Via trade there may be an OF solution this off season but I am more inclined to think a Votto to LF approach may be in the works. There are moveable pieces out there it just comes down to fit and of course $$$. I would be more concerned with making a statement with the likes of a Sheets or Sabathia.
Cedric 3/24/08It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
Speaking of speedy outfielders, Dusty is dumb enough to want Patterson back. Do not think for a second that he would not suggest it. Walt is smart enough not to bite (I think).
Maybe Walt got a good return, he had a ton of leverage with the season ending injury to Hudson. The Snakes had to get another bat and their options were obviously limited.
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
I'm actually giddy with excitement for the team. Plenty of $ available to re-shape the club in the off-season. Bravo, Jocketty. :
"Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill
I'll feel a lot better about the trade if Micah Owings is included in the deal. He's struggled this year but last year he posted a 4.30 ERA, 6.25 K/9, 2.12 K/BB, and .761 OPS against as a rookie in 152.2 innings. He's only 25 years old and still has a chance to develop into a fine middle of the rotation starter, plus the dude can flat out hit.
I miss Adam Dunn.
The return isn't going to be Owings or Scherzer -- if either of those two were on the table at any point, this deal would've gotten done at the deadline. Besides, there's no way 'Zona would cut on a pitcher and hitter of Owings capabilities this early in his career for a guy that is basically a rent-a-player.
And also remember, Arizona had the leverage here since they were (according to reports) the claiming team.
I'd be shocked if the PTBNL were anything more than back-end throw ins from the low minors.
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