When word came across that Roberto Fausto Carmona Miguel Herrera Hernandez had been traded, it was a little surprising simply because many didn’t think the many-named hurler was on anyone’s radar. Maybe this is why Ruben made the deal fairly quickly, without thinking about why the Dodgers wanted a pitcher who — as he was scheduled to throw last night — would be ready to go as soon as he landed in LA. Either way, the deal was made and Dodgers GM Ned Colletti was super stoked that no one knew how desperate he was.
Colletti told the LA Times (via CSN) that trade talks with the Phillies “accelerated” into Thursday because he “wanted to complete a deal before the news broke of Josh Beckett possibly missing the rest of the season with his hip injury.” Coletti said he was happy to have the deal done before “Ruben could hold me up for even more.”
Fantastic. The one time Ruben doesn’t take his grand old time evaluating and “seeing where we are” and looking at all sides of something is the time it would have benefited him the most.