Thursday, December 08, 2005

MLB Winter Meetings moves

Some serious movement going on round the world of hot stove MLB, here is your complete list:

2005 WINTER MEETINGS TRANSACTIONS SUMMARY

December 5th
Cleveland Indians – Signed RHP Paul Byrd to a two-year contract with a club option for 2008.
New York Mets – Acquired C Paul Lo Duca from the Florida Marlins in exchange for two players to be named.
Oakland Athletics – Acquired RHP Chad Gaudin from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later.
St. Louis Cardinals – Signed C Gary Bennett and INF Deivi Cruz to one-year contracts.

December 6th
Baltimore Orioles – Traded LHP Steve Kline to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP LaTroy Hawkins.
Toronto Blue Jays – Signed RHP A.J. Burnett to a five-year contract.

December 7th
Arizona Diamondbacks – Acquired C Johnny Estrada from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHPs Lance Cormier and Oscar Villarreal.
Atlanta Braves – Acquired RHP Wes Obermueller from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for RHP Dan Kolb.
Boston Red Sox – Acquired INF Mark Loretta from the San Diego Padres in exchange for C Doug Mirabelli.
Chicago Cubs – Acquired OF Juan Pierre from the Florida Marlins in exchange for RHPs Sergio Mitre and Ricky Nolasco and LHP Renyel Pinto. Agreed to terms with INF/OF John Mabry on a one-year contract.
Cleveland Indians – Re-signed RHP Bob Wickman to a one-year contract.
Colorado Rockies – Acquired C Yorvit Torrealba from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later and designated C Miguel Ojeda for assignment.
Florida Marlins – Re-signed RHP Brian Moehler to a one-year contract; signed INF Lenny Harris to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
Kansas City Royals – Acquired LHP Mark Redman from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for RHP Jonah Bayliss and a player to be named later. Granted the unconditional release of RHP D.J. Carrasco.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Designated OF Jeff DaVanon for assignment; added RHP Hector Carrasco to the 40-man roster.
Los Angeles Dodgers – Signed INF Rafael Furcal to a three-year contract. Re-signed INF Olmedo Saenz to a two-year contract.
St. Louis Cardinals – Acquired OF Larry Bigbie and INF Aaron Miles from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for LHP Ray King.
San Diego Padres – Re-signed RHP Trevor Hoffman to a two-year contract with a vesting option for 2008.
Seattle Mariners – Re-signed LHP Jamie Moyer to a one-year contract.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays – Acquired INF Sean Burroughs from the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHP Dewon Brazelton.
Texas Rangers – Agreed to terms with RHP John Wasdin on a one-year contract.
Toronto Blue Jays – Acquired INF Lyle Overbay and a player to be named later from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for RHP Dave Bush, OF Gabe Gross and a player to be named.

December 8th
Atlanta Braves – Acquired INF Edgar Renteria and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox for INF Andy Marte.
Cincinnati Reds – Acquired INF/OF Tony Womack from the New York Yankees in exchange for INF Kevin Howard and OF Ben Himes.
Colorado Rockies – Signed RHP Jose Mesa to a one-year contract with a club option for 2007.
Kansas City Royals – Signed RHP Elmer Dessens to a two-year contract. Signed INF/OF Joe McEwing to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
New York Mets – Signed INF Jose Valentin to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
Pittsburgh Pirates – Acquired INF Sean Casey and a cash consideration in exchange for LHP Dave Williams.
San Francisco Giants – Signed INF/OF Mark Sweeney to a two-year contract.
Seattle Mariners – Acquired RHP Marcos Carvajal to complete trade for C Yorvit Torrealba.
Toronto Blue Jays – Acquired RHP Ty Taubenheim from the Milwaukee Brewers as the player to be named in the trade that sent Lyle Overbay to Toronto for RHP Dave Bush, OF Gabe Gross; Milwaukee acquired LHP Zach Jackson from Toronto to complete the trade.

4 Comments:

  • Further Detail

    Pittsburgh Pirates – Acquired INF Sean Casey and a cash consideration in exchange for LHP Dave Williams

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6738

    Spin: Viewed strictly as a baseball trade, the Reds lost out here. Williams is serviceable, but he's still no better than a third or fourth starter, even for the Reds. Worse yet, he's not a groundball pitcher (G/F ratio of 0.90 in 2005), which will hurt him in the ballpark switch. The only way this trade can be viewed as a positive for the Reds is if they use the nearly $7 million difference in salaries to sign a free agent or acquire a high-salaried pitcher via trade. If they pocket the cash, this has to be viewed as a disappointment.


    I believe they'll use that 7 mil to get more under developed prospect pitchers that will hit a big brick wall while working with the Reds god aweful pitching staff only to be pawned off later on for first dibs on 8th grade prospects.

    By Blogger SvgBear, at 3:17 PM  

  • I kinda figured he'd go off about that, he's the biggest Sean Casey fan in the tri-state area I think.

    The Reds have a knack of acquiring slow, base-hitting 1B without power, and Casey just became another one of them. With the Reds lacking speed on offense and pitching...well, period, Casey is just a casualty to get just that. As much as I loved the guy, we can't be paying $8M for a guy to hit .310 when we can get Pena in the lineup with Dunn playing just as well defensively at first.

    By Blogger bironm, at 11:46 PM  

  • shutup



    I had a lot better post talking about the Reds squandering 7 million on shit but the blog ate it.

    By Blogger SvgBear, at 1:13 PM  

  • hahahah

    See, even if you try you just can't disagree with me!

    By Blogger bironm, at 4:17 PM  

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