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Yep, he's Lyle Overpay with the Bucs

Meet your new first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates: Lyle Overbay.

The Bucs continued their overspending spree on mediocre or washed up players Tuesday by signing Overbay to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Overbay, 33, hit .243 last season with the Blue Jays with 20 home runs. The last time he hit 20 homers was 2006 when he hit 22.

He's solid defensively, but lacks the skills to make contact. He certainly doesn't have the profile of your prototypical first baseman, which is probably why he was available for the Pirates.

The Bucs' new plan is to have Overbay play first base with Garrett Jones and Matt Diaz splitting time in right field.

At $5 million, it's a bad plan. I can't imagine fans going out to buy season tickets as Christmas gifts because of this signing.


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