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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:23 pm

Lots of interesting stuff here...

David Ortiz said today he doesn't expect Manny Ramirez back with the Red Sox next season.
"Manny is living through a difficult situation (in Boston) that only he and his family know and he no longer wants to play there," Ortiz said. "I spoke with him last week before he left for Brazil and he told me that he wants to go to a team in the West." Ramirez, who can block a trade, would like to play for the Angels. Nov. 22 - 1:26 pm et


The Diamondbacks are moving closer to a trade of Javier Vazquez and could have something done within the next two weeks.
"We've talked to a number of clubs, and we know where things stand," Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes said, "so it's very possible something could happen before or during the winter meetings (which begin Dec. 5 in Dallas)." Vazquez can block trades to six teams and it's believed that Philadelphia, Texas, Colorado and Seattle are four of the teams on his list. Nov. 22 - 1:21 pm et
Source: Arizona Republic


Yankees manager Joe Torre and former player Paul O'Neill have both tried calling free agent Brian Giles, but they've yet to get in touch with him.
Joe Bick, who represents Giles, also represented O'Neill as a player. The manager and former outfielder will try to sell Giles on the Yankees if they can reach him. It might be that Giles will return to San Diego without seriously considering offers from other teams. Nov. 22 - 4:20 am et
Source: New York Post


The Yankees asked the A's about Mark Kotsay, but talks went nowhere after GM Billy Beane asked for Robinson Cano and Chien-Ming Wang.
Just for a change of pace, maybe some team should ask the Yankees for Cano and Shawn Chacon. The A's signed Kotsay to an extension through 2008 over the summer and aren't looking to move him. Still, no one is untouchable in Oakland. Nov. 22 - 4:17 am et
Source: Newark Star-Ledger


Though they've apparently missed out on Josh Beckett, the Dodgers still hope to take advantage of the Marlins' fire sale, perhaps with a Juan Pierre or Carlos Delgado acquisition.
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti spoke Monday with Marlins GM Larry Beinfest, who he said was "thinking about moving a few different players … and he knows what our interest is." It doesn't appear that Paul Lo Duca will return to Los Angeles -- catcher is no longer a need in the organization -- but perhaps something can get done. The Dodgers certainly have enough prospects with which to entice the Marlins. Nov. 22 - 3:58 am et
Source: Los Angeles Times


Billy Wagner is expected to be extended a contract offer today before he returns home from his two-day visit with the Mets in New York.
It's expected that the Mets will open with a three-year proposal, but they could add a fourth year if they believe Wagner is serious about his willingness to play in New York. The Phillies are also expected to sweeten their offer to Wagner soon, probably by guaranteeing him a third year. Nov. 22 - 3:40 am et
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer


According to the Newark Star-Ledger, the Cubs and Bobby Howry are nearing an agreement on a three-year deal.
The Cubs must have very little faith in the pitchers they've been developing over the last few years. Howry will probably get even more than the $11 million that Scott Eyre is set to earn over the next three years. Nov. 22 - 4:13 am et
Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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Postby Music2004Man » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:27 pm

Thanks for those updates Bombers. It's always good to hear what's going on.
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Postby ironman » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:31 pm

Um, I hope the Cubs end up with an OF named Giles or Damon.

The thought of Opening day with a starting OF of Dubois-Patterson-Murton makes me throw up in my mouth a little.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:35 pm

ironman wrote:Um, I hope the Cubs end up with an OF named Giles or Damon.

The thought of Opening day with a starting OF of Dubois-Patterson-Murton makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

Dubois is gone.
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Postby Comrade Antelope » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:45 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
ironman wrote:Um, I hope the Cubs end up with an OF named Giles or Damon.

The thought of Opening day with a starting OF of Dubois-Patterson-Murton makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

Dubois is gone.


The thought of Hairston Jr.-Patterson-Murton should make it come out of your nose...
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Postby go_jays_go » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:07 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
ironman wrote:Um, I hope the Cubs end up with an OF named Giles or Damon.

The thought of Opening day with a starting OF of Dubois-Patterson-Murton makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

Dubois is gone.


Yeah, he went to Cleveland.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:46 pm

Well I can see it now...Giles is playing the Yanks as he is obviously not really interested in NY. Clueless Brian will end up with Bubba and Bernie platooning in CF because he will again fail to do something about a gaping problem for another year. By May we see another episode of Melky Cabrera turning the wrong way on every other fly ball. Then h etrades the farm for RonDL II...err Hunter.


That or you see Damon given that 7 year, 84 M dollar contract.
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:53 pm

ironman wrote:Um, I hope the Cubs end up with an OF named Giles or Damon.

The thought of Opening day with a starting OF of Dubois-Patterson-Murton makes me throw up in my mouth a little.


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Re: Tuesday's Hot Rumors...

Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:57 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:David Ortiz said today he doesn't expect Manny Ramirez back with the Red Sox next season.
"Manny is living through a difficult situation (in Boston) that only he and his family know and he no longer wants to play there," Ortiz said. "I spoke with him last week before he left for Brazil and he told me that he wants to go to a team in the West." Ramirez, who can block a trade, would like to play for the Angels. Nov. 22 - 1:26 pm et


Manny an Angel seems very possible now...
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:01 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Well I can see it now...Giles is playing the Yanks as he is obviously not really interested in NY. Clueless Brian will end up with Bubba and Bernie platooning in CF because he will again fail to do something about a gaping problem for another year. By May we see another episode of Melky Cabrera turning the wrong way on every other fly ball. Then h etrades the farm for RonDL II...err Hunter.


That or you see Damon given that 7 year, 84 M dollar contract.


I personally believe that there is no free agent this off season that the Yankees can't sign, including Brian(Unless he just have something against being a Yankee)

Just think

2006
1B: Tino
2B: Cano
3B: A Rod(what a waste, he should play SS)
SS: Jeter
LF: Matsui
CF: Giles
RF: Sheffield
C: Posada

SP: RJ
SP: Mussina
SP: Pavano
SP: Chacon
SP: Wang/Wright/Small/Brown

then sign a couple of MR/SU guy(Byung-Hyum Kim? I think he'd work out in a lesser pressured situation but not in NY)

some ideas
B. J. Ryan(he did say he don't want to setup, but money can convince a lot of people)
Octavio Dotel
Tim Worrell
Kyle Farnsworth
Antonio Alfonseca
Todd Jones
Darren Dreifort
Roberto Hernandez
Looper
Takatsu
Danny Graves
...

I don't see how they can go out before the WS next year.

ps. when was Quantrill traded to the Marlins?
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