Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Brett Oberholtzer was sad, then excited as he realized his situation

Here's an article from Brett Oberholtzer's hometown paper, getting his reaction to the trade:

"This will be a great opportunity. [The Astros] are rebuilding. Being a young, left-handed pitcher, they want to build around guys like me so I thought it was great. I'm ready to get started...

..."I know the Braves loved me. But being behind so many of those guys you'll see playing for the Braves someday ... For me, this is a quicker step to the big leagues."

Wade says he projects to be a middle-of-the-rotation starter.

Click the link for a report on how he and Paul Clemens found out they'd been traded.