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Padres get Bartlett

Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:29 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2010 7:42 pm
Jason Bartlett is a Padre, Corey Brock of tweets .

That leaves J.J. Hardy as the primary shortstop target left for the Orioles, who have been said to be working on a deal for the Twins shortstop. More when it comes out.

Brock earlier said the rumors were Cesar Ramos and Adam Russell to the Rays for Bartlett.

UPDATE: The Rays have been trying to rebuild their bullpen, and this appears to be one way they're doing it. Russell is a 6-foot-8 right-hander, who struck out 18 batters in 15 2/3 innings with the Padres last season. He finished with a 4.02 ERA.

Ramos, a lefty, appeared in 14 games for the Padres last season with a 11.88 ERA, giving up 18 hits and 11 runs in 8 1/3 innings. He struck out nine and walked four.

Bartlett talked to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times and confirmed the deal (via Twitter ).

"[I] knew it was coming," Bartlett said. "[I'm] happy and excited to be starting a new chapter of my career."

UPDATE: The guy making Bartlett expendable, Reid Brignac, tweets his thanks to the departed shortstop: "I want to thank Jason for all the help he has given me and everything he has taught me over the last few years and wish him the best of luck."

UPDATE: Topkin confirmed -- when I turned around and asked him -- that it was indeed Ramos and Russell going to Tampa Bay.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

UPDATE : Topkin reports that the Rays say any reports of a Bartlett deal is premature and no announcement is coming Wednesday.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2010 8:44 am

Padres get Bartlett

I wouldn't call Soriano a gem in the rough, the others yes, Soriano..NO

Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 7:55 am

Padres get Bartlett

Oh man am i excited for this upcoming baseball season. I have been dying to see the Durham Bulls and now i get to watch them play the Yankees and the CC led Red Sox. And people say baseball doesnt need a salary cap. Hey BUD SELIG go yourself.

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 6:34 am

Padres get Bartlett

good deal for Padres...they also don't  have nothing in minors in SS

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 11:38 pm

Tampa Bay Rays Fairy Tales............

This is Jack and the Beanstalk all over again.  The Rays traded their cow for a handful of magic beans!  Beans, I am afraid, will never sprout.

It isn't that they traded slick fielding Jason Bartlett.  It is the fact that they chose to accept two older 20's minor league journeymen in return for him.   Ramos has two distinctive stats.  He walks a lot of batters and he gives up too many HR's.  Very bad combination!  Russell is 27 years old, and K's about a batter an inning, but he gave up 30 something walks in only 50 IP's.  This signals the beginning of the end for the Rays.  Magic Beans, indeed!  I am afraid that Tampa Bay GM Andrew Friedman is going to find himself labeled as the goose that layed a rotten egg on this one!

Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 10:49 pm

Padres get Bartlett


Remember, the Rays find gems in the rough-Balfour, Soriano, Benoit and others were snagged off waivers and low level trades. This is no different, they get two guys they will have control over with minimal money to spend on them for several years something they always do with the bullpen.

Matt Garza will be next to go and I would bet it'll be to get another couple in the pen and or a serviceable, young outfielder.

The Brewers have depth in the prospects, no suprise if he lands there.

Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 10:19 pm

Padres get Bartlett

So the Rays add two pretty bad relievers. God damn, this off-season has been a disaster

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 8:20 pm

Padres get Bartlett

tony gwynn is a dodger

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 7:50 pm

Padres get Bartlett

Having Jason Bartlett would be great if he can hit .320 like he did in 2009.  .256 in 2010 will make him just a wee bit better that Everth Cabrera or Oscar Salazar.   Ryan Ludwick is the next to be let go.  It's ok by me too.  Aaron Cunningham, Will Venable, Cameron Maybin and Chris Denorfia will do just fine.  Should be interesting to see where Tony Gwynn lands.

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