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June 20, 2007
BASEBALL: Stealing Barrett

They haven't said yet for who, but looks like it could be a great deal for the Padres snagging Michael Barrett from the Cubs once Barrett's feuds with Carlos Zambrano and Rich Hill made his position untenable with the Cubs. It's the 1980s Mets trick: swoop in when a player has some problem with his team that makes him available on the cheap.

Who would have guessed that this season would be more painful for Barrett than last year, when he suffered an intrascrotal hematoma?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:08 AM | Baseball 2007 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Right you are. Keith Hernandez, anyone?

Posted by: Attila (Pillage Idiot) at June 20, 2007 2:45 PM

ARLINGTON -- Catcher Michael Barrett, in the headlines this month for dugout skirmishes, was traded by the Cubs to the Padres on Wednesday for catcher Rob Bowen and a Minor League player.

Posted by: maddirishman at June 20, 2007 3:19 PM

Felt like I had to tell someone this: I am going to Seattle on Monday to see the Red Sox play. Scheduled pitching match-up?

Josh Beckett 10-1 3.14 vs. Jeff Weaver 0-6 10.97.

Whoo hoo!

Posted by: jim at June 20, 2007 3:29 PM

Pretty tacky of you to point out Jeff Weaver's ERA to the world. What are you trying to do, sully Pat Gillicks reputation...oh yeah, that can't be done.

Posted by: Rene at June 20, 2007 11:00 PM
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