Sunday, August 30, 2009

Suddenly it all makes sense...

Ronnie Belliard has been traded to the Dodgers. So this is why we called up Pete Orr the other day!

The deal: Belliard for minor league RHP Luis Garcia and a PTBNL.

A quick look at Garcia:
-22 years old, 6'2" and 175 lbs
-Always puts up good ERAs (4.32, 3.55, 2.40 and 2.92 in his 4 minor league seasons).
-Walk and K rates? All over the place. Walks are way down this year, from 5+ BB/9 each year to 1.9 this year. K's aren't much more consistent, but have gone up last year and this year to 7+ K/9.
-Doesn't give up many HR and has a pretty decent H/9 as well.
-A potential workhorse. 8 GS over the last 4 years suggest he's not really a rotation candidate, but he has pitched 71 innings already this year. He has pitched less than 2 innings in only 9 of his 33 games this year.

Can't find any scouting reports, so I doubt he's really much of a prospect. Adios, Ronnie!

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