jellyroll wrote:any links on the Lugo or shealy trades?
According to MLB Radio and ESPN , Ryan Shealy and Scott Dohmann have been traded from the Rockies to the Royals for Jeremy Affeldt and Denny Bautista.
We hope the Royals would give up both pitchers for him unless they planned on playing him regularly right away. Affeldt and Bautista both have plus stuff. Maybe the Rockies can do more with them than the Royals did.
According to ESPN, Julio Lugo has been traded to the Dodgers for Joel Guzman and Sergio Pedroza.
Now this one is a surprise. Lugo said he didn't want to be moved off shortstop, but that seems certain to happen in Los Angeles. He can play second in place of Jeff Kent for now and then maybe move to third base once Kent returns. Especially after already getting Wilson Betemit, this is a very heavy price for the Dodgers to pay. Guzman remains an excellent long-term prospect, and Pedroza has a chance to become a regular corner outfield.