Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ceda is that good!?!?

According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the O's wanted Jose Ceda in a deal for Brian Roberts at some point this offseason. Jim said Ceda is "untouchable" and Lou has said that he could make the jump from A ball( which he was in last year) to the Major Leagues this year. He was traded to the Cubs from the Pads in the Walker deal in '06 and is now ranked in the top 5 best pitching propsects in the system. Ceda is a big guy with a hard fastball and good slider. He moved to relief in A ball and pitched 23 hitless innings. Ceda went 5-2 with 3.28 era in 2 minor league seasons. He pitched in 39 games, 17 in which he started. He had a good WHIP and his K9 is 12.38 in those 2 seasons. The kid looks good!

It seems that a deal for Roberts will never get done. MacPhail said that he did not expect a d eal to get done before the O's report to ST next week. How is Gallagher, Murton, and Cedeno not enough for Roberts?? Can someone answer that for me?

4 comments:

thatcubsfan said...

I think it would get done if the include Eric Patterson in the deal already out there. But that would be way to much. E Patt, Gally, Cedeno, and Murton for Roberts.

Anonymous said...

Ceda reminds me of a young Lee Smith. I like the kid alot, but unless we trade a couple relif pitchers he will start at AA or AAA. I also see where the red sox are intrested in Marquis. When they were trying to trade for Santana they were including a SS named Lowrie. He's a switch hitter with some pop and good on base percentage. Boston has Lugo signed long term at SS and Tejeda a future SS still in A ball. That would give the cubs another left handed bat. I like Lowrie better than Theriot. Nick I

Anonymous said...

I also looked at the angels depth chart and believe if the angels are really intrested in Marquis. Then by adding a prospect or 2 we could get Figgins without a 3 team trade. Cause their no. 1 prospect is Brandon Wood he can play SS or 3rd. He's ready, and as for the infield they have Izturis who plays 2nd, ss, 3rd, Then you have Mathews who is your 4th outfielder Wood can play 3rd Figgins can be traded and all the positions Figgins would have played are covered. Just more wishful thinking. Nick I

Anonymous said...

MLBTR says Murton would be a good fit for Clevland. Nick I