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Padres trade for Russell Branyan.

rexy2006

Well-Known Member
#2
HollywoodLeo said:
Traded minor league pitcher Evan Meek and either PTBNL or cash to Tampa for Russell Branyan.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/padres/20060824-1929-bbo-padres-devilraystrade.html

I'm not too excited about this move, just another Mark Bellhorn with a bit more power, really.
Couldnt they have thrown in Belldork, his extremely weak average and a bag of stale chips? Belldork cant hit the side of a barn if it hit him first. He is not even sniffing the Mendoza Line right now. He just stands there like an eediot and strikes out...:tdown:

Thanks for the news, anywho...
 

rexy2006

Well-Known Member
#4
we dopnt need another OF.

we are cramped there as it is.

dave roberts has been the ****, and if they decide not to keep him, then they got the stud ben johnson waiting in the wings.

wth are they gonna put russell frickin branyan?

we need a hot 3B, not a mediocre OF...
 

HollywoodLeo

Well-Known Member
#5
Branyan can play third base.

hopefully he replaces Bellhorn.

If he does, although I won't be excited, I'll actually somewhat like the move.
 

AnteaterRaider

Carpe Diem et omni Mundio
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#6
last i heard this guy was batting .208 and had 6hrs and a shitload of strikeouts

Mark Bellhorn version 2.0 anyone?
 

rexy2006

Well-Known Member
#10
PostAnteaterCharger said:
he's already on the main club? then who is going? Bellhorn?
I REALLY hope so. I just looked at the Padre's website 25-man roster and count 26. Looks like they have to decide by Friday sometime...

Looking everywhere for who is goin down, havent found who yet...:icon_huh:
 

rexy2006

Well-Known Member
#11
From cbssportsline.com wire reports 8/24/06:

The Padres were off Thursday and will have to make a corresponding move on Friday before adding Branyan to the roster. He is expected to join the Padres in time for the start of a series at Colorado.

Branyan signed with Tampa Bay as a minor league free agent during the offseason after hitting .257 with 12 homers and 31 RBI in 85 games last year with Milwaukee.

"San Diego is a great place," Branyan said. "I know a couple of the players over there. They have some good quality individuals. I'm looking forward to going over there and being part of the team."
 
#12
rexy2006 said:
I REALLY hope so. I just looked at the Padre's website 25-man roster and count 26. Looks like they have to decide by Friday sometime...

Looking everywhere for who is goin down, havent found who yet...:icon_huh:
please dump belhorn
 

rexy2006

Well-Known Member
#13
compubolt said:
please dump belhorn
If I could be GM for a second, I would release Blowhorn without a moment's hesitation...

Branyan's jersey number at Tampa Bay was 29, which is Josh Barfield's current number.
 

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