D’Backs Interested In Willie Bloomquist

The Diamondbacks are "trying for" free agent Willie Bloomquist, tweets Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.  It seemed like the Snakes were done their winter shopping last month, but it looks like they're still in the market for a utilityman; beyond Bloomquist, the D'Backs were reportedly interested in Kevin Frandsen before Frandsen signed with San Diego.

Bloomquist, 33, posted a .679 OPS in 199 plate appearances with the Royals and Reds in 2010, a shade higher than his .653 career OPS.  Bloomquist has never been renowned for his bat, but rather his ability to play virtually anywhere on the diamond.  He played at least one game at every position except pitcher and catcher in each of the last two seasons.  Bloomquist would give Arizona some veteran depth, and he could possibly work his way into the club's planned Geoff Blum/Melvin Mora platoon at third base.


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10 Comments on "D’Backs Interested In Willie Bloomquist"


4 years 7 months ago

How valuable are super utlity men that can’t hit like him and Eric Bruntlett really worth?

gs07
4 years 7 months ago

He was on my team for about $1 mil a year and was vastly overpaid. He’s worth about the Major League minimum, which goes up to $414K this year…

gs07
4 years 7 months ago

He was on my team for about $1 mil a year and was vastly overpaid. He’s worth about the Major League minimum, which goes up to $414K this year…

coolstorybro222
4 years 7 months ago

I am getting weirded out that Wren isn’t seeing this players

coolstorybro222
4 years 7 months ago

I am getting weirded out that Wren isn’t seeing this players

Carl06
4 years 7 months ago

Hopefully the D’Backs get him, if only because that would remove the temptation for Dayton Moore to re-sign him.

Carl06
4 years 7 months ago

Hopefully the D’Backs get him, if only because that would remove the temptation for Dayton Moore to re-sign him.

Otis26
4 years 7 months ago

I talked to Bloomquist after a couple of games back in 2009. He’s really a straight-up guy. In fact, he kept standing there talking to me until I basically ran out of questions. lol.

Definitely a hard worker and a character guy.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

I still don’t get what Willie Bloomquist was doing at 3B on Opening Day in ’10…

johnsilver
4 years 7 months ago

Bloomquist can pinch run since he’s got speed on top of playing 7 positions. One of those guys wouldn’t mind having for 1m or so at least. A decent NL type player.