So we have two good glove/no hit type shortstops going into this season
Sea Bass was a free agent signing back in November he's making $2.75 million this year and has a team option for 2011 for $2.5 million. Last year he started the year with the Reds and traded to the Red Sox in the middle of August. For the Reds he was pretty terrible with the bat:
|2009 - Alex Gonzalez||68||243||16||51||12||0||3||26||15||36||0||1||.210||.258||.296|
Then he turned into a reasonable hitter with the Red Sox:
|2009 - Alex Gonzalez||44||148||26||42||10||0||5||15||5||29||2||0||.284||.316||.453|
Which one will we get?
Bill James has him hitting .248/.305/.387 in 244 PA, 6 HR and 28 RBI.
CHONE .234/.278/.362 in 413 PA, 10 HR and 43 RBI.
John McDonald, well you all know all about him, fan favorite, great glove, really likable guy, works very hard. He didn't get to play much last year, spending most of the year as a pinch runner.
|2009 - John McDonald||73||151||18||39||7||0||4||13||1||18||0||2||.258||.271||.384|
The 4 home runs was a career high. As I've mentioned (too often) when we watched him in batting practice in Seattle he was pulling everything down the line.
Bill James has him hitting .234/.270/.317 in 150 PA, 2 homers and 12 RBI.
CHONE .233/.270/.322 in 248 PA, 3 homers and 22 RBI.
So let us know how you think the Gonzalez and McDonald will share time and how they will hit. McDonald will likely be backup at second and third too. Same drill as always, give us PA, slash line, home runs, RBI and what ever else you feel like sharing.