January 23, 2007
Reds Trade for Saarloos
The Reds have traded for a pitcher:
The Reds traded for RHP Kirk Saarloos and a player to be named later from Oakland for RHP David Shafer and a player to be named later. The team also signed IF Mark Bellhorn to a minor league contract.
Crack Technical Staff likes the idea, thanks to the fact that Saarloos is from Oakland, which you have to admit, is an organization that knows a thing or two about pitching. By that same reasoning, though, you could argue that if they were willing to give him up for Shafer, that's something to be suspicious of.
I like the deal just because of Saarloos's name. Now that Schoeneweis is gone, typing all these names just seemed a little too easy.