Weems is a 20 year old LH hitting catcher. Hitting .260 in A ball with little power. He, Barnhart and Fleury give the organization some LH hitting catchers, something they had not had outside of Kroski. Maybe one of them pans out. That kind of depth is probably useful.
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Weems' middle name is cash--i.e. what we're not paying Hairston.
The Reds are sending Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Roenicke and Zach Stewart to Toronto for Scott Rolen.
That's a high price to pay.
In exchange for Jerry Hairston Jr., the Reds are getting catcher Chase Weems. He was drafted in the sixth round in 2007.
A bucket of balls for Gonzo was too much to ask I imagine...LOL
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...
Is the Sally League comparable to Dayton or Sarasota? Weems seems light for a catcher. Thoughts on whether we may have plans to move him to another position?
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My future brother-in-law (HUGE Yankees fan) likes getting JHJ b/c it means hopefully no more Cody Ransom.
Just wait til he gets used to JHJ, then he'll be begging for Ransom back...
"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton
I can't say I'll miss Jerry. It's been real.