And you thought no one else would want him. One of the few players who DIDN’T want to be traded. I have heard that several teams have wanted him for several years, but they didn’t want to trade him. But he’s gonna be arb eligible next year and they woulda hadta pay him. We can’t have THAT.
He’s off to Arizona – not sure what they’re gonna do with him, seeing as how they just got rid of Ryan Roberts for their new callup 3B, and Paul Goldschmidt is too good at first to be replaced.
And CJ was already announced for today’s lineup, too.
We’re getting 21 yo Bobby Borchering, AA third baseman who was the Dbax first rounder in 09. He was promoted to AA a few weeks ago and he’s 10 fer 77. He had an .827 OPS at high A over 838 AB. From reading prospect lists, he doesn’t hit for average, just power and is a lousy glove at 3rd, so he’s most likely destined for 1B. He was on the Dbax Top 10 prosepct lists, but they had a younger 3B higher.
and Marc Krauss, age 24, LH, left fielder, the second round pick in 09, hitting 917 OPS over 283 AB. Krauss isn’t even mentioned in any Arizona prospect list.
So Steven Pearce is gonna play first and Scott Moore is gonna play 3rd. And Matt Worthless Downs is STILL on this team. Brett Wallace is officially toast, I see.
I hope they aren’t going to just use him to pinch hit because he’s a really terrible pinch hitter.