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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pittsburgh Pirates - Signed Simpson, Tripper Johnson, others

Pittsburgh Pirates - Signed P Allan Simpson, 3B Tripper Johnson and OF Mike Ryan to minor-league contracts.

Simpson is the most interesting player here and wouldn’t embarrass himself as an 11th or 12th man on a pitching staff.  Johnson and Ryan will just fill in wherever the Pirates are weak in the minors.

2006 ZiPS Projections
Player       W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
Simpson     3   4 54   0   69   64   34   8 34 64 4.43


2007 ZiPS Projections
Player     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
Johnson     398 42   89 25 2   6 42 27 66   2 .224 .278 .342
Ryan       308 27   70 14 1   6 29 23 64   2 .227 .281 .338

Dan Szymborski Posted: November 16, 2006 at 05:45 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 17, 2006 at 03:07 AM (#2240026)
I think there's maybe a 1% chance that the Pirates' coaches will be able to find something fixable with Johnson that the Orioles' coaches couldn't. It'd be a 2% chance, but this IS the Pirates we're talking about.
   2. Hurdle's Heroes (SuperBaes) Posted: November 17, 2006 at 05:58 AM (#2240168)
I think that Littlefield signs guys with names like Tripper Johnson when he's high.
   3. rr Posted: November 17, 2006 at 06:12 AM (#2240178)
Simpson is the most interesting player here and wouldn't embarrass himself as an 11th or 12th man on a pitching staff.

What an awesomely worded statement.

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