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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Phillies - Signed Karim

Philadelphia Phillies - Signed OF Karim Garcia to a minor-league contract.

Now that I’m done projections (with the exceptions of players that I add in the next couple of months), it’s time to get back down to business.

There was a time where Garcia was a useful role player, with enough power to deserve a bench spot.  He’s not really that hitter anymore - he went to play for the Orix Buffaloes after a pretty awful 2004 season, and hit 307/349/530 in 2005 (translated to PHI: 297/330/462), but followed it up with a pretty bad 249/302/412 (translated to PHI: 242/282/366) last season.

All-in-all, Garcia’s not a bad guy to stash in the minors for when injuries hit.  He’s not good enough, however, to play an integral part in the Philly plan to get rid of the Worst Player In History Who Singlehandedly Holds The Team Back, Pat Burrell.

2007 ZiPS Projection - Karim Garcia
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          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Projection   281 27   74   8 1 10 34 17 65   1 .263 .306 .406
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Opt. (15%)  367 44 107 13 2 17 59 27 74   1 .292 .341 .477
Pes. (15%)  168 13   38   4 0   4 15   8 43   0 .229 .267 .325
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Top Comps: Ed Herrmann, Willie Kirkland

Dan Szymborski Posted: January 09, 2007 at 08:36 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: January 09, 2007 at 09:52 PM (#2277063)
Wow, that is a nice optimistic projection. That has to be more upside than someone like Hollandsworth or Ledee. Still leaves the team with a three headed monster of Werth/Victorino/Garcia though...a bit of step down from Abreu!
   2. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: January 09, 2007 at 10:11 PM (#2277094)
I though Bobby Abreu was the WPIHWSHTB. As was clearly proved by the fact that the Phillies got better after he left last season. I expect them to win 110 games if they get rid of Pat Burrell.
   3. The District Attorney Posted: January 09, 2007 at 10:57 PM (#2277148)
Who is Karim Garcia?
   4. G A Delgado Posted: January 10, 2007 at 12:40 AM (#2277236)
Like somebody else said in another thread:

"The Clap Choose Your Dick"
   5. PhillyBooster Posted: January 10, 2007 at 04:38 AM (#2277373)
I though Bobby Abreu was the WPIHWSHTB.


He was. Burrell can never truly be the WPIHWSHTB because he's white. Generally, we latch on to one minority (recently Rollins) as a great guy to prove to ourselves that we're not racist, then we can hate all the other minorities with a clear conscience.

Actually, with the emergence of Ryan Howard as our token non-white-guy-we-love, and Rollins's really expensive contract, I'm guessing that we soon turn on Jimmy after his 0 for 18 start in 2007.

Either that or Howard slumps, gets traded to Chicago for Gio Gonzalez and Gavin Floyd, and Rollins breaks DiMaggio's hitting streak by going 1 for 5 for the first 57 games, ending May with a .200/.200/.200 line, and is elected Mayor.
   6. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 10, 2007 at 05:06 AM (#2277388)
WPIHWSHTB

What does this mean?
   7. Sexy Lizard Posted: January 10, 2007 at 05:32 AM (#2277400)
WPIHWSHTB

What does this mean?


Worst Player In History Who Singlehandedly Holds The Team Back. The guy who spells "team" with an "I" in it and drives in a hundred runs because he's selfish.
   8. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 10, 2007 at 05:35 AM (#2277401)
Worst Player In History Who Singlehandedly Holds The Team Back. The guy who spells "team" with an "I" in it and drives in a hundred runs because he's selfish.

I thought that was A-Rod?
   9. NBarnes Posted: January 10, 2007 at 07:08 AM (#2277448)
No, A-Rod isn't holding the team back, he's just a headcase who could lead the Yankees to the eight World Series Championships in a row that is their birthright, but is too sensitive and vulnerable.
   10. CoastalFan Posted: January 10, 2007 at 08:28 AM (#2277467)
So for football, is the WPIHWSHTB T.O. or Romo now?

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