Sunday, September 01, 2013

Amaro Finally Trades Young

Gotta believe Michael Young held more value at the end of July than he does now.  Either way, he's gone now and Amaro got back a "prospect" from the Dodgers.  Our genius GM wasn't done there, no he managed to get something for the seemingly worthless John McDonald, as he went way to the Red Sox. 

Young hit .276/.731, with 49 R, 24 DBL, 4 TRPL, 8 HR, and 42 RBI in 126 G for the Phillies.  Offense was okay, but his defense was as atrocious as expected (-2.4 dWAR).  LA sent the Phils a minor league pitcher named Rob Rasmussen.  He's tiny 24 year old lefty (5'9", 160 lbs.), that has been primarily a starting pitcher, reaching as high as Triple-A.  Over 4 seasons, he's compiled a 23-32 record in 432.2 IP with a 3.95 ERA and 1.38 WHIP.

McDonald hit .174/.513 in 21 G for the Phils.  He now joins his 4th MLB club this season (BoSox, Pirates, and Indians).  Boston shipped Nefi Ogando to the Philly, who is 24 years old and 3.45 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 97 minor league appearances (currently in High-A).

Neither have much upside, if any, but honestly neither did Young or McDonald's future in Philadelphia.

6 comments:

Morak99 said...

The Dodgers seem to have a complete conviction to take on everyone's has-beens and bad contracts. The fact that despite doing that kind of stuff they are still quite good I think may be as good a testament to a) how truly fantastic Kershaw and Puig are and b) they have great coaching. Look at those turnarounds!

GM-Carson said...

Kyle Kendrick does not need to be back next season.

Bob D said...

Kendrick would be good back in the pen, but at $8mil not likely to happen. Nor would he likely except a bullpen role. With Halladay and now Gonzalez in fold with Martin, Pettibone, Biddle, and Morgan all having a shot for the rotation next year then he could be nontendered. Phils may even try to sign a free agent such as Johnson or whatnot.

MiniMart is back - YAY! bring on the losses!

GM-Carson said...

When Michael Martinez wears a Phillies uniform, I am ashamed.

KK is mediocre at best. Not worth the $8M he'll cost next season through arbitration.

Morak99 said...

I think Kendrick will be traded for useless prospects this winter, as that's all people will give for him. Should have sold high this July. Doc will probably be asked back, for better or worse.

Hamels/Lee/Gonzalez/Halladay/Pettibone. That's a rotation that could do quite well but won't be among the league's best, and at the same time could turn out bad but won't be abysmal. I guess kind of a "low risk, low reward" sort of thing.

GM-Carson said...

Gonzalez is a complete unknown.

Halladay is not even 1/2 the version of himself 2 years ago.

Lee and Hamels are top notch.

Pettibone did alright, but has much to prove yet.