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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Red Sox - Signed Flaherty

Boston Red Sox - Signed C John Flaherty to a 1-year contract.

This is a good signing, unless you’re one of those Stone Agers who’s caught up on some antiquated concepts as “offense” or “qualifications” or “ability.”  Flaherty’s sole relevant history is that he caught Dennis Springer one year, so he can catch Wakefield.  For every run he saves Tim Wakefield with the glove, he’s going to be costing Wakefield more in run support.  Non-guaranteed contract, but I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t make the team.

2006 ZiPS Projection - John Flaherty
146 13   29 10 0   2 16   5 29   0 .199 .229 .308

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 24, 2005 at 04:20 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. OlePerfesser Posted: December 24, 2005 at 05:42 PM (#1792984)
Non-guaranteed contract, but I'll be surprised if he doesn't make the team.

Please, Oracle. I'm demoralized enough. Have you no pity?
   2. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: December 24, 2005 at 06:47 PM (#1793031)
Non-guaranteed? That's the best news of the day.

And, jeez, I wonder what that projection looked like before Dan regressed to the mean.
   3. John Reynard Posted: December 24, 2005 at 07:22 PM (#1793072)
Flaherty never was much good and hasn't aged well, but back-up catchers just don't have that much of an impact on how well a team does unless the starter gets hurt so don't be too dismayed. Just pray for Varitek's health.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 24, 2005 at 08:27 PM (#1793148)
Flaherty began his career in Boston. He was traded to Detroit for a guy I was certain would be a star - C Rich Rowland.
   5. JPWF13 Posted: December 28, 2005 at 08:45 PM (#1797338)
And, jeez, I wonder what that projection looked like before Dan regressed to the mean.

.165 .206 .252
Just a guess....

Early last season Michael Kay was on a blog, and someone ommented that the Yankees had a weak bench- Kay was more baffled than offended- weak bench? weak bench? They have a possible future HOFer in Sierra to pinch hit, an all star in Tino as a backup 1B, and they have THE BEST BACKUP CATCHER IN BASEBALL in Flaherty....
That my friends is a great bench, and it shows you what 200 million can buy.

To those who don't know Michael Kay- HE WAS SERIOUS.
   6. 1k5v3L Posted: December 28, 2005 at 08:47 PM (#1797341)
.199, are you out of your mind? [stupid commercial]

I predict at least 15 GIDPs in those 146 at bats.

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