Friday, July 14, 2006
My Wish Comes True!!
As I mentioned last week, when the Orioles designated Luis Matos for assignment, I thought this was a good opportunity to pick up an excellent outfielder, medicore hitter to shore up the Nationals outfield woes. After yesterday's trade brought in Austin Kearns to fill one void, Jimbo today, picked up Matos on waivers and designated Marlon Byrd for assignment. This is a very good move as Matos can patrol centerfield very well. He's a good solid fourth outfielder with some power. And, at the prorated minimum salary is a steal. Byrd was given every opportunity to grasp the centerfield job, but he never was able to take hold of it. This is a good move, Matos is only 27, especially with our pitching woes before and after yesterday's trade. By August 31, everyone really is going to have to need a scorecard to know the players. Any chance we can Designate Screech for Assignment?