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Friday, August 10, 2007

Sweeney Sent To LA

In the first trade between the Giants and Dodgers since 1985, the Giants sent Mark Sweeney to LA in exchange for a player to be named. This move makes all the sense in the world at this point for the Giants. Everybody likes Sweeney and he still is a valuable weapon to have on a bench, but he doesn't make a whole lot of sense with this Giants club. I actually had a chance to meet and talk with Sweeney a little bit during his time with the Giants and I don't think I've spoken with a nicer ballplayer. It's going to be tough seeing him in Dodger blue. He did good things here, but the Giants don't need a veteran pinch hitter, they need to get younger as fast as they can. I'm not expecting the Giants to receive a noteworthy prospect in this deal, but at the very least, this trade enables them to bring up a younger player and start giving them the at-bats that veterans have been getting. It looks like it's going to be Dan Ortmeier getting the call-up rather than Freddie Lewis which would have been my choice. I hope this trend continues and the Giants are able to get rid of a few more veterans (Ryan Klesko, Pedro Feliz, Steve Kline and Omar Vizquel) before the August 31st waiver deadline.
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6 Comments:

  • At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    One of the best pinch hitters of all time. Good luck Sweeney.

     
  • At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Christof said…

    Why can't they send Bonds out to pasture next?

     
  • At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Tyrone Briggs said…

    Apparently, it is a requirement to be nice and genuine in order to escape San Francisco.

     
  • At 9:49 PM, Anonymous GiantROb said…

    Kline has actually done a good job lately, he may be a keeper.

     
  • At 2:34 PM, Blogger Trevor said…

    Why the Bonds hate? Cause the media tells you to or what?

     
  • At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Christof said…

    They actually do have things on Bonds. Glance over the leaked grand jury testimony.

    The problem I have is that the grand jury testimony will become public knowledge at some point in the future. At that point, the truth will come out, and it is not going to make either baseball or Bonds look good.

    To say that there has been nothing linking Bonds to roids is wrong. It is just a cover. When the cover, what is behind it is not going to be pretty. ANd by covering, you make things that much wrose when the truth comes out.

    This is why I do not like Barry Bonds.

     

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