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Postby Matthias » Fri May 12, 2006 10:46 am

Ok. I thought I had in my head that Junior at one point refused to play for the Yankees, citing bad treatment of his father by the franchise. But I went to Google and found that in 2002 the two teams that Junior said would be acceptable destinations were the Yankees and the Braves.

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract. ... %20Yankees

Is my thinking just off? I was pretty sure it was Junior although I guess it could have been Barry. Was definitely one of those two who vowed not to play for a certain team (not necessarily the Yankees; that's just what I had in my head) based on their father's experience.
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Postby 5 » Fri May 12, 2006 10:56 am

I would imagine Big $tein would just go get Carlos Lee
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Postby dyuen87 » Fri May 12, 2006 11:02 am

5 wrote:I would imagine Big $tein would just go get Carlos Lee


I cant see the Brewers dealing him.
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Postby BritSox » Fri May 12, 2006 11:03 am

dyuen87 wrote:
5 wrote:I would imagine Big $tein would just go get Carlos Lee


I cant see the Brewers dealing him.


I can definitely see the Brew Crew dealing him, but not for anything the Yanks could offer.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri May 12, 2006 11:48 am

On the issue of the Reds having no one to play...don't worry about that. They have Brandon Phillips holding down 2b, Dunn in LF, Kearns in RF, Lopez at SS, Encarnacion at 3b and a host of guys at 1b (Aurilia, Hatteburg, et al.). Freel would slot just fine into the every day CF role.

Now the question of what the Reds would get...I just don't see what package the Yankees could put together that the Reds would want to have.
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Postby Yoda » Fri May 12, 2006 11:50 am

Phillip Hughes and Melky Cabrera for Jr. Wanks will have to take on unwanted salary (Milton?) but I can see Cincy doing that deal.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri May 12, 2006 11:50 am

Didn't griffey say he won't go to NY or something because they boo'd his father
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Postby slomo007 » Fri May 12, 2006 11:50 am

The Loveable Losers wrote:On the issue of the Reds having no one to play...don't worry about that. They have Brandon Phillips holding down 2b, Dunn in LF, Kearns in RF, Lopez at SS, Encarnacion at 3b and a host of guys at 1b (Aurilia, Hatteburg, et al.). Freel would slot just fine into the every day CF role.

Now the question of what the Reds would get...I just don't see what package the Yankees could put together that the Reds would want to have.


I think we've just seen what Freel can do on an everyday basis and it's just not pretty. He is a utility player, and among the best in the league at that. But he is definitely not an everyday player.

The Reds will not make this trade while they are still in contention, I can almost promise everyone that. There's no logic behind it whatsoever, as the Reds have a "win-now" philosophy as evidenced by the Arroyo for Pena swap. If they wanted to rebuild they wouldn't have dealt Pena.
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Postby cs2000 » Fri May 12, 2006 11:53 am

Griffey always said he would never play for the N.Y. Yankees.
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Postby Warpigs » Fri May 12, 2006 12:04 pm

cs2000 wrote:Griffey always said he would never play for the N.Y. Yankees.


And how many World Series rings does Griffey have? Someone in his position nearing the end of a career (when factoring in injuries, etc.), can be a little forgiving when it comes to old grudges -- especially when he is put in the best possible situation for a ring.
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