— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Red Sox - Signed Gonzalez
Boston Red Sox - Signed SS Alex Gonzalez to a 1-year contract worth $3 million.
Perfectly acceptable signing - it’s not like they were willing to go into the season with Pedroia at short. Gonzalez is a decent, if not ovewhelmingly good offensive player and an above-average glove and getting that for a single year at this price is a very good deal. Sea Bass is certainly a better player than Orlando Cabrera and Cristian Guzman, both of him got a lot more years and a lot more dough. Fenway is also a much better fit for Gonzalez than Pro Player was.
I’m quite surprised that Gonzalez received such little interest this offseason as he was clearly the 2nd-best SS on the market this offseason and Furcal was quite expensive. Thumbs up.
2006 ZiPS Projection - Alex Gonzalez
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
510 71 140 41 2 15 88 34 104 3 .275 .326 .451
Posted: January 31, 2006 at 04:43 PM | 39 comment(s)
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