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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Marlins - DFAed Jacque

Florida Marlins - Designated OF Jacque Jones for assignment.

Jones should resurface again if he becomes a free agent, given that any team that gets him pays the minimum.  Reports are that he might accept a demotion, a pretty good indication that he knows just how badly he’s played this season.  While Jones was always a bit miscast as a full-time starter (the 0-for-15 against lefties hasn’t exactly helped his 230/278/350 career mark), he can probably still contribute as a 4th outfielder that can at least fake center.

On a related note, I’ve been surprisingly asked a lot lately to do a podcast for the minor transactions that I don’t usually cover.  Is there any widespread interest for this sort of thing, before I find wherever the hell I put my microphone?

2008 In-Season ZiPS Projection - Jacque Jones
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Period       AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Actual 2008*  116 15   17   2 1   1   7 14 26   0 .147 .239 .207
Rest of 2008 227 27   53   9 1   5 25 19 47   2 .233 .298 .348
———————————————————————————————————-
2008       343 42   70 11 2   6 32 33 73   2 .204 .280 .300
2009?      357 43   86 18 2   8 42 31 69   4 .246 .310 .375
———————————————————————————————————-
Top Comps - Troy O’Leary, Del Unser

* - Includes minor league translation, if applicable.
Top Comp -

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: June 12, 2008 at 01:57 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Guts Posted: June 12, 2008 at 03:15 PM (#2816806)
The more TO the better, as far as I see it.
   2. Famous Original Joe C Posted: June 12, 2008 at 03:17 PM (#2816811)
If there were a TO podcast of sorts, I would download each and everyone. I agree, the more TO, the better.
   3. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: June 12, 2008 at 06:01 PM (#2817045)
please sir, may i have some more? all TO all the time.

but how are you going to do toast on a podcast?
   4. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: June 12, 2008 at 06:07 PM (#2817062)
Thirded.
   5. ¬†Hey Gurl Posted: June 12, 2008 at 06:14 PM (#2817082)
Is there any widespread interest for this sort of thing, before I find wherever the hell I put my microphone?


How sexy is your voice?
   6. JoeHova Posted: June 12, 2008 at 06:25 PM (#2817107)
How sexy is your voice?


That is the question, isn't it?


Seriously though, an Oracle podcast would be pretty cool.
   7. North Side Chicago Expatriate Giants Fan Posted: June 12, 2008 at 06:29 PM (#2817121)
More TO? Sweet. Why a podcast rather than covering those transactions here? Not that I'm against podcasts, but are you going to read off ZiPS numbers?
   8. Dan Szymborski Posted: June 12, 2008 at 06:33 PM (#2817133)
I tend to sound just slightly less stoned than Mitch Hedberg.

More TO? Sweet. Why a podcast rather than covering those transactions here? Not that I'm against podcasts, but are you going to read off ZiPS numbers?

I'm thinking of it as a supplement - I don't normally do entries for things like injuries and the like.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: June 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM (#2818250)
I'm thinking of it as a supplement

restorative or performance enhancing?

How many podcasts would Dan do without Viagra?

Is that a microphone or are you just happy to see me?

(Sorry, I'm John Brattain's guest host for the evening)
   10. Walt Davis Posted: June 13, 2008 at 10:33 AM (#2818251)
On a related note, is Jones the first player the Cubs have ever dumped at exactly the right time?
   11. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: June 13, 2008 at 11:17 AM (#2818259)
They should do an Oracle show with Brattain in it.
   12. Padraic Posted: June 13, 2008 at 11:50 AM (#2818265)
Podcast sounds like a great idea, but if this were a vote, I would say just do more TOs here. But if the choice is podcast supplement or nada, I'll take the former.
   13. zonk Posted: June 13, 2008 at 12:55 PM (#2818288)
How do you convey 'toast' in a proper verbal fashion, without resorting to the decidedly uninteresting method of just pronouncing the word 'toast'?
   14. CraigK Posted: June 13, 2008 at 09:54 PM (#2818942)
How do you convey 'toast' in a proper verbal fashion, without resorting to the decidedly uninteresting method of just pronouncing the word 'toast'?

here
   15. Hurdle's Heroes (SuperBaes) Posted: June 15, 2008 at 06:26 PM (#2820284)
Craig K - Nicely done.
   16. Paul D(uda) Posted: June 16, 2008 at 08:49 PM (#2821573)
A podcast would be great. My experience is that podcasts usually need more than one person to suceed though.
   17. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 16, 2008 at 09:02 PM (#2821597)
I like that more people are interested in hearing Dan Szymborski's voice than talking about the awfulness of Jacque Jones. I can't say I disagree.
   18. Dan Szymborski Posted: June 16, 2008 at 09:05 PM (#2821602)
A podcast would be great. My experience is that podcasts usually need more than one person to suceed though.

I'm going to do one as an experiment. It'll no doubt be unbelievably rough, but it should be enough to tell me if it's worth doing again.

Two people would definitely be better, but to be honest, everyone I know is either not interested in baseball or an idiot.
   19. flournoy Posted: June 16, 2008 at 09:13 PM (#2821613)
Whereas all of us at BTF are idiots who are interested in baseball.
   20. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 09, 2008 at 02:28 PM (#2850376)
Two people would definitely be better, but to be honest, everyone I know is either not interested in baseball or an idiot.


Aren't those the same thing?
   21. Hack Wilson Posted: July 09, 2008 at 02:36 PM (#2850383)
On a related note, is Jones the first player the Cubs have ever dumped at exactly the right time?


George Bell?
   22. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 09, 2008 at 02:44 PM (#2850388)
On a related note, is Jones the first player the Cubs have ever dumped at exactly the right time?


Sosa, too.
   23. Hack Wilson Posted: July 09, 2008 at 04:03 PM (#2850471)
On a related note, is Jones the first player the Cubs have ever dumped at exactly the right time?


Ron Santo too. Traded to the Sox for 4 players including Steves Stone and Swisher. His only year with the Sox his SLG was 6 points higher then his OBP, both under .300.

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