Friday, July 07, 2006

Don't let the door hit you....

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:

SEASON W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP R ER HR
2004 2 2 2.78 41 0 0 0 18 25 45.1 14 14 8
2005 2 3 2.72 58 0 0 0 36 41 56.1 23 17 7
2006 1 3 5.48 28 0 0 0 5 8 23 14 14 8

With the exception of this year, he did not have a horrible career in Seattle. He was off to a slow start with the M's in '04 with missing 7 save opportunities in 41 games. In 2005, I recall he had a slow start, but did have probably his best season in an M's uniform. He gave up 14 ER this season in 28 games, while he gave up 17 ER in 2005 in 58 appearances.

Of course, the M's were swept by the Angels and lost 2 out of 3 to the Rockies. Now the Tigers come to town for 3 games, I am not looking forward to this. We were a stones throw from first, now we are in jeopardy of landing in the cellar. Come on M's, finish the first half strong.

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