Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Adam LaRoche goes on the disabled list, which is a shame because he's finally been hitting like the guy we traded for two winters ago. His line is currently at .265/.343/.470 and his .390/.472/.805 line in July to go with his 7 homers would probably make him a player of the month candidate if he didn't get hurt and didn't play for the PIrates.

In his stead, the Pirates are calling up Brian Bixler. Reaction #1 is of course, "OMG! Jack's getting traded!" The question, though, is who else were we going to call up? Pearce is already up after the trade and McCutchen isn't on the 40-man and I don't think the team has any intentions of putting him there this year unless Bay gets traded. Bixler's it and he hasn't really been hitting terribly at AAA since we demoted him.

That being said, Nomar Garciaparra is probably headed to the disabled list again (via Baseball Musings) and the Dodgers are about to get really desperate for a short-stop. Just sayin'.