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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
21 9177 .293 .324 .461 .267 26.3
Birth Date6-30-1972
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age45 years, 11 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1994 CAL 22 5 13 13 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .385 .385 .385 .268 0.2 -0.1 0.0
1995 CAL 23 106 400 374 50 120 19 1 16 189 19 65 1 4 2 69 6 2 .321 .352 .505 .292 24.9 8.8 3.3
1996 CAL 24 150 642 607 79 173 33 2 12 246 27 84 0 3 5 72 7 9 .285 .314 .405 .244 4.0 9.2 1.2
1997 ANA 25 154 662 624 76 189 36 3 8 255 30 70 2 5 1 92 10 4 .303 .334 .409 .260 14.7 15.1 2.9
1998 ANA 26 156 658 622 62 183 41 7 15 283 29 80 1 3 3 79 8 3 .294 .325 .455 .268 13.0 2.2 1.5
1999 ANA 27 157 660 620 88 188 36 2 21 291 34 81 0 6 0 80 3 4 .303 .336 .469 .269 26.8 5.9 3.1
2000 ANA 28 159 681 647 92 185 40 3 35 336 24 87 0 9 1 117 7 6 .286 .307 .519 .265 21.3 -10.6 1.0
2001 ANA 29 161 704 672 83 194 39 2 28 321 27 100 0 5 0 123 13 6 .289 .314 .478 .270 20.6 1.1 2.1
2002 ANA 30 158 678 638 93 195 56 3 29 344 30 80 0 10 0 123 6 4 .306 .332 .539 .309 50.8 -1.9 4.9
2003 ANA 31 159 673 638 80 201 49 4 29 345 31 83 0 4 0 116 6 3 .315 .345 .541 .297 37.8 11.2 4.9
2004 ANA 32 112 475 442 57 133 20 1 14 197 29 75 1 3 0 75 2 1 .301 .343 .446 .273 15.3 -12.5 0.3
2005 ANA 33 142 603 575 68 163 34 1 17 250 23 84 0 5 0 96 1 1 .283 .308 .435 .254 7.4 -4.2 0.3
2006 ANA 34 141 588 543 63 152 28 2 17 235 38 95 0 7 0 85 1 0 .280 .323 .433 .252 4.4 0.1 0.4
2007 ANA 35 108 450 417 67 124 31 1 16 205 27 54 0 6 0 80 1 0 .297 .336 .492 .279 22.5 -6.7 1.6
2008 ANA 36 145 593 557 66 163 27 3 15 241 29 77 1 6 0 84 7 4 .293 .325 .433 .258 8.8 1.5 1.0
2009 ATL 37 135 534 496 52 133 27 0 13 199 27 73 2 9 0 61 1 0 .268 .303 .401 .243 1.2 -12.5 -1.1
2010 LAN 38 80 163 155 8 28 6 1 2 42 5 34 0 2 1 12 1 0 .181 .204 .271 .176 -10.4 -1.0 -1.2
Career2228917786401084252952236287398442912248871313658047.293.324.461.267263.35.426.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1990 BOI A- 25 88 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 QUD A 105 414 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PSP A+ 81 344 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .396 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MID AA 39 155 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 VAN AAA 122 504 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CAL MLB 5 13 .268 .279 .345 .424 .270 .455 98 0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
1994 VAN AAA 123 537 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAL MLB 106 400 .292 .269 .339 .425 .264 .350 100 14 12.0 -2.9 8.8 1.7 24.9 3.3 24.9 3.3
1995 VAN AAA 14 66 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .404 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CAL MLB 150 642 .244 .279 .348 .444 .269 .313 98 -12 19.8 -4.8 9.2 0.9 4.0 1.2 4.0 1.2
1997 ANA MLB 154 662 .260 .272 .338 .427 .265 .328 96 -0.3 18.3 -3.8 15.1 0.5 14.7 2.9 14.7 2.9
1998 ANA MLB 156 658 .268 .270 .335 .430 .264 .317 95 5.6 17.9 -6.7 2.2 -3.8 13.0 1.5 13.0 1.5
1999 ANA MLB 157 660 .269 .276 .346 .441 .264 .319 96 7.2 18.4 -0.2 5.9 1.4 26.8 3.1 26.8 3.1
2000 ANA MLB 159 681 .265 .272 .342 .436 .261 .281 93 4.3 19.3 0.3 -10.6 -2.6 21.3 1.0 21.3 1.0
2001 ANA MLB 161 704 .270 .265 .328 .424 .260 .302 98 7.8 19.3 -5.3 1.1 -1.1 20.6 2.1 20.6 2.1
2002 ANA MLB 158 678 .309 .264 .330 .425 .265 .308 95 35.4 18.1 -4.7 -1.9 1.9 50.8 4.9 50.8 4.9
2003 ANA MLB 159 673 .297 .269 .332 .427 .263 .325 99 27.5 18.3 -5.5 11.2 -2.5 37.8 4.9 37.8 4.9
2004 ANA MLB 112 475 .273 .267 .332 .429 .257 .334 103 6.7 14.1 -0.3 -12.5 -5.2 15.3 0.3 15.3 0.3
2004 RCU A+ 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB 142 603 .254 .267 .327 .419 .262 .305 98 -3.5 17.3 -6 -4.2 -0.4 7.4 0.3 7.4 0.3
2006 ANA MLB 141 588 .252 .273 .336 .431 .258 .308 102 -5.4 17.7 -6.5 0.1 -1.4 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2007 ANA MLB 108 450 .279 .270 .334 .420 .263 .306 99 9.5 13.4 -4.1 -6.7 3.8 22.5 1.6 22.5 1.6
2007 RCU A+ 6 19 .256 .259 .350 .426 .257 .267 96 -0.1 0.6 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2008 ANA MLB 145 593 .258 .266 .333 .418 .261 .314 103 -1.3 17.1 -7 1.5 0.0 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
2009 ATL MLB 135 534 .243 .260 .329 .413 .262 .286 96 -9.8 15.4 -3.6 -12.5 -0.7 1.2 -1.1 1.2 -1.1
2010 LAN MLB 80 163 .176 .256 .326 .395 .266 .215 88 -13.8 4.5 -0.8 -1.0 -0.3 -10.4 -1.2 -10.4 -1.2

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1990 BOI A- 88 11 21 3 1 1 8 4 18 0 1 .253 .287 .349 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 QUD A 414 40 102 22 2 2 42 20 89 5 6 .260 .296 .342 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MID AA 155 16 40 5 0 2 19 9 30 2 1 .274 .316 .349 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PSP A+ 344 46 104 15 2 1 62 21 61 1 1 .323 .366 .391 .068 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 VAN AAA 504 57 137 34 4 4 71 31 95 3 4 .293 .337 .409 .116 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CAL MLB 13 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .385 .385 .385 .000 .268 0.2 -0.1 0.0
1994 VAN AAA 537 75 162 42 6 12 102 28 93 3 3 .321 .358 .499 .178 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAL MLB 400 50 120 19 1 16 69 19 65 6 2 .321 .352 .505 .184 .292 24.9 8.8 3.3
1995 VAN AAA 66 9 19 7 0 0 12 5 14 0 0 .311 .364 .426 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CAL MLB 642 79 173 33 2 12 72 27 84 7 9 .285 .314 .405 .120 .244 4.0 9.2 1.2
1997 ANA MLB 662 76 189 36 3 8 92 30 70 10 4 .303 .334 .409 .106 .260 14.7 15.1 2.9
1998 ANA MLB 658 62 183 41 7 15 79 29 80 8 3 .294 .325 .455 .161 .268 13.0 2.2 1.5
1999 ANA MLB 660 88 188 36 2 21 80 34 81 3 4 .303 .336 .469 .166 .269 26.8 5.9 3.1
2000 ANA MLB 681 92 185 40 3 35 117 24 87 7 6 .286 .307 .519 .233 .265 21.3 -10.6 1.0
2001 ANA MLB 704 83 194 39 2 28 123 27 100 13 6 .289 .314 .478 .189 .270 20.6 1.1 2.1
2002 ANA MLB 678 93 195 56 3 29 123 30 80 6 4 .306 .332 .539 .234 .309 50.8 -1.9 4.9
2003 ANA MLB 673 80 201 49 4 29 116 31 83 6 3 .315 .345 .541 .226 .297 37.8 11.2 4.9
2004 RCU A+ 10 1 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 .444 .500 .778 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB 475 57 133 20 1 14 75 29 75 2 1 .301 .343 .446 .145 .273 15.3 -12.5 0.3
2005 ANA MLB 603 68 163 34 1 17 96 23 84 1 1 .283 .308 .435 .151 .254 7.4 -4.2 0.3
2006 ANA MLB 588 63 152 28 2 17 85 38 95 1 0 .280 .323 .433 .153 .252 4.4 0.1 0.4
2007 ANA MLB 450 67 124 31 1 16 80 27 54 1 0 .297 .336 .492 .194 .279 22.5 -6.7 1.6
2007 RCU A+ 19 3 4 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .222 .263 .278 .056 .256 0.5 -0.3 0.0
2008 ANA MLB 593 66 163 27 3 15 84 29 77 7 4 .293 .325 .433 .140 .258 8.8 1.5 1.0
2009 ATL MLB 534 52 133 27 0 13 61 27 73 1 0 .268 .303 .401 .133 .243 1.2 -12.5 -1.1
2010 LAN MLB 163 8 28 6 1 2 12 5 34 1 0 .181 .204 .271 .090 .176 -10.4 -1.0 -1.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1936 0.4582 0.4799 0.8245 0.5941 0.3832 0.8975 0.7289 0.1755 793 0.017274
2009 1849 0.4884 0.4765 0.8150 0.5947 0.3636 0.8808 0.7122 0.1850 783 -0.000194
2010 584 0.5051 0.4555 0.7707 0.5085 0.4014 0.8733 0.6379 0.2293 251 0.002658
Career43690.47720.47520.81330.58290.37730.88720.70970.1867716.31930.0079

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-08-21 2009-08-25 DTD 4 3 Right Low Back Inflammation SI Joint Injury -
2009-04-20 2009-05-05 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2009-04-11 2009-04-14 DTD 3 2 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-04-09 2009-04-10 DTD 1 0 Right Lower Leg Tightness Calf -
2009-03-07 2009-03-29 Camp 22 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-08-26 2008-08-27 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Inflammation Tendonitis -
2008-08-25 2008-08-25 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Tendonitis - -
2008-06-18 2008-06-20 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
2008-03-16 2008-03-18 Camp 2 0 Right Knee Inflammation - -
2008-03-13 2008-03-15 Camp 2 0 Left Thigh Tightness - -
2007-09-29 2007-10-01 DTD 2 2 Infection Conjunctivitis -
2007-06-17 2007-07-03 15-DL 16 13 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2007-06-10 2007-06-12 DTD 2 1 Right Hip Tightness Hip Flexor -
2007-04-28 2007-06-03 15-DL 36 34 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2006-09-03 2006-09-04 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-08-23 2006-08-23 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2006-08-12 2006-08-15 DTD 3 3 - Low Back Spasms - -
2006-07-25 2006-07-28 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-07-18 2006-07-19 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-07-07 2006-07-09 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-06-27 2006-06-30 DTD 3 2 Low Back Stiffness -
2006-05-16 2006-05-16 On-Alr 0 0 Left Foot Strain Plantar Fascia -
2006-05-15 2006-05-21 DTD 6 5 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-04-27 2006-04-28 DTD 1 0 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2006-03-08 2006-03-26 Camp 18 0 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2005-09-28 2005-09-30 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Tightness - -
2005-09-21 2005-09-24 DTD 3 3 Low Back Soreness -
2005-08-14 2005-08-23 DTD 9 8 Low Back Inflammation SI Joint -
2005-08-10 2005-08-12 DTD 2 2 Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2005-06-12 2005-06-13 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2005-05-28 2005-05-28 DTD 0 0 - Ankle Sprain - -
2005-05-18 2005-05-22 DTD 4 3 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2004-09-30 2004-10-01 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2004-09-17 2004-09-18 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Inflammation -
2004-08-17 2004-08-17 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Contusion HBP -
2004-08-06 2004-08-07 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2004-07-27 2004-07-28 DTD 1 1 - Groin Strain -
2004-07-23 2004-07-25 DTD 2 2 Groin Soreness -
2004-04-22 2004-06-10 15-DL 49 43 Upper Back Arthritis -
2004-03-04 2004-03-22 Camp 18 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2003-09-20 2003-09-22 DTD 2 2 Low Back Tightness -
2002-09-15 2002-09-17 DTD 2 2 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2002-08-05 2002-08-26 DTD 21 19 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2002-06-03 2002-06-03 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Laceration Ring Finger - -
2002-03-25 2002-03-25 Camp 0 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2001-03-01 2001-03-09 Camp 8 0 Right Groin Strain - -
2000-07-20 2000-07-20 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Strain Achilles Tendon - -
2000-07-15 2000-07-16 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Contusion - -
2000-04-16 2000-04-17 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain - -
1999-10-22 1999-10-22 Off 0 0 Left Foot Surgery Released Nerve 1999-10-22 -
1999-08-07 1999-08-09 DTD 2 2 - Ankle Soreness - -
1998-06-05 1998-06-06 DTD 1 1 Right Fracture Big Toe - -
1997-07-01 1997-07-02 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1997-06-22 1997-06-24 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness Flu - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 LAN $550,000
2009 ATL $2,500,000
2008 ANA $12,600,000
2007 ANA $11,600,000
2006 ANA $10,600,000
2005 ANA $9,600,000
2004 ANA $6,200,000
2003 ANA $5,350,000
2002 ANA $5,000,000
2001 ANA $4,500,000
2000 ANA $3,250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$71,750,000
11 yrTotal$71,750,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 49 dChris Arnold1 year/$0.55M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2010). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 3/3/10 (minor-league contract). $0.55M salary in majors. $0.2M in performance bonuses. Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 4/3/10. DFA by LA Dodgers 8/8/10. Retired 3/11.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2009). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 2/22/09.
  • 4 years/$48M (2005-08), plus 2009 club option. Signed extension with LA Angels 4/04. $3M signing bonus. 05:$9M, 06:$10M, 07:$11M, 08:$12M, 09:$14M club option ($3M buyout). LA Angels declined $15M 2009 club option 10/28/08.
  • 4 years/$20M (2001-04). Signed extension with Anaheim 4/01. $25,000 All Star award bonus
  • 3 years/$4M (1997-99), plus 2000 club option. Signed extension with Anaheim 3/97. 97:$0.5M, 98:$1.4M, 99:$2.1M, 00:$3.25M club option. Anaheim exercised 2000 club option 10/99.
  • 1 year/$0.25M (1996). Re-signed by Anaheim 2/96.
  • 1 year/$0.109M (1995). Re-signed by Anaheim 2/95.
  • 1 year (1994). Contract purchased by Anaheim.
  • Drafted by Anaheim 1990 (4-123) (Kennedy HS, Granada Hills, Calif.).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Diaz kills left-handed pitching. Isn't it easier to find him a righty-masher platoon mate than to find a full-time left fielder?
(Christopher from Nashville)
How many lefty platoon mashers are there, though? Not as many as you'd think, and many of them wind up employed as everyday players already, given the roster crunch that favors employment of fourth-tier relievers at the expense of tactical weapons on offense. They just tried it with Garret Anderson, after a fashion, and that flopped. Trying it again with Ryan Church or seeing if there's anything left with Brian Giles? The best best might be to get in on any offers for Brad Hawpe. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, how do the Braves fix their absolute mess of an outfield, now and down the road?
(steveomd from Ohio)
Start by pulling the ol' switcheroo the next time the traveling secretary hands out plane tickets to Jeff Francoeur and Garret Anderson, maybe something along the lines of a flight to Tijuana via Nova Scotia.

I'd start with the assumption that McLouth should be playing a corner position (does he have the arm for right?), platoon Gregor Blanco and Omar Infante in center, at least until you're satisfied Schafer is ready, and try to find a lefty bat that can match with Matt Diaz in left. And look forward to the day when Jason Heyward is ready (two years?). (Jay Jaffe)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any way to fix the Braves OF situation? The way I see it, they don't have a single outfielder who should be playing every day right now, and at least one who shouldn't be playing at the major league level.
(Matt A from Raleigh)
Stick with the commitment to Schafer, because that's been made and should be worthwhile. I'd play Brandon Jones, because I never got as down on him because of his Triple-A funk last season as some people did; there's your left-field platoon, with Diaz. The problem's really still Frenchy, and Garret Anderson's not really a fix there, even in a platoon. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Garret Anderson is talking about playing until he gets 3000 hits. I don't think anyone considers Anderson a hall of famer, except, with some of the inexplicable reasoning of the BBWAA recently, how much consideration would he get if he played four more seasons as a regular?
(Josh from Sacramento)
If Harold Baines can't get much more than five percent, neither will he, but then I have a hard time imagining any team(s) withstanding four years of him as a regular at an offense-first position given production declining from his 2005-2008 level as he moves into his late 30s. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-02-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Joe Crede? I figure there's a chance that he'll perform better than Buscher/Harris, and if/when he gets hurt or sucks, Buscher/Harris is still there and all the team lost is a couple million dollars. On the other hand, Gardenhire loves crappy players, especially when they are veterans who can play defense, so there's no guarantee he'll come out of the lineup no matter how bad he is.
(russadams from St. Paul, MN)
I think the Twins can't help themselves sometimes. Year in and year out, they bring in no-upside veterans, usually good with the glove and with lousy OBPs. Then they wonder why they missed the playoffs again. Crede almost works in a Garret Anderson, the-other-guys-might-be-worse sense, but that's the nicest thing I can say about the deal. Was there really no way to trade anything for Hank Blalock? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Prior to the Ryan Howard era, which players in baseball were most overrated?
(Reed from Des Moines)
Ichiro Suzuki, Derek Jeter, Garret Anderson. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Please tell me that no team will offer Garret Anderson a full time job next season. He is platoon at best. Might not even be good enough as a right handed platoon.
(Robert from LA)
He's never had big platoon splits, and in fact, has often been backwards. I wouldn't mind him as a PH/extra OF, probably in the NL, but there's no way I give him even 300 PA. He actually has a PH skill set. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-09-23 13:30:00 (link to chat)A's have lots of trade ammo, any chance they could get a Fielder or Holliday this offseason?
(eric from vegas)
To what end? The A's seem to have a lot of guys who can play on the corners. They need up-the-middle talent.

By the way, there's never, ever been a baseball team to get less out of plate discipline than the A's. They can walk, and that's all they can do. I've lost track of the number of times they've had the bases loaded, no one out, and get no or one runs while making three straight outs. They just can't *hit*. If any team needs some Garret Anderson clone, it's the A's. I can't believe I'm saying this. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Christina, love your writing... the queen of transaction analysis! Big question for you: Are the Angels due for a whopping regression next year? I'm mostly worried about their 2007 Diamondbacks-like pythagorean win-loss record. Their outfield in particular looks like it'll be a shambles. They'll be minus Juan Rivera (unless they make a serious effort to re-sign him), Vlad will undoubtedly be taken up on his team option, Garret Anderson will be gone, but Torii Hunter will be a year older (and he's already showing signs of decline), and the team will be carrying that godawful Gary Matthews, Jr. contract (barring a DFA). Plus, the bullpen will almost certainly be without K-Rod, and that leads to questions about the team's ability to shut down the opposition late in games with the implied roster reshuffling. Like the 2008 Snakes, it seems they could very quickly become a .500 (or worse) team in a hurry. Thoughts?
(scareduck from Somewhere west of Angel Stadium)
I think it makes for a very interesting question, because the factors you mention could lead to an expectation that it might take fewer than 90 wins to take next year's division crown, at which point you can put Oakland and Texas into the picture if they play for the near-term. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)OK, so I know lineup order doesn't matter all that much and yadda yadda, but will there be any point in this season that Casey Kotchman gets to bat higher in the lineup than the barely breathing corpse of Garret Anderson? And really, isn't Anderson, along with Matthews Jr., a huge part of the reason the Angels' run differential is so mediocore?
(deadmonkeyhead from CA)
Yes. We kill the Dodgers for Jones and Pierre, but the Angels are paying just as much money to bad outfielders. The Matthews contract was inexplicable, indefensible, and is now part of the Angels' problem. Free Kendry Morales! (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, thanks for chatting. Are there any of today's players that you expect to be overrated by the HOF voters, like Rice is?
(collins from greenville nc)
Man, good question. Obviously the way in which, say, Derek Jeter is overrated will carry over. Jeter is a Hall of Famer, a first-ballot guy, so it doesn't matter much.

On the margins...you know, I have to tell you that I clicked on this question, and now I can't come up with an answer. I don't know that this era has many marginal Hall of Famers who are likely to be *overrated* based on reputation or too-simple stats, such as RBI or wins.

Great question. I wish I had a better answer. The only one I can think of is maybe David Ortiz. Garret Anderson, I suppose, if he has a bounceback. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesI sort of like the idea of keeping Vlad and chasing after Tex, and with K-Rod, Garland, and Garret Anderson coming off of the books (assuming they ditch that insane $14 million option for '09), they should have the cash. The tough call to my way of thinking is whether or not to re-sign Figgy. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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