Re: Hazelbaker traded
posted at 10/24/2013 9:49 AM EDT
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
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Seems like the key reason for the trade is the righty-lefty factor. With Nava-Carp-Hassan-Kalish they probably thought Hazelbaker was 5th on the lefty corner OF totem pole. Sixth behind Bradley if we resign Ellsbury. Hazelbaker is also a pull hitter without much patience, which is not a great fit for the Red Sox. Castellanos also has some utility versatility that might be useful, especially if we trade Middlebrooks. Finally, they probably feel Hazelbaker was a prime candidate to be drafted in the rule 5 draft and Castellanos is not. Call it a 1-0 trade from a rule 5 stand point.
That's what it was: get something before we lose him to rule 5 for nothing.
Yup. we should see these kind of trades throughout the winter, amongst other ones.
Haze was not coming to Boston anytime soon because hes LH. Besides looking overmatched vs some AAA pitching, Not much patience either. Late inning replacement/pinch runner type in this organization.
Did anyone else not realize at first the name was Alex, not Nick Castellanos when they read the article on MLBTR?
I think you meant it was Nick...and not Alex Castellanos. Nick being a highly regarded prospect in the Tigers organization. Which would be a bit peculiar for the tigers to trade away such a good prospect right after we took them out of the playoffs.
Thats what I said...Maybe it was worded funny. I tend to do that sometimes ;)