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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Barrett traded

Michael Barrett was traded yesterday to the Padres for Rob Bowen and minor leaguer Kyler Burke. The Cubs have said this trade has nothing to do with what happened with either Zambrano or Hill, but since they received so little I don't agree with that. I think this is an awful trade and I don't see the Cubs improving with Hill and Bowen switching up at catcher. Unless the Cubs are about to go out and acquire another catcher or Jake Fox has suddenly learned to be defensive, I think this is the wrong move.
I was so hoping the Cubs would not give up a homer to Sosa, but it happened last night as Jason Marquis let him hit #600. The Cubs should have just walked him or thrown him junk last night, so they would not be the team to let him get to that milestone number, but I know they have to think about winning game first.
In other moves I missed Matt Murton was sent to the minors and since he has been down there is hitting 3-15 with all three hits extra base hits. He also has walked 4 times, but these are not the numbers the Cubs want to see. Matt needs to get his average back up for him to be recalled back up.


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