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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Diamondbacks - Acquired Rauch
Arizona Diamondbacks - Acquired P Jon Rauch from the Washington Municipals for 2B Emilio Bonifacio.
Rauch, like Big Unit before him, has finally found his niche the last few years, and is now known as a good pitcher before being known as “that really tall guy.” Bowden’s flipping Rauch now, but he would still have netted a bigger return if he had flipped Chad Cordero before the season. The Diamondback bullpen is better than generally believed and it would be even better if The Large Component was a lefty, but any improvement helps in such a lousy division, a division which arguably 11 of 14 AL teams could be leading right now.
It’s encouraging for a Hall of Famer to appear on Bonifacio’s comp list, but Red Schoendienst isn’t the guy that you really want to show up there. He’s not even really a good comp as ZiPS had a lot of problems finding comps, with slapping swifties generally being low strikeout guys when they’re low walk guys. Bonifacio simply doesn’t put enough balls in play to be a usable offensive player in this day and age. He does have a great pope name, the best since Calixtus Antonine “Mike” Pagliarulo.
OK, I made that last one up.
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