Dodgers - Signed Mueller
Los Angeles Dodgers - Signed 3B Bill Mueller to a 2-year contract.
It’s too bad Mueller wasn’t available last season - DePo could have really used him. That ship has sailed, however. Mueller’s main job is to man the position for up to 2 years, depending on the progress of Andy LaRoche. Mueller’s certainly a better player at this point than Willy Aybar, but the time is rapidly closing when the Dodgers will have to make a decision about what to do with their various prospects that don’t have ready-made slots. No terms of contract have been released yet, but I’m guess the 2 years are in the 8 to 10 million range. If not, the Dodgers got a steal.
The Pirates are disappointed, but they’re not as bad at 3rd as they think they are. Still, for a cheap team, the Pirates sure like to spend money for the sake of spending money and will get a 3B. Joe Randa is the last MLB free agent 3B out there that’s worth anything, so I expect the Pirates to go hard after him for a 1 or 2 year deal.
2006 ZiPS Projection - Bill Mueller
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
481 57 131 27 3 12 58 54 69 1 .272 .350 .416
Posted: December 14, 2005 at 10:33 PM | 4 comment(s)
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