This morning, Client #9 traded pitcher Joba Chamberlain and outfielder Jay Bruce to Jimmy's Daddy for closer Francisco Rodridguez. Client #9 is looking to solidify his bullpen battery, and K-Rod seems to fill that void. Washginton closer Joel Hanrahan was given his outright release this morning from #9 GM Baby Bisho.
"Look, Derek and I sat down with Joel last night after he imploded again. We told him some changes were in the works...we just couldn't go on like this any longer", said Baby Bisho when contacted about the trade.
After playing the struggling Rockpile to a 5-5 tie last week, The Daddy's looked to give his team a power injection while reinforcing his rotation. Hef's hubris clearly indicates that he was not shaken by last week's stalemate, and looks to shake things up in the clubhouse. "I figured what the hell...regardless of what I do, my team will still be better than the Baby Gorillas or Clark and Addison", quipped Hef.
"We really needed to shore up the back end of the bull-pen, and we were long on talent at both OF and SP", added Bisho, "Jay and Joba are both amazing talents...but to get talent, you have to move talent".
Client #9 had signed Joba Chamberlain and Jay Bruce to two-year deals, so The Daddy's saw an opportunity fill a need in both the near and long term. Francisco Rodriguez was inked to a one-year deal earlier this year by the Daddy's.
The eccentric Daddy's GM finished his press conference with some levity, "Plus, I am trying to unload hispanic/latin players as they have a higher probablility of carrying the swine flu".