Sunday, August 1, 2010

Post-Dispatch misses the point

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch totally misses the point in regard to the trading history of new Astros 1B1, Brett Wallace.

For the third time in less than 13 months and for the second consecutive trade deadline, former Cardinals top prospect Brett Wallace had to pack his bags for a move. The first-round pick has yet to take an at-bat in the majors, and yet he's already been with four organizations, and twice he's been on the periphery of deals the Philadelphia Phillies have made for a front-line starting pitcher. And, of all the teams, he's never been with Philly. Remember when it was just uncertain whether he would stay at a position? Now he cannot stick with a team.

God have mercy. We're not talking about a guy who has been traded three times in a year for Adam Everett, Milton Bradley, and Gary Matthews, Jr. He's been part of - or the key prospect in - deals for Matt Holliday, Roy Halladay, and now Roy Oswalt. Give me a break about how he can't stick with a team.

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