Monday, December 19, 2005

It's About Time

Phillies acquire P Ricardo Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers to finally complete the Vicente Padilla trade. Rodriguez was once a top prospect, but has been limited by injuries since reaching the big leagues. The Phillies picked Rodriguez over 17-year old infielder Julio Gonzalez. I like the choice. More in-depth coverage to come soon.


Anonymous Braveswin said...

Alright this is weird. Atlanta made a deal w/K.C. that sent minor leaguer Ricardo Rodriguez to the Royals for Matt Diaz.

Now Philly gets the major leaguer Ricardo Rodriguez from Texas. I guess you can't have more than one Ricardo Rodriguez in the N.L.East.

8:35 AM  
Blogger XXX said...

Wow that's awesome - I actually first saw the trade on rotoworld and thought the Phillies had picked up Diaz and I was trying to figure out why. Turns out the NL East just met its Ricardo Rodriguez quota and could afford to dump one. That's too funny.

I love the Diaz pick up by the way, I think the guy can really hit. It'll be interesting to see where he fits in (if he fits in at all) on that Braves roster. Another great move by JS no matter the outcome, low risk-high reward.

12:52 PM  

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