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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 3686 .297 .335 .413 .266 10.5
Birth Date12-21-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

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
2002 BOS 24 12 18 16 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .188 .278 .188 .221 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1
2003 BOS 25 20 34 34 6 8 2 0 0 10 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 .235 .235 .294 .180 -2.6 0.1 -0.2
2004 PIT 26 9 20 19 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 .158 .158 .158 .112 -2.6 -0.3 -0.3
2005 PIT 27 132 492 453 54 132 26 4 5 181 27 36 5 3 4 35 2 2 .291 .336 .400 .267 19.4 1.9 2.2
2006 PIT 28 157 632 582 85 200 53 2 6 275 31 52 7 9 3 85 3 2 .344 .378 .473 .291 42.6 10.1 5.1
2007 PIT 29 147 653 602 77 183 42 4 11 266 32 76 8 9 2 81 0 1 .304 .343 .442 .268 21.6 -14.4 0.7
2008 PIT 30 145 608 569 75 154 26 2 9 211 21 63 4 6 8 52 0 1 .271 .298 .371 .241 5.9 -6.0 -0.0
2009 PIT 31 86 382 355 45 105 28 3 6 157 20 60 2 3 2 34 5 1 .296 .334 .442 .274 12.5 -8.2 0.4
2009 SFN 31 25 107 102 11 29 1 0 1 33 2 16 0 1 2 7 0 0 .284 .295 .324 .220 -2.7 2.1 -0.1
2010 SFN 32 111 479 431 55 126 22 1 7 171 32 68 3 5 8 47 3 1 .292 .342 .397 .279 21.6 1.2 2.4
2011 SFN 33 60 261 239 21 69 15 1 3 95 13 35 3 1 5 24 0 1 .289 .332 .397 .270 9.6 -6.4 0.3
Career90436863402434101221517481405180420323735371139.297.335.413.266124.5-20.110.5

Advanced

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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
2000 AUG A 0 121 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LOW A- 0 144 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAR A+ 69 310 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .373 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TRN AA 44 192 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOS MLB 12 18 .221 .261 .345 .430 .275 .231 98 -0.7 0.5 0.1 -0.2 0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2002 TRN AA 80 362 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PAW AAA 45 205 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 20 34 .180 .294 .358 .464 .284 .308 105 -3 0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.3 -2.6 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2
2003 NAS AAA 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PAW AAA 58 249 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .383 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 9 20 .112 .271 .337 .445 .274 .188 92 -3.3 0.6 0.1 -0.3 0.0 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2004 NAS AAA 44 140 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PIT MLB 132 492 .267 .263 .326 .419 .259 .306 103 3.6 14.2 1.1 1.9 -3.2 19.4 2.2 19.4 2.2
2006 PIT MLB 157 632 .291 .265 .329 .432 .262 .364 96 22 19.0 3.3 10.1 -0.2 42.6 5.1 42.6 5.1
2007 PIT MLB 147 653 .268 .268 .332 .426 .260 .328 101 5.9 19.4 -1 -14.4 -1.9 21.6 0.7 21.6 0.7
2007 IND AAA 1 4 .527 .304 .338 .453 .256 .500 93 1.2 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2008 PIT MLB 145 608 .241 .261 .327 .419 .261 .288 99 -12.3 17.6 -0.9 -6.0 -0.8 5.9 -0.0 5.9 -0.0
2009 PIT MLB 86 382 .274 .263 .330 .419 .264 .339 97 5.5 11.0 -0.5 -8.2 -1.3 12.5 0.4 12.5 0.4
2009 SFN MLB 25 107 .220 .259 .325 .406 .260 .326 89 -4.6 3.1 -0.1 2.1 0.8 -2.7 -0.1 -2.7 -0.1
2009 FRE AAA 3 10 .274 .283 .332 .460 .270 .375 118 0.1 0.3 0 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 SFN MLB 111 479 .279 .253 .319 .398 .263 .330 92 9 13.2 -0.6 1.2 -2.1 21.6 2.4 21.6 2.4
2010 SJO A+ 3 13 .615 .307 .370 .457 .283 .667 99 4.6 0.4 0 0.3 -0.8 4.2 0.5 4.2 0.5
2010 FRE AAA 4 13 .223 .281 .346 .397 .257 .375 105 -0.5 0.4 0 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 SFN MLB 60 261 .270 .256 .319 .402 .264 .327 91 2.4 7.0 -0.3 -6.4 0.5 9.6 0.3 9.6 0.3
2012 SJO A+ 3 10 .232 .286 .337 .454 .273 .444 81 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2000 AUG A 121 17 33 7 0 0 15 11 19 4 0 .303 .372 .367 .064 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LOW A- 144 24 38 13 2 1 14 9 16 2 4 .288 .347 .439 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TRN AA 192 25 58 20 0 2 19 9 21 3 1 .326 .361 .472 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAR A+ 310 40 95 19 4 1 24 22 30 5 3 .339 .388 .446 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PAW AAA 205 25 55 10 1 4 28 12 21 5 3 .301 .345 .432 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TRN AA 362 60 102 23 1 3 38 37 45 19 3 .328 .402 .437 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOS MLB 18 3 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .188 .278 .188 .000 .221 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1
2003 NAS AAA 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .600 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PAW AAA 249 46 72 17 0 5 25 31 36 8 0 .341 .422 .493 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 34 6 8 2 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 .235 .235 .294 .059 .180 -2.6 0.1 -0.2
2004 NAS AAA 140 10 33 7 1 1 11 11 17 4 1 .264 .324 .360 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 20 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .158 .158 .158 .000 .112 -2.6 -0.3 -0.3
2005 PIT MLB 492 54 132 26 4 5 35 27 36 2 2 .291 .336 .400 .108 .267 19.4 1.9 2.2
2006 PIT MLB 632 85 200 53 2 6 85 31 52 3 2 .344 .378 .473 .129 .291 42.6 10.1 5.1
2007 PIT MLB 653 77 183 42 4 11 81 32 76 0 1 .304 .343 .442 .138 .268 21.6 -14.4 0.7
2007 IND AAA 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.000 .500 .527 1.3 0.0 0.1
2008 PIT MLB 608 75 154 26 2 9 52 21 63 0 1 .271 .298 .371 .100 .241 5.9 -6.0 -0.0
2009 SFN MLB 107 11 29 1 0 1 7 2 16 0 0 .284 .295 .324 .039 .220 -2.7 2.1 -0.1
2009 FRE AAA 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .111 .274 0.1 0.0 0.0
2009 PIT MLB 382 45 105 28 3 6 34 20 60 5 1 .296 .334 .442 .146 .274 12.5 -8.2 0.4
2010 FRE AAA 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 .273 .385 .273 .000 .223 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 SJO A+ 13 6 6 5 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .667 .769 1.222 .556 .615 4.2 0.3 0.5
2010 SFN MLB 479 55 126 22 1 7 47 32 68 3 1 .292 .342 .397 .104 .279 21.6 1.2 2.4
2011 SFN MLB 261 21 69 15 1 3 24 13 35 0 1 .289 .332 .397 .109 .270 9.6 -6.4 0.3
2012 SJO A+ 10 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .000 .232 -0.4 0.0 -0.0

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
2008 2055 0.5192 0.4990 0.8817 0.6345 0.3502 0.9306 0.7861 0.1183
2009 1834 0.5305 0.5016 0.8495 0.6208 0.3635 0.8924 0.7668 0.1505
2010 1746 0.5332 0.4753 0.8525 0.6026 0.3264 0.9144 0.7218 0.1475
2011 892 0.5258 0.5078 0.8344 0.6418 0.3593 0.9169 0.6711 0.1656
Career65270.5270.49460.85840.62310.34880.91370.74780.1416

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-07-05 2012-07-05 On-Alr 0 0 - Low Back Surgery Microdiscectomy 2012-07-05 -
2012-05-15 2012-05-15 On-Alr 0 0 - Low Back Inflammation Received Epidural - -
2012-03-26 2012-10-29 60-DL 217 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2011-08-02 -
2012-02-28 2012-02-29 On-Alr 1 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-26 Camp 27 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2011-08-02 -
2011-06-11 2011-09-29 60-DL 110 98 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2011-08-02
2011-05-17 2011-05-18 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Swelling -
2011-05-05 2011-05-06 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Soreness -
2011-04-13 2011-04-13 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2010-12-07 2010-12-07 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Long Head of Biceps Tenotomy and Debridement 2010-12-07
2010-10-09 2010-10-10 DTD 1 0 Right Fingers Contusion HBP Middle Finger -
2010-09-27 2010-09-30 DTD 3 2 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2010-07-16 2010-07-17 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness -
2010-03-26 2010-05-19 15-DL 54 38 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and AC Joint 2009-12-23
2010-03-04 2010-03-26 Camp 22 0 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and AC Joint 2009-12-23
2009-12-23 2009-12-23 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and AC Joint 2009-12-23
2009-09-22 2009-10-05 DTD 13 12 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2009-09-30
2009-08-18 2009-09-07 15-DL 20 19 Right Shoulder Strain Teres Major -
2009-08-11 2009-08-12 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2009-07-27 2009-08-02 DTD 6 5 Left Knee Soreness -
2009-07-03 2009-07-10 DTD 7 6 Low Back Tightness -
2008-09-10 2008-09-13 DTD 3 3 Right Irritation -
2008-09-01 2008-09-02 DTD 1 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2008-08-11 2008-08-11 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2008-07-28 2008-08-03 DTD 6 5 Low Back Spasms -
2008-05-11 2008-05-11 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-04-04 2008-04-05 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2007-09-26 2007-10-01 DTD 5 5 Right Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff Fraying 2007-09-28
2007-06-15 2007-06-19 DTD 4 3 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-05-29 2007-05-29 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-04-25 2007-04-26 DTD 1 1 Left Irritation -
2007-04-17 2007-04-18 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Soreness -
2007-03-23 2007-04-07 15-DL 15 4 Right Knee Sprain -
2006-06-30 2006-07-01 DTD 1 1 Low Back Spasms -
2006-03-18 2006-03-23 Camp 5 0 Groin Soreness -
2006-02-26 2006-02-27 Camp 1 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball Off Calf -
2005-08-18 2005-08-19 DTD 1 1 Trunk Soreness -
2005-06-19 2005-06-24 DTD 5 5 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-06-06 2005-06-11 DTD 5 4 Groin Strain -
2005-05-27 2005-05-27 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Laceration Broken Bat -
2004-03-26 2004-07-09 60-DL 105 83 Right Ankle Recovery From Surgery Bone Spurs 2003-11-04
2003-11-04 2003-11-04 Off 0 0 Right Ankle Surgery Bone Spurs 2003-11-04

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SFN $
2012 SFN $6,000,000
2011 SFN $6,000,000
2010 SFN $6,000,000
2009 PIT, SFN $6,250,000
2008 PIT $4,000,000
2007 PIT $2,750,000
2006 PIT $342,000
2004 PIT $303,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$31,645,000
8 yrTotal$31,645,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 52 dMatt Sosnick1 year/$6M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year/$6M (2012). Signed extension with San Francisco 4/1/11.
  • 2 years/$12M (2010-11). Signed extension with San Francisco 10/30/09. 10:$6M, 11:$6M.
  • 2 years/$11M (2008-09), plus 2010 club option. Signed extension with Pittsburgh 2/5/08 (avoided arbitration, $4.9M-$4.1M). $0.3M signing bonus. 08:$4M, 09:$6.1M, 10:$8M club option, $0.6M buyout. 2010 club option guaranteed with 635 PAs in 2009 or 600 PAs and All Star selection in 2009. Base salary for 2010 option may increase by $0.5M ($0.1M each for 1) 650 PAs in 2008, 2) 650 PAs in 2009, 3) All Star in 2008, 4) All Star in 2009, or 5) Gold Glove or Silver Slugger in 2008 or 2009. Acquired by San Francisco in trade from Pittsburgh 7/29/09.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2007). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $3.1M-$2.15M). Performance bonuses: $10,000 for 650 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.342M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.303M (2004)
  • 1 year (2003). Acquired in trade from Boston 7/03.
  • Drafted 2000 11-332 (Oklahoma City University).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)I saw Panik compared to Freddy Sanchez-is that a legit comp or is it done mainly because they're in the same org?
(Josh G from Sacramento)
Freddy Sanchez won a batting title. I'll got out on a limb and say Panik will never win a batting title. (Kevin Goldstein II)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)NL only, 12 team 5x5. I stumbled into shockingly good depth at 2b (which is scarce as heck): Bill Hall, Darwin Barney (bench), Freddy Sanchez, Willie Bloomquist. Who should start, who are trade bait?
(jm010e from Vegas)
I would move Bloomquist, for sure--depending on him to keep it up is a bet I wouldn't want to make, and one you don't have to make, given your depth there. Barney probably won't bring back much in a deal, whether he is good or not, so dangling one of the other two to see what you can get would be the right play. (Marc Normandin)
2010-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why do so many people complain about the WS winner because they weren't built to last? Why should that matter? They have a shiny new flag and you don't. Too many screeds are written with the downside of the Giants as the main points, instead of a great late-season and post-season run. The fact that we shouldn't expect a repeat next year should be a postscript at most, no? In other words, don't forget to celebrate the baseball before you skewer the managerial approach. Am I wrong?
(R.A.Wagman from @RAWagman)
I completely agree. If there was such a thing as Marlins fans I would pose the question of whether they cried over the fact that the team couldn't compete in 1998 after winning it all in 1997, or if they basked in the warm glowing warming glow of a world series title. I think a lot of this stems from the fact that people don't like certain teams to have the upper hand on theirs, or because certain people don't agree with the style of the Giants club. I know a lot of people like to make fun of Brian Sabean and so the initial reaction is to detract from him instead of giving the Giants credit. I also think people just have a hard time believing how a team with Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross, Freddy Sanchez, et al, managed to win a world series, so the kneejerk reaction is to say "But you won't do it again!"

As I said earlier, the story here should be how dominant that entire pitching staff looked. The Giants will not score a lot of runs over the next couple of years, but that is the best 5-man starting rotation in baseball. (Eric Seidman)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Johnny Damon's continued non-employment surprise you?
(ekanenh from capitol city)
Not too much. Every market has losers, and he's one of them in that there were only so many people who were going to get in on Holliday and Bay and decide to see Damon as a viable fall-back option. It would have been neat if he'd been a one-year addition for the Giants instead of their signing Freddy Sanchez and Aubrey Huff, but one of the problems with being a historical actor is that you sometimes lose out because of historical actions. Damon seemed to keep waiting for a deal that wasn't there, and other teams, players, and agents weren't waiting on him. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-11-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about the Giants resigning Freddy Sanchez? Any chance he rebounds and becomes a solid player again?
(brianpekrul from san francisco)
I'm not in the least bit surprised. He'll be an average, maybe a little below-average, player. A team that has to add OBP is basically hoping he has a big BA year in '10 or '11. Not a fan of management by wishcasting. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Pirates will get good value in return for Freddy Sanchez should he be traded? Given his contract situation, what do you think good value actually is?
(Ian from Pittsburgh)
I think the Pirates got excellent value in Alderson plus being completely free from paying the 8.1M option for next season. Both teams made a good deal there. (John Perrotto)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on yesterday's Pirates trades, and the earlier LaRoche trade? Just when I get excited, Keith Law rains on the parade by saying Alderson is likely a #4-5 starter. To me, it looks like wheel and deal Neal did a reasonably good job in getting potentially useable parts for LaRoche, Wilson and Sanchez. Good guys all, but none of them were likely to be a part of the next relevant Bucs team.
(George Aiken from Forbes Ave)
I agree with you wholeheartedly. I have a lot of respect for Keith as a baseball man and an old friend but I've had different reports on Alderson. He's pitched very well in AA as a 20-year-old and I believe he is now the best pitching prospect in the Pirates' organization and No. 2 overall behind Pedro Alvarez. All in all, Wheel and Deal Neal did well to get as much back as he did for guys who, beyond Freddy Sanchez, are spare parts in other teams' eyes. (John Perrotto)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)How can Felipe Lopez get traded for almost nothing, while Freddy Sanchez fetches a top prospect? Do teams differ that much in their player evaluations?
(tcunning from MN)
You hit right on the head. Every team evaluates players differently and that was the reason in the disparity of talent moving in the two trades. (John Perrotto)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What was your take regarding the Freddy Sanchez trade. Gianst fans were pissed about Alderson leaving, but with Cain, Lincecum, and Zito's contract and Sanchez it seems like we don't have a ton of room in our rotation anyway? Your thoughts?
(Dan from San Francisco)
I think the Giants haven't won a World Series since before anyone on the current roster was born, and that they upgraded their offense ever so slightly at two positions in order to improve their runs per game. That helps out their wonderful pitching staff and increases the chances that they pull out another win or two from the remaining schedule. It sucks to trade away that kind of player for Sanchez, but at the same time, they have the kind of rotation that if they get to the playoffs, they can do some serious damage even to superior clubs. (Marc Normandin)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you hearing about Freddy Sanchez to the Rockies?
(Joe from Tufts)
They definitely have interest in Sanchez but it doesn't seem like a deal is close. (John Perrotto)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)What can the Bucs expect in trade for Jack Wilson or Freddy Sanchez? Would LA deal for Hu for JW for example, or are we looking at AA/AAA prospects in a teams top 10 for each? And would it be better to wait until the trade deadline, or now, to deal these type players?
(Bucco Bob from Pitt, PA)
If Neal Huntington could get Hu for Wilson, that would be nothing short of superb for the Pirates. I really don't know how much of a market there is for Sanchez; whether you consider him a weak-hitting third baseman or a weak-fielding second baseman, he's really only a patch, and people might keep tripping over the batting title when it comes to expectations of his valuation. Can he be useful? Of course, sort of like Casey Blake as a patch at any of the four corners, and if you're in win-now mode. But that narrows the field of candidates considerably. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm looking to jettison Jack Wilson, Freddy Sanchez, Adam LaRoche, my pitching coach, and the racing pierogies. What can I expect in return?
(NealH from Pitt, PA)
You might be able to pry the chorizo away from Milwaukee, although in that case you'd probably have to take back Randall Simon as part of the deal. And what, you aren't digging the brothers LaRoche at the infield corners? Rick Peterson would probably love to come back to Pittsburgh, although his merits as a pitching coach are debatable. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Marc, how's it going? I'd like to get your opinion on Freddy Sanchez, for fantasy purposes. Do you think he can sustain the high batting average that he has posted recently?
(Peter from Beyond the Boxscore)
Peter, Peter. You come here, into my chat, asking me for advice in a week when we are facing each other as I fight for a bye week? You got stones, man ;-)

He's a much better hitter than he has been this year, and his numbers in the second half are not too out of whack from things we've seen from him in the past. I don't expect a .330 average to stay up--as a rule, I don't expect that from anyone except for Pujols--but it can't hurt, as it's not so much riding a hot streak as hoping a player has returned to his talent level. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Nats/Crow debacle?
(thorne from washington dc)
I don't think a franchise with as many holes as the Nationals can go a year without signing its first-round pick, so perhaps the Nationals should have taken a somewhat lower-risk player. With that said, there seems to be a lot of he-said/they-said here, and I'm not sure which entity is to blame. I do know, however, that it wasn't Aaron Crow who said there had to be a window of just 10 weeks between draft and signing deadline, and it wasn't Aaron Crow who gets compensation for not being signed. That was someone else's idea, once again designed to maximize leverage.
Pirates fans, how's that Freddy Sanchez contract working out for you? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on the Buc's signing Freddy Sanchez to a 2+1 deal - to me it seems like a good move for both parties?
(Frank from Singapore)
I'm underwhelmed. He's 30, plays a position at which guys age poorly, and if he hits .285 he kills you. It's a pretty irrelevant move.

There's no way he triggers the 2010 option (635 PA in 2009, I believe), so you've saved two arb hearings. (Joe Sheehan)


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