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First Pitch: Why I Don’t Like the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

First Pitch: Why I Don’t Like the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

I thought a lot about Wandy Rodriguez tonight. I really didn't have any other choice.

I was driving down to Florida today, which is a 13 hour trip from Virginia. The main purpose of that trip is helping my parents move to Orlando tomorrow. The second part of the trip will be heading over to Bradenton to cover the GCL and the Bradenton Marauders on Thursday and Friday. One of the things I was looking forward to was talking with Colton Cain about his recent success after starting off the year with some rough numbers. Guess that's out of the question now.

I had just crossed the Florida state line when I checked my phone and saw the messages about a Wandy Rodriguez trade. Anyone who has ever driven to Florida knows that the most frustrating thing about driving to Florida is that once you've crossed the state line, you still have three to five hours until you get to where you're going. Unless you're going to Jacksonville, but who goes there? So I had three more hours to think about the tr...

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