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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Nats - Acquired Deivi

Washington Nationals - Acquired IF Deivi Cruz from the San Francisco Giants for P Ben Cox.

This is as close to admitting one of his mistakes as Jim Bowden has ever come.  Expecting Cristian Guzman to be this bad was probably unreasonable, but there was no reason to expect a long-term contract for the mediocre-at-best Guzman to not be a disaster.  No, Deivi Cruz isn’t a great player and not really a good one, but he can at least hit better than a pitcher and do better than pretend-field his position.  Big plus for the Nats, here.  Ben Cox is a future and current organizational player, not really part of either team’s future plans.

2005 ZiPS Projection - Deivi Cruz
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Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Actual ‘05 209 26   56 10 1   5 19 10 31   0 .268 .301 .397
Rest ‘05   80   8   21   5 0   2   8   3   8   0 .263 .289 .400
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Total ‘05 289 34   77 15 1   7 27 13 39   0 .266 .298 .398
Proj. ‘06 410 38 104 21 1   9 41 14 40   1 .254 .278 .376

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2005 at 02:46 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. buddy34 Posted: September 01, 2005 at 03:12 PM (#1590697)
damn, was hoping deivi could join neifi with the cubbies.
   2. Spahn Insane Posted: September 01, 2005 at 03:31 PM (#1590732)
And I was hoping Neifi would beat Deivi to the Nats.
   3. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2005 at 04:58 PM (#1590904)
The only place Neifi is going is back to the Cubs after they sign him to a 2-year, $4 million contract next month.
   4. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: September 01, 2005 at 05:05 PM (#1590920)
I enjoyed this passage from WPost's Dave Sheinin:

"to fix the Guzman Problem, which has bedeviled the team since Day One, the Nationals have imported a shortstop whose body of work looks remarkably similar to that of Cristian Guzman's. Both are decent-field, hack-happy, anti-walk machines who never met a waste pitch they couldn't dribble out to shortstop."
   5. Fred Garvin is dead to Mug Posted: September 01, 2005 at 05:52 PM (#1591055)
The only place Neifi is going is back to the Cubs after they sign him to a 2-year, $4 million contract next month.

You joke (I think), but I'm quite afraid that this is going to happen.
   6. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2005 at 08:53 PM (#1591583)
You joke (I think), but I'm quite afraid that this is going to happen.

Oh, I'm not joking. I think that it's very close to what will happen sometime after the Series.
   7. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: September 02, 2005 at 02:47 AM (#1592425)
The way whatizname is dropping his stiffs (Hollandsworth et al.) for bags of balls, don't be surprised if he lowballs the Neifster. Whether Perez catches on with some other team for 2/$4M money would depend on whether that team's GM had a working brain.
   8. Marlins-in-DC (rferry) Posted: September 02, 2005 at 02:54 AM (#1592447)
Wow, I kind of thought Jim Hendry was above reproach.

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