Sean Gallagher v. Brian Roberts

Which of the following two players would you want in your organization?

Player A is a 30 year old second baseman for a major league team. A career .280 hitter, he is currently sitting at .250. He has 8 steals in 10 attempts this year, after stealing 50 bags last year. While not injury-prone, he has averaged 147 games per season over the last three years. He has made two errors in the field. Makes 6.3M this year and 9M next year.

Player B is a 22 year old starting pitcher for a AAA team. He is rated as the #5 prospect in the system. He is currently 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in 4 starts. He has a 5:1 strikeout to walk ratio and his WHIP is 0.90. He was 10-3 in the minors last year, 11-5 in the minors in '06.

If you haven't already figured it out by the looking at the picture (OK, so maybe the picture isn't all that revealing) or forgot to look at the title, Player A is Brian Roberts and Player B was the centerpiece of the supposed trade, Sean Gallagher.
Gallagher was dominant in last night's game. Roberts, on the other hand, is 3 for 24 in the past week.

Comment (1)


April 23, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Don't forget another important factor-the Cubs already have guys that have proven they can play 2B in the bigs-DeRosa, Fontenot, Theriot, Cedeno, & Eric Patterson.

And though Roberts is a better leadoff hitter than we have and can offer some ABs from the left side, who would quibble with the job Reed Johnson is doing in the same role right now?