Sunday, November 19, 2006

Signings! Rule 5! Spring Training!

Yeah! Free Agency is finished. The last remaining major league contracts were signed today. They were:

Denver inked 1B Logan Sletten to a two year deal worth $450,000 per year. Logan spent 2008 with New York, hitting .252 in bench duty.

The Zephyrs also picked up reliever Michael Jones, who has been with Houston since the league's inception. Jones gets a two year pact worth $850,000 per year. Last year, he appeared in 76 games for Houston, compiling a 6-3 record, with 6 saves and a 4.29 ERA.

Hickory signed SP David Milam to a three-year deal worth $350,000 per year. Milam last saw action in the majors in 2006, when he posted an 8-15 record for Walla Walla. In 2008, he was 9-7 for Walla Walla's AAA team.

Long-time minor league catcher Bill Arend leaves Brighton Beach (Brooklyn's A ball team) and gets a one year deal with Hickory for $320,000. Arend hit .295 last year with 13 home runs and 46 RBI in 92 games.

The Rule 5 draft will be held on Monday night. Spring Training will be held on Thursday night. After that, we go on to the 2009 campaign.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask.


Wow, have you guys *seen* the Rule 5 draft pool? Ick.

I have two in there. I'd appreciate it if you would take them.
I actually made a claim on a player, for the first time (ever?).

No, it wasn't one of yours, Nate. I won't do you such favors. :)
Ew. Who?
Someone to be my backup catcher. He can't possibly be worse than my current choices, and, what the hell, I wouldn't mind the challenge of having a Rule V pick on my roster for the whole season.
I think you're going to have bigger challenges than that this year, Mr 'Teetering on the brink of irrelevance'!
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