Thursday, August 09, 2007

Dodgers Acquire Alleged Amphetamine Supplier to Bonds

From "Dodgers acquire Sweeney from Giants" (Dodgers.com):
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that they have acquired veteran first baseman Mark Sweeney from the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later or cash, according to Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti....

Sweeney, 37, is one of the best pinch-hitters in baseball history and recently surpassed Dodger coach Manny Mota for second place all-time with 155 pinch-hits. The 13-year veteran trails only Lenny Harris (212) on the pinch-hit list and leads all active players in pinch-hit home runs with 15 and pinch-RBI with 96....

The Dodgers originally selected Sweeney in the 39th round of the June 1990 First-Year Player Draft out of Maine, but he returned for his senior season and was drafted by the Angels the following year....

The deal marks the first time the Dodgers and Giants have orchestrated a trade since December 11, 1985, when Los Angeles sent outfielder Candy Maldonado to San Francisco in exchange for catcher Alex Trevino.

This Mark Sweeney?

3 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Bonds gets his 756th, and he gets the Giants to dump Sweeney.

What's worse, we pick him up. Steroids for everyone! Maybe that will turn the offensive fortunes around...

Anonymous said...

What time should we know how many the Dodgers lose by tonight??

kingbb99 said...

Genius headline.