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Welcome to the organization Joey Gathright (Acquired from Cubs for Freel)


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Oh boy, yet another speedy outfielder who can't hit a lick. I saw Gathright when he first came up with the Rays, his speed impressed me, however, as time has told, he cannot hit. Felix Pie 2 all over again... what are we going to do with this guy?

Would you rather have Freel?

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Oh boy, yet another speedy outfielder who can't hit a lick. I saw Gathright when he first came up with the Rays, his speed impressed me, however, as time has told, he cannot hit. Felix Pie 2 all over again... what are we going to do with this guy?

Nothing. He will be stashed away in Norfolk never to be heard from again. He is not on the 25 man roster, which Freel was. All this does is keep Montanez on the Orioles, which is a very good thing. MacPhail did well to get ANYTHING at all for Freel.

Now that THAT is over, its put up or shut up time for Pie. Put up, or Reimold comes up and Pie joins his former Cub in Norfolk.

By the way, the Mrs. and I went to Norfolk last August to catch some Tides games. There are worse places to be stuck than Norfolk, VA.

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To be honest, it doesn't matter to me... Freel or Gathright. But the thing with Freel is we're saving money (unless we're eating his salary). They are both pretty much useless unless someone gets hurt. Hopefully nobody gets hurt! Stick them in AAA until someone gets hurt or until the end of the year and cut them.

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Nothing. He will be stashed away in Norfolk never to be heard from again. He is not on the 25 man roster, which Freel was. All this does is keep Montanez on the Orioles, which is a very good thing. MacPhail did well to get ANYTHING at all for Freel.

Now that THAT is over, its put up or shut up time for Pie. Put up, or Reimold comes up and Pie joins his former Cub in Norfolk.

By the way, the Mrs. and I went to Norfolk last August to catch some Tides games. There are worse places to be stuck than Norfolk, VA.

Excellent post, I agree with you. I hope we're not eating Freels salary? If Pie continues to be as awful as he is at the plate, perhaps it's time to demote him to AAA and let Gathright be the 4th-5th OFer, he seems to hit a little better than Pie but less power.

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Does this leave a hole in the 40 man roster? Could this be setting us up for a more dramatic move?

Good question

The next question is "are there other teams to acquire players from besides the cubs?" :laughlol:

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So... in the end we traded Hernandez and his $8m contract and received Gathright/$800K and 2 mid level minor league prospects? That is pretty incredible...

No, as reported by Rosenthal, this deal is cash-neutral. The O's are paying Freel's salary, the Cubs are paying Gathright's.

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