Piazza not such a hot deal
I thought the Piazza deal was an interesting gamble for the A’s, especially in that it gives them a particularly weird tool to work in and out of games using the DH, but that certainly was a lot of money for them to wager.
Over at BP’s blog o’snippets, Nate Silver went through a lot of convolutions to try and get Piazza’s projected value up, tweaking things to give him a break, but the best he got to was .272/.336/.436.
The A’s do make mistakes. We can hope this is one, for the division’s sake.
(Also, Gil Meche’s projected ERA is 5.40)