Goodbye to a Yankee Legend
It's reported that Tony Womack has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later.
To be honest I liked the idea of ToWo on the bench. He could have been the best pinch runner in baseball, and could have played a number of defensive positions if needed. He gave the roster some flexibility. My guess is that he requested to be dealt because he expected to be a starter when he signed (thank you, Bill Emslie).
So... who's the PTBNL? There's no longer a glut in the Reds OF since Casey is a Buc and Dunn will move to first (oh elusive Adam Dunn, of the high OPS and the undervalued profile). My guess is it's for a minor league OF, C, or pitcher.
Or maybe Dan O'Brien has gone insane and will make it for Wily Mo Pena.
New York received Class AA second baseman Kevin Howard and Class A outfielder Ben Himes.
Howard hit .296 with 12 homers and 70 RBI at Chattanooga, while Himes batted .320 with nine homers and 53 RBI at Sarasota and .255 with two homers and 18 RBI for Dayton.
Ok. So absolutely no help for this year's team. TLR loves Womack.. couldn't we at least have gotten Ray King?
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 10:43 AM