Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cubs Acquire Tim Lahey In Rule 5 Draft

According to the Cubs have acquired right-handed pitcher Tim Lahey in the Rule Five Draft. Lahey, a converted catcher, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays with number one overall pick in the 2007 Rule Five Draft. The Cubs sent cash consiederations for the strong right-hander. Lahey spent most of last season with the Minnesota Twins' Double-A New Britain team, posting an 8-4 record with 13 saves and a 3.45 ERA in 50 games. He struck out 56 and walked 33 over 78 1/3 innings. Lahey appeared in two games for Triple-A Rochester, totaling three innings. The Cubs lost players in the Draft too. They lost Randy Wells to the Blue Jays, and Adalberto Mendez to the Marlins.

Trading for Tim Lahey is a great move. I think we picked up a Carlos Marmol-esque pitcher for nearly nothing.

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