Page rendered in 0.2039 seconds
41 querie(s) executed
— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Giants - Sign Feliz, Aurilia, Durham, Roberts
San Francisco Giants - Signed 3B Pedro Feliz, IF Rich Aurilia, 2B Ray Durham and LF Dave Roberts.
3 of the 4 players here are good players, with the 4th not as wretched as he looks due to his defense. Their task to enter the offseason was to somehow replace the 800 PA of Alou and Bonds and replace Jason Schmidt. They haven’t done it and instead, have bought a few redundant players. The Giants simply do not have enough money to fill all their holes, so they really need to do stuff like just be satisfied with Kevin Frandsen being an OK second baseman for a few years and letting Rich Aurilia, who signed cheaply, play 3rd and let Feliz go. Aurilia’s unlikely to hit as well as he did in 2006 and he’s kind’ve wasted at first and the Giants aren’t getting very involved in any of the Japanese players. This is looking like a 70-win team.
Even though as a whole, the signings aren’t great, they do look really nice in isolation. Ray Durham’s contract of 2 years, $14ish million is a pretty good deal and he’s probably one of the most underrated middle infielders of his generation. His fielding has been just adequate enough that its not a major concern, but any decline and he really becomes an out-of-position 1B who doesn’t hit as much as you’d like. Feliz is getting a 1-year deal of $5-6 million, suggesting the market isn’t as robust as he’d like after throwing out some big numbers in rumors. Aurilia gets a 2-year deal at a bargain $7 million and the merely 34 Dave Roberts sadly represents a youth movement, but at least he’ll be good defensively in left and a good leadoff hitter.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
2012 ZiPS Projections, Final Edition
(23 - 11:21am, May 31)
2012 ZiPS/RBI Baseball
(20 - 10:58am, May 03)
2012 ZiPS Projections Spreadsheets, v. 1
(62 - 4:38pm, Apr 10)
2012 ZiPS Projections - Oakland A's
(69 - 5:57am, Apr 10)
Last: Athletic Supporter is trying to remember your name
2012 ZiPS Projections - Kansas City Royals
(31 - 1:51pm, Mar 23)
Pirates - Acquire Burnett
(10 - 11:09pm, Feb 20)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)
2012 ZiPS Projections - Pittsburgh Pirates
(41 - 10:02am, Feb 20)
Last: Dangerous Dean
2012 ZiPS Projections - Minnesota Twins
(31 - 8:53pm, Feb 17)
Last: A Random 8-Year-Old Eskimo
2012 ZiPS Projections - Boston Red Sox
(46 - 4:41pm, Feb 17)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site
2012 ZiPS Projections - San Diego Padres
(29 - 2:33pm, Feb 17)
Last: Dan Szymborski
2012 ZiPS Projections - Arizona Diamondbacks
(31 - 2:03am, Feb 14)
Last: Dan Szymborski
2012 ZiPS Projections - Texas Rangers
(21 - 12:43pm, Feb 10)
Last: DEF: 7
2012 ZiPS Projections - Miami Marlins
(31 - 8:16pm, Feb 07)
Last: Misirlou shouted out "Who killed the Kennedys?"
2012 ZiPS Projections - Cleveland Indians
(19 - 10:18pm, Feb 02)
2012 ZiPS Projections - Atlanta Braves
(28 - 6:25pm, Jan 31)
Last: Spahn Insane: once again (still?) a filthy whore.