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  • Durham, it was a great run.

    If there were rumours abound, Ray Durham's time with the San Francisco Giants is over. If the rumour is right, he is headed to Milwaukee via trade.

    Durham's time with the Giants: 2003 season to the 2008 season.

  • #2
    I wouldn't characterize Durham's time with the Giants as a "great run". He was often injured and I was a bit disappointed with him. He had a great run with the White Sox and when the Giants got him I was so happy. I expected him to perform at a similar level as he did in Chicago. It never quite happened for Ray in San Francisco. Though he did have a 26 HR season.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis


    • #3
      07/20/2008 1
      By Adam McCalvy

      SAN FRANCISCO -- The Brewers and Giants were poised on Sunday to complete a trade that would send second baseman Ray Durham and possibly left-handed reliever Jack Taschner to Milwaukee.

      The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Giants would receive a package of players including fleet-footed outfielder Darren Ford from Class A Brevard County and Triple-A Nashville left-hander Steve Hammond.

      Brewers general manager Doug Melvin was not available early Sunday to comment on reports that the deal was complete. He is in San Francisco for the three-game series between the Brewers and Giants.

      Durham, 36 and a switch-hitter, is hitting .293 this season with a .385 on-base percentage and could be worked into a second-base platoon with Rickie Weeks, who hit a go-ahead two-run single in Saturday's Brewers win but is batting .218 with a .322 on-base percentage.

      Durham, who is in the final season of a two-year, $14.5 million contract that will pay roughly $3 million for the remainder of 2008, would have to OK any trade. He did not play in either of the first two games of the weekend series against the Brewers at AT&T Park. The Giants said he had the flu.

      Taschner is a 30-year-old Milwaukee-area native who could bolster the back end of the Brewers' bullpen. He surrendered a three-run home run to Prince Fielder in Friday's series opener but has a solid 3.21 ERA this season and 14 walks in 44 appearances. Taschner could qualify for arbitration after this season.

      The Brewers were aiming for a three-game sweep of the Giants on Sunday before traveling to St. Louis for a key four-game series that begins Monday night.

      heres somewthin i found on the matter...
      Last edited by giantsrule; 07-20-2008, 05:19 PM.


      • #4
        We (The Brewers) need Durham's bat, quite frankly. Rickie Weeks has been weak at the plate. Some article I read said that Durham would be an infield utility man, but unless Durham is dreadful on defense, or Weeks starts hitting home runs with every at-bat, I think Durham will start at 2B


        • #5
          i'm with wags on this one.
          ray-ray suffered from numerous nagging injuries that prevented him from running much or being more than a .280 hitter. though never a real crowd favorite, he loosened things up in th clubhouse and will be missed.
          "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury


          • #6
            well missed but never lived up to what they were paying him for.
            Good guy but happy to save 1.5 million this season.
            Pay down the ballpark or something....
            Go Gigantes!


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