This article says that Randy Wolf has agreed to a one-year deal with the Padres. That one’s a surprise to me — I either thought he’d wind up with the Phils or it would take a little longer.
The Mets traded Lastings Milledge to the Nationals for Ryan Church and Brian Schneider. Schneider is a fantastic defensive player and has had some big games against the Phils over the last two years. Among the 21 NL players that had 200 plate appearances as a catcher, however, his OPS was 18th.
Church can hit and his numbers will benefit from leaving the Nats, but I would be surprised if the Mets use him as an everyday right fielder. He played no games in right for Washington last year after playing just 14 in 2006. He hit 229/316/339 in 136 plate appearances against lefties in 2007.
This article says that Rowand says he hasn’t heard much from the Nationals. The Twins have contacted his agent. Rotoworld points out that if the Yankees trade Melky Cabrera to get Santana, Rowand could be high on their list of replacement center fielders.
The Rangers did not offer arbitration to Brad Wilkerson. Chris Snelling is one of a pretty small group of left-handed hitting corner outfielders who is actually more injury prone than Wilkerson. Despite his left-handed outfielderness, Wilkerson can’t be real high on any lists for the Phillies given his miserable numbers over the past two years.
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