Monday, July 21, 2008

The Savior Has Arrived

The Baltimore Orioles finally found their franchise shortstop, acquiring Juan Castro from Colorado in return for minor leaguer Mike McCoy.

The O’s got:

Juan Castro, 36 year-old SS, hit 180 / 211 / 236 for the Reds in 2007, and is a career 229 / 268 / 334 hitter.

The Rockies got:

Mike McCoy, 27 year-old IF, hit 276 / 355 / 368 in Triple-A this year.

The merry-go-round at short continues for the Birds. I like Castro better than Bynum, but that’s primarily because I haven’t seen him play much yet. In a couple of weeks I’ll probably be back to hoping Luis Hernandez gets another shot. At least The Pelican provides some extra entertainment for me. This is about as close as you can get to a “who cares?” trade.

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