239313)
Is there reason to believe Betemit can play 2B better than LaRoche? Nothing from seeing him play makes me think he'd be a good fit anywhere but 3B. I've been excited about LaRoche for a while, would love to see what he can do.

I doubt Nomar would move permanently to 3B. He was playing 1B and still got injured, and I don't think Colletti is the type of GM to ask a veteran to move for a rookie. I think Nomar would be best utilized all over, maybe 3B/1B/LF/DH depending on team needs, but he expressed displeasure at such a notion last year.

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