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Inside The Kendall Trade

Inside The Kendall Trade

<b>PITTSBURGH - </b> Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield tried for nearly two years to unload the burdensome contract of catcher Jason Kendall.

He finally got a taker Saturday as Pittsburgh completed a three-player deal that sent Kendall to Oakland for left-handers Mark Redman and Arthur Rhodes."Obviously it's a difficult trade in that we lose a keynote player like Jason Kendall that's been a cornerstone of the franchise or a long time, although we really feel that this trade is going to make us better," Littlefield said. "I think that...

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