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Josh Bard, Anyone?

From MLBTRADERUMORS.COM:

  • San Diego is expected to activate Josh Bard from the DL this week, and will immediately place him on the trading block.
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    Bard struggled this year, but was pretty good the last couple of years (atleast with the bat).  He is a switch hitter, but his splits this year indicate he is better from the left side. 

    Negatives are he is not that great throwing out base stealers, as he has only thrown out 19% runners on his career, but that is a bit skewed by a terrible 2007 number of only 8 %.  He is also 30, maybe older than the Reds would want to go if they are going to trade for a catcher.

     

    All 3 of our catchers are Free Agents after this year, and I don't really expect the Reds to resign any one of them to be a starter, maybe one to serve as a back up.  (Most likely Bako).

     Of course, Texas has 3 really good young catchers on their MLB roster right now.  Taylor Teagarden, Max Ramirez, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.   It would take atleast Homer Bailey and maybe another piece like a Chris Dickerson to make that happen.

    I fear if we don't trade for one, we will be stuck with Michael Barrett next year.

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