The parade of grizzled veterans, with an extra helping of grit, continued today when the Astros reached an agreement with Aaron Boone, pending a physical, for a one year contract. Let me be the first to say: hip-hip-hoor-ray....
Boone is slated to be Blum's mainstay platoon-mate and we should rejoice with the .311/.314 wOBA that Bill James and Marcels, respectively, predict.
At this point, with all the veterans we've signed for 1/1 deals, whatever money we were hoping to save on axing Wigginton has to have evaporated as the ink on these useless contracts dries. Was the $2-3 million we got rid of in Wigginton's arbitration bonus worth this?
I just can't write anymore.
|2008 - Aaron Boone||104||232||23||56||13||1||6||28||18||52||0||1||.241||.299||.384|
That's so bad. SOOOOOOO bad.
On the plus side, however, he was awful with his glove last year: -5.8 UZR/150*
*UZR: The number of runs above or below average a fielder is in both range runs and error runs combined. In this instance, per 150 games.
The cherry on top of this signing is that Boone, for his career, actually OPSes worse against LHP than he does against RHP: .747 to .755
No bat, no glove: Good choice, Ed.