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Monday, July 25, 2005

Okay... So Nevin Vetoed the Trade

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As I see it there are two reasons to part company with Phil Nevin.

1) To create playing time for Xavier Nady.
2) To free up money.

The Ponson deal would have done only the former. And, now that we know management is telling Bochy to bench Nevin, the only reason left to trade Nevin is the latter, which the Ponson deal would not have done. So, if Bochy follows through and plays Nady and occasionally Sweeney instead of Nevin at first base, it is conceivable (even likely) that Nevin's bat off the bench is more valuable than Ponson's arm out of the bullpen. The key word is bench.

Hey, when life gives you lemons...

How Bad are the Padres & the NL West?

The table below shows each team's records against the two NL divisions of which they are not a part:















Team W L W%
Phillies 25 13 0.658
Mets 21 15 0.583
Braves 22 16 0.579
Nationals 25 20 0.556
Astros 21 18 0.538
Pirates 22 19 0.537
Cardinals 20 18 0.526
Padres 19 18 0.514
Marlins 18 18 0.500
Cubs 19 20 0.487
Reds 19 20 0.487
Brewers 18 21 0.462
Dodgers 14 20 0.412
Giants 14 21 0.400
Diamondbacks 14 22 0.389
Rockies 17 29 0.370

Pretty interesting. Obviously, the rest of the NL West is as bad as people have said, but the Padres are just behind the Cardinals in 8th.

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