Red Sox - Signed Wee Willie
Boston Red Sox - Signed IF Willie Harris to a minor-league contract.
Harris should’ve taken the equally non-guaranteed Rockie deal. Always go to Denver!
He’s not a great or even a particularly good player, but I actually think I’d rather have him at short overall than Alex Cora and if the Red Sox aren’t going to use Adam Stern as the stopgap centerfielder, Harris is better there instead of the crap remaining. Harris will take a walk and spray some singles, but that’s pretty much it. Dimino’s probably heavier than Willie.
2006 ZiPS Projection - Willie Harris
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
300 60 80 12 1 2 30 44 58 17 .267 .359 .333
Looking at the remaining free agents and their ZiPS projections, there are the best unemployed players available at each position, assuming I didn’t miss a minor league transaction here and there. It’s an ugly bunch.
C - Bengie Molina, Mike Piazza, Tom Wilson, Charles Johnson, Joe DePastino
1B - Erubiel Durazo, Cal Pickering, Bucky Jacobsen, Greg Colbrunn, Matt LeCroy
2B - Keith Ginter, Matt Erickson, Adam Morrissey, Carlos Baerga, Luis Oforthreevas
3B - Brandon Larson, Mike Cervanek, Scott Seabol, Scott Spiezio, Bobby Smith
SS - Tomas de la Rosa, Dave Berg, Alex Gonzalez, Royce Clayton, Jorge Velandia
LF - J.J. Davis, Ryan Spilborghs, Rosie Brown, Pete Zoccolillo, Simon Pond
CF - Jeff Davanon, Alex Sanchez, Carlos Valderrama, Jamal Strong, Jason Conti
RF - Dustan Mohr, Richard Hidalgo, Ben Grieve, Brian Buchanan, Ernie Young
P - Al Reyes, Antonio Osuna, Kevin Brown, Shiggy Hasegawa, Kevin Brown
Oops, Spilborgh was re-signed. And I really have no idea for a couple. J.J. Davis, for instance, had enough minor league time to be a FA after he was outrighted, but I never heard if he accepted or refused the assignment.
Posted: January 20, 2006 at 05:04 AM | 24 comment(s)
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