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Postby slomo007 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:59 pm

MrT wrote:it comes down to this;
the marlins are desparate to dump Lowell because for 11/2 yars he stinks and is too much money for the marlins. Blalock is cheaper, has more power and is younger.
Beckett is not a marlin's favorite. He is hurt too much and is nearing a big pay hike. he will never be resigned so perhaps a prospect can take his place and free up cash.


shhh....this logic has no place on a fantasy baseball board.

You're right though. ;-)
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:28 pm

I don't think they are doing this to free up money for Delgado. They are doing it to free up money to cut the payroll and to be able to lock up Cabrera long term. That's probably the only plus to this whole situation.
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:58 pm

rotoworld quotes peter gammons as saying that the redsox are involved in trying to acquire jbeckett .. they are proposing hanley ramirez and anibal sanchez...they may or may not accept mlowell's contract.....i think the sox should do that deal .. a front line SP and a 3B for 2 prospects...although texas' offer does look better for the marlins
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Postby thedude » Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:30 pm

If i were a marlins fan i would prefer the Texas trade to the alternative...

BOSTON gets: Beckett + Lowell
FLORIDA gets: Hanley Ramirez + Abinal Sanchez
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:40 pm

Doesn't Fla need a SS now that Alex Gonzalez is a FA? I've also heard that Fla really doens't wanna resign him. The Red Sox have Renteria @ SS with no place for Hanley right now. The Red Sox lose Millar & Mueller and maybe Manny. I think this deal makes much more sense.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:03 pm

Beckett has alot of potential but can he really be trusted? The man has yet to have a full healthy season in an MLB uniform. I'd be weary about trading away the farm for a guy like that.

I do like Texas's point of view though. I'd make the deal if I'm them. They need pitching wherever they can get it and they have an offensive surplus.
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Postby nsulham » Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:19 am

I love the idea of getting Beckett but not for Hanley and Anibal, plus picking up the whole tab on Lowell.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:33 am

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers are on the verge of getting Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell from the Marlins for Hank Blalock and John Danks.
Maybe it was Boston's interest in Beckett that pushed the Rangers into including Danks. It'd be a lot to give up, especially if the Marlins aren't going to pick up any portion of Lowell's contract. Nov. 19 - 10:55 pm et
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