Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Breaking News: Mark Redman to the Royals

Mark Redman to the Royals for Jonah Bayliss and a player to be named later. That seems like a pretty good deal for the Royals. Bayliss has potential to be a good reliever, but for the time being, the Royals have good depth there and Bayliss is expendable. So, as long as the player to be named later isn't one of the Royals' top prospects, it's a good deal for the Royals.

Mark Redman makes $4.5 million this year and has a mutual option for next season. Redman gives the Royals a good pitcher who should be league-average or slighty worse than league-average. Redman's best year was in 2003 with the Marlins, when he had a 3.59 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 190 IP. His strikeout rate dropped to about 4.5 K's/9 IP in 2004 and 2005. Redman isn't a hard thrower (fastball in the mid 80s), but has a nice repertoire of secondary pitches, including a curveball, splitter and a very good changeup. Overall, seems like a pretty good deal so far, giving the Royals a decent veteran starter. But, I'll have to wait until we find out who the PTBNL is before I call it a great trade.


At 2:44 PM, Blogger Mike A said...

I think it's a good deal for the Royals, at the very least they get a guy that'll give them some innings.

The Pirates had to dump some salary after than Sean Casey debacle.

At 7:48 PM, Blogger DL said...

Mark Redman?


On the surface, this looks like a decent deal - deal a low upside, too-old-for-his-league minor leaguer for a league average starting pitcher. Sorta depends on the PTBNL.

On the other hand, Redman reminds me an awful lot of Brian Anderson, and we all know where that got us.

Remember - you get what you pay for.

At least we're only on the hook for one year.

At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The A's will pay $1M of Redman salary this year as part of the trade agreement that brought him to the Bucs. Usually the PTBNL is so inconsiquential that the teams go ahead and make the deal so I can't imagine it derailing the Royals future plans. Plus Redman will have more trade value at the deadline in 06 than Bayliss, so we could score some more future big leaguers.


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