Wednesday, December 31, 2008

At Least He's Really Tall

There are rumors going around that the O's are interested in bringing in Richie Sexson to play first base. Just doing some quick calculus, Sexson might give you a league average bat (if you're lucky) so that's +0 wins. He plays a bad (generously -.75 wins) first base (-1.25 wins). At 500 PA that's a 0.4 WAR player with no upside and plenty of downside. He might not want even the $2 M or so he'd earn at that rate of production, but why bother? Go for the upside and let Nolan Reimold play first. He probably starts at 0 WAR but might give you 1 or even 2. Or put him in left and let Luke Scott man first. I really hope that MacPhail has more sense than this, because such a move would be pointless and really irritating to even minimally knowledgeable fans. There is the off-chance that Gary Thorne actually learns his name though, and stops calling him Richie Sexton. I guess in the grand scheme of things, that's a plus.

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