Sunday, August 30, 2009

Belliard to the Dodgers? Good Idea!

I liked it a year ago, and I like it now.

Luis Garcia is a 22-year-old right-handed relief pitcher with five saves and a 2.92 ERA in 34 games in A ball. He's a little old for his level and hasn't appeared on any "top prospects" lists. But he's got a 3.67 K:BB ratio and a 54% groundball rate. Stats at this level of the minors aren't as projectable than AA or AAA, but it's better to have good numbers than bad ones!

There's also a PTBNL, and those guys aren't always useless. It just means there's an agreed-upon list. Micah Owings was the PTBNL in the Adam Dunn trade to the D'Backs last year.

Bottom line, you take whatever you can get for a five-week rental of Ronnie Belliard.

7 comments:

Deez Nats said...

"He's a little old for his age" <--LMFAO

Will said...

There's also a PTBNL included in the deal. The fact that the Nats could get decent value for Belliard is great, and it'll be interesting to see who the Nats get later. Maybe the player will be based off how Belliard performs over the next month?

Steven said...

A little old for his level, I meant. Oh well. Someday I'll be perfect. :-)

flippin said...

I'll miss the Pete Rose swipe over at first... not!!! Great move, the Pete Orr call up leads me to believe this has been brewing for a while. Now, is there an ice floe somewhere for AK?

Mark said...

Great job by Rizzo.

Another cheesy Bowden-era player gone. For the Nats, he had handful of great plays, but otherwise... Meh.

Anonymous said...

So the question is, will we play a man short tonight so the Lerners don't have to pay somebody 2 weeks pay at minimum?

Deez Nats said...

Steven: I didn't mean that to point out any mistake. I truly thought it was a great line!