Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Cubs Sign Jacque Jones

The Cubs signed Jacque Jones to a reported 3 year, $16 mil deal. Jones has been aweful against lefties in his career, compiling a .616 OPS against them in 779 career AB.

What if Dusty platooned Jones, though?

AB AVE OBP SLG OPS
Jones vs RHP(02-05) 1510 .277 .337 .472 .809
MLB AVE LF/RF(05) -- .272 .340 .451 .790

So, as long as Baker never let's Jones see a LHP again, he just got player that has a little more pop than the average corner OFer. Of course, Baker isn't going to platoon him, so they got a below average offensive corner OFer for a little over $5 mil a year. He'd have to have some pretty good defense to justify that.

Jenkins' contract looks better and better.

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