Ender wrote:Yeah I'm sure a mid market team who finally has a window open to become a player in the playoffs is going to trade away their young talented SS and a key OF for some prospects and a setup man coming off an injury riddled season. Gotta love the Red Sox/Yankee rumor mill where its assumed all smaller market teams are there just to feed them talent.
I think this is exactly what is going on. Wishful thinking by one of the hundreds of reporters out in Boston.
I'm jumping into this stuff a few days late, but I wanted to second the above. Some truly stupid stuff comes out of the mouths of Boston fans, talk radio hosts, and reporters. Peralta? Are you kidding me? The Torii Hunter for Bronson Arroyo deal had to be my favorite laughable rumor of the offseason.
2005 Twins MLB Rank
Runs Scored - 25th
ERA - 7th
Yeah, the Twins really
need Arroyo to duke it out with Lohse in camp to see who would be the 4th starter behind Santana, Silva, and Radke. Totally
worth downgrading an already miserable offense. (Does that drip with sarcasm and contempt enough? It is hard to achieve through text alone.)
They've signed Tony Batista to play third base, they're so desperate for power, for crying out loud!
I'm trying to keep this a family show, so... What "fudging" universe does the above-referenced Boston contingent inhabit? Certainly not the one the rest of baseball does.
Cleveland would totally
trade their young prospect shortstop who has already done well in the majors, in addition to one of their starting outfielders, for another prospect that is at least a year away from the show and a middle reliever with arm problems and a large contract. Because Mota is worth Crip straight up, and you'd definately want a third baseman with 24 major league games to his name over a shortstop who slugged .520 and hit 24 homeruns as a 23 year-old.
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