Thursday, December 9, 2010
Miguel Olivo is Jose Lopez
Player A: .246/.283/.427 BB% 4.1%
Player B: .266/.297/.400 BB% 3.7%
No, it's not fair to really compare the two since one is a catcher and one is a second baseman, but these two players are free swingers, they hardly ever walk, hardly ever get on base without the benefit of a well struck ball, which turns out to be roughly once every 4 trips to the plate, and it's typically a single.
Player A is Miguel Olivo, our new catcher. Player B is Jose Lopez, who we were all thrilled to get rid of.
Well, it turns out, he's baaaaa-ack!
$7 mil is a lot to give a guy who is going to struggle to be league average, but I guess what's done is done. There's not much of anything at all in free agency next year at C, so maybe Jack Z wants to just check the position off his list and move on.
Silver lining? Rob Johnson is probably finished in Seattle, barring injury. And Adam Moore has just been put on notice to get his shit together.