Mr. Deeds

Looks like the Craig Monroe deal has been completed with the naming of the PTBNL. Word is that the Cubs will receive Doug Deeds and a six pack of beer. Unfortunatley, I don't think the Cubs will really get the sixer, which is unfortunate because that probably would have been more valuable than Deeds.

Per the linked article above, Deeds is a re-tread AAA suspect (as opposed to prospect). Check out the comments section in that article-funny. Doesn't seem to provide much value for the Cubbies. The fact that Deeds isn't even in Baseball Prospectus' system does not bode well for a MLB future for Mr. Deeds.

No word yet on where Deeds will be headed, but my guess is that he'll be knee-deep in Iowa corn by tomorrow.

  • Yes, this does seem to be an odd acquisition. Usually when JH makes a trade for a PTBNL, it ends up being a Single A player, a guy who had a big year but then some injury issues, etc. I tried to understand this move, but can't come up with one. I originally thought that maybe the AAA squad was short on outfielders and they were close to moving Murton, leaving them to call up someone who wasn't ready to advance. But they have 5 on the roster (including the Big Murt) and have E-Pat who probably see's some time in the OF. And the OF they have fit all your needs...a AAAA-type of player like Josh Kroeger, a solid defensive player who doesn't have the stick in Sam Fuld, and "experienced" players in Andres Torres and Bobby Scales, who are each 30. That covers the whole gamut of AAA players. So, I just don't get it. I guess the thought is that he is only 26 (going on 27) and that maybe a change of scenery will return him to 2005 form (All Star). -Lionel

Comments (2)


April 11, 2008 at 3:27 PM

I get your point re: "knee-deep in Iowa corn", but FYI, the corn isn't even planted yet this time of year.


April 13, 2008 at 8:19 AM

Why that's an excellent point farmer "anonymous." Thank you. I'll try to refine my agricultural references in the future.