May 14, 2004

More Quick Baseball notes...

Jayson Stark mentions the Tigers pickup of Carlos Guillen as one of the 5 best "under the radar" signings so far. You certainly can't dispute that, as Guillen is only hitting .320/.404/.488. In contrast, Aurillia's line with the M's: .224/.278/.276. Good Lord, how does a major leaguer hit this bad? A .276 SLG?

FS preseason NL Rookie of the Year Aaron Miles isn't lighting them up either: .258/.277/.361.

Steve Finley hit his 12 HR tonight. This man is still considered Gold Glove caliber defensively and has an OPS of .910. That's incredible.

Of course, both the Beloved Mariners and Well-Liked Padres lost tonight. The M's in New York against the Yankers, and the Pads were smacked around by Greg Maddux and the Cubs. Funny, if you'd asked me which series would be more important going into the year....

Posted by Frinklin at May 14, 2004 10:52 PM

I had Aurilia on my roto team for years (it's an NL only league) and was really disappointed when he went to Seattle. He was a solid middle infielder for NL roto ball and had one really big year. (I think that was 2002, but can't remember now.) I remember when I heard about his relocating to Seattle, my reaction was "I hope he stinks up the joint there". Maybe I jinxed him? If so, sorry about that.

PS I have had Finley for years too. He's great to have.

Posted by: John at May 17, 2004 04:42 AM
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