Bartlett to Padres

Jason Bartlett has been traded to the Padres for relievers, Adam Russel and Cesar Ramos. The Padres definitely got the better half of this deal. Often people forget that in 2008, Bartlett was considered the "MVP" of the Rays. In 2009 Bartlett was fantastic. He batted .320 with 14 home-runs and 66 RBI's. He has also been a decent fielder. The Rays are now left with Reid Brignac. Brignac showed a lot of promise in 2010, so (concerning SS) there isn't too much to be worried about in Tampa.
 The Padres are getting a great deal. They are getting a nice contact hitter that will fit well in Petco Park. All things considered, Bartlett can only go up from his .254 batting average last year, so that's a plus.