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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Deadline Deals

Amazingly, the Reds have not made any more trades. I guess Hatteberg and Conine didn't draw the offers the Reds were hoping for.

They did make some internal moves. Elizardo Ramirez and Mark Bellhorn were called up from Louisville, and Chad Moeller was sent back down. The Bellhorn move seems rather odd, since they don't really need an infielder (A-Gon was activated today). Perhaps they are hoping Bellhorn plays well for a few weeks and becomes trade bait.

Meanwhile, the Yankees traded Scott Proctor back to the Dodgers, for infielder Wilson Betemit. This could be bad news for Andy Phillips. Though Andy's hitting so well it's hard to imagine they'll cut him. Still, Betemit has a solid glove, a great bat, and is only 25 years old. I suppose he might take Miguel Cairo's role as utility infielder, but with his talent, it would be a waste.

This would be the second time Scott Proctor was involved in a deadline deal. The first time, of course, he was sent with Bubba from the Dodgers to NY, for Robin Ventura.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox made a killer deal, landing Eric Gagne, whom the Yankees also wanted. Some are speculating that the only reason they traded for Gagne was to keep him out of the Yankees' hands. Why would the Sox want Gagne when they have Papelbon? Talk about overkill....

posted by BubbaFan, 5:23 PM


Cashman's an idiot. He gives away a decent, reliable pitcher for a guy they don't have room for.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 31, 2007 8:18 PM  
This crap gets old.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 01, 2007 2:27 AM  
OK, Bubbafan, NOW with the extra position player, what happens when both Minky and Giambi come back? Giambi is already playing rehab games.

(I'm assuming that Basak probably gets sent down later today.)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 01, 2007 5:26 AM  
Shelley Duncan will probably be sent down when Giambi is ready.

Minky likely won't be back until rosters expand. It's already August. Even if he's ready tomorrow, they can put him on a rehab assignment for 30 days. Which will take care of him until rosters expand.

As for what happens should the Yanks make the post-season, who knows.

For next year, I imagine some of these players won't be back. They'll be traded, or take their chances with free agency. The ones who are left will battle it out in spring training.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, August 01, 2007 8:21 PM  
Damon's a pansy.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 02, 2007 5:36 PM  

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