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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:22 pm
by Snakebites
Awaiting league approval is a deal in which we get Jim Edmonds and about a mill for a 3B prospect.

Well, if we werent sure Towers was getting desperate before, we sure are now. Yet another role of the dice to see if an aging, injured player can play a difficult position for us (see Piazza). I suppose that worked out okay for a year, but I dont see similar results with this. Edmonds has struggled for a couple years. Cant expect much bat-wise from him and his fielding was a little worse than Cameron's last year I think.

Oh well. I think its only a matter of time before we seriously pursue Prior as well. Thats another Towers-like move.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:32 pm
by Basketball Jesus
Eh, at this price and given that bringing in Cameron would be a bit silly at his asking price, I like this deal. The Padres didn't give up much and Edmonds is still a somewhat OK bat and good glove in the field.

I heard somewhere that Towers is going to try Antonelli in center. If that's true, this deal makes even more sense as Edmonds provides insurance in case that particular experiment doesn't work out.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:48 am
by Snakebites
^Youre right about the financial aspect of the deal for sure.

Cameron's asking price, particularly given the chunk of games he'll be missing, would be absurd. Still, from a game perspective, it seems like at best a lateral move.

Id like to see the team get better for once, I guess. We've had the same season a few years in a row now, and where other teams fall has determined whether we make the playoffs or not.

Oh well. At least we arent getting worse.