Peralta Traded: Indians vs Yankees Open Thread

Update: The Indians have sent 3B Jhonny Peralta to the Tigers for minor league pitcher Giovanni Soto. More on this tomorrow…

The Indians attempt to thwart Alex Rodriguez of his 600th home run once again, sending Fausto Carmona to the mound. Carmona has surrendered only 7 home runs on the season. He is a ground ball pitcher, which doesn’t bode well for A-Rod. Beyond trying to keep Rodriguez sans-homer, The Indians are looking to take their second game of this series, and ensure at least a split. A win would be 4 straight for Carmona, and improve on the Tribe’s 7-4 record since the All-Star break.

Interestingly enough, Carmona was the Indians only representative at the mid-summer classic but did not get to play. Alex Rodriguez was the only position player from the AL squad that did not get a chance to play. The two will be the center of the baseball universe for a couple of at-bats tonight.

Pitching for the Yankees will be A.J. Burnett, who is 8-8 with a 4.77 era. Carmona is 10-7 with a 3.51 era.

Fausto has been the subject of trade rumors this season, and those have not gone away. According to a Jayson Stark tweet, both Westbrook and Carmona are being shopped. Stark had an executive tell him he’d be “very surprised” if Carmona wasn’t moved by the deadline.

Carmona is under contract for 2011, with club options for ’12, ’13 and ’14.

The photo to the right is just because I can.

  • Brian

    Somebody please tell me why the Tribe would trade Carmona when the team has options until 2014. That just doesn’t sound legit.

  • Lloyd Braun

    Love the photo. Don’t like the note about Carmona being on the trading block. He’s under club control for three more years at a fair price.

  • 5haun

    Love the picture!

  • Tommy

    just traded peralta

  • Tommy

    addition by subtraction anyone?

  • Oppie

    Not too sad about trading Peralta, but still don’t get why we’d trade Carmona when he has so many years left on his contract. Hoping Stark’s report is wrong like all of the other reports coming out of ESPN lately.

  • mgbode

    we got something for Peralta? brilliant!

    also, I would be VERY, VERY surprised if we trade Carmona for the reasons mentioned above. I think Stark is still using the Mets GM saying he was interested in Fausto back in May as a source (lombardi’d).

  • acrossthefield

    Fausto is our vet ace when the lonnie laaporta white santana et al bloom into legit major leaguers. Getting rid of him is bad new.

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  • LeBronedict Arnold

    R.I.P. Lorenzen Wright

  • Tim

    Suddenly the Indians have 8 batters in their line-up with a .259 batting average or better. It seems like there have been three or four under the Mendoza line most of the year.

  • Robbie

    Oof… rough night for Fausto. Maybe he was busted-up about Peralta leaving. Maybe they should just bring up a few more guys from Columbus for their major league debuts?

  • Scott

    Well, Josh Tomlin isn’t walkin through that door….

  • 5haun

    When I first heard we got Geovany Soto for Peralta, I was estatic, then I heard it was Giovanni Sotom. I was let down. Then I remembered that I would’ve traded J-Ho for a bag of balls. So, I’m happy with this trade.

  • 5haun

    *Giovanni Soto