#Dbacks Overbay emotional on departure. Loved playing with this group. Said Dbacks' best baseball yet to come. Would help any clubhouse.
Chris Gabel, RGJ.com?@RGJ_Aces
To answer Overbay questions: #Dbacks have 10 days to trade or release him, or put him on waivers. Extremely unlikely he ends up with Aces.
I disagree with you on this one. Overbay was very good for the team. In a backup and teaching role he:
*Helped develop and coach Goldschmidt (in Goldschmidt's own words).
*Batted .292 - 7th on the team and ahead of Montero, Kubel, Parra, Upton, Young, and others.
*OPS was .815 - 8th on the team and ahead of Parra, Upton, Young, and less than .80 points behind the stud hitters this year Kubel, Goldschmidt, Montero, and Hill. No power??
*Slugging Pct. .448 and 9th on the team.
*Salary a "paltry" $1.0M - 16th on the team out of 22 listed. (a bargain in todays numbers).
*Clubhouse - A definite positive, well liked player.
*In big games and key situations he steps things up and delivers a high % of the time.
Also you'll notice that Overbay is the only 1st baseman listed on the roster other than Goldschmidt. So who would be the backup if god forbid PG goes down?
I know some might disagree with this but I was kinda hoping they might resign Nady as back up 1st baseman and OF.
It would have added a familiar face, someone who knows how we work and was a part of our success last year. Oh and most importantly a veteran off the bench who isn't a bad PH.