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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Rangers - Acquired Leicester

Texas Rangers - Acquired P Jon Leicester from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named.

The Cubs wanted the extra 40-man roster space and it beats simply waiving Leicester.  The Rangers, as usual, need all the pitching they can get and have a lot of room on their 40-man roster at the moment, so it’s worth taking a flyer on Leicester.  They may waiver him again before the winter’s over - Leicester’s still more of a thrower than a pitcher and his fastball, while fast, has proven to be pretty hittable.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Jon Leicester
W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
4   9 38 14 105   115   74 19 59 78 6.34

Dan Szymborski Posted: November 17, 2005 at 06:18 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: November 17, 2005 at 06:53 PM (#1735783)
Leicester is getting up there in years to hope for him to suddenly learn a second pitch.

FWIW, I think Wellemeyer is the better pitcher and he'll be jettisoned in a similar trade fairly soon.
   2. WillieMays Haze Posted: November 17, 2005 at 08:59 PM (#1736063)
That BB/SO ratio looks pretty ugly.
   3. BDC Posted: November 17, 2005 at 10:36 PM (#1736302)
The 6.34 ERA will fit in nicely in Arlington.

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