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— Where BTF's Members Investigate the Grand Old Game
Monday, June 04, 2001
Learn from the wisdom of the Transaction Oracle.
Placed P Pat Hentgen on the 15-day DL with "tendinitis."
Placed P Dennys Reyes on the 15-day DL with tightness in left forearm.
Transferred P John Riedling from the 15-day to the 60-day DL with strained right shoulder.
Purchased contract of P Chris Nichting from Louisville.
Optioned P Jim Brower from Louisville.
Recalled P Jim Brower from Louisville.
Designated P John Wasdin for assignment.
Claimed P Justin Speier off waivers from the New York Mets.
Kansas City Royals
Recalled P Kris Wilson from Omaha (AAA) and OF Endy Chavez from Wichita (AA). Optioned P Brian Meadows to Omaha (AAA) and designated C Sal Fasano for assignment.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled P Jesse Orosco from Las Vegas (AAA).
Manager Felipe Alou is relieved of duties. Jeff Torborg named manager.
P Chris Peters refused an assignment to Ottawa (AAA) and become a free agent.
|ORACLE SAYS:||Good organizational soldier over the last decade. He was bad with the Phils last year, but I’d still like to see him get another chance.|
Placed P Wayne Gomes on the 15-day DL with a strained patella tendon in his right knee.
Released Pete Rose Jr.
This actually has the potential to hurt the Phillies a bit depending on how long it takes him to recover. Gomes had been a workhorse for the Phils bullpen, a spot which has been troublesome over the last few years. Vincente Padilla was activated from the 15-day DL to replace Gomes.
His chances at catching up to his dad’s hit total is decreasing almost daily. He does, however, have an equal chance at making the Hall of Fame.
Placed OF Eric Davis on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain. Recalled IF Felipe Crespo from rehab at Fresno (AAA).
Placed P Norm Charlton on the 15-day DL; recalled P Brian Fuentes from Tacoma (AAA).d OF Eric Davis on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain. Recalled IF Felipe Crespo from rehab at Fresno (AAA).
Charlton not completely stinking might be even more of a surprise than the Mariners’ torrid start. Fuentes has been a marginal pitching prospect (26 in August), but an interesting one. He’s been excellent this year at Tacoma after being converted into a full-time reliever and was a candidate to make the team instead of Charlton at the beginning of the season. He’s not a hard thrower and he’s had injury problems, so he better seize the opportunity while he has the chance.
Activated 1B Mark McGwire from the 15-day DL. Designated IF Larry Sutton for assignment.
|ORACLE SAYS:||I’m willing to wager that Mark McGwire will be a better hitter than Larry Sutton. Sutton’s waiver-wire material, but the Cardinals still probably should have dumped Craig Paquette first.|
Claimed P Mike Judd of waivers from Tampa Bay.
Released P Jeff Brantley.
|ORACLE SAYS:||The Rangers are at the point at which they’ll probably make a lot of waiver claims in trying to find someone that can help their pitching staff, which while not a good staff by any means, is definitely worse than expected. Judd’s not a bad gamble for a team 20 games out of first. He’s been shelled quite a bit in the majors, but he did survive Albuquerque twice out of three years, which makes him worth at least a look. Brantley, on the other hand, looks about dumb; his results haven’t been horrific, but he now has all the command of Braxton Bragg.|
Released P Pat Daneker.
|ORACLE SAYS:||Quietly released after getting murdered in 10 starts for Syracuse this year. Perhaps he’s hiding some arm trouble.|
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