Sunday, June 17, 2007

Barrett to Flordia or Rox?

Thanks to MLB RUMORS-

With Koyie Hill helping Carlos Zambrano take a no-hitter into the eighth inning, along with several other strong performances, it made lead to the quick departure of Michael Barrett, a strong offensive catcher who lacks good defense. Not only that, but Lou Piniella prefers a solid defensive catcher or an offensive one, but that might change when they see how the team fairs without Lee and Ramirez for a couple days. The Rockies lack a good catcher with Chris Iannetta becoming a bust, and they would be smart to bring in Barrett, who could hit 20+ homeruns in Colorado. Although his homerun average would probably stay the same in Florida, the Marlins are also interested and have had scouts at a few Cubs games.

I can honestly say that Barrett could be on his way out of Wrigley. I would be really shocked if he is with the team past the deadline. The Rox would be a perfect place for Barrett. With the homerun park and lack of media presence he should do very well there. The same with Flordia even tho Olivio isn't doing that bad a job for them.

The Rox have several interesting players that you could trade for like-

The Cubs need bullpen so here are some good guys to fill the roll-

Jeremy Affeldt- Trade them straight across
Tom Martin- a very solid lefty which looks like we need
Matt Herges- Not a bad guy solid in AAA, and veteran.
Ryan Speier- Good arm 2.52 era in 25 games in AAA

As for the Marlins-

Renyel Pinto- would really like to bring him back to the Cubs organization
Justin Miller- Solid righty would help the pen alot
Ross Wolf- Young righty who has a 3.34 era in AAA on 25 games

I honestly see the Cubs trading Barrett to the AL, Barrett would service well as a DH and a guy coming off the Bench to fill the role behind the plate. Why not send him to the Twins? Krubel and Cirrillo arnt doing to well and I think Barrett would do well as a Twin batting DH and backing up Mauer.

Barrett is a free agent after this year and his woes continue behind the plate and with teammates. I think it is time to say goodbye to Micheal Barrett.

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