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December 10, 2004

Hidalgo signs

Texas signed OF RICHARD HIDALGO to a one-year, $4.5 million deal.

Considering that owners are again partying like it's 1999, Hidalgo's deal looks quite reasonable (Two and almost $20 for Steve Finley?). Hidalgo's OPS+ has skittered wildly between 89 and 142 over the last five years, without even Bret Saberhagen's every-other-year "consistency" to provide a forecast. At his worst, Hidalgo probably would hit only slightly better than David Dellucci, but Hidalgo also has the capability to punch out a line of .310/.370/.550 as he seeks another big payday.

Posted by Lucas at December 10, 2004 12:38 AM