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Postby reynolds80 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:49 pm

The Florida Fish, the NL's hottest team and right in the thick of the wildcard chase, decide to trade some of their young players for some established stars in order to make a run at another World Series championship.

They start by bolstering their rotation by trading for two aces in Boston's Josh Beckett and Toronto's AJ Burnett. Then they bring in a few high-end offensive pieces to the infield: the Mets' Carlos Delgado at first base, the Twins' Luis Castillo at second base, and the Red Sox' resurgent Mike Lowell at third.

Then in another haul, they land the Cards' Juan Encarnacion for some corner outfield pop, the Mets' Paul Lo Duca as catcher and clubhouse leader, and the Cubs' speedy Juan Pierre to man Pro Player Stadium's spacious centerfield.

To top it off, they bring in the Yankees' Ron Villone, Boston's Guillermo Mota, and Detroit's Todd Jones to add bullpen depth.

Well, guess what, as you know it turns out they tried this combination last year, and they didn't even win more than they are winning this year. Baseball is a funny game.
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Postby Xtreemes » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:31 pm

umm......?????????
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:46 pm

Mota is an Indian.
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Postby BravesGuy » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:49 pm

teddyballgamemvp wrote:Mota is an Indian.


actually he is from the Dominican Republic
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Postby houstonoilers » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:51 pm

teddyballgamemvp wrote:Mota is an Indian.



I thought it meant weed in Spanish
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Postby Lets Go Mets » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:54 pm

Castillo would be a downgrade from Uggla,Lowell is even more of a downgrade from Cabrera,Juan Pierre can't hit his way out of a paper bag,and Ron Villone & Jones are god awful.
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Postby reynolds80 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:58 pm

Xtreemes wrote:umm......?????????


Teams love to get to the deadline and add a good player and everyone thinks it improves that team so much. Well look at Florida, they could add all those good and great players and you'd think they'd be just awesome. But look at 2005 and they weren't awesome at all.

Didn't mean to confuse you there.

Just sayin'
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Postby WittyC » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:17 am

Very clever post. Well done. ;-D

It is interesting that Florida is still only 6.5 games out of the WC with everyone talking about the possibility of Willis and M-Cab being dealt. They certainly made a few shrewd moves when they dealt their big pieces, and perhaps if they get a new stadium, the Fish will be able to hold on to their guys this time around.
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