Backtobanks wrote:Post Count Padder wrote:I like Giles as a reliever but he seems like a headcase. Also yes, the Astros gave up (what at the time seemed like) a lot to get him and then sold super low to acquire a domestic abuser.
Also:The Cubs have claimed righty Chandler Shepherd, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Shepherd was designated for assignment by Boston yesterday morning.
He's reporting to AA. He's already 26, has an ERA over 10 in AAA this year and also is being hammered for 16.1 H/9, 3.3 HR/0 and 4.9 BB/9, so I have to ask.........why?
Orioles claimed Shepard. I'm not sure what these teams see in him, but he has been in 3 organizations in a week.
He's a former top 15 prospect in the Sox organization, they switched him to a starter last year because of 4 pitches but he's better off as a fb/sl bullpen arm. Either way at best, he's a marginal arm.