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Friday, March 21, 2014

ESPN: Angels trade Scioscia for Gretzky

*whistles*

Jim Wisinski Posted: March 21, 2014 at 04:08 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 21, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4675122)
I double-take-ed so hard I hurt my neck.
   2. Gamingboy Posted: March 21, 2014 at 09:17 PM (#4675126)
If memory serves, Gretzky is a okay-average-zero-power guy who probably will stick around a few years to fill a roster spot but is unlikely to ever go really far, while Scioscia is.... basically only in baseball because of nepotism.
   3. morineko Posted: March 21, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4675146)
#2: Yeah, I am having problems coming up with reasons why the Cubs needed Scioscia. Gretzky is not going to ever make a prospect list but he's OK organizational filler. They could have just released him if they had too many low-A outfielders.
   4. Transmission Posted: March 21, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4675150)
To quote myself in the Dugout thread for march 21:

AZ Phil at The Cub Reporter, who is quite in touch with Cubs minor league system, thinks the plan is to flip Scioscia back to catcher, as it's the only place in the organization where the team lacks minor league depth. Gretzky was utterly and thoroughly blocked at 1B and OF going forward with the Cubs.

http://www.thecubreporter.com/03212014/updated-cubs-2014-minor-league-camp-rosters-320


This isn't necessarily a brilliant plan, but it at least counts as a plan...
   5. shoewizard Posted: March 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM (#4675163)
What a minute....so Dipoto just traded Scioscia's son away ?

Take that biatch !!
   6. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 22, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4675181)
Arizona Phil is fantastic.

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