Hey, a Hall of Fame-caliber player was just traded to a contender!
- Jim Edmonds has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for outfielder Chris Dickerson.
The Reds host one of Edmonds' former teams, the St. Louis Cardinals, in a key three-game series starting Monday night (ESPN, 7 ET). The Reds led the Cardinals by two games in the NL Central entering Monday's games.
There's a lot to like about Chris Dickerson. His career line is .274/.367/.421 and he can play anywhere in the outfield without hurting you much.
Of course, he's also 28 and figures as a fourth outfielder for the Brewers. This move is just about the Brewers getting something for Edmonds while they still can.
For the Brewers, that is. For the Reds, it's about getting one of the better 40-year-old outfielders we've seen in a while. Based on his numbers, anyway. In fact, Edmonds has played so well that it's at least a little surprising the Cardinals didn't claim him, if only to keep the Reds from getting him. As Craig writes, "Because from my point of view, this strengthens the Reds at a time when the Cardinals are in a dogfight with them."