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In his eighth year as General Manager of the Dodgers, Ned Colletti has made a trade on July 31st every year; and it looked as if the streak was going to snap, until minutes after the 4:00 deadline had passed, it was announced that the Dodgers had traded a player to be named later, and/or cash considerations for Twins backup catcher Drew Butera. Anyone remember that scene from Moneyball, where Beane asks the competing GM to stock his soda machines? I hope that’s what was given up; given Butera’s numbers. Drew, the son of a former MLB catcher Sal Butera (also a Twin), has put up dismal batting numbers in his career, .182/.230/.263 in 534 plate appearances to be exact. Pretty safe to say Federowicz’s job is safe; but Colletti stated that he’ll be the organization’s third catcher when the rosters expand in September.
All in all, what a boring trade deadline. I hope all of you got a good chuckle out of the Bud for Hoes trade like I did.
Dodgers begin an eight game road trip tonight, to the north side of Chicago, then off to St Louis. The Cubs are 5-5 in their last 10 games, which included a sweep of the Giants, and then losing 3 of 4 to the Brewers, without Ryan Braun, I might add. The Cardinals have been on a losing tear with the loss of Yadier Molina, losing 7 straight to the Braves and Pirates. The Pirates look to finish the 5-game series with a sweep tonight.
Quick update on Kemp, reports are he still can’t walk without limping, and it looks as if he’ll be out until September. Yikes.
Kemp discusses Beast Mode with the MLB Fan Cave guys.
“Beast Mode doesn’t care, Beast Mode doesn’t sleep, Beast Mode don’t worry about anything, Beast Mode doesn’t make any excuses, Beast Mode just gets the job done.”
Lets turn it on tonight! We need to win these division games!