of terrible, basis-less predictions. Here's one from MSNBC.com's Ted Robinson
:Best acquisitions of the offseason: Toronto’s trade for Troy Glaus, and San Francisco’s trade for Steve Finley.
Glaus...whatever. He's good. Defend Finley, please.Finley cost the Giants nothing, and with a remarkably healthy body for a 40-year-old, he provides the Giants with veteran experience to support the fragile Barry Bonds and Moises Alou.
Steve Finley will be 41 on March 12. Here are his numbers from 2005:
AB -- 440
RC/27 -- 3.34
OPB/SLG/OPS -- .271/.374/.645
EQA -- .225
WARP -- 1.1
FRAA -- (-2)
He cost them nothing, and, barring a massive and statistically improbable turnaround at age 41, he will provide them with nothing.
He did achieve an outstanding 165.431 in "veteran experience," though.
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