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Monday, January 14, 2008

Oakland A’s - Signed Brown

Oakland A’s - Signed OF Emil Brown to a 1-year contract.

Unless this is a Fantasy Camp situation in which Brown is paying the A’s, this is a waste of everyone’s time.  Brown simply can’t hit well enough to have value to the A’s at a position he can field.  Sure, he can hit lefties some and isn’t too dreadful in left, but those aren’t rare traits - it’s the equivalent of putting “Doesn’t use computer CD-ROM as drink holder” on your resume.

2008 ZiPS Projection - Emilstone Brown
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          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS+  DR  
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Projection   362 43   93 17 1   8 51 33 71   6 .257 .322 .376   86   -2
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Opt. (15%)  434 65 130 25 2 13 66 47 71 14 .300 .368 .456   119   1
Pes. (15%)  302 29   70 13 0   4 29 22 64   4 .232 .284 .315   60   -6  
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Top Offensive Comps: Shane Spencer, Hector Lopez

Dan Szymborski Posted: January 14, 2008 at 02:45 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: January 14, 2008 at 05:19 PM (#2667813)
So he's indeed as bad as I thought. Thanks for the confirmation.
   2. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: January 14, 2008 at 05:24 PM (#2667821)
Well, crap, I don't know what the point of this was. Maybe Billy lost a bet with Brian Sabean on a football game and the winner got to make a transaction for the loser.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 14, 2008 at 05:26 PM (#2667823)
As long as he's only a hitter against lefties and a 5th outfielder, I don't think its all that bad. And if he really sucks, $1.5 million isn't so much that you can't eat it and release him.

That being said, I don't like Emil Brown and I'm glad to see him off the Royals roster.
   4. Dan Szymborski Posted: January 14, 2008 at 05:26 PM (#2667824)
Maybe Billy lost a bet with Brian Sabean on a football game and the winner got to make a transaction for the loser.

Doubt it - Sabean would think this is a good transaction. Sabean would try to do something he would think is bad, like trading Blanton for Cueto and Bailey.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 14, 2008 at 05:34 PM (#2667829)

Doubt it - Sabean would think this is a good transaction


Nope. Emil is only 34, way too young.
   6. Danny Posted: January 14, 2008 at 06:40 PM (#2667889)
If UZR's right about him (~+14 in the corners), he'd be a nice 4th OFer. If whatever system Dan uses is right, he's useless.
   7. Francoeur Sans Gages (AlouGoodbye) Posted: January 14, 2008 at 07:13 PM (#2667907)
Well, crap, I don't know what the point of this was. Maybe Billy lost a bet with Brian Sabean on a football game and the winner got to make a transaction for the loser.
So can we explain the past few years by saying Billy's been winning heavily on football bets?
   8. zonk Posted: January 15, 2008 at 04:35 PM (#2668659)
but those aren't rare traits - it's the equivalent of putting "Doesn't use computer CD-ROM as drink holder" on your resume.


Now you tell me...

Is this why I'm not getting very good leads from e-resumes?

Should I also remove "Generally emits no or neutral odors"?

What about "Documented history of understanding obscure Repoz references on BTF" -- keep or ditch?
   9. Dan Szymborski Posted: January 15, 2008 at 06:17 PM (#2668776)
What about "Documented history of understanding obscure Repoz references on BTF" -- keep or ditch?

Ditch. Nobody would believe it.

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