Thursday, June 11, 2015


News about a big trade happened today.  The Yankees as you all know by now got David Carpenter in a trade this off season.  We gave up Manny Banuelos and as you know, as our season started to unfold, we realized that giving up Manny was probably freaking stupid.

Eventually, Carpenter made BYB writer Jeana Bellezza have a drinking problem, read DAVID CARPENTER MAKES ME WANT TO DRINK!, and soon enough, because Brian Cashman reads BYB, Brass decided to DFA David Carpenter.  And  that leads us to the past 24 hours.  The Yankees have made a move to trade away Carpenter.

In return, the Yankees pick up Tony Renda from the Nationals.

According to several sources, but we'll go with on this one:

"...Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher David Carpenter from the New York Yankees on Thursday in exchange for minor league infielder Tony Renda...

Renda, 24, was a second-round selection of the Nationals' in the 2012 draft. The right-handed-hitting second baseman entered the season as the organization's No. 12 prospect, per Baseball America. A 2014 Carolina League All-Star and Arizona Fall League Fall Star, as well as the inaugural recipient (2013) of the Nationals' "Bob Boone Award," Renda was hitting .267 with a .333 on-base percentage with Double-A Harrisburg at the time of the trade.

Renda also played for the Auburn Doubledays, hitting .264 with 32 RBI and 15 steals for that team in 2012."

Now, you're wondering, why am I calling him "Big Tony"? I have no reason.  It rolled off the tongue and much like Aaron Judge's BYB nickname is the Iron Giant... Tony Renda will now be Big Tony.

We're good like that.

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