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Casey Blake signed by Colorado

Casey Blake was just signed by the Rockies to a 1 year $1m deal

This is an example of why I was so disappointed in the Kubel, Bloomquist, and McDonald signings. Roberts is a strong candidate to regress. Aaron Hill has a significant risk that he will suck. Blake is old now, 38, and his bat was pretty poor last year, but his 3b defense is still rated at a or above average making him a perfectly good 3b, far better then all our non-Roberts options last year. He would have been an excellent and cheap insurance policy if Roberts regresses at 3b, and allows you to shift Roberts to 2b if Hill stinks next year.

There are cheap veterans out there who are much better fits for this teams needs than investing in tired old retreads and retraining a DH. I don't think Damon has signed yet, and he's coming off a $5M 1 year contract and is still a better defender, hitter and base runner than Kubel, for one example. For all of Tower's excellence in acquiring good bullpen pitchers, he seems to have tremendous problems correctly valuing position players.

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