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Benitez traded to the Mariners for Jeff Nelson

Postby jdh » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:17 pm

From RotoWire:

Armando Benitez (P) SEA 8/6/2003
Benitez was traded Wednesday to the Mariners for Jeff Nelson, ESPNews reports. Benitez will set up Kaz Sasaki, who is due to return from the DL this week. The Mariners could use another lefty out of the pen, but this trade doesn't satisfy that. It's possible if Sasaki, who hasn't impressed in his rehab outings, falters, Benitez could close. But even in that scenario it seems unlikey since Shigetoshi Hasegawa has been flawless as a closer for Seattle while Sasaki has been out.

Jeff Nelson (P) NYY 8/6/2003
Nelson was traded Wednesday for Armando Benitez, ESPNews reports. Nelson, who is a free agent this offseason, has been spotty this year and the Mariners weren't likely to bring him back, especially after he blasted management for not making a trade at the July 31 deadline. Well, Nelson got a trade, probably not the one he expected, though.
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Postby pkarr5000 » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:19 pm

haha. thats what nelson gets. i still dont think the mariners will get to the playoffs
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:21 pm

WHAT!!???!!!

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

freaking A...Why couldn't we move for something beneficial?
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:25 pm

As a sox fan, I hate this trade. If I was a Ms fan, I'd be livid.

Why take on Benitez, who sucks, just because Nelson went off? That doesn't make sense.
I'm back. Sorta.

Do not boo Johnny.
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Postby Mugrila » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:27 pm

hmm, i'm still trying to figure this out. :-?
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Postby pkarr5000 » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:29 pm

wow, this is really bad for mariners fans. this move just slims your chances of making the postseason and this also screws with shiggy owners too. i don't know why anyone would want armando benitez.
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Postby cwebb » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:34 pm

Well, just to be on the safe side I picked up Benitez again (saved m 13$ salary, too), maybe he gets some saves in Seattle...
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Postby pkarr5000 » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:36 pm

he might get a few before the week's up. this must be a horrible nightmare for benitez owners.
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Postby Mugrila » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:37 pm

i personally think we should keep shiggy at closer, hasn't allowed a run since jun 1st not bad, not bad.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:37 pm

This is a horrible atrocity committed against Mariner's fan's. WHAT THE HELL!?!!!!
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