Wednesday, September 2, 2009

PTBNL is Sean Rodriguez

The Times has a nice rundown of his stats

http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/2009/09/rays-name-could-be-sean-rodriguez.html

So we get a pitcher, a corner infield prospect, and a super-utility type in exchange for Kazmir. It seems like the addition of Rodriguez opens up the door for the Rays to pass on the option for Aki, which was $4.25 million. The Rays paid Aki $3.25 million this year, and Rodriguez will make the minimum next season, so that is a decent amount of money made up to help retain some other players. The two Gabe's have club options for next year and Willy Aybar is signed through next season. I wouldn't have a problem with the Rays giving Aybar more time on the field along with Rodriguez and passing on the two Gabes. Perhaps giving Brignac a ML roster spot too if need be. I browsed through some Angels boards and they seem pretty upset over losing this Rodriguez guy, but Jon maybe you can enlighten us.

Pretty disappointing about last night's attendance. I was under the impression that we were still in a playoff chase. I know we've kind of started getting the label of a front running town, but apparently that means the team has to literally be in the front. I'm really having a hard time wrapping my head around the low attendance for last nights game, which turned out to be a giant turd.

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