Vin Scully has just confirmed it! Thome is a Dodger for a player to be named later! That's something else. Wow!
This is a aggressive move. Will he be playing some first base? Platoon with Loney? Our designated big bat off the bench from the left side?
Vin now confirms that Jon Garland is a Dodger. No word on what we traded for Garland.
Denver Post also confirms the Garland trade and adds that the Rockies got Jose Contreras. Also, they speculate that Arizona was looking for a grade B prospect in return for Garland.
Jon says, from the Chicago Tribune, that we traded Class A ballplayer Justin Fuller ans cash for Thome. As Jon wrote, "a pure giveaway." Smells like the Manny trade. Instead of giving away a clubhouse problem like the Red Sox, the White Sox shed some salary. After all, picking up Peavy and Rios was not cheap. Chicago also traded pitcher Contreras to Colorado.
"The Diamondbacks are paying the rest of Garland's salary. That is, whatever is left this year plus whatever the option amount ends up being. He has about $1 million left this year, meaning they are kicking either $2 million or $3.5 million into this deal."With Arizona pitching in some sizable money expect a decent prospect to be going their way.
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