Friday, July 27, 2007

Phils Make Nice Grab

While Met fans and the New York media continue to play "Arm Chair Omar" over who would be the best upgrade at 2B for the Amazins, the Phillies today filled their considerably larger hole at second with the acquisition of Tadahito Iguchi from the Chicago White Sox. In return the Phillies sent minor league pitcher Michael Dubee to the Sox. Just in case you hadn't heard the news, Chase Utley will likely miss a month after breaking his hand and requiring surgery to repair it.

While it seemed to be common knowledge that Iguchi was available (along with everyone else on the White Sox), his name never really got much talk time in New York as a viable candidate. The focus has always remained on guys like Mark Loretta, Mark Grudzielanek, and Luis Castillo, and so this news should have little to no effect on the Mets. Little to no effect outside of the obvious advantage the Mets receive from their division rival losing the best second baseman in baseball for an extended period.

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