"Pitching has got to be the foundation in the organization. Everybody wants a good pitcher. The more pitchers we have, the stronger our organization will be."
- Dayton Moore, Kansas City Royals General Manager

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

transaction monitor

DET LHP wilfredo ledezma for ATL LHRP macay mcbride

regrettably, i like this deal a lot for both sides. mcbride is the LOOGY that detroit desperately wanted, and desperately hoped ledezma would be. except for his occasionally terminal control problems, mcbride will be a great addition to detroit's pen. i think he'll get his control problems figured out well enough to be effective, and, unlike ledezma, he'll be able to shut down left handed batters. since mcbride came off the DL, he put up this line:

12 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 14 K, 1 HR, 3.00 era

as for what atlanta is getting, i would not be surprised in the least if ledezma turned into a cy young caliber power lefty in the mold of dan haren. in other words, i like it. i like it a lot. and i think they do too. they have been very high on macay mcbride since he was drafted in the first round in 2001, and to to get rid of him now, is by no means a negative reflection on macay mcbride. ledezma has near limitless potential, and he's already passed the injury nexus without a major incident.

i don't know whether my projection of ledezma is real, or if it's just a manifestation of 15 straight years of braves' supremacy, but i think this is a GREAT match of a player and an organization.

on deck:
i'll be weighing in on the chisox' bullpen shuffle

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

full disclosure

the following players are ones that i control on my lone personal fantasy baseball team (i would consider doing a tout wars league, but i'm pretty damn happy only having one league to follow).


Albaladejo, Jonathan
Blackburn, Nick
De La Cruz, Eulugio
Delcarmen, Manny
Hoey, James
Marcum, Shaun
Patterson, Scott
Rodriguez, Wandy
Schmidt, Jason
Speier, Justin
Stockman, Phil
Wasserman, Ehren
Castro, Ramon
Zaun, Greg
Chavez, Angel
Feliz, Pedro
Greene, Khalil
Hill, Aaron
Kotchman, Casey
Phelps, Josh
Ankiel, Rick
Baldelli, Rocco
Botts, Jason
Ethier, Andre
Van Every, John
24 players
1 on DL

Reserve Roster

Elbert, Scott
Floyd, Gavin
Hansen, Craig
Jackson, Edwin
Liz, Radhames
Masterson, Justin
Motte, Jason
Moylan, Peter
Romero, Ricky
Tejeda, Robinson
VanBenschoten, John
Vandenhurk, Rick
Johnson, Mark L.
Frazier, Todd
Mitchell, Lee
Quintanilla, Omar
Santos, Sergio
Whitesell, Josh
Wilson, Josh
Casto, Kory
Duffy, Chris
Majewski, Val
Michaels, Jason
Nixon, Trot

24 players
Total Roster size

Waived Players
Gorneault, Nick
Beltran, Francis
Duncan, Eric
Palmisano, Lou

Free Agents
Cameron, Kevin
Fulchino, Jeff
Gardner, Lee
Green, Sean
Lugo, Julio
Pavano, Carl
Radke, Brad
Millar, Kevin
Phelps, Josh
Barker, Sean
Cruz, Nelson
Guzman, Freddy
Werth, Jayson
McDonald, Darnell
Rapada, Clay
Rabelo, Mike
Orie, Kevin
Corey, Mark
Devore, Doug
Ford, Matt
Espinosa, David
Warden, Jim Ed
LaMura, BJ
Parrish, John
Peguero, Jailen
Nunez, Abraham

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