Thursday, November 16, 2006

A quick baseball trade to report

The Chicago White Sox have acquired right-handed pitcher Awful Crap and left-hander Young Guy Who Will Never Amount To Crap from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for left-handed pitcher Formerly Good But Now Crap.

Awful Crap, 24, made 45 relief appearances over four stints with the Cubs in 2006, going 3-0 with a 4.08 ERA and 49 strikeouts.

Young Guy Who Will Never Amount To Crap, 23, split 2006 between Class A Daytona and Class AA West Tennessee, combining to go 6-5 with a 2.75 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 54 relief appearances.

Formerly Good But Now Crap, 26, went 1-2 with a 5.17 ERA and one save in 70 relief appearances with the White Sox in 2006. A native of Lebanon, Illinois, Formerly Good But Now Crap went 4-0 with a 1.94 ERA in 69 games in 2005 and earned the victory in Game 2 of the World Series. However, in 2006, he turned to crap.

The trade between the clubs is the first since July 29, 1998 when the White Sox acquired pitcher Finally Not Crap in exchange for pitcher Never Amounted To Crap.

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