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Mainspark
07-26-2006, 05:30 PM
Seattle acquires gets 1B Broussard for prospect
By JOE MILICIA
Associated Press Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman Ben Broussard from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for a minor league outfielder.
The Indians sent Broussard and cash to the Mariners for Shin-Soo Choo and a player to be named later.
Broussard hit .321 with 13 home runs and 46 RBIs in 88 games with the Indians, but was spotty defensively and committed seven errors.
Choo has spent most of this season at Triple-A Tacoma where he hit .323 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs. He played in four games for Seattle between July 3-13, going 1-for-11.
The trade came a month after the Mariners got first baseman Eduardo Perez in a deal with the Indians for minor league infielder Asbrudal Cabrera on June 30
Seattle is in last place in the AL West but only 3 1/2 games behind the division-leading Los Angeles Angels.
Choo stole 26 bases in 30 attempts at Tacoma and was picked for the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star team. He was a member of Korea’s provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic in March.
Seattle will travel to Cleveland to open a three-game series with the Indians on Friday night.

Buckeye33
07-26-2006, 05:35 PM
Good trade for the Indians. Victor Martinez is now the starting 1B for the Tribe and will be for the forseeable future. Broussard was expendable.

Hmmm... Choo or Branyan? Well done Bowden.

KronoRed
07-26-2006, 05:37 PM
Nice deal for the Tribe.

Bender update? :D

RedsManRick
07-26-2006, 05:42 PM
Very smart deal by Cleveland. Martinez was getting run on like crazy and Shoppach can step right in. The Angels were after Broussard as well. With Hatteberg locked up for next year, looks like the Pirates have a captive audience for Casey and Wilson.... pardon the pun.

Doc. Scott
07-26-2006, 05:51 PM
Huh. And I specifically remember Mark Shapiro saying that he wanted to keep Martinez behind the plate if at all possible, because (quite rightly) his bat is more useful there. Very interesting.

Choo had been a prospect for several years but wasn't able to crack the M's outfield with Ibanez and Suzuki entrenched in the corners.

remdog
07-26-2006, 05:53 PM
This has been coming for a while now. As soon as Martinez started playing some first base it was just a question of who the Tribe was going to get for BB despite the nice season he's having. Oddly enough, the M's now have the same platoon at first base that the Indians opened the season with---Ben and Edwardo Perez.

Would have liked to see the Angels get him but...(shrug)...no such luck.

Rem

IslandRed
07-26-2006, 05:56 PM
Besides clearing first base for Martinez, Choo's not a bad ballplayer. Very nice minor league progression, .380+ OBPs every year except '03 that aren't overly batting average-driven, power is starting to come around. Can steal a base. Good glove, too. About to turn 24. He doesn't project as a star or anything, more like a Sizemore Lite, but that's a useful guy to have on a ballclub.

RedsManRick
07-26-2006, 06:27 PM
He's only caught 13/79 base stealers this year (17%). I remember a few games this year where the Reds have run at will. It really can hurt teams bad. There's a tipping point with stolen bases where if you start to allow a high success rate, the frequency of attempts skyrockets and it really has an effect. Martinez was reaching that point. While it will hurt them not being able to leverage the position offensively, arguably the defensive aspect was hurting than more than the postition leverage was helping (particularly with their inability to field a high OPS guy at 1B anyways).

TeamBoone
07-26-2006, 06:30 PM
Broussard for a prospect (and $$)???

Wow! Why didn't the Reds do this? Seems like a cheap trade to me... now who's getting fleeced.

M2
07-26-2006, 07:25 PM
Besides clearing first base for Martinez, Choo's not a bad ballplayer. Very nice minor league progression, .380+ OBPs every year except '03 that aren't overly batting average-driven, power is starting to come around. Can steal a base. Good glove, too. About to turn 24. He doesn't project as a star or anything, more like a Sizemore Lite, but that's a useful guy to have on a ballclub.

I've always wondered why the Mariners weren't higher on the guy. Looks like Choo will get a shot in LF for the Tribe and that he could be the team's Coco Crisp replacement.

Meanwhile, why is a team with Richie Sexson trading for Ben Broussard?

kheidg-
07-26-2006, 07:38 PM
I've always wondered why the Mariners weren't higher on the guy. Looks like Choo will get a shot in LF for the Tribe and that he could be the team's Coco Crisp replacement.

Meanwhile, why is a team with Richie Sexson trading for Ben Broussard?

I can't figure that out myself. I suppose they will DH one of the two. God knows Carl Everett isn't cutting it.

remdog
07-26-2006, 07:42 PM
I can't figure that out myself. I suppose they will DH one of the two. God knows Carl Everett isn't cutting it.

Everett has been DFA'd. That pretty much covers the above questions.

Rem

kheidg-
07-26-2006, 07:45 PM
Everett has been DFA'd. That pretty much covers the above questions.

Rem

Didn't realize that. Now who do they DH, Sexson or Broussard?

remdog
07-26-2006, 07:52 PM
I would think Richie is the DH.

Rem

KoryMac5
07-26-2006, 07:53 PM
I thought Broussard would be more valuable than what the Tribe got for him. He has hit primarily against RH in his career but he hits for average and does have some pop. I think if you give him a chance to play everyday he will surprise people. I guess we will see who got the better end of this deal in a year or two.

remdog
07-26-2006, 08:13 PM
Yeah, we already know who got the better of the deal the last time Broussard was traded. :thumbdown

Rem

Bill
07-27-2006, 01:09 AM
Choo is a platoon player-has not hit lefties at all this year.

BB and Wedge have not seen eye to eye. Recently Wedge blamed a loss on BB in post game interviews and BB seemed irritated when benched for the catcher at 1B.

In any event, a very disappointing year in Cleveland after a disappointing off-season.

corkedbat
07-27-2006, 09:33 AM
They traded the proto-Denorfia to Seattle - did they get the Space Needle, Starbuck's and Pearl Jam in return? :cool:

M2
07-27-2006, 09:46 AM
Choo is a platoon player-has not hit lefties at all this year.

Which is fine seeing that Jason Michaels is, was and never will be much more than a guy who can platoon against southpaws.

Bill
07-27-2006, 05:10 PM
Yea, the Phils had Michaels pegged right.

Highlifeman21
07-27-2006, 05:15 PM
Didn't the Mariners already trade for a 1B from the Indians named Eduardo Perez? Perez and Broussard can platoon for the Mariners now, instead of for the Indians?