Saturday, June 19, 2010

Our "Free Pedro Feliz" idea is gaining traction

Not that we were the first to want Pedro Feliz to go the way of Kaz Matsui, but it seems Richard Justice is on board with it, too:

Wade believed Feliz, 35, had another productive year left in him. His signing of Feliz reflected a lack of confidence in Chris Johnson as well.

Feliz is hitting .224, which is 28 points below his career average. But because he got $5 million in guaranteed money, he continues to get playing time. Meanwhile, Chris Johnson is hitting .321 at Round Rock and not getting valuable playing time that might help the Astros in 2011, or offer some clue about whether he's a big leaguer or not.