Sunday, April 13, 2008

Kicking Off Season 8 In Style

Shh........That sound you hear, it's the sizzlin' you get with a story hot off the presses.

The Majors 1st big trade off the season goes down in spectacular fashion.
The Anaheim Angels & The Florida Marlins agree to a 5 player trade

Going to the Marlins
Matty Philips
Age: 19B/T: L/R
Born: Colusa, CA
Position(s): 2B
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A very nice gap hitting Second baseman with a good glove

Torey Flores
Age: 21B/T: R/R
Born: Higuey, DO
Position(s): P (P)
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He's not gonna overpower you but he'll keep the ball in the strike zone & get the hitter out with control

Chris Ward
Age: 22B/T: S/R
Born: Huntsville, AL
Position(s): SS/2B/OF
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Defensive stalwart with a decent bat & the potential to become a gold glove CF

Going to the Angels
J.J. Osbourne
Age: 26B/T: R/R
Born: Rockingham, NC
Position(s): 2B/CIF/OF/DH
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A more developed version of Matty Phillips, not gonna wow you but will be productive.

Jeff Stone
Age: 28B/T: R/R
Born: Corpus Christi, TX
Position(s): P (SP2)
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The main focus of the Angels, helps upgrade their weak pitching staff & at this point before free angency could end up as their staff ace.

Trade Grade B-
Both teams get what they need & even value on both sides
A key plus in this trade is that it allows the Marlins to dump some salary after some unexpected budget issues

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