July 09, 2004

Stark on Garcia for Reed and Olivo

In his weekly Rumblings and Grumblings, Jayson Stark has an interesting bit on the Freddy for Reed, Olivo and Morse trade.

Virtually every baseball person we've surveyed about the Freddy Garcia trade thinks the Mariners made a great deal.

Jeremy Reed was viewed as a can't-miss, everyday centerfielder in the big leagues who might not put up star numbers but "can be a Mike Cameron or Steve Finley-type defender."

Double-A prospect Michael Morse "can really swing the bat," said one scout. And Miguel Olivo should solve the Mariners' catching problems for the next five years.

Huh, how come this is the first I hear of Reed's great defense? David at USS Mariner seems pretty convinced he's a Rusty Greer type corner outfielder. Oh well, Greer would be terrific, Finley even better.

Posted by Frinklin at July 9, 2004 10:47 PM

I liked Rusty Greer type players... tough, gritty, clutch hitter, all-around solid game, got the job done... he was a local hero in the Metroplex when I was up there... my favorite player after Pudge, but then again, I was a catcher.

Posted by: Madfish Willie at July 12, 2004 05:50 PM
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