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February 4, 2011

FanGraphs on the Lastings Milledge signing

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 4, 2011 8:47 pm
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Golebwieski @ FG:

As for 2011, Milledge’s ZiPS projection with the Pirates came out to .276/.330/.398. Using Matt Klaassen’s custom linear weights, that line translates to around a .319 wOBA in last year’s run environment.

Considering that Ultimate Zone Rating, Total Zone and The Fans Scouting Report indicate that he’s somewhere between bad and brutal in the field, it’s easy to see why Milledge is on his fourth team before be celebrates his 26th birthday in April. …

February 3, 2011

BTB on the Lastings Milledge signing

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 3, 2011 11:08 pm
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Price @ BTB:

People look at [Lastings] Milledge like he’s a bust, but that implication of uselessness isn’t really fair to him. After a rough start to last season, Milledge adjusted and batted .291/.346/.405 in his final 322 plate appearances from May 1 through the end of the season. He hits southpaws much better than right-handers, but so does Jeff Francoeur and he got $2.5 million in guaranteed money on a Major League deal. …

UPDATE: J.J. Stankenvitz explains why Lastings should be the 4th outfielder.

UPDATE #2: Ken Rosenthal tweets:

Milledge’s salary with White Sox will be $500,000 when he is in majors. Minor-league deal. No incentives.

White Sox sign Lastings Milledge

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 3, 2011 3:01 pm
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whitesox.com:

The White Sox agreed to terms with outfielder Lastings Milledge on a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced Thursday.

nice move Kenny!

UPDATE: J.J. Stankenvitz explains why Lastings should be the 4th outfielder.

UPDATE #2: Ken Rosenthal tweets:

Milledge’s salary with White Sox will be $500,000 when he is in majors. Minor-league deal. No incentives.

December 6, 2010

Lastings Milledge

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 6, 2010 2:05 pm
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Kovacevic @ PPG:

The Pirates surprisingly cut Lastings Milledge loose, choosing not to tender their 2010 opening-day outfielder an offer through arbitration in advance of Major League Baseball’s midnight Thursday deadline.

… Milledge, 25, was acquired in the summer of 2009, along with Hanrahan, from Washington in the trade that sent outfielder Nyjer Morgan and reliever Sean Burnett to the Nationals. Milledge batted .277 with four home runs and 34 RBIs this past season, losing his everyday duty over the final two months. He displayed none of the negative off-field traits that were documented in New York and Washington, but his lack of power and erratic defense convinced management he was not a corner-outfield option.

I’m wondering would he go for a minor-league deal with a Spring Training invitation?

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