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    Indians trade Broussard

    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.

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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    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.
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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    Nice deal for the Tribe.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    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.

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    Last edited by remdog; 07-26-2006 at 05:56 PM.

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    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.
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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    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).
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    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.
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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed
    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?
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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kheidg-
    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.

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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog
    Everett has been DFA'd. That pretty much covers the above questions.

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

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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    I would think Richie is the DH.

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    Re: Indians trade Broussard

    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.


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