Saturday, December 13, 2008

2008 Non-Tender List

The non-tender list was released today. The list is here on MLB.com. The following are interesting names to me (age is as of next season) for the Giants to consider:
  • Chris Capuano: A lefty with good seasons from 2005 to 2007, the 30 year old missed all of 2008. With nice strikeout rates and K/BB ratios, he could be a low risk, high reward type of situation to sign and stash in the minors in case he can return to his former performance levels.
  • Denny Bautista: A righty who has tantalized teams for years now, the 28 year old has always been able to strikeout a lot, he just couldn't control his walks. Still, his K/BB has usually been in the acceptable range in the minors and his FIPs have been good to very good, so if he could ever put it together, he could be quite an addition to a major league rotation or bullpen. He has only relieved in recent years, though.
  • Jonny Gomes: A righthanded power hitting OF, the 28 year old's problem has been hitting right-handed pitching, swinging and missing a lot, and poor defense. He would be nice to stash in AAA should there be any need at some point for a power bat off the bench. However, he's probably better off with an AL team, his position in the majors is really as DH. I mention him mainly because he is a local boy and I've been following his career for a while. Perhaps getting to play closer to home might motivate him to improve on his all or nothing swing and his defense.
  • Chris Britton: He's probably the one I would most want, if I could only chose one. He's a nice reliever who had a nice first season with the Orioles, but then, after being traded to a Yankee team dying for bullpen help, they inexplicably didn't utilize him at all. Strikes out a nice amount, don't walk a lot, good K/BB, though a lot of flyballs (no problem in AT&T). He's only 26 years old and looking for a chance to show that the good stats he had in the minors work in the majors. Both Bill James and Marcel project him for nice stats if only if he gets a chance in the minors. The only problem is that we can't guarantee him a spot, but he can compete in spring, and at worse be in AAA ready to come up.

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  1. Martin, I tried to subscribe to your blog today but I'm having difficulty. Is it set to specific blog postings or the entire site. i like your opinions on things. I too am a die hard Giants fan but I'm fairly new to the blogging world. I religously follow all things Giants on every web site I can but have only been commenting for a short while. I started a new blog myself recently, check it out if you get a chance. I'm gonna put a link to your blog on it. Jim
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  2. Thanks and welcome to the blogging world!

    Nice stuff on your blog. I would suggest a link to sources plus a shoutout to them as a thank you for providing that type of info, saw some stuff I had missed, would have liked to have read the original source.

    Also, I like the color scheme, that was my original color scheme but people told me that it didn't work. Looks like you have a better idea how to work blog's color schemes, so perhaps you have a winner, but I was told to change mine. Just FYI.

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