'splain to me, if you can, how the Indians get Russ Canzler
from the Rays, for nothing but $$?
Cleveland acquired one of Tampa Bay’s top prospects Tuesday, sending cash to the Rays for first baseman Russ Canzler. Canzler, 25, was the International League’s Most Valuable Player last season after batting .314 with 18 home runs and 83 RBIs in 131 games for Triple-A Durham.
Canzler, a right-handed hitter, was a strong candidate to open the year at first for the Rays before Tampa Bay signed Carlos Pena — a player the Indians had strong interest in this offseason.
I know, a 25 year old isn't a real prospect anymore, but he's got some skills, and you'd think you'd have to give up at least an "A" ball semi-prospect in return, no?