PTBNL in Shoppach Deal Is….


Talbot was unlikely to make the Rays staff out of camp and was out of options which made him a very movable in a trade or a strong candidate for being designated for assignment in March. Talbot’s tenure in the organization went from initially being the better player the club received in the Aubrey Huff trade with Houston to the “other” guy in the deal that brought Ben Zobrist to the Rays. Given the fact that Shoppach was likely going to be non-tendered by the Indians, the Rays essentially gave up next to nothing for the right to tender Shoppach a 2010 contract. Talbot has a very good chance to make the Indians team either as a long man or a 5th starter – best of luck to him in his new home.


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