Monday, July 14, 2008


After reading this comment on NFA today, my first reaction: Wat? According to NFA commenter RJS, "Clippers website says Alex Escobar has been released." So I go to and sure enough, Alex Escobar has been released. Escobar was hitting .257/.318/.387 in his 67 games in AAA this year, so it's not a huge surprise I guess. It does come at a random time, though, as Wily Mo Pena is going to have surgery on his shoulder and will be out for an unspecified amount of time.

Guess that means it's either Mike Daniel, Roger Bernadina or Garrett Guzman in Washington soon. Between Daniel and Guzman, whoever isn't called up to the Majors will probably take Escobar's spot in Columbus.


  1. hey,

    i was referred to your blog by Veggie Mom, I'm a friend of "CBeth"

    You really think the Nat's can get up to .500 with those couple additions and changes? And really think the Reds won't fight hard for Adam Dunn?

    Look forward to reading more of yours...hopefully we'll get along as well as "Veggie Mom" hopes

  2. Considering what they went .500 with in 2005, I definitely think they COULD go .500 with that. Whether they would or not depends on the rate of improvement of the young guys and whether or not guys stay healthy.

    And it really depends on the pitching staff.


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