Originally Posted by Marc D
Did I hear the Reds got cash?? Now it makes sense.
Sometimes people amaze me. You do realize we just picked a major leaguer, not dealt one. A guy with a recent history of being very good.
The transaction from the wire reads as follows.
Acquired pitcher Gabe White from the New York Yankees for pitcher Charlie Manning, a player to be named and cash considerations;
So we apparently GAVE CASH, unless the wire got it wrong.
White has been awful as a yankee so apparently we are to some extent undoing what we did with this deal last year.
Now, according to ESPN, White has been in 24 ballgames this year. He has allowed runs in 7 of them. Just a little over a month ago, his ERA was as low as 2.13. So the guy has just had a bad month. I don't think it is necessarily a sign he is a bad pitcher.
I think this is a good pickup. I think we badly need to send out norton. In fact, I would like to see us use this as an opportunity to really mix things up a little. Send out Norton, Reith, and Valentin and bring up Myette or Sanchez and Miller. And I would also insert Pena into the everyday lineup until Kearns is back let him see what he can learn against righties.
I really like this move. I like where this team is at. And I hope Gabe regains his form and is the same pitcher we saw last year.