December 15, 2007

Cards Trade Edmonds

The Cardinals have agreed to a deal to send centerfielder Jim Edmonds to the Padres in exchange for David Freese. From the Cardinals site:

Freese, who will turn 25 in April, was selected in the ninth-round of 2006’s First-Year Player Draft. After an impressive pro debut split between short-season Eugene and low Class A Fort Wayne, he had a big year at high Class A Lake Elsinore in his first full pro season. Freese hit .302 with a .400 on-base percentage, a .489 slugging percentage, 17 home runs, 69 walks, 96 RBIs and 102 runs scored.

OK, so I like this idea, though I imagine saying goodbye to Edmonds this way is difficult for Cardinal nation. Either way, though, his time with the team was short. He is 37.

Edmonds has full 10-and-five no-trade protection as a result of having 10 years’ Major League service time, including the past five with the same team. However, he hails from Orange County, Calif., making San Diego an appealing destination. Edmonds has hinted that 2008, the final season on his current contract, could be his last year in the big leagues before retirement.

So far, I’ve seen no comment from George Grande.

3 comments to “Cards Trade Edmonds”

  1. KC2HMZ says:

    Wow. The Cardinals chased Eck away and signed Izturis to “replace” him, released Taguchi, signed Jason LaRue, traded Edmonds for a 25-year old from Low-A ball, yet they still have Rolen and his attitude. Tell me again why they fired Jocketty?

  2. TheQueen says:

    Difficult? I would say so. So pretty.

  3. Lambo says:

    I know Edmonds has been bitten by the injury bug in recent years, and not a spring chicken. However, I am glad he is gone, he was a major ASTRO-KILLER!!!

    WOO HOO!