Geoff Blum was shipped to the White Sox to back up Joe Crede. Is it just me or do the Padres account for 50% of the trade deadline week deals?
Nothing impressive, but atleast he is not embarassing himself this year.
Friend of Beyond the Boxscore Dan McAvoy theorizes that:
Meaning in the package for Aubrey Huff to the Devil Rays from the White Sox.
Let's take a look at the player the Padres received, Ryan Meaux.
Meaux (26 years old)
If he was not 26 years old, turning 27 before the playoffs are over, I would be impressed. Of course, like I said with Mateo, this is the kind of pitcher who eventually ends up in a bullpen role and could flourish. Only time will tell, and it is always nice to give this type of guy a shot. Again, throw him into Triple-A or the majors immediately and see what comes of it.
Update [2005-7-31 15:40:53 by Marc Normandin]: Soriano update that doesn't deserve its own post: Soriano Staying Put