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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Let the Trades Begin

The Cubs made their first fire sale move today by sending Scott Williamson to San Diego for 2 prospects, pitchers Fabian Jimenez and Joel Santo. The word on Santo was he was the 16th rated prospect in the Padres organization according to Baseball America, but he hasn't put up any numbers in Single-A to show that he will be ranked in the top-30 of any team this season. Fabian Jimenez has more experience than Santo, but is also in Single-A and has never really put up any decent numbers. This trade brought nothing more to the organization, but it wasn't like Williamson was a hot commodity. Hopefully the Cubs bring up Michael Wuertz to take his place.

A side note, Sean Marshall had to leave today's game earlier with an oblique strain and is likely headed to DL. Rich Hill in my opinion deserves a recall for his performances in AAA since being demoted. If so, let's hope that Rich turns it around this time.


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