signed Fransico Cordero re-signed Aaron Harang to a very nice deal re-signed Bronson Arroyo to a very managable contract traded Jeff Stevens for Brandon Phillips got Josh Hamilton for nothing traded Josh Hamilton for Edison Volquez
also hasn't traded away Bruce, Bailey, Votto, Cueto, Frazier, Stubbs, etc like a lot of GM's would
not sure why everyone has a problem with this guy
Kearns and Lopez are much better than what they got in return.
We'll have to wait and see what happens with Coco. I don't think you can say that it was a good signing or not. Hamilton/Volquez also needs to be weighed after a few seasons.
Granted he hasn't traded Dunn, Bruce, Bailey, Votto, Cueto, he has been itching to do so for a long time. Finally he hired Dusty Baker. Nuff said.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
I can possibly understand trading Bailey or Cueto for Blanton, but two of the big three is unbelievable. I don't understand why we trade Hamilton for insert name here and all of a sudden we need another starter. I really want to lock Wayne in a room with Rosie O'Donnell and Britney Spears until his good sense comes back and he realizes he is being crazy. He is killing me with these trade talks!
Please someone take all of Wayne's pens so he can't sign anything
The Denver Post reports that the Athletics want Andre Ethier, Andy LaRoche and a prospect from the Dodgers in exchange for Joe Blanton. Billy Beane is really working the "best available arm" angle to drive up Blanton's price, but it's doubtful the Dodgers would give up both Ethier and LaRoche for him.
Grounded Polo wrote:They did give Pierre $44 million over 5 years so they could be a prime candidate to get duped by Billy Beane.
If Beane can flip Blanton into a top 20 prospect like LaRoche, Bailey, or Cueto, that's ridiculous.
i could see blanton for ethier, but not for laroche. the dodgers have held laroche for so long without trading him for even better arms than blanton. i dont think they would do it.
It would be nice if he actually had a legitimate shot at starting this year. 2007 was a joke, it was obvious that he wouldn't succeed on such a short leash. Nomar's decent at first and pretty awful at third and shouldn't be blocking Andy again.