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Cubs send Barrett to San Diego
2007-06-20 07:47
by Bob Timmermann

Battlin' Michael Barrett was sent to San Diego today in exchange for Rob Bowen. The Padres Cubs also received minor league outfielder Kyler Burke.

Thanks to ToyCannon.


2007-06-20 08:01:20
1.   Bluebleeder87
like i said on ItD he's a good hitting catcher that makes bone head plays at times.
2007-06-20 08:11:39
2.   Benaiah
His mediocre performance this year is due to a .256 average. His BABIP is .271, well below the .313 his 19.3 LD% forcasts. He is still hitting for power and unless Petco freaks him out I think this is going to be a big win for the Padres.
2007-06-20 08:18:32
3.   ToyCannon
Unless he somehow is just one of those catchers who can't get on the same page as his pitchers.
Now the Padres should flip Bard for Dukes. What's to lose?
2007-06-20 08:23:42
4.   Jon Weisman
How do you trade the NL MVP and only get Michael Barrett and a minor leaguer in return?????
2007-06-20 08:58:47
5.   Bluebleeder87
i don't know, the more i read about Barrett the more i think he can't help the Pads.
2007-06-20 08:59:12
6.   rynox
Actually, I think it's the Cubs who receive Burke, not the San Diego Madres.
2007-06-20 09:06:13
7.   Bob Timmermann
Thanks. Fixed it.
2007-06-20 09:20:33
8.   Josh Wilker
Won't Greg Maddux be happy! (I believe he was one of a ever-growing list of pitchers who heavily preferred throwing to anyone other than Barrett.) I always sort of liked the guy though. He's currently in ubiquitous "Wake up the rivalry!" McDonald's ads here in Chicago, with Jermaine Dye, so my brain's first image of him is from that ad, in which Dye has painted a big fake Rollie Fingers mustache on his face.
2007-06-20 10:10:01
9.   standuptriple
8 Hasn't Maddux always been rather picky about who he throws to anyways? I can't see how this will help Barrett's new contract $ though. Seems to me like he should have kept his mouth shut and just produced. The Cubs basically cut his PT then send him to one of the worst hitters park (in possible the toughest hitting Division of parks) as a big F-U. Hopefully it all works out for him. I believe the SD-park factor is mainly mental anyways. They were complaining about it before the walls went up. Didn't seem to bother the WBC March.
2007-06-20 10:29:07
10.   Humma Kavula
I'm just glad somebody hit A.J. Pierzynski. Violence isn't the answer, I know.... but that guy was asking to be hit.
2007-06-20 13:16:23
11.   StolenMonkey86
9 - Basically. Maddux didn't throw to Javy Lopez in Atlanta, if I recall.

I've always thought of Maddux as a very hard-throwning control knuckleballer.

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