Monday, December 12, 2005

I guess we're supposed to be excited by this

The Rangers have traded for former All-Star right-hander Vicente Padilla from the Phillies on Monday. They gave up the old player-to-be-named. It will be interesting to see who this winds up being.

Padilla was part of the Curt Schilling trade back in 2000, and was the last player from that trade left with the Phillies. Think Philadelphia wants a do-over?

Padilla has had some success in the past, and was OK last year (9-12 with a 4.71 ERA in 27 starts). He'll be a middle-of-the-rotation guy in Arlington.

Encouraging, but not nearly enough.

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