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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Reds - DFAed Jimenez

Cincinnati Reds - Designated 2B D’Angelo Jimenez for assignment; recalled IF Luis Lopez

Yeah, that’ll fix it up good.  Titanic, Deck Chairs, you all know the phrase and the meaning. 

Jimenez has been terrible in every sense of the word, but so has most of the rest of the team.  This move is only interesting if it’s the first in a series of moves which include dumping Aurilia and Weber, having Wilson and Milton bowstringed, and leaving LaRue at the vet in the hopes that someone will find him and put him down.

D’Angelo is sloppy beyond belief at times, but he’s only one of a bundle of reasons the Reds are a wretched team this year.

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 21, 2005 at 03:34 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Spanish Inquisition Posted: May 21, 2005 at 06:39 AM (#1351955)
Gotta love the new and improved Transaction Oracle -- a lengthy analysis for every dinky callup even on the most irrelevant clubs.
   2. sardonic Posted: May 21, 2005 at 07:33 AM (#1351983)
Jimenez seems to have some pretty decent on base skills for a 2B. I wouldn't be surprised to see him catch on somewhere -- maybe LA, with Kent sliding over to 3rd?
He's the kind of guy I wouldn't mind the A's taking a flyer on, if they didn't already have Ellis, Ginter and Quintanilla.
   3. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: May 21, 2005 at 07:35 AM (#1351984)
Gotta love the new and improved Transaction Oracle -- a lengthy analysis for every dinky callup even on the most irrelevant clubs.

I actually enjoy Dan's commentary on these types of transactions. Its easy to form an opinion on acquiring a star--but peripheral players are a lot more interesting subject to read about and discuss.

As for Jimenez... his season kinda reminds me of Mark Bellhorn's lost year with the Cubs and Rockies (not that he was a good as Bellhorn, but the inexplicable loss of hitting is similar). He'll be a decent, cheap stopgate for some astute club for 2006 (and possibly for the remainder of 2005). I'm kinda surprised that the Reds couldn't find any takers for him.
   4. MikeOberly Posted: May 21, 2005 at 07:37 AM (#1351985)
I posted this on the other thread, but good riddance, anyway. He's worth taking a flyer on, I suppose, as long as you don't expect much.
   5. AJMcCringleberry Posted: May 21, 2005 at 07:37 AM (#1351986)
Kent sliding over to 3rd?

Does Kent have the arm for 3rd?
   6. NTNgod Posted: May 21, 2005 at 07:40 AM (#1351988)

Does Kent have the arm for 3rd?


He was the Mets' 3B in '96...
   7. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: May 21, 2005 at 07:40 AM (#1351989)
Does Kent have the arm for 3rd?

No. If the Dodgers were to pick Jimenez up, he'd be the one more likely to make the move to third IMHO.
   8. sardonic Posted: May 21, 2005 at 08:20 AM (#1351994)
No. If the Dodgers were to pick Jimenez up, he'd be the one more likely to make the move to third IMHO.

Yeah, that was a complete brain fart on my part.
   9. Mister High Standards Posted: May 21, 2005 at 12:01 PM (#1352022)
There was a lot of talk when he left San Diego that Jimenez was pain in the ass in the clubhouse and for management to deal with. The fact that he has been discarded so many times by teams with few options around makes want to think that it is likely true.
   10. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: May 21, 2005 at 02:35 PM (#1352087)
I suppose Jimenez theoretically has his uses, but if even the Reds can't use a young player like him, the theory must be discarded.
   11. Spahn Insane Posted: May 21, 2005 at 03:46 PM (#1352143)
Not that there's any chance the Cubs would pick him up, because that would require dropping one of the 58 second basemen on their 40-man roster, but he'd be a damn sight better than Jose Macias or Enrique Wilson.
   12. Spahn Insane Posted: May 21, 2005 at 03:47 PM (#1352145)
Of course, I'm now willing to conclude that the guy's impossible to get along with, given his track record, so I suppose I don't particularly want him, either. You can put up with a star player with a difficult personality, but for a marginal player, it's probably not worth it.
   13. Marlins-in-DC (rferry) Posted: May 21, 2005 at 07:46 PM (#1352788)
Jimenez to 2B, Jamey Carroll to SS, Guzman to who gives a damn.
   14. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: May 21, 2005 at 10:20 PM (#1352981)
You can put up with a star player with a difficult personality, but for a marginal player, it's probably not worth it.

He would have to be literally poisoning the clubhouse keg to be worse than Macias (or Perez, for that matter).
   15. The Answer to the TWolves (GMoney) Posted: May 21, 2005 at 10:41 PM (#1353001)
Jimenez wouldn't be a bad pickup for the Twins. They could dump Rivas then. Nick Punto has been doing pretty well at 2B though so I don't expect to see it happen
   16. The Spanish Inquisition Posted: May 21, 2005 at 10:55 PM (#1353014)
I actually enjoy Dan's commentary on these types of transactions.

Likewise. I didn't mean to imply anything else.
   17. Scoriano Flitcraft Posted: May 21, 2005 at 11:14 PM (#1353028)
Just a few years ago it seemed fashionable for some to project Jiminez as superior to Soriano, which I suppose was only for those that gave no credit to scouting or their own eyes. Jiminez got hurt after that.

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