Sutton Traded to Tampa Bay

  • He’s hitting .500 for Tampa, with 3 RBI already.

    • Kevin_Creagh
      May 24, 2012 2:18 pm

      C’mon…it’s been 8 AB’s. In the past 4 years, he has played for CIN, CLE, BOS, and now TB. 1 week ago no one ever heard about Drew Sutton, because he’s a minor league journeyman that has never had more than 60 AB’s in a single ML season, but now we’re lamenting the “loss” of him?
      Clearly, TB wanted him and the Pirates worked a deal to get him in exchange for a PTBNL and future goodwill from TB. If there weren’t sites dedicated to every transaction, like this one and MLBTR, you wouldn’t even know this happened. Or cared. This happens a lot more frequently than you think.

  • I’ve gotta think that the Bucs had the PTBNL in mind when they dealt FOR Sutton, knowing that Tampa would deal with them.

  • salempirate
    May 22, 2012 6:25 am

    He is 28 y.o., but the way I see it, he’d be an upgrade over Navorra. We can’t keep him, but the Rays can roster him???

  • I think this begs the question… wha???
    First you trade for a guy for cash… we don’t know how much and before you put it in your wallet you trade him away?
    Not sure what to make of this, frankly I liked the looks of the guy although I wasn’t sure how he’d fit he can play just about any position on the field and had what appears to be a decent bat.
    Any way Tim to determine what caliber of player that you get in return for a guy like Sutton? … I hate PTBNL’s.

  • Charlie Grinn
    May 21, 2012 7:11 pm

    Go figure…