Pending league approval, Seattle Shortstop Carlos Guillen will be sent to Connecticut in exchange for the promising young Tampa Bay pitcher Joe Kennedy.
In parting with Kennedy, Bashers GM Bozidar was quoted as saying: "Good luck with Joe. I've had him for many years, and i've always been happy with his work. I hope he does well for you."
Bashers really needed this trade. With Almonte as their Shortstop de jour, a long term solution was needed. Bozidar isn't the craftiest GM in the world, but he realizes that Guillen will slow down to his normal production numbers soon, and that's all he's asking from him.
Kennedy hopes to produce for the Truth. He's on a promising young club lead by manager Lou Pinella, and with the offensive improvements we've seen from Tampa this year, he should crank out some team-leading numbers.