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Red Sox Sign 1B Sean Casey

Today, the Red Sox signed 33 year old Sean Casey to a $700,000 deal.

The Red Sox first option was Brad Wilkerson who they pulled out on earlier today or this week. Because today Brad Wilkerson was signed to Seattle for a 1 year $3 million deal. Wilkerson would have fit the OF and 1st base back up positions.

Sean Casey has played 1st base his entire life and will continue to do so. Ideally the Sox wanted a player to play 1st and outfield. Sean Casey covers 1st base so proficiently he was the next best option the Sox had available. Career Casey has had a 99.6% fielding percentage.

Offensively, Casey is a good bat. He doesn’t have any homerun power but Casey still can hit plenty of doubles and his bat is made for contact. Career Casey’s average is .301. And although he hasn’t hit over .300 in the past two years is very capable. The Sox might have signed a John Olerud type guy. Strong 1st base play, solid bat, with a lot of potential.

The contract is cheap enough that there is no guarantee Sean Casey will stay with the Red Sox. Considering how thin the Sox OF is right now they might bring in someone else.

Like always, more to come.

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  1. I have always loved Sean Casey. The doubles, the batting average, the good glove, the clubhouse presence, and that smile :D

    Posted by KC | February 1, 2008, 9:18 pm

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