Fan Projection Targets: 12/16/2009

Let’s keep it rolling today by projecting three pitchers: Gil Meche, Oliver Perez, and J.J. Putz.

After excellent 2007 and 2008 seasons for the Royals, Meche battled injuries and ineffectiveness in 2009. Given the Royals’ situation and Meche’s salary, his trade value is an issue for Kansas City going forward, and obviously his performance in the coming season plays a large part in that if they don’t trade him during the offseason.

Oliver Perez seems to be another instance of Omar’s folly. Is there any hope there?

J. J. Putz was recently signed by the White Sox coming off of an injury-plagued season. What do we think his role will be in Chicago, and how will he perform?




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5 Responses to “Fan Projection Targets: 12/16/2009”

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  1. PG says:

    If Putz is going to stay healthy, Chicago is probably the place. Herm Schneider is the best in the business.

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  2. philosofool says:

    Who else is in the pen on the South Side?

    Also, Ozzie Guillen is still crazy, right?

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  3. PG says:

    Jenks, Thornton, Linebrink, probably Dan Hudson, probably Randy Williams if they don’t find a LOOGY upgrade, probably either Jhonny Nunez or Clevelan Santeliz.

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  4. PG says:

    And yeah he’s crazy. Smarter than people think, but crazy nonetheless.

    And I forgot about Tony Pena, so that might bump out the Santeliz/Nunez thing.

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  5. NEPP says:

    Ollie Perez’s contract makes Adam Eaton’s look like a dream. Considering there was absolutely no market for Perez last off-season, I still can’t believe he wrangled that deal…ludicrous at best.

    If Putz’s arm is finally healthy (and it might well be), he will enjoy playing in Chicago.

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