Betemit couldn't hit at AAA. Andy Marte (who's not near ready either) woulda put up a better fight at the big league level.
Still can't believe the Braves did that Drew deal. It was a no-win situation for them -- if Drew does nothing, they don't want him back; if he explodes, he prices himself out of the Braves $$ range.
In turn they give up a guy who you could argue has been the best Cardinal starter this year (Jason Marquis), one of the best pitching prospects in the bigs in Wainright and a decent lefty reliever in Ray King.
Mark Derosa may be the worst fielding 3B of the last 20 years. I can't remember very many worse. I shouldn't say that because their probably have been -- but those guys were hitting 20+ HR's/year -- which helped offset their liability on defense. Hard to put the blame solely on him as they've played him all over the last couple years
1.Roger>Randy this year; 2.New Yankee SP's = BUST! (again); 3. Bernie will cover the least amount of ground of any CF in baseball for 4th straight yr.; 4. Yanks = stuck with Giambi's contract; 5. Loaiza > any SP signed in offseason by Yankees.