I was just kidding about Jeff Keppinger as a back-up infielder for the Chicago Cubs – he just got dealt to the Houston Astros for a PTBNL. Which is actually doubly frustrating: he was dealt within the division, so obviously that would not have scared the Reds off; and he was dealt for but a PTBNL. Sigh.

His reaction to the trade was… strange.

“I know [Kazuo] Matsui plays second, [Miguel] Tejada plays short,” he told reporters in Sarasota, Fla. “I don’t know who plays third base. I know [Ty] Wiggington played there last year. [Geoff] Blum? I’m not sure, I have no idea. I’ll find out in a couple of days.” astros.com.

Yes, it’s Geoff Blum.

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