June 24, 2004

Gavin Floyd rumors

Information obtained by the Reading Eagle, and confirmed in Jason Stark's latest column on espn.com, reports that Gavin Floyd could be shipped to Philadelphia as early as Friday. With injuries to Randy Wolf, and a more significant injury to Vicente Padilla, Floyd, who's second in the Eastern League with a 2.35 ERA, appears to be the Phils best option to fill the rotation, since it's widely believed that ownership does not wish to add payroll through a deadline deal.

Comment: I think Ed Wade coddles his prospects more than he should, but I don't believe Floyd is ready to enter a pennant race. And if Floyd is considered the best option in the minors, then why is Philadelphia holding onto guys like Coggin, Junge and Hancock?

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