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Brandon Phillips Trade Finalized

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:49 pm

http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/plaindea ... thispage=3

Let's see, the Reds get a starting second baseman in Brandon Phillips and the Indians get a Class A right-hander in Jeff Stevens.

That's how the curtain fell on the Phillips trade Tuesday when the Indians picked Stevens off a list of Reds prospects. Stevens was 2-4 with a 4.43 ERA in six starts at Class A Dayton this year. He had 43 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings.

He was the Reds' sixth-round pick last year and will report to Class A Lake County.
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Unread postby pup » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:57 pm

Well, that worked out well. At least we have Ramon Vasquez and/or Lou Merloni!
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Unread postby swerb » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:00 pm

It makes the Ricky Gutierrez signing look genius by comparison.

If nothing else, it's a wake up call for the Indians org. To this point in the Shapwedgro Regime, each move the Indians made to ship out a questionable character guy had pretty much panned out.

They got burned here.
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Unread postby pup » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:08 pm

The funny thing was Milton Bradley did have character issues. He was a pain in the ass. All Brandon Phillips wanted to do was play.
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Unread postby pup » Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:41 am

The Reds just gave up a better prospect to the Twins to get Juan Freaking Castro than we got from them for Brandon Phillips.
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