Sunday, April 02, 2006

Phillies Trade Tejeda and Blalock to Texas; Newest Phillie: David Dellucci

The Phillies 2006 Opening Day roster appears to be coming into place. Yesterday morning, the team optioned OF Chris Roberson to AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Late last night, the team dealt P Robinson Tejeda and minor league OF Jake Blalock to the Texas Rangers for OF David Dellucci. The combination of the addition of Dellucci to the team and 3B David Bell answering many of the questions about his injured back yesterday likely will put an end to the battle for the last spot on the roster waged by utilitymen Tomas Perez and Chris Coste Perez and Coste now both appear destined to start the season in some city that is not Philadelphia; Perez could realistically be anywhere by the end of the day while Coste is almost certain to begin the ’06 season with Roberson in Scranton-WB.

Once again, I’m conflicted after yet another roster move by this ballclub. I’m about to say something really insightful here so hold onto your hats – there are two ways to consider the good and bad of any trade: 1) judge it by what you got, and 2) judge it by what you gave up. Those considerations will be discussed shortly…yeah, that’s right – this is just a tease until I can come up with the real content.


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