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July 14, 2005

Shawn Chacón

From the Denver Post:

As the trades for Wilson and Kennedy were finalized, the Rockies moved forward on a deal that would send Shawn Chacon to the Yankees for a minor-leaguer capable of contributing next season. Chacon has made just one start since returning from a hamstring injury, and will likely have to prove his health before a deal goes through.

To me, Shawn Chacón is not that much different than Tim Redding, who the Yankees just acquired.

This smells like a Jay Witasick trade to me.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at July 14, 2005 10:43 AM


Chacon has had more time in the league, and a little more success than Redding.

I'm a bit suprised they haven't called up Redding yet.

You're right, they are pretty similar, RHP, power arms, Chacon has a bit more of an arsenal than Redding.

I heard a lot about Redding when I lived in the Rochester (NY), and I'm a bit suprised he hasn't "broken through" yet. His minor league numbers were pretty solid

Tough game, this baseball

Posted by: Raf at July 14, 2005 12:48 PM

Speaking of Witasick, the A's just acquired him along with another reliever in exchange for Eric Brynes, who had been rumored to be going to the Yankees. Welcome back to the AL, Jay! Enjoy the pounding!

Posted by: josh at July 14, 2005 01:25 PM