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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Astros - Signed Feliz

Houston Astros - Signed 3B Pedro Feliz to a 1-year, $4.5 million contract.

Better than Geoff Blum!  This has been the rallying cry of Astros fans since this signing.  I wonder if these same fans, when given a 20% salary cut at the office, would proclaim “It’s better than roaming the streets looking for used hypodermic needles in trash cans!”  Or, if being served a raccoon stuffed with spam at Christmas, yell out “At least it beats Taco Bell!” in cries of joy.

The Astros think they’re a competitor for the division in 2010.  Which, I guess, is kind of cute, in the same way a 10-year-old rightfielder with coke-bottle glasses thinking he’s going to be Albert Pujols is a little endearing.  Feliz’s defense has been getting more ordinary (mordinary?) the last couple of seasons and given what a hack he is at the plate, this isn’t really the best plan for the Astros, even if they really were an 85-90 win team.  Well, at least given the state of the farm system, Feliz isn’t blocking anyone (Chris Johnson wouldn’t be all that good in 2010).

2010 ZiPS Projections
Player     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG OPS+
Feliz     481 43 122 23 2 13 54 30 68   0 .254 .297 .391   87



Dan Szymborski Posted: December 15, 2009 at 03:12 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 18, 2009 at 12:40 AM (#3416489)
A .297/.391 at OJ park gets you an 87 OPS+? Something seems amiss.

My prediction for 2011 for Pedro Feliz - an NRI. He's lost some range and seems to have lost his power.
   2. Dan Szymborski Posted: December 18, 2009 at 12:46 AM (#3416496)
That should be 78, got the digits reversed.
   3. calming him down with his 57i66135 Posted: December 18, 2009 at 12:53 AM (#3416506)
still waiting on polanco to the phils.
   4. Lassus Posted: December 18, 2009 at 01:18 AM (#3416517)
I actually thought this might be about Neftali Feliz, but then I realized that would be kind of stupid.

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