Thursday, July 28, 2005

Cammy Whammy?

Ken Rosenthal muses some more on a potential Mike Cameron trade:
Don't be surprised if the Orioles take another run at Mets center fielder Mike Cameron this weekend, offering reliever Jorge Julio as the bait. Several rival clubs have a higher opinion of outfielder Larry Bigbie than the Orioles do. One executive thinks that Bigbie, a lefthanded hitter, could be a lesser version of Paul O'Neill.
Bigbie has struggled this season, at .249/.316/.376 in 65 AB's, and only reached triple digits in games once, in 2004 when Bigbie posted a respectable .280/.341/.427 in 478 AB's. But if scouts see Paul O'Neill, then maybe he's worth taking a chance on. Remember, when Roberto Kelly was traded for O'Neill in 1993, a good portion of Yankee fans thought the Reds got the better end of the deal going away. And if he doesn't become O'Neill, then he would only be the throw in for the deal along with Julio anyway, no?

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