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Dellucci To The Cards?

This one is very much through the grapevine, but I thought I'd pass it along.  You can definitely trust this rumor if it truly comes from the Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss, though right now it's a message board report.  (Thanks to Viva El Birdos for the tip.)  I'll post more when I get it.

But this isn't a crazy one; David Dellucci is just the type of underrated, underpriced pickup that Walt Jocketty should make. We know the Phillies will see fit to send off the impending free agent; the only question is where. 

I'm a huge fan of the 32 year-old outfielder.  He's typically been used against righties only, and that worked quite well in his last full season with Texas.  In 2005 Dellucci hit .251/.369/.525 against righthanded pitching.  You'll just have to get past Dellucci's typically low batting average; he doesn't make contact frequently.  However, he did show an excellent ability to draw walks when he led off last year.  He walked in almost 15% of his plate appearances, which is Brian Giles territory.

This season he's drawn just seven walks in 115 plate appearances, but he hasn't been a regular so I'd like to think he's retained the ability.  Dellucci would fit nicely in left field with the Cardinals and would add less than $450,000 to the payroll.  Plus, the Cards could acquire him with players other than Reyes and Wainwright.

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The Only problem I have with this is that I would assume they would move either Burrell or Abreu and get more value. Then you could have either Victorino or Delluci fill in there

The Only problem I have with this is that I would assume they would move either Burrell or Abreu and get more value. Then you could have either Victorino or Delluci fill in there

If Abreu or Burrell are traded, Dellucci stays. They dont HAVE to trade him, as im sure they will be more than happy offering him arbitration, and if he goes elsewhere, taking the draft pick(s).

"The Only problem I have with this is that I would assume they would move either Burrell or Abreu and get more value."

Well, I can't see how Burrell would bring more value with that hideous contract of his. The Phils would be lucky just to find a team to take the contract off their hands with NO return !

You think there isn't a team that would take the salary? This is a sellers market this year and I see a team that would have no problem spending that kind of money for a power hitting outfielder in your name.

Sure, the Yankees "could" take on Burrell's sickening contract, but if they're prepared to assume a mamouth contract, I think Abreu is more likely (and without giving up Hughes or Tabata).

I wasn't aware that the Yankees had any other prospects. LOL. I would rather have Burrell though since Abreu has not been all that this year

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