Sunday, July 31, 2011

Padres trade Mike Adams to Rangers

The Texas Rangers have acquired RHP Mike Adams from San Diego in exchange for LHP Robby Erlin and RHP Joe Wieland. Erlin is a power lefty with great secondary stuff. Texas improved their pen earlier this week by getting Koji Uhera for Tommy Hunter and 1B Chris Davis.

Here is my take onn the two prospects we acquired and the Padre we called up:

Robby Erlin: LHP

He projects as a shorter left handed Danny Haren. He has advanced secondary stuff and good control. I really like this kid in San Diego's future rotation.

Joe Wieland: RHP

He actually threw a no hitter last week against the Padres AA affiliate. If you can't beat 'em join 'em. He could end up as a true ace. He is tall and has good control and secondary stuff.

Erik Hammren: RHP

He is the kid we called up from AA who will replace Adams. He has an ERA under one in 65 innings. in A and AA ball.

In other news Ryan Ludwick is close to being dealt. Heath Bell may stay put.