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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Rangers - Acquired Nevin

Texas Rangers - Acquired 1B Phil Nevin from the Texas Rangers for P Chan Ho Park.

Wow, Kevin Towers was really determined to acquire a terrible, overpaid pitcher for Phil Nevin.  It’s like planning a sping break road trip with your college buddies to East St. Louis.  Park will do for the Pads what Ponson would have - fail miserably for 2 months as the 5th starter since the Pads don’t trust Stauffer completely yet.  Nevin is even less useful for the Rangers since they have better options everywhere Nevin can conceivably play regularly.  His rate stats will be pretty, but he would have played more for the Orioles.

2005 ZiPS Projection - Phil Nevin
Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
Actual ‘05 281 31   72 11 1   9 47 19 67   1 .256 .301 .399
Rest ‘05   155 25   46   8 0   7 30 15 36   0 .297 .359 .484
Total ‘05 436 58 118 19 1 16 77 34 103   1 .271 .322 .429


2005 ZiPS Projection - Chan Ho Park
Period     W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
Actual ‘05   8   5 20 20 110 130   69   8 54 80 5.66
Rest ‘05   3   3   9   9   50   49   25   4 25 38 4.50
Total ‘05   11   8 29 29 160 179   94 12 79 118 5.30


Dan Szymborski Posted: July 30, 2005 at 03:15 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bored Posted: July 30, 2005 at 03:43 AM (#1509452)
Isn't Nevin a 10/5 player? Couldn't he have stopped this trade as well?
   2. Dan Szymborski Posted: July 30, 2005 at 03:49 AM (#1509464)
Nope! He's got full seasons of service 1997-2004 for 8 years, 2/3 of this season and only 2/3 of a season for for 1995 and 1996.
   3. Asher87 Posted: July 30, 2005 at 04:54 AM (#1509573)
Seems like the Padres may have been a little too anxious to unload Nevin. Chan Ho Park? Wow.
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:13 AM (#1509624)
CH Park? Really?

How profoundly disappointing.
   5. Dan Szymborski Posted: July 30, 2005 at 05:50 AM (#1509699)
Chan Ho actually makes sense for the Padres. Remember how several of the Padre hitters complained that Petco was a poor hitter's environment? Well, this Park isn't, though it may not be exactly what Giles and Nevin and Klesko had in mind.
   6. RickG Posted: July 30, 2005 at 10:30 AM (#1509924)

At least East St. Louis has a casino nearby.

This is more like planning a spring break trip to Cairo, Illinois.
   7. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: July 30, 2005 at 11:21 AM (#1509931)
Texas Rangers - Acquired 1B Phil Nevin from the Texas Rangers

Boy, it's amazing how confused GMs get when they're this close to the trade deadline. Reminds me of when Barry Wom of the Rutles sued himself accidently...
   8. bookbook Posted: July 30, 2005 at 12:18 PM (#1509938)
We're all criticizing Towers, but what do the Rangers get out of this?

Unless they're planning to use Nevin as a catcher I don't see the point. (Or do they save money?)
   9. Johnny Tuttle Posted: July 30, 2005 at 12:53 PM (#1509954)
not having park is a pretty big deal....and I wouldn't be surprised to see Nevin flipped again. I know this deal doesn't make much sense, but Nevin is more valuable than is Park. That's enough for me. Even if both are rather unvaluable overall.
   10. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 30, 2005 at 02:36 PM (#1510020)
How feasible is it to convert Nevin back to catcher full time?
   11. 8ball Posted: July 30, 2005 at 03:09 PM (#1510062)
The Rangers save a million or two (depending on which report you read), and get a platoon DH. Their DH against lefties for much of this season was Chad Allen, and recently, they've been playing Mark DeRosa against lefties and moving Soriano, Young or Blalock to DH, so Nevin can help there.
   12. Me And Willie McGee (Urban Bovine Knievel) Posted: July 30, 2005 at 03:13 PM (#1510067)
There's also strip clubs in ESL.

When was the last time two underperforming, highly paid players were traded for each other? The best example I can think of is Lankford for Woody Williams, which didn't fare too well for the Pads.
   13. crws Posted: July 30, 2005 at 07:40 PM (#1510745)
I may be alone, but I like this move by the Padres. Stauffer is not ready, IMO, and I think Park will look a lot different in PETCO. There are a lot of Koreans here, who will come out to root for him, which may or may not be a plus. But I think Park may help the team more than people think, and it's not my money. Plus, I like to see Moores have to spend some, anyway.

As for Nevin, he is yet another example of why it is foolish to give one-dimensional sluggers. He was not helping the team and while he did "care" as Tim Flannery put it on the radio last night, (BTW, it was really nice having Coleman and Leitner gone) he was a distracting and unproductve player. The fact he was a visible leader on the team who couldn't play was awkaward. Park may suck, but he will at least suck quietly.

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