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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:36 pm

ukjohn wrote:Wayne Krivsky...

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.
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:15 am

JTWood wrote:Dear Reds Ownership,

Hire me. I won't F up your organization.

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Everyone else in the world


Dear Baseball Gods,

If you let this trade (Blanton for Cueto+Votto+?) go through I promise I will not slag off the St Louis Cardinals for the WHOLE months of April AND May.
If this is a deal please give me no sign.

Cool. ;-D


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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.


Correct ;-D
Same as Colletti has been itching to trade Andy LaRoche - another rumoured Blanton suitor. He will burn them deep if they trade him :-L


By the way - thanks for merging and re-naming this thread whoever did it ;-D
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals (Blanton Rumor) - Merged

Postby sstobe » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:48 am

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 %-6 until his good sense comes back and he realizes he is being crazy. He is killing me with these trade talks!

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Please someone take all of Wayne's pens so he can't sign anything :-t
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals (Blanton Rumor) - Merged

Postby kimchi_chigae » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:53 am

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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.


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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals (Blanton Rumor) - Merged

Postby sportsguy138 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:07 pm

I'd be pretty surprised if they gave up that much for Blanton. :-°
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals (Blanton Rumor) - Merged

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:39 pm

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. :-°
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals (Blanton Rumor) - Merged

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:02 pm

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.
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals (Blanton Rumor) - Merged

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:33 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
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.
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals (Blanton Rumor) - Merged

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:17 pm

Grounded Polo wrote: Nomar's decent at first and pretty awful at third and shouldn't be blocking Andy again.


I have to disagree with you there. .600 OPS doesn't play well at 1B or 3B (see Aurilia, Rich)

So Colletti is going to trade LaRoche because Nomar can play 3rd. To get Blanton.
I am so glad I don't support the Dodgers anymore.

mlbtraderumors.com wrote:Troy E. Renck believes the Dodgers are after Joe Blanton, with the A's asking for Andre Ethier, Andy LaRoche, and a prospect.


Isn't it seen as very very embarrassing to trade for someone back to your team (Ethier)? Or is that fantasy baseball only?

mlbtraderumors.com wrote:He also says the Reds are "pushing hard" for Blanton, which jives with the previous info. The Reds are still kind of shaky behind Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo.


Pushing hard? Now the Dodgers are in the picture for real the Reds offer could go up up up up up.
This could be a really big haul. ;-D

These two GMs competing for Blanton reminds me of the Simpsons episode when Homer invites distant family members onto his front lawn, and then they put pots on their heads and charge into each other.

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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals (Blanton Rumor) - Merged

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:29 am

I find it odd that Either is involved in this rumor since the A's traded him away to aquire Milton Bradley back in '05. What do I know though?
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