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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Yankees - Signed Bellhorn

New York Yankees - Signed 2B Mark Bellhorn.

Mark Bellhorn is one of the best defensive players on the Yankees now, which is the main problem with this signing as Bellhorn, though probably fair-to-adequate at second, it’s Bellhorn’s bat you want, at least when he’s not being too selective and getting his bat on nothing, which is the case this season.  Bellhorn’s main job with the Yankees will be to spell Cano and A-Rod down the stretch.  He’ll do OK at this job, but I don’t think Bellhorn’s a great fit with the Yankees, though they do love the Red Sox castoffs.

2005 ZiPS Projection - Mark Bellhorn
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Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Actual ‘05 287 41   61 20 0   7 28 49 109   3 .213 .324 .355
Rest ‘05   83 12   19   5 0   3 10 14 28   1 .229 .340 .398
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Total ‘05 370 53   80 25 0 10 38 63 137   4 .216 .328 .365
Proj. ‘06 420 57   94 25 1 11 50 74 140   4 .224 .340 .367

Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2005 at 03:13 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. 1k5v3L Posted: September 01, 2005 at 03:56 PM (#1590793)
Fearless prediction:

Bellhorn home run on the last game of the season clinched the al east in NYY's favor. Red Sox nation goes from shock, to anger, to denial, finally to pre-2004 Red Sox nation. The Curse of the Horny Bell is born.
   2. mr. man Posted: September 01, 2005 at 04:08 PM (#1590820)
prediction:

i never see you, or your dog, again.
   3. 1k5v3L Posted: September 01, 2005 at 04:10 PM (#1590822)
Bellhorn has a dog?
   4. mr. man Posted: September 01, 2005 at 04:27 PM (#1590853)
it's a seinfeld reference
   5. mr. man Posted: September 01, 2005 at 04:30 PM (#1590859)
admittedly, a really obscure one from a forgettable episode.
   6. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: September 01, 2005 at 04:58 PM (#1590906)
Really? I liked that episode.
   7. Hack Wilson Posted: September 01, 2005 at 05:51 PM (#1591053)
Yankees aren't going far enough to get full value out of Bellhorn. They have to hire Dusty Baker as manager immediately so Dusty and Mark can recreate the magic they had on the Cubs.
   8. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 01, 2005 at 06:03 PM (#1591088)
Bellhorn's main job with the Yankees will be to spell Cano and A-Rod down the stretch.

If the Yankees are smart (jury's out on that), his main job will be to play second base against left-handed pitching.
   9. Fridas Boss Posted: September 01, 2005 at 08:21 PM (#1591503)
Hey Dan, I have a couple of extra periods that would look nice interspersed in that first sentence.. :-)
   10. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: September 02, 2005 at 02:42 AM (#1592415)
They're all forgettable episodes.
   11. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: September 02, 2005 at 02:46 AM (#1592424)
Operation "Ramiro Mendoza Revenge" Embedded Red Sox Stage 2 Complete
   12. Foster Posted: September 02, 2005 at 09:46 AM (#1592981)
Farfel!
   13. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: September 03, 2005 at 01:55 AM (#1594443)

Bellhorn home run on the last game of the season clinched the al east in NYY's favor. Red Sox nation goes from shock, to anger, to denial, finally to pre-2004 Red Sox nation. The Curse of the Horny Bell is born.


I'm not sure why this loss would affect them too much, since they'd still get into the playoffs as the wild card. Unless maybe the Indians can make a run.

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