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Friday, February 10, 2006

Phillies - Signed AGon

Philadelphia Phillies - Signed SS-3B Alex Gonzalez to a 1-year, $750,000 contract.

While Gonzalez is a decent backup player, there’s no reason the Phillies need David Bell, Abraham Nunez, and Classic Original A-Gon.  Gonzalez will be miscast in 2006 as a middling pinch-hitter.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Alex Gonzalez
390 49   98 23 1 12 52 32 96   2 .251 .311 .408

Dan Szymborski Posted: February 10, 2006 at 04:38 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Spiritualized Posted: February 10, 2006 at 05:05 PM (#1857604)
If this signing means Tomas Perez is finished then I'm all for it.
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 10, 2006 at 05:36 PM (#1857651)
Spirit, I concur. It makes you wonder what Easy Ed Wade was thinking when he signed Tomas to a 2-year contract prior to '05. Not that eating a 750K contract or whatever Perez has will kill a large market team.

Wow, have you noticed how the terms large market and small market have faded from the press? I hadn't until just now.
   3. PatrickInTheWoods, Apostate Posted: February 10, 2006 at 07:08 PM (#1857779)
Word originally was that it may indicate Tomas is gone. Haven't heard anything since. Collecting no-hit infielders and old pitchers and shedding good fourth outfielders and upside pitchers is an intersting strategy.
   4. alkeiper Posted: February 11, 2006 at 10:52 PM (#1858968)
This is a terrific signing, just as long as the National League starts awarding booby prizes for the team who can accumulate the greatest number of crappy infielders. I eagerly await seeing the Phils' best third baseman, Chris Coste, play another season in Scranton.
   5. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: February 11, 2006 at 11:06 PM (#1858975)
I once had a chance to talk to Alex Gonzalez. He enjoys telling people that he was born the same day Ron Blomberg debuted as MLB's first ever DH.

Suffice it to say, I found it hard not to like the guy.

Best Regards

   6. A different Terry Posted: February 12, 2006 at 05:07 AM (#1859128)
Eh, I don't doubt you. Hey, I met Doug Glanville. Great guy. Wouldn't have given hime $4M/yr to play baseball, ever, but he's a good man. Whoo-hoo.

So the Phils expect to save a bundle on shaving cream costs, And continue aa long tradition, stretching back to Dom DiMaggio -- Mike Maddux -- Jeremy Giambi --- David Bell -- Tim Worrell -- of signing guys with last names who sound like they're really good, but suck.
   7. Dan Szymborski Posted: February 12, 2006 at 06:02 AM (#1859152)
What's wrong with Giambi's Philly performance?
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: February 12, 2006 at 06:09 AM (#1859154)
Orville Pujols was terrible for the Phillies too

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