Rants, musings and incoherent thoughts from a guy who is way too obsessed with the Washington Nationals.
I would expect an announcement from Arizona that Orlando Hudson will be locked up. Would the D-Backs trade Bonifacio if they felt that Hudson was going to be gone?
Should we be OK with just this for Rauch?
John Sickels had the kid rated as the 10th best prospect in the Diamondbacks system. He him rated as a C+. Baseball America had him at sixth in their system.
It's certainly not an earth-shattering deal, but this is pretty much the first major reliever trade of the deadline days. We'll probably need to see how other deals shake out to get an accurate picture of the market. First blush, I would have liked to have seen another low-level quasi-prospect thrown in. But Bonifacio does make us younger and faster, and there's no denying 2B is a position of major need for the Nats.If this deal allows the team to move Lopez for a bag of used BP balls, it will have accomplished something.
Exactly Nate - I keep waiting for the "and" as in Bonifacio and (some other schmoe).Guy sounds like he is not a sure-fire anything.
Come on guys, Lenny will work his magic on this kid and we'll have a major league hitter in on time.
Here are the stats on Bonifacio:http://rabid.baseball.sportsline.com/players/playerpage/1174267Could solve two problems at once, leadoff hitter and 2B. Plate discipline seems to be an issue. Lots of K's with some walks, but not enough.I wonder if Bowden not asking for the moon, stars and sun means he is throwing in the towel because he knows he is getting the axe.
If this is a case of Bowden trying to save his ass, he could've done worse. I can't fault him too badly on this deal.
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