Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Wee Willie Whee!

As the icing to the cake of this scrumpdili-icious offseason, we get two more years of Willie Bloomquist.

Bloomquist hit .257/289/333 with an OPS of 622. Despite getting the most At-bats of his career these numbers are all worse than his career numbers (which are admittedly skewed by his stellar 33 at-bat spetember in 2002.

Willie has some value. He plays a lot of postions. He's an outstanding base stealer. There is no reason to pay any more than the league minimum for that. There is no reason to guarantee a second year for that. It is utterly ridiculous.


At 12:50 PM, Blogger j said...

re: bloomquist

i just did a look at his career stats. you might be shocked. what i found is that he frequently gets starts versus 'aces'. i won't put a bunch of numbers on here, but please check it out for yourself. this is an important aspect of determining his hitting ability. if half the time you are facing the opposition's best pitcher, then .260 ain't so bad. for the record, of the 31 pitchers that i classified as 'aces', willie has hit .293 off them in his career.


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