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LvJ
05-21-2009, 06:33 PM
From MLBTradeRumors.com:
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/05/brewers-trade-coming.html

Brewers Acquire Jody Gerut For Tony Gwynn Jr.

1:58pm: According to Craig Elsten of 619 Sports, the Brewers acquired Jody Gerut from the Padres for Tony Gwynn Jr. MLB.com's Corey Brock confirms it.

Gerut, 31, had a fine comeback year in '08 but is off to a .221/.248/.381 start in 121 plate appearances this year. He's played center and right field for the Padres. His defense rates as a plus. Since he has decent service time he's up to a $1.775MM salary.

Gwynn cleared waivers in April, so the Padres could've had him for nothing at that time. He didn't hit much in Triple A last year.

Team Clark
05-21-2009, 06:45 PM
Good story. Maybe not a great move but a good story for SD.

_Sir_Charles_
05-21-2009, 06:47 PM
It may be a good story, but it's a weird one. If they were interested in Gwynn Jr....why in the world didn't they pick him up off of waivers in April instead of having it cost them Gerut? Strange move.

Patrick Bateman
05-21-2009, 06:51 PM
It may be a good story, but it's a weird one. If they were interested in Gwynn Jr....why in the world didn't they pick him up off of waivers in April instead of having it cost them Gerut? Strange move.

Probably because Gerut is making 1.75M, the Pads are in cost saving mode, and found a team willing to take his contract, plus Gerut stinks. He likely had negative trade value.

_Sir_Charles_
05-21-2009, 06:53 PM
Probably because Gerut is making 1.75M, the Pads are in cost saving mode, and found a team willing to take his contract, plus Gerut stinks. He likely had negative trade value.

Ah. Thanks. That makes more sense now. :O)

Mario-Rijo
05-21-2009, 07:06 PM
Time for Maloney for Scott Hairston Walt let's get to work.

Topcat
05-22-2009, 02:54 AM
Time for Maloney for Scott Hairston Walt let's get to work.

Oh man if that's possible? You get it done yesterday! but color me skeptical :confused:

lollipopcurve
05-22-2009, 09:48 AM
I think this is a great pickup for the Brewers. Gerut's a good player who's going to provide high quality depth.

westofyou
05-22-2009, 10:55 AM
Last night Tony Gywnn Jr. batted in the 9th and go a Pete Rose Jr type of reception, he showed up just in time to steal the game from Linicum.

traderumor
05-22-2009, 11:01 AM
I think this is a great pickup for the Brewers. Gerut's a good player who's going to provide high quality depth.Agree. A lefty bat for a 4th OFer to spell a righty dominated OF could get him 2-3 starts a week and he will provide above average D in those starts. Might even be a late inning defensive replacement for Braun.