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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Padres - Acquired Barrett
San Diego Padres - Acquired C Michael Barrett from the Chicago Cubs for C Rob Bowen.
I’d normally rag on the Chicago Cubs for selling low here, but Barrett was being a tremendous pain in the ass and general nuisance. This would be a lot harder of a decision if Barrett was playing well, but he’s not. Barrett will split time with Josh Bard in some arrangement or another and while he could very well be just as much a pain in San Diego, from the Friars’ point of view, there’s a much better chance that Barrett will be good from here on out than there is with Bowen (a career 238/324/391 hitter in the minors) and the former hasn’t gotten into any fights with any Padres yet. If Barrett doesn’t work out, the Padres are no worse off, though they might not want to risk arbitration if Barrett hits, say 240/290/380 and goes 5-for-30 at catching baserunners.
The Cubs aren’t making this trade for what they’re getting, but for what they’re giving - they’d have done this trade for one of those Pitney Bowes things that John Ratzenberger’s always selling. On the down side, while Barrett was a distraction, a combination of Bowen and Koyie Hill is pretty ugly.
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