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Friday, December 23, 2005

Twins - Signed Rondell

Minnesota Twins - Signed OF Rondell White to a 1-year contract worth $3.25 million.

Nice little signing by the Twins.  While White really shouldn’t be in the field because of his injury risk, he’ll at least provide the same offense that Jones did, if not a bit better.  White can play in the outfield if he has to - he’s more than competent out there still.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Jacque Jones
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AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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420 59 120 23 2 16 68 26 68   1 .286 .336 .464

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 23, 2005 at 02:47 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan The Mediocre Posted: December 23, 2005 at 03:08 AM (#1791146)
I wish the Cubs would have done this. A short term commitment would fit their best scenario quite well right now.
   2. DTS Posted: December 23, 2005 at 03:12 AM (#1791155)
I was hoping for White's ZiPS projection, to be honest. Or, is that his too?
   3. sunnyday2 Posted: December 23, 2005 at 03:47 AM (#1791197)
Yeah, is that actually Jones'? The BA and OBA seem too high? So maybe it is White's???
   4. Dan Szymborski Posted: December 23, 2005 at 03:49 AM (#1791201)
It's White's projection, but I wrote Jacque Jones down.
   5. DCW3 Posted: December 23, 2005 at 09:19 PM (#1792147)
It is kind of odd that White gets this contract, and Reggie Sanders supposedly gets $10 million over two years. Reggie's a slightly better hitter (but not by much) and better on the basepaths, but White, despite being considered to be such an injury risk, has actually had more PAs than Sanders each of the last three years (and is four years younger). There's not a lot of difference between them.
   6. bookbook Posted: December 23, 2005 at 11:42 PM (#1792331)
White and Sanders were both supposed to be superduper stars. Funny how things work out sometimes...
   7. Russ Posted: December 24, 2005 at 01:56 PM (#1792832)
White and Sanders were both supposed to be superduper stars.

Sanders probably could have been, if he hadn't been so injured his whole career. I mean, the guy does almost have 300 career HR (292), 1000 RBI (923), 1000 R (980), 300 SB (297), a career OPS+ of 119, and the 20th best career Power-Speed number. All of this while never playing more than 140 games in a season. He's the type of player the average fan thought Joe Carter was, just no one really knows it.

If you offered Sanders career to a young ballplayer, he'd be insane not to take it. Interestingly, Sanders' #4 and #5 comps are two of the biggest "what could have been" guys ever, Eric Davis and Darryl Strawberry. His top comp is Ray Lankford.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 24, 2005 at 09:28 PM (#1793150)
I wish the Royals had done this deal rather than the Sanders deal.
   9. SuperGrover Posted: December 28, 2005 at 06:48 AM (#1796541)
So, is Thomas going to be signed by anyone now? His top two suitors have gone other directions. I wonder if he'll have to go to Spring Training and work out before he gets a deal.
   10. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: December 28, 2005 at 06:56 AM (#1796547)
Thomas still looks like a good fit for Oakland.
   11. Shock Posted: December 28, 2005 at 09:41 AM (#1796627)
He's the type of player the average fan thought Joe Carter was, just no one really knows it.

That's a great sentence.
   12. SouthSideRyan Posted: December 28, 2005 at 09:51 AM (#1796633)
In case anyone missed it from last Dugout, rotoworld has Burnitz to the O's for 2/12.
   13. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: December 28, 2005 at 11:23 AM (#1796647)
So, is Thomas going to be signed by anyone now? His top two suitors have gone other directions. I wonder if he'll have to go to Spring Training and work out before he gets a deal.


I really can't see him going unsigned. He's gonna be desperate for work soon and will be willing to ink almost any kind of contract.

Some GM will step up and realize it's a no-brainer. A low base-high incentive contract is a low risk potentially huge reward move. He batting under .220 but slugged almost .600 before he went down.

Somebody will pick him up.

Best Regards

John

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