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Postby Bloody Sox » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:22 pm

Old_Style wrote:Giles blocked a potential trade from happening.

Understandable... I'd much rather stay on a team that is 27 games under .500 than go to a team that has a chance to win a championship. Reminiscent of Kenny Rogers refusing to be traded to the Reds a few years back to stay on the last place Rangers. Whatever.
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Re: Post Trade Deadline Rumor Extravaganza (Merged)

Postby Amazinz » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:47 pm

I bet he would have gone if the Sox planned on starting him. As it is, they probably just did it to block the Devil Rays and you can't blame a guy for not wanting to sit on the bench (presumably).
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Re: Post Trade Deadline Rumor Extravaganza (Merged)

Postby Yoda » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:54 pm

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Old_Style wrote:Giles blocked a potential trade from happening.

Understandable... I'd much rather stay on a team that is 27 games under .500 than go to a team that has a chance to win a championship. Reminiscent of Kenny Rogers refusing to be traded to the Reds a few years back to stay on the last place Rangers. Whatever.


I'd much rather start for a non-playoff team over sitting on the bench for a playoff team but that might just be me.
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Re: Post Trade Deadline Rumor Extravaganza (Merged)

Postby Bloody Sox » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:05 pm

Yoda wrote:
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Old_Style wrote:Giles blocked a potential trade from happening.

Understandable... I'd much rather stay on a team that is 27 games under .500 than go to a team that has a chance to win a championship. Reminiscent of Kenny Rogers refusing to be traded to the Reds a few years back to stay on the last place Rangers. Whatever.

I'd much rather start for a non-playoff team over sitting on the bench for a playoff team but that might just be me.

Not me, if I were in his shoes - the guy is 37 years old, nearing the end of a career where he has sniffed a title once, 10 years ago. We're only talking 2+ months here, then he could go back and be the 3rd outfielder (if he's lucky) on a crappy team next year. Why not take a shot at a ring?
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Re: Post Trade Deadline Rumor Extravaganza (Merged)

Postby Yoda » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:12 pm

Bloody Sox wrote:
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Bloody Sox wrote:Understandable... I'd much rather stay on a team that is 27 games under .500 than go to a team that has a chance to win a championship. Reminiscent of Kenny Rogers refusing to be traded to the Reds a few years back to stay on the last place Rangers. Whatever.

I'd much rather start for a non-playoff team over sitting on the bench for a playoff team but that might just be me.

Not me, if I were in his shoes - the guy is 37 years old, nearing the end of a career where he has sniffed a title once, 10 years ago. We're only talking 2+ months here, then he could go back and be the 3rd outfielder (if he's lucky) on a crappy team next year. Why not take a shot at a ring?


Right so different people see things differently. So you can't criticize a guy for wanting to be a full time player versus a bench player.
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Re: Post Trade Deadline Rumor Extravaganza (Merged)

Postby Field » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:18 pm

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Right so different people see things differently. So you can't criticize a guy for wanting to be a full time player versus a bench player.


Agree, to each is his own is the way you have to look at it. Some players (especially players who have always been every-day players) just don't feel comfortable with a part-time role and there's nothing wrong with that.
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Re: Post Trade Deadline Rumor Extravaganza (Merged)

Postby Bloody Sox » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:20 pm

Field wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Right so different people see things differently. So you can't criticize a guy for wanting to be a full time player versus a bench player.


Agree, to each is his own is the way you have to look at it. Some players (especially players who have always been every-day players) just don't feel comfortable with a part-time role and there's nothing wrong with that.

I guess. Though that still doesn't get Kenny Rogers off the hook back in 2002... he's still a loser.
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Re: Post Trade Deadline Rumor Extravaganza (Merged)

Postby The Handsome One » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:41 pm

Yoda wrote:Right so different people see things differently. So you can't criticize a guy for wanting to be a full time player versus a bench player.


Would have a different perspective if Giles had turned down the "privilege" of playing for the Yankees?
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