Seems like every major trade done this trading season has worked out for everyone. Of course, it's been only a long weekend for most of these guys, but is it ever too early to declare a winner in these trades? Given how the MSM likes to declare winners before the players traded ever play for their new teams, I think not.
I'll probably miss one or two, but let's review:
- CC Sabathia: 5-0 after 6 starts. ERA of 1.88, 3 CG, 1 CGSO, 43 K's in 48 IP, averaging 8 IP per start. Oh yeah, hit a HR, too.
- Rich Harden: 1.11 ERA in 4 starts; 39 K's in 24 .1 IP!
- Mark Teixeira: Grand Slam yesterday against the Yanks masks a slower start as an Angel, 1 HR, 5 RBI in 5 games, .222/.391/.389 (sluggling lower than OBP?)
- Xavier Nady: 3 HR, 10RBI, .385/.467/.846 as a Yankee (who cares about small sample size?)
- Pudge Rodriguez: Hits first HR as Yankee; hitting .333/.400/.667 as a Yankee
- Jason Bay: Finished the weekend 4-for-11 (.364) with three RBI and six runs scored
- Manny Ramirez: 2 HR so far, equalling the LF output for the Dodgers season-to-date. Wants to finish career in LA, after only a weekend's worth of games. Batting .615/.615/1.154
- The Bounty landed by Pittsburgh for Nady, Marte and Bay: Brandon Moss & Andy LaRoche hit HR's, Karstens won his first game, Hansen's scoreless debut, Ross Ohlendorf tossed 7 1/3 impressively efficient innings for Triple-A. Karsten's debut: 6 IP, W, 5 H, 4 BB, 2K.
- Junior Griffey: A nice diving catch, batting .429/.500/.429 after 3 games.