Monday, August 12, 2013

Wesley Wright got traded to the Rays for a sack of cash.

Wesley Wright has been traded to the Rays for "Cash Considerations." Which means that the Astros put Wright on waivers, Tampa Bay claimed him, and they agreed to trade money.

Wright, a Rule 5 pick in 2007, made his Astros debut in 2008 and had spent six seasons with the team. He had a career 4.44 ERA/1.43 WHIP with Houston, though he had a career-best 3.27 ERA/1.19 WHIP in 2012. In 41.1IP in 2013, he allowed 45H/18ER, 40K:16BB for a 1.48 WHIP. Which is not good.

Jason Castro is now the longest-tenured Astro, having been with the team since June 22, 2010.

Phil Humber will take his roster spot.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

GOOD!

The Astros made out like bandits!

I woulda traded him for a bratwurst and a Dairy Queen Dipped Cone!

Anonymous said...

Losing Wright doesn't mean much, but he was better than some in the current bullpen, and certainly better than what is replacing him.

Hmmm, intersting that it is for cash. Have the Astros even spent their regular draft allotment? Their international draft allotment? They unload their only good reliever for a low-level prospect, and now one of their remaining relievers for cash. All during a time when it was reported they might have to inject money into CSN or watch it go bankrupt. Maybe they are having trouble making ends meet.

Anonymous said...

PHIL HUMBER NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Walter Wright said...

For Anonymous, who believes the loss of Wesley Wright is meaningful: His fellow Left-handed specialist Blackley was sent to OKC for allowing nearly 20 percent of his inherited runners to score - still seventh best in the AL; Good ol' Wesley was not in the top 21 in the AL, meaning over 29 percent of his inherited runners had scored. In the event you've missed it, the issue with the Astros has been failure of the Pen to hold leads in the late innings.

Anonymous said...

I assume you we're replying to my post, but you seriously lack reading comprehension: "losing Wesley Wright doesn't mean much" is interpreted as believing the loss is meaningful?

Additionally, inherited runners is hardly the complete universe for a reliever, even though you used it to presumably make a point that an unclaimed player now in AAA is more valuable than one picked up by a contender.

Anonymous said...

I think this loss is more felt symbolically, rather than pragmatically. Wesley was not having a good season, and lets face it, we are not one good LOOGY away from competing. Tampa, however, may find this hugely beneficial.

I think that the big effect of this is that it gets someone else off our 40-man, so that we can add more in the rule V later. I doubt Humber will stay on the 40-man a good opportunity comes along.

I like how we are building...

Anonymous said...

Couldn't they have just removed him from the 40 man after the season to address that issue? If so, that doesn't really explain the move.

Walter Wright said...

News Flash: Wesley faces four batters in first appearance as Tampa Bay's LOOGY, allows inherited baserunner to score ... his stay with a contender is going to be brief.