Thursday, July 20, 2006

Wickman's Outta Here

Paul Hoynes is reporting that the Indians have traded Wickman to Atlanta for an unnamed minor league prospect.

Here's a list of the Braves' top prospects going in to Spring Training. I wonder if the mystery man could be catching prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia? As you can see from the link in the first sentence, he entered the season regarded as the top catching prospect in baseball and is currently playing for the AA Mississippi Braves. Unfortunately, his stock appears to have dropped like a stone this season. There's apparently a conference call at 2:45 p.m. with the media to discuss the deal.

Thanks to Todd for the head's-up.

Update: It's a catcher, but not Saltalamacchia. As Vinny's comment notes, it's Max Ramirez, a rookie catcher in the low A Sally League. Unbelievable.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution can't believe it either.

1 comment:

Vinny said...

Max Ramirez, who is a 21-year-old catcher, was the return consideration. You can hear about it in 5 minutes at the press conference.