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Creeping Inexorably Toward A Worthwhile Sub-Heading.
Thursday, December 18, 2003

One for the Road

Figures I'd be getting ready to get out of town just when the Cubs sign their fourth outfielder. Todd Hollandsworth has been inked to a one year deal worth (paging Mike Myers) ONE..........MILLION..........DOLLARS!!!!!

This looks pretty solid to me. His splits against righties for the last three seasons are pretty nice (.298/.356/.505), if Coors enhanced. Last year he hit .255/.321/.429 against them, and since over half of his AB's were in Pro Player, my guess is that the truth lies somewhere in between. I'd say, without doing any actual math or analysis, that it's pretty safe to expect a .265/.335/.460 line out of him next year, and as long as he doesn't have to start 100 games or bat against any lefties (who murder him), I can live with that. He's an upgrade over Troy O'Leary in every possible category. He hits for better average, makes fewer outs, provides more power, has more speed and plays better defense, doing so at all three outfield postitions. I expected to wait a little longer for this, what with the apparent pursuit of Jeromy Burnitz and all, but whether the issue was from his end or the Cubs, that deal obviously didn't pan out. Plus, Hollandsworth's price tag was so low, there was really no reason to wait until the 20th to see if anything good got non-tendered. At $1M, Hollandsworth looks like he had the best ratio of skills to cost available. I feel like a bit of a patsy continuing to say this, but, nice deal.

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