— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Friday, April 14, 2006
Nats - Demoted Watson
Washington Nationals - Optioned OF Brandon Watson and C Wiki Gonzalez to New Orleans; recalled OF Ryan Church and IF Brendan Harris.
You gotta love Jim Bowden - every series of transactions he makes opens you up for a fun game of Which Move Is Dumbest? In this case, the contestants are:
1) Optioning Ryan Church to the minors in the first place.
2) Giving Church’s job to an empty BA speedster based solely on a good spring.
3) After coming to the decisions above based on your “good” judgment, using 29 plate appearances as the basis to come to a new decision.
Matt LeCroy will be the primary backup for the time being. Honestly, I don’t have a problem with these kinds of moves - nobody’s asking the LeCroy/Fick/Munson guys to do a lot of catching, just fake it enough for the bat to have value. If Schneider goes out injured for any period of time, they’re not going to have to start LeCroy, they just need to recall Wiki from the swamp.
Posted: April 14, 2006 at 02:29 PM | 10 comment(s)
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