Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed on Tuesday that his bullpen will include Rule 5 draftee Luis Perdomo, despite the fact that Perdomo gave up a homerun Monday, his second in 11 IP this spring.
So its now official. The Cardinals gave away Anthony Reyes, in effect. They have nothing left from trading Reyes to the Indians last year. What an error in judgement.
"The guy throws 93, 94 with a good slider. He's been impressive," Bochy said.
Perdomo has 3 saves in four opportunities, along with 2 wins this spring. And he has 10 strikeouts in 11 IP, while he has given up 5 walks.
It puts the Cardinals' error in focus to consider how doubtful it is that right now the Giants would make a straight trade of Perdomo for Brad Thompson.
Or imagine how much better the Cardinal bullpen would be right now if McClellan took over Thompson's role as long reliever and Perdomo took McClellan's role....
Or imagine Reyes still with the Cardinals, with Duncan and LaRussa letting him pitch from his strengths. The 27-year-old Reyes went 2-1 with a 1.83 ERA in six starts for the Tribe in August and September last season, after he was acquired in a July trade with the Cardinals. Reyes has a 0.75 ERA this spring in four appearances, including 2 starts. Sheesh!
I know, I know, that horse trade has already been beaten to death. But with Perdomo now officially being kept by the Giants, it's time to note the last nail being driven into the coffin....