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Postby The Dude » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:57 am

AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Ah, I feel better now...
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Postby The Dude » Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:30 pm

So obviously, by no response (and 29 views) I'm guessing that people don't think this trade was as ludicrous as I do... why trade a guy who your own team can't hit to a contender for a wild fire-baller? I just don't get it
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:47 pm

I'm still confused on how this could even happen. Why wouldn't the Sox or A's put a claim on Nelson?

This whole post trade deadline waiver stuff confuses me :-P
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Postby pilambp » Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:52 pm

Probably because Jeff Nelson makes close to four million dollars a year, which is an absurd price for a reliever with an ERA in the high 3s.
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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:36 pm

pilambp wrote:Probably because Jeff Nelson makes close to four million dollars a year, which is an absurd price for a reliever with an ERA in the high 3s.


Agreed. That is a high price to pay for a middle reliever.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:01 pm

Madison wrote:
pilambp wrote:Probably because Jeff Nelson makes close to four million dollars a year, which is an absurd price for a reliever with an ERA in the high 3s.


Agreed. That is a high price to pay for a middle reliever.


he only makes 2.65M this year...whoever claims him only has to pay his salary for two months*...(~ $400,000)...why not pick him up and help your pen and prevent your main competiton from having him....

*He is a FA after the season...so they wouldn't have a long term contract...
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Postby HOOTIE » Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:48 am

The Dude wrote:So obviously, by no response (and 29 views) I'm guessing that people don't think this trade was as ludicrous as I do... why trade a guy who your own team can't hit to a contender for a wild fire-baller? I just don't get it


Nelson walks guys quite a bit. His career ratio is 4.5 walks per 9 innings. Nellie was tough on righties, but you guys act like he was Gagne like? I will be very surprised if Benitez doesnt help Seattle.
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Postby thehat » Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:55 am

Nelson was traded because management...and some players...were pretty unhappy about his rant last week. It's not as though he's been awesome this year, and Benitez is hardly the worst guy around. Trade seems a wash to me, and considering that neither guy was exactly a clubhouse hit these days (there are some vet Yanks who still hold a grudge vs. Benitez) this deal made sense both ways.
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