Baltimore sends P Ben Snyder to the Rangers as the final piece of the Kevin Millwood deal. – there isn’t much they could have sent the Rangers that would have made this a bad deal. Millwood may not be the savior for this team, but they could have found a much worse role model for the young staff. and the Rangers get a prospect by dumping a salary that enabled them to sign Harden. This is a true win-win for both teams.
Boston gets P Boof Bonser from the Twins. – The Sox like to try and rework pitchers with problems. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Bonser’s never been a high ceiling guy, so the cost of a TBD player won’t be high.
Pedro Feliz signs with Houston. – We knew he was done in Philly after the Polanco signing, and this signals the end of Tejada in Houston, which again we pretty well knew already. I don’t think this is a “good” move for the Stros, but they could have done worse by not doing anything.
Royals release Mike Jacobs. – Why the Hell did they trade for him in the first place????
Pirates sign Bobby Crosby. – Certainly a step down from Jack WIlson and Freddy Sanchez, but the always cost-conscious Pirates have to have some kind of veteran presence to trade away midseason.
Rangers sign Rich Harden. – Rich Harden is now working for Nolan Ryan’s team…. If Harden stays healthy, I give you your AL West Champions in 2010 (so far).
The two Rule 5 picks that got traded immediately by the Nats and Phils. – I don’t understand how this is possible. I understand this “draft” is different from the amateur one in June, but seriously how can they allow it in one and not in the other????