Re: Blue Jays sign Alex Gonzales
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Bad bad signing. His home/road splits were exactly what you would expect in Boston. Gets killed on the road and 4 of his 5 HR's were 'just enough' according to hittrackeronline.com at home in Fenway with a 310 foot fence. He won't get that in Toronto, or anywhere else really. Take away those HR's and he was going to still OPS .650. That is about what you should expect with him moving forward, .650 OPS and solid defense.
They probably liked the idea of taking Gonzalez off the table as an option for the Red Sox, since most of the teams likely to be in the mix for Scutaro have a protected 1st round pick.
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