ayebatter wrote:I read the book so long ago I can't remember the facts, but is it possible that Walker already owned Mientkiewicz in an AL only and if he was traded to Boston he would still be on Walkers roster, but if he went to the NL Walker could dump him and get a worthy replacement ??
I just re-read the section to make sure I didn't miss something. Here's what he writes:
Sam Walker wrote:Sad as I am to see one of my players shipped out, it also presents an opportunity. Reports say the two teams most interested in Mientkiewicz are the Red Sox, who would probably use him as an occasional defensive substitute, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, who would play him every day. In Rotisserie terms I'd much rather see Mientkiewicz go to Pittsburgh, where he'll be a mainstay in the lineup.
Neither that nor the paragraphs that follow indicate a dump-for-replacement or anything of the like. I was fully expecting him to eventually say, "And then I remembered I was in an AL-only league." It never happened though haha. Anyway, was just curious if anyone else had noticed it or if he had addressed it at some point over the past few years. Google didn't yield any results so I figured I'd throw it up here.