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Looks like Tejada to the Astros. Could that mean Adam Everett could become available?
By JT, at 12/12/2007 3:23 PM
...and the Astros lost Brad Lidge to the Phillies too. Maybe they could use cardiac Chad?
By Michael, at 12/12/2007 3:42 PM
While I agree that Boswell's piece was little more than hagiography, I do want to point out that Lo Duca probably wasn't as bad as last year's .272/.311 AVG/OBP line indicates. For his career, Lo Duca has a .295 BABIP--a stat that is especially important considering how few times he walks and strikes out. His surprisingly adequate .318/.355 line in 2006 was driven by a .337 BABIP. By comparison, last year's lousy effort coincided with a BABIP of .278, by far the lowest of any full season for Captain Redass.Again, Lo Duca isn't the knight in shining armor that Boswell claims, but we can at least entertain the possibility of adequacy.
By SR, at 12/12/2007 4:00 PM
I'd trade Jorge Julio Cordero for Everett in a heart beat. However, the Astros will likely use Tejada at 3B. In my opinion, the O's took the Astros to the cleaners on that trade. They picked up some fine young talent for a has been.
By phil dunn, at 12/12/2007 4:58 PM
If we are going to trade Cordero we should get more than a one year plug for him. I like Evertt, but Cordero should be worth a defensive wizz who is going to do that for many years to come. My instinct is someone like Alberto Gonzalez from Arizona who are set at shortstop. I don't think he's even on our radar, I'm not sure if Arizona are interested in a trade and, I haven't discussed this with the GM's for either us or the Diamondbacks. They won't return my calls... Someone of that ilk anyway.
By Ben, at 12/12/2007 5:24 PM
cordero for adam everett? holy lord, thank god blog commenters aren't the gm. now that the disastros got tejada, everett will likely be non-tendered, which means the nats (or anybody else) could get him as a free agent with no compensation.keith law reported jimbow offered chad to the brew crew for rickie weeks. while it was obviously declined and is now irrelevant thanks to the brewers signing eric gagne to a one year deal, that is a lot closer to value for cordero than a no-hit SS likely to be nontendered.however, signing adam everett would fit nicely into chris' plan of playing a defensive whiz at SS and forgoing all offense from that position. jimbow, are you listening? perhaps in conjunction with a FLop nontender?
By Bill, at 12/12/2007 7:09 PM
And Adam Everett has in fact been nontendered. I thought that's the way they would lean after they got Tejada.
By JT, at 12/12/2007 7:49 PM
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