Originally posted by GAC
I think the Broussard trade was one of the stupidest deals this FO has made in the last couple of years.
I have no idea what Bowden was thinking, unless he felt that Broussard was a 1Bman who would see very little playing time behind Casey & Dunn.
Ben's wrist injury set him back a little while in the minors, but I really like this kid! But it was this FO's ineptness that again came through for us!
That's exactly what he was thinking, plus help in 2002 and someone with pop who can fill in a 1B, 3B or LF.
Here's the production, Branyan's been superior in nearly every category
Branyan as a Red: age = 27
263 AB's, 18 HRs, 45 RBI, 44BB, .243 BA, .355 OBP, .501 SLG, .856 OPS and 3 errors in the field
Bender as an Indian: age = 26
283 AB, 12 HR, 36 RBI, 22 BB, .261 BA, .332 OBP, .442 SLG, .774 OPS and 8 errors in the field