Minor transactions: Ojeda gone

DMZ · October 11, 2005 at 9:24 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

From MLB.com: “Outrighted INF Justin Leone to Triple-A Tacoma and announced C Miguel Ojeda was claimed on waivers by the Colorado Rockies.”

Not that Ojeda’s any great shakes, but… they gave him up for the trivial payment of a waiver claim? I’m a little surprised.


55 Responses to “Minor transactions: Ojeda gone”

  1. Jon Helfgott on October 12th, 2005 2:35 pm

    47: You like the idea of giving ~200ABs to a guy who’s a longshot to put up a .600 OPS? The Mariners’ offense was really bad in 2005. While we have a lot of young guys poised for improvement, we should still stay away from sacrificing offense with all our position-player shuffles this off-season.

  2. Dave on October 12th, 2005 3:23 pm

    Shoppach doesn’t project as anything close to an average catcher in the AL next year. Give him 400 at-bats in Safeco, and he’d hit something like .230/.280/.360. Pass.

  3. chris d on October 12th, 2005 8:01 pm

    If Clement’s hitting is sufficient then he can do the special training the catchers do with that M’s coach in Tucson. The guy that helped Olivo improve his defensive skills over last summer. If he still is not an ample catcher he can DH while he works into the job.

  4. ray on October 13th, 2005 1:03 am

    This makes total sense (letting Ojeda go) if they are planning to get Jojima. Actually, It seems there is no other resonable explanation. There is Torreabla then … Rivera? I like him a lot but do they want to promote him so fast (AA –> MLB)… I imagine Jojima is the best of the cheapest option out there. Rivera gets more time to work on defense and Clement is right behind him. In two years the combination of Rivera and Clement should give the M’s the best catching tandem in the MLB.

  5. yteimlad on October 20th, 2005 9:07 pm

    52- ive been out of town for a while, but if you happen to see this, where did you get that projection? and why would shoppach have 400abs in safeco? thats 800 abs for the year. anyway, off of a year in which he hit .233/.320/.461 in aaa, he was projected to hit .205/.307/.446 by bp. (in boston, so you can discount those numbers some, but not that much) however, taking into account his substantial improvement in aaa this year, how could he possibly be projected to hit .230/.280/.360 anywhere?