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Mets deal Cedeno to Cardinals

Postby WebHamster » Sun Apr 04, 2004 8:42 am

Port St. Lucie (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Cardinals acquired outfielder Roger Cedeno from the New York Mets Saturday, shipping out catcher Chris Widger and infielder Wilson Delgado.

The Cardinals also received cash considerations from New York.

Cedeno batted .267 with 70 runs scored, 25 doubles, and just 14 stolen bases in 148 games last year. He struggled mightily in the first half of the season before picking up his play in August.

The 29-year-old outfielder is entering his 10th season in the big leagues, having spent time with Detroit, Houston and Los Angeles in addition to his time in New York.

Widger, 32, split his 2003 campaign with St. Louis and Triple-A Memphis. In 44 games with the Cardinals, he hit .235 with nine doubles and 14 RBI. Widger has spent parts of nine seasons in the majors, his best year coming in 1999 with Montreal when he finished with a .264 batting average to go with 14 homers and 56 RBI.

Delgado, a 31-year-old switch-hitter, has played everywhere on the infield except for first base in his 10 years in the majors. A part-time player for his entire career, Delgado has played for San Francisco, Kansas City, Anaheim, St. Louis, and the New York Yankees.

In 63 combined games with the Angels and Cardinals in 2003, Delgado hit. 228 with 12 runs scored and seven RBI.
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Postby colour wolf » Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:01 pm

I know Cedeno really sucks, but is he going to improve his numbers in St. Louis? The Cards aren't really going to play Lankford, are they?
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Postby Arlo » Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:55 am

With Cedeno, the key factor will be playing time, and it's probably a bit too early to make predictions there. If he does receive significant time, his steals should make him worth a look in deep leagues no matter what his other numbers look like. We'll see...

Incidentally, was anyone else surprised that the Mets dealt for Widger? Not at all what I would have expected...
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Re: Mets deal Cedeno to Cardinals

Postby jmudukes2008 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:33 am

yeah man i'm surprised as balls...at least cedeno gives you a pinch runner-stolen base threat come 40 man roster in september...but these other two guys look like straight up bums.
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Re: Mets deal Cedeno to Cardinals

Postby hwiggen » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:02 am

With the way LaRussa juggles his outfielders I don't expect this trade to have much of a fantasy impact for most leagues--and don't forget, the Cardinals have Colby Rasmus waiting in the wings.

As for Chris Widger, I didn't even know he was still in the big leagues. Isn't he the guy who quit baseball to play professional softball for awhile four or five years ago? Maybe I'm thinking of someone else but I seem to remember Widger talking about how he bacame a HR hitter in pro softball before he ended up on the White Sox.
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Re: Mets deal Cedeno to Cardinals

Postby Andy117 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:34 am

How was something from 4 years ago topped?
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Re: Mets deal Cedeno to Cardinals

Postby TheGinner » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:03 am

Andy117 wrote:How was something from 4 years ago topped?


I know....
I'm from St. Louis, so I was feeling like it was Groundhog's Day or something
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Re: Mets deal Cedeno to Cardinals

Postby jealousblues » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:11 am

this thread is hillarious
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Re: Mets deal Cedeno to Cardinals

Postby hwiggen » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:09 pm

duh...now I get it...
I was wondering why Lankford's name was mentioned :*)
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Re: Mets deal Cedeno to Cardinals

Postby TheGinner » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:43 pm

I'm still wondering how jmudukes2008 dug it up. Player search for Lankford or something? LMAO :-) :-D :-b ;-) :-] :-B
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