Sunday, July 29, 2007

Reds Get Jorge Cantu.Yes!

Yesterday the Reds acquired Jorge Cantu and Shaun Cumberland from the D-Rays for Calvin Medlock and Brian Shackelford. This is the first of what is presumed to be several trades before the deadline and Krivsky seems to have outdone himself. Just look at that picture to the and tell me you don't see the future face of the franchise.

Cantu, as we will remember, is just two seasons off hitting 28 bombs and driving in 117. Sure, he's been garbage since but with the organizational pitching depth the Reds have, they can go ahead and move interesting arms like Medlock to take a chance on a middle infielder who washed out of the Devil Rays organization. Sure they seem to like Phillips at second, but the author has finally gotten on board that Encarnacion needs to see less playing time. He's 24 and does stupid things that young players do, I think it's time the team heads in another direction. What better candidate than Cantu, who is a major liability at second, the make the shift to third? While the author will hate to lose character guys like Shackelford, the Louisville Bats eagerly await the arrival of Jorge Cantu. Wayne Krivsky, you've done it again.

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