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Brad McCann traded


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yea Marlins1 actually made mention of it last week


although with the all star break and such, it didn't go thru for a few days


so I guess this means we trade Gaby Sanchez for a PTBNL next year around this time? :angel_not

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The Marlins traded former organizational player of the year Brad McCann to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. To say Brad?s 2006 Hammerheads campaign was a disappointment would be a vast understatement. Coming off a 28 homerun, 106rbi year in Greensboro, Brad was supposed to be the anchor on a solid Hammerheads offense. That was not the case. McCann struggled from day one, hitting .226/.278/.342 before the break and .237/.299/.379 after it. The brother of Braves catcher Brian, Brad really had no answer to his problems all year. One problem he may have had was that rarely was going the other way, and was trying to pull all of the outside pitches. The former 6th round pick out of Clemson, Brad is a free swinger and doesn?t walk enough yet for his own good. He is a bit too aggressive at the plate and it would help him alot if he could see some more pitches. Coming up as a third baseman, Brad has a pretty good glove for 3b, and an above average one for first base. He has an above average arm as well. He began 2007 repeating Jupiter and got off to a strong start and what originally looked like a call up to Carolina, was all but a mirage as he was just filling in for an injury and was quickly sent back to Jupiter after just 20 at bats. Once back in Jupiter his avg went into freefall and at the time of the trade, his line ended up looking like .246/.254/.420. Something that is going to hamper him from getting to the next level is the disappearance of any plate discipline that he had in Greensboro. So far this year, he has walked just 2 times as compared to 51 walks. Hopefully things turn around for him in Wilmington but it's looking more and more like Brad is going to end up being just another organizational player.

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