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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?