June 27, 2004

Garcia to the ChiSox

Now, see what happens when I decide to go the movies. The Mariner Fire Sale begins, with Freddy and Ben Davis going to Chicago for catcher Miguel Olivo, outfielder Jeremy Reed and middle infielder Michael Morse. I'm still not convinced trading Freddy was the best move possible, but this is a pretty slick trade as far as I'm concerned. Jeremy Reed is one of the best OF prospects in the game, and should become the M's starter in centerfield starting ASAP. To swap Ben Davis for Olivo is just icing on the cake. Davis had totally worn out his welcome in Seattle, and Olivo has a very bright future ahead of him. The last guy, Morse, I don't know much about. Baseball America listed as the White Sox #17 prospect, as a hitting middle infielder that will most likely move to third. David from USS Mariner goes farther than that, saying he's the worst defensive SS I've ever seen and a canidate for LF or 1B.

Still, an awfully nice trade for the Mariners. Well done.

Oh, and we went and saw Napoleon Dynamite. Very good, if you like laughing and cringing at the same time.

Posted by Frinklin at June 27, 2004 05:36 PM

I LOVE laughing and cringing at the same time.

I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: Jeff Sullivan at June 27, 2004 09:42 PM

I was unsure of the trade... but with the M's falling it's good to see *something* happening. Since I don't follow other teams much, it's nice to see words about the new players. I hope something turns around on the M's soon. I'd like to see them finish above .500

Posted by: Laura G at June 28, 2004 02:33 PM
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