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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Yankees - Acquired Villone

New York Yankees - Acquired P Ron Villone from the Florida Marlins for P Ben Julianel

I’m tired of rich teams like the Blue Jays spending $10 million a year on a reliever and poor money-losing teams like the Yankees (who don’t even get their market to themselves!) having to slum it on pitchers like Ron Villone.

The Yankees haven’t had a dependable southpaw reliever since Chris Hammond left.  And they still won’t.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Ron Villone
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W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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5   6 67   0   89   84   47   8 49 74 4.75

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:19 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. robinred Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:26 AM (#1781180)
LHB were 26/117 off Villone in '05,with the line below:

222/.326/.256

His OPP OPS vs. RHB was .778.
   2. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:29 AM (#1781185)
I had forgotten all about Hammond. Of course, as I recall, he had a reverse platoon split.
   3. Dr. Vaux Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:35 AM (#1781191)
And Joe Torre stopped using him in close games, so it was useless to have him anyway.
   4. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:36 AM (#1781192)
And Joe Torre stopped using him in close games, so it was useless to have him anyway.

I believe Hammond was the guy who should have been in to face Alex Rodriguez in Game 3 of the World Series, instread of Jeff Weaver.
   5. 1k5v3L Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:44 AM (#1781200)
chris hammond is a free agent, by the way.
   6. 1k5v3L Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:44 AM (#1781203)
alex rodriguez has never played in a world series game. that's why he's not as good as jeter.
   7. Women's Lib is Ms.Guided Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:45 AM (#1781205)
The Yankees haven't had a dependable southpaw reliever since Chris Hammond left. And they still won't.
Michael Myers called. He said, "Infidel defilers. They shall all drown in lakes of blood!"
   8. 1k5v3L Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:47 AM (#1781215)
so, who's the most overpaid marlin now? willis?

loria, I've got a toolsy outfielder named josh kroeger who's really cheap.
   9. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: December 17, 2005 at 03:47 AM (#1781216)
chris hammond is a free agent, by the way.

Let him reunite in Baltimore with Leo. He'd plug the Ryan gap.
   10. Gromit Posted: December 17, 2005 at 04:18 AM (#1781246)
chris hammond is a free agent, by the way.

He seemed to tire the last month of the season and lose effectiveness
   11. Spivey Posted: December 17, 2005 at 06:18 AM (#1781359)
I like Villone (relatively). He doesn't have the control you'd like (in fact, his control sucks), but he's still got his moments. He has a place on every team, and on many he's worthy of getting important innings as a LOOGY who can still get out a RHP that is sandwiched between 2 or 3 LH hitters.
   12. b Posted: December 17, 2005 at 06:34 PM (#1781784)
Yankee LH relievers, 2005 - 84IP, 105H, 34BB, 52K, 10HR, 6.75 ERA.
   13. Johnny Tuttle Posted: December 18, 2005 at 12:18 AM (#1782110)
Dear Lord that's a repugnant line!
   14. JH (in DC) Posted: December 18, 2005 at 12:40 AM (#1782124)
I believe Hammond was the guy who should have been in to face Alex Rodriguez in Game 3 of the World Series, instread of Jeff Weaver.

Alex Gonzalez, no?
   15. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: December 18, 2005 at 12:46 AM (#1782135)
Alex Gonzalez, no?

Gonzalez, Rodriguez, Tomato, Tomahto. Let's call the whole thing off.

Point remains the same.
   16. 44magnum Posted: December 18, 2005 at 01:19 AM (#1782177)
One of the greatest games I ever went to was in June of '99 when Villone beat new teammate Randy Johson 2-0. Villone threw 8 innings of 2 hit 7 k ball. Johnson got the L despite whiffing 17 Reds. Dmitri Young hit a yellow seat HR in the 1st. This was game 2 in one of the most improbable stretches of zero run support a pitcher could ever get. Check it out:

6/25/99-Jose Jiminez no hits AZ beating Johnson 1-0

6/30-Villone 2 hits AZ beating Johnson 2-0

7/5-Jiminez 2 hits AZ beating Johnson 1-0

7/10-Tim Hudson 3 hits AZ beating Johnson 2-0

Johnson's totals in the 4 losses

32 ip 19 h 6 r 5 er 10 bb 54 k

When Villone was a Red, it was amazing how much better he fared when he threw 1st pitch strikes. His last start as a Red was probably his best. He threw a cg against STL giving up 1 unearned run, 2 hits, walked 5, & whiffed 16. Jack McKeon called him Big Rig.
   17. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: December 18, 2005 at 01:23 AM (#1782181)
Ron Villone also has a very greasy hairstyle, as I recall. He does have a pretty good name for the Bronx, though.
   18. 44magnum Posted: December 18, 2005 at 01:40 AM (#1782198)
Ron Villone also has a very greasy hairstyle

Not everyone can be as sweet as you and your tight and dripping wetperm.
   19. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: December 18, 2005 at 02:13 AM (#1782238)
Not everyone can be as sweet as you and your tight and dripping wetperm.

I have a dry and abrasive Jew-fro, as a matter of fact. So there.

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