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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Marlins/Angels - Swap Resop and Gregg

Los Angeles Angels - Acquired P Chris Resop from the Florida Marlins for P Kevin Gregg.

A quiet trade to improve each team’s depth.  Both pitchers are probably about the same qualitatively, but Resop is younger and has more upside while Gregg is more versatile in that he can also start some games for the team, if need be, a useful skill on a very young pitching staff like the Marlins.  Nothing unfair about this trade for either side.

2006 ZiPS Projections
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Player       W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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Gregg       4   3 41   5   91   84   39 10 32 86 3.86
Resop       4   3 60   0   71   68   32   5 23 54 4.06

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: November 21, 2006 at 05:29 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. zonk Posted: November 21, 2006 at 06:22 PM (#2242988)
If Nomar stays anywhere near as healthy this year as he did last year, then he will quickly jump up the ranks of my most hated players.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: November 21, 2006 at 07:01 PM (#2243013)
Bill Bavasi, Double Agent.
   3. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: November 21, 2006 at 07:15 PM (#2243022)
I have trouble believing these comments have anything to do with this transaction.

Where's the TO on the Justin Speier signing? ZiPS me up on that ####.
   4. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 21, 2006 at 07:29 PM (#2243029)
I have trouble believing these comments have anything to do with this transaction.


OK, I'll give you one.

Good deal for the Marlins, not especially good for the Angels. Resop's fastball is pretty straight, and his secondary pitches are ordinary. He was a good minor league closer, but I don't see him as likely to be successful.

Gregg's a good utility pitcher. He can start in a pinch and not embarrass you, and he can go short or long out of the pen. I know that he's not easy to catch, and that his sinker can be a hit-or-miss proposition, but I wouldn't mind having him on my team.

-- MWE
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 21, 2006 at 07:53 PM (#2243041)
"I wouldn't mind having him on my team."

I agree. As long as DL's moving toward the seventeen-man pen, you could do worse than Gregg.
   6. AROM Posted: November 21, 2006 at 08:06 PM (#2243054)
I like Gregg better than Resop. It wouldn't surprise me to see Gregg take over closing duties and being decent at it for a little while.

This deal likely has to do with options. They must plan on starting Resop in the minors.

Looks like the opening day staff is already set:

Rotation:
Lackey
Escobar
Weaver
Santana
Colon

Waiting for injury/trade/bullpen use:
Saunders

Bullpen:
Donkey
Carrasco
Speier
Shields
K-Rod
   7. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 21, 2006 at 10:45 PM (#2243301)
As long as DL's moving toward the seventeen-man pen, you could do worse than Gregg.


With Gregg pitching, though, Paulino would probably set a record for most passed balls by a catcher *not* catching a knuckleballer.

-- MWE
   8. Honkie Kong Posted: November 21, 2006 at 11:17 PM (#2243334)
any word out of Pittsburgh on how they are going to screw Doumit this year?
   9. Kyle S Posted: November 21, 2006 at 11:23 PM (#2243339)
why are the angels rumored to want zito? aren't they in the best shape rotation wise of any team in baseball?
   10. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: November 21, 2006 at 11:30 PM (#2243343)
Sign Zito. Trade one of the young pitchers for a hitter.

That be the talk.
   11. Dr. Vaux Posted: November 21, 2006 at 11:47 PM (#2243353)
How about "sign two hitters for the same price you'd pay for Zito?"

But they already let Frank Catalonotto and Frank Thomas go by.

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