December 07, 2006


Amid another day of crazy, CRAZY free agent signings ($40 million for Ted Lilly?), the Phillies tonight made an excellent move: they traded a prospect-turned bust (Gavin Floyd) and a prospect (Gio Gonzalez) for 17-game winner Freddy Garcia.

The trade had originally been rumored to include Aaron Rowand, but strangely the Phils have hung on to him. Instead, they gave Chicago back Gonzalez, a pretty highly-regarded prospect, and the other player the Sox got in last year's Jim Thome trade. They may miss him, but I can't think of a situation in which a player, while in the minors, was traded by Team A to Team B, and then back to Team A, and then becoming a star.

Now I'm still just waiting for that Jason-Jennings-to-the-Twins move that I really, really hope is coming.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 7, 2006 01:05 AM

dude you were quoted on Blinq

Posted by: LilB at December 7, 2006 11:45 AM

The Twins are being screwed by the other teams overpaying for bad pitching. So they are sitting on the sidelines (like every year) and will sign some washed up old star (like Rondell White).

This year, I don't blame them. They need to count their pennys so they can sign M&M and Cy.

Posted by: Jeff S at December 7, 2006 10:32 PM
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