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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Pirates - Signed Randa

Pittsburgh Pirates - Signed 3B Joe Randa to a 1-year, $4 million contract.

I’m not sure what this accomplishes.  Randa hit better than Sanchez in 2005, but the difference wasn’t overwhelming and their respective ages should make it closer in 2006.  Both are good with the glove.  Now, if Jose Bautista doesn’t build on his 2005 season, all you’ve accomplished is wasting a year of Freddy Sanchez.  On the plus side, Pirate signings tend to be counterproductive and since Randa doesn’t actively hurt the team, it’s a good move, relatively speaking.

2006 ZiPS Projections
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Player     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Bautista   442 52 109 23 1 15 61 38 104   5 .247 .315 .405
Randa     534 66 148 41 2 14 72 42 78   0 .277 .332 .440
Sanchez   414 52 120 25 3   5 42 32 41   5 .290 .344 .401
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Dan Szymborski Posted: December 28, 2005 at 08:26 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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