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Postby toledobrad » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:43 am

Marte and Mota for Coco.


http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/v ... eid=122417 ;-D

Switch hitting CF with power and speed to burn and plays good defense. I like it.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:25 pm

I like the idea of trading Marte and Mota for Crisp.

Then again, I'm a Yankee fan. :-)
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Postby KOSTAS » Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:32 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:I like the idea of trading Marte and Mota for Crisp.

Then again, I'm a Yankee fan. :-)


C'mon, you are just jealous that the Sox now have a better AND cheaper CF than the Yanks...but that's been the case for quite a while. :-)
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Postby Trot Nixon » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:07 pm

Yuck! How do you like this deal????
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Postby KOSTAS » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:15 pm

I like it because the Sox basically acquired a younger, cheaper version of Johnny Damon. Actually, if you look closely at Coco's and Ichiro Suzuki's 2005 numbers, you will see an awful lot of similarities. It was Coco's first full year of PT and he will still continue to get better. He moves from an extreme pitchers park to an extreme hitters park and will be a fine leadoff man.

It also gives the Sox options too. Next year, or if Manny is traded, Coco would be a fine LF making it possible for them to sign an Andruw Jones or trade for Torri Hunter. He would be a HUGE defensive upgrade over Manny.

The reality is, with Marte, you just don't know what you are gettting. He has been traded twice this offseason. He has had a lousy DWL showing. He has been rumored to have some injury issues. He could turn out to be Eric Chavez-- sure. Or he could turn out to be Josh Hamilton or Sean Burroughs- two mega _prospects_. More often than not, prospects disappont. Also, the Sox have plenty of depth at 3B with a very good overall glove and stick in Lowell and a 3B of the future in Youkilis. Trading from strength is a smart move.

Coco IS a proven star in this league and at 26, has time to become a superstar and one of the best at his position. I give the Sox credit for making this move.
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Postby GoatCurse03 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:11 pm

I think there's more to the deal than just Mota and Marte for Crisp. There are some smaller players in the mix, but overall it's a deal the Sox had to make. Say it with me: Adam Stern.
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Postby toledobrad » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:36 pm

How many people are going to be scoring from second on a tag play with Crisp in center? I'm guessing a lot fewer than would do it with Damon out there. The Sox will have Crisp for 4 years at a fraction of the price it would have cost to keep Damon.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:02 pm

KOSTAS wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I like the idea of trading Marte and Mota for Crisp.

Then again, I'm a Yankee fan. :-)


C'mon, you are just jealous that the Sox now have a better AND cheaper CF than the Yanks...but that's been the case for quite a while. :-)


Yeah, that's it. I'm jealous. ;-7 :-b
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Postby Constantine » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:37 pm

This is a horrible trade for the Red Sox, and apparently Mota has failed his physical and now it won't go through, and I'm happy about that. I think we should start talking to the Reds about Austin Kearns...
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Postby KOSTAS » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:48 pm

Better idea. Go trade Manny and Mota to the Phils for Abreu and Michaels. Then trade Clement and cash to the Mariners for Jeremy Reed and a decent bullpen arm. Abreu goes into LF, Reed goes into CF and Michaels becomes our 4th OF and splits time at CF and spells Trot in RF.

Still would rather Lugo at SS than Gonzo. But don't want to give up marte to the Rays. Some other way??
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