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December 08, 2005

Womack For Kevin Howard and Ben Himes

Today's good news:

The Reds obtained second baseman Tony Womack from the New York Yankees today for minor leaguers Kevin Howard and Ben Himes.

The Reds are getting cash in the deal. The trade is expected to be announced this afternoon.

More on Kevin Howard from BBA:

Howard has the biggest buzz coming into this year's draft after having a brilliant season in the Arizona Fall League. A fifth-round pick in 2002 out of Miami, Howard won the AFL batting title, hitting .409-3-16 in 88 at-bats. But perhaps his strongest asset was proving himself to be an adequate defender at third base. Howard played third in college, but played primarily second base since turning pro. He's a patient lefthanded hitter with a line-drive stroke, and has shown improved power. Some scouts in the AFL liked him better at third, and Howard could be solid at either spot making him the best overall position player available in the draft.

Ben Himes is a million miles away from being any help to a big league team.

I love this trade. Anything for Womack and I would have loved this trade. Getting Howard is just icing on the cake.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at December 8, 2005 01:43 PM

Comments

Cool!

This may rank up there with Owen for Musset (had he not blown out his arm)

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2005 02:19 PM

I agree, any trade for Womack is a good trade, this is a really good trade. I guess it pays to be patient. Does this open a hole for Nomar?

Posted by: Scott Coulter [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2005 03:04 PM

It might. Right now, the back-up INF slot on the roster is wide open.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2005 03:08 PM

Two year deal with Mike Myers :

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051208&content_id=1279442&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy

Posted by: hopbitters [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2005 04:25 PM

Thanks for the heads-up

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2005 04:36 PM

Womack will hit .330 this year. Bet on it.

Posted by: Mike Z [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2005 04:55 PM

Womack will hit .330 this year. Bet on it.
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He may, but it'll be an empty .330, with no walks, and even less power

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2005 05:35 PM