Saturday, September 6, 2008
Last Minute Key Free Agent Signings
37-year old Domingo Navarro returns to the only team he's ever known, the Minnesota Mighty Men. Navarro has a career batting average of .322 and OPS of 1.004 although the OPS dipped to a career low .862 last season. Navarro still has great offensive ratings and his durability is not too bad for the seasoned veteran.
2-time All-Star Brad Moyer returns to Wichita for his 10th season with the Wranglers. The lefty from Baltimore will likely see most of his playing time in left field this season. Moyer hit over .300 last year for the first time since Season 2. He's an excellent contact hitter with an exceptional batter's eye rating (93).
38-year old Buddy Menechino continues to live out of his suitcase. Menechino heads to his 10th city in as many seasons, although this time it's a quick trip from Jacksonville to Miami. Menechino had the best season of his career last year as he posted a 3.53 era and a 1.14 whip as a setup man for the Seminoles. The Lockdown are hoping for similar results as he heads to the pitcher friendly confines of Florida's Pro Player Stadium.
Lastly,Louie Gil joins the Chicago Black Sox after playing with the Kansas City Monarchs for the last 4 seasons. Gil struggled last season for the Monarchs, but his troubles weren't limited to the playing field. Gil was also caught on several occassions using the bullpen phone to place long-distance calls to his home town of Loma de Cabrera in the Dominican Republic. There's no word yet on who paid the phone bill.