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More on the Rolen/Encarnacion swap

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Over at Baseball Prospectus Rob McQuown has deemed the Jays/Reds deal the worst deadline deal this season (hat tip: BDD) in favour of the Jays, giving it an “outside chance that this will be looked upon as a disaster of Liriano/Nathan proportions”. Probably nothing you didn’t already know, but worth a look if you’re into real stats like EqA and PECOTA…

Update: Rolen just got hit in the head in the worst way by Jason Marquis and left the game. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a pitcher so furious with himself for beaning an opposing player. What a completely unprofessional display of humanity!


Written by halejon

August 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. Absolutely a good bit of business, but that doesn’t too much for me right now.

    Call me an idealist, but I’d much rather get 200 more games of, as you described, “once in a lifetime” play at third base than 4 years of cost-controlled late inning relief. Nathan/Liriano would be amazing, but AJ Pierzynski ain’t no Scott Rolen.

    Drew LtB

    August 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm

  2. I don’t know about idealist, but calling for 200 games out of Rolen over the next 2 years probably makes you an optimist. 😉 By 4 years, you mean because the kids are only super cheap until they hit arbitration?


    August 2, 2009 at 3:15 pm

  3. I think it makes me more a romantic than anything.

    Drew Ltb

    August 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm

  4. Six of one, half dozen of the other…damn that southern charm! (Or is it just the drawl? I could never tell).


    August 2, 2009 at 4:44 pm

  5. Wasn’t there going to be a trip to Vegas to see the baby Jays at some point? Whatever happened to that?


    August 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm

  6. Fares and hotels are pretty much free these days, too. I don’t know if I have time now though. Sure would be nice to go down and see some of the guys that should be playing instead of Kevin Millar.


    August 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm

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