Friday, December 4, 2009


This is a cheaper, older version of Jason Kendall, and little more.  He's a switch hitter with very even platoon splits (.732/.730 career OPS).  He's only once played more than 110 games so it's likely that he doesn't whine about playing time like, uh...  This makes it seem that someone like Salome or Lucroy could be eased in over the course of the year, which perhaps makes this signing a positive.  Zaun has only made a little more money in his entire 15-year career (about $15 mil) than Jeff Suppan will make next year ($12.5 mil plus $2 mil buyout at season's end).  Zaun is the nephew of former Orioles catcher, Rick Dempsey.  Net impact - zero.  He makes the team no better or no worse.

Some other blogger pointed out (and I'd mention who if I could remember) that Gregg Zaun's website is sick.  Can't agree more.


Gregor said...

The fact that he has Rush "Limelight" for his song bodes quite well.

Scott Segrin said...

...and if you let "Limelight" play all the way through, he has "B.Y.O.B." by System of a Down next.

I think I'm going to like Gregg Zaun a lot more than I liked Jason Kendall. I just think that in producing wins and losses for the team, they are basically interchangeable.

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