Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Seo and Navarro Traded? For Who?

I just got wind of a trade between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Dodgers. Frankly, I don't get it. We trade a decent catcher with some strong future potential (of course, not with the Dodgers since the advent of Russell Martin) for a older back-up catcher to fill in a position we already have covered with Sandy Alomar, Jr. Then, we include Jae Seo, who has been more inconsistent than my bowel movements, for a much older pitcher who appears to be pitching well beyond his abilities this year, Mark Hendrickson. I guess the hope is that he will continue his good luck this year, but I don;t have high hopes. Afterall, the second half of the season is all about "The Mean," and Hendrickson's past leads me to believe that a regression to the mean is at hand for Hendrickson. I hope i'm wrong, but this deal makes me feel like i'm sitting on the beach doing a whole bunch of nothing.

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