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BENITEZ to the Giants (possibly), who takes over

Postby zEli173 » Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:34 pm

From Rotoworld:
The Mets reportedly are close to sending Armando Benitez to the Giants in a three-team trade. Felix Rodriguez would become a Yankee and the Mets would receive prospects.
The Marlins are also said to still be pursuing Benitez. The Bergen Record's Bob Klapisch predicts that a deal could happen this weekend and says that if the Giants do acquire Benitez, they'll use him as a setup man. Source: Bergen Record

So who's gonna take over as the Mets closer? Is it David Weathers? Are any of the potential replaciements worth picking up?
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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:20 pm

In answer to your question, yeah, Dave Weathers appears to be the man. I have also read that Johnny Franco might help out here and there with lefties, but if you're a scavenger like me scoop up Weathers and hope for the best.

By the way, if there was a song that went with this trade, it'd be the Bee Gees' "Tragedy". A setup guy?? I might as well just flush saves down the toilet...
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Postby ExcitedSoutherner » Fri Jul 11, 2003 7:45 pm

Benitez sets up huh? That sucks for Benitez owners.
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