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Comings and goings: a summary
2006-07-31 23:13
by Bob Timmermann

From the last seven days (July 25-31), the following players changed teams (or organizations) because of trades, old players in italics, new players in bold.

Angels: No one
Astros: No one
Athletics: No one
Blue Jays: No one
Braves: Wilson Betemit, Jorge Sosa, Danys Baez, Willy Aybar
Brewers: Carlos Lee, Jorge De La Rosa, Nelson Cruz, Wilfrido Laureano, Tony Graffanino, Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix, Julian Cordero, David Bell
Cardinals: Hector Luna, Rich Scalamandre, Ronnie Belliard, Jorge Sosa
Cubs: Todd Walker, Greg Maddux, Cesar Izturis, Jose Ceda
Devil Rays: Julio Lugo, Joel Guzman, Sergio Pedroza
Diamondbacks: No one
Dodgers: Odalis Perez, Blake Johnson, Julio Pimentel, Danys Baez, Willy Aybar, Cesar Izturis, Joel Guzman, Sergio Pedroza, Elmer Dessens, Wilson Betemit, Greg Maddux, Julio Lugo
Giants: Shairon Martis, Mike Stanton
Indians: Ben Broussard, Ronnie Belliard, Shin-Soo Choo, Hector Luna
Mariners: Shin-Soo Choo, Ben Broussard
Marlins: No one
Mets: Xavier Nady, Roberto Hernandez, Oliver Perez
Nationals: Mike Stanton, Shairon Martis
Orioles: No one
Padres: Jose Ceda, Todd Walker
Phillies: Bobby Abreu, Cory Lidle, Rheal Cormier, Sal Fasano, David Bell, Hector Made, Wilfrido Laureano, C.J. Henry, Matt Smith, Jesus Sanchez, Carlos Monastrios, Justin Germano
Pirates: Craig Wilson, Sean Casey, Kip Wells, Roberto Hernandez, Oliver Perez, Shawn Chacon, Xavier Nady, Jesse Chavez, Brian Rogers
Rangers: Francisco Cordero, Gerald Laird, Laynce Nix, Julian Cordero, Bryan Corey, Jesse Chavez, Joselo Diaz, Carlos Lee, Nelson Cruz, Luis Mendoz, Miguel Ojeda, Matt Stairs, Kip Wells
Red Sox: Luis Mendoza, Bryan Corey
Reds: Justin Germano, Zach Ward, Rheal Cormier, Kyle Lohse
Rockies: Miguel Ojeda, Ryan Shealy, Scott Dohmann, Jeremy Affeldt, Denny Bautista
Royals: Elmer Dessens, Tony Graffanino, Jeremy Affeldt, Denny Bautista, Matt Stairs, Odalis Perez, Julio Pimentel, Blake Johnson, Jorge De La Rosa, Ryan Shealy, Scott Dohmann, Jose Diaz
Tigers: Brian Rogers, Sean Casey
Twins: Kyle Lohse, Zach Ward
White Sox: No one
Yankees: Hector Made, C.J. Henry, Matt Smith, Jesus Sanchez, Carlos Monasterios, Sal Fasano, Bobby Abreu, Cory Lidle, Craig Wilson

2006-08-01 00:56:27
1.   Greg Brock
Wow, the Dodgers traded Joel Guzman, and got Greg Maddux and Julio Lugo? You would have thought somebody would have mentioned that over at Dodger Thoughts. I'm surprised no commenters said anything over there.


2006-08-01 00:57:09
2.   Greg Brock
Oh, and thanks for the roundup, Bob.
2006-08-01 02:10:43
3.   Yu-Hsing Chen
Yankees also got Craig Wilson, you missed that.

Anyway... I think impact wise

AL east: Yankees suddenly got a lot stronger while the other competitor stand pat, O's did nothing (as usual) and the Rays made logical moves (now if only they could find pitchers...)

AL central: the competition didn't change much. though both of the losers made logical moves to give them a better shot for the future.

AL west: The Mariners and Rangers (espically Rangers) made spalshs.. this would be interesting...

NL east: Phillies did the right thing (just not at the right price.. at least they shoulda got someone that wasn't a bag of ball... even if it meant throwing in one more RP ) the Braves are making a run which is probably unwise. the Mets made no major move which probably cost them the WS... the Marlins did nothing, while the Nats did well early but faltered badly in the end.

NL central: the reds made the most spalsh, I got a gut feeling the go into the playoff. the Brewers did the right thing, the Cubs and Pirates waited too long and got robbed. the Cards mostly didn't make impact moves.. while the Astros look like morons.

NL west: Dodgers made the most spalsh, but it was questionable in many ways. how the west turn out in both division may be the most interesting.

Current predictions.

AL east: Yanks
Cen : Tigers
West : Angels (though this is murky)
Wild : Boston

NL east: Mets (duh...)
Cen : Cards
West: Padres (it's a real crap shoot )
Wild: Reds

Yankees wins the AL
mets win the NL

Subway series, Yanks win.

2006-08-01 02:27:16
4.   Voxter
Man, would that ever suck.
2006-08-01 09:37:57
5.   Bob Timmermann
I was tired at the end...


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