Friday, July 28, 2006

It's a Deal

Carlos Lee to the Rangers.

The compensation: Laynce Nix, Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench. The Brewers also sent prospect OF Nelson Cruz, of whom I have not heard before today.

Initial assessment: the Rangers aren't starving for a bat. Their pitching remains an issue, though this could turn into a nice little trade should Lee re-up with the Rangers after this season. How much it helps them currently remains to be seen.

After-effect: this will up the price for Soriano and Abreu. D'oh.