Friday, January 19, 2007

Lunchtime update

May as well make an update...there's a couple things going on this morning:

Trot Nixon is officially no longer a Red Sox player. He has signed with the Indians for one year, $3 million. They don't come much more consistent than Trot, usually an above average hitter every season, one small injury a season, good right field defense. I'm not sure where he plays because that Indians outfield seemed locked in with Choo, Sizemore and the left field platoon. Does he learn to play 1B and spell Casey Blake from time to time? There must be a trade in the works because it seems the Indians just have too many players for the OF/DH/1B and that's without including the rumours of Victor Martinez playing 1B. Olney reports that the Pirates wanted him to help build up their new offense.

Speaking of the new offense...Joe Starkey loves the move. Unfortunately, Littlefield gave up prized SS prospect Brent Lillibridge. This is a kid whose projected WARP for 2007 is the ninth best among shortstops in the Major Leagues. Sickels says that Brent has more power than the average shortstop and has plenty of speed. In that same Sickels link he analyzes Adam Lind, and says that he should be a Rookie of the Year candidate this season. His projections for him are off the charts: .824 OPS with 15 home runs, although he has him slotted for too many at-bats. I don't think Lind makes the team out of Spring Training...


Anonymous said...

Ray Olmedo BABY. Not that it's the judge and jury but Pecota likes him more than Clayton. We shall see.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm not sure how I feel about Lind yet...he simply doesn't have the big league at bats to necessarily project him all that well, in my opinion...However, as much as I like Rios, I think giving him up for the right pitcher is doable because of Lind's potential.