Everyday Eddie is gone. Of course, he will begin having career type seasons for the Reds because that is just how it will work out. He was pulled out of the closer role shortly after my pro-Putz email back in May. Yes, I am taking responsibility for having "everyday" traded, and it feels good.
I don't know much about Travis Chick, he was once the 4th best prospect in the Padres farm system before going to the Reds. Yes, 4th. That does not say much about the value the M's had in "Everyday". Kind of sad to be honest. He had some crap years in the Padres farm system before moving over to the Reds. I have a sneaky feeling the M's might not be the team that brings him into the majors. Why? I don't know, just a gut feeling. Especially coming off the 36 pitcher draft they did in June. He is young, 21, so that will benefit him.
Here is a quote from the Mariners article on the trade. "Chick was 4-5, 4.61 in 16 starts with Double-A Chattanooga. The right-hander allowed 79 hits in 84 innings with 77 strikeouts. Click entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the 10th-best prospect in the Reds organization."
10th best prospect?! I think Wall Street would put a "sell" tag on his stock.
Eddie's Seattle Stats:
With the exception of this year, he did not have a horrible career in