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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Apr 03, 2004 11:10 am

Okay, not really. They're on the verge of getting Roger Cedeno, according to this site. Suckers!

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qst ... FlZUVFeXk2

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The Mets are on the verge of ridding themselves of one problem while at the same exploring the possibility of acquiring another.

According to a baseball executive, the Mets are on the verge of trading outfielder Roger Cedeno to the Cardinals and also are considering making an offer for troubled Cleveland outfielder Milton Bradley.

The Mets are asking for very little in exchange for Cedeno, instead preferring to just rid themselves of the outfielder who has been a tremendous disappointment since signing a four-year $18 million deal before the 2002 season. If the deal were made, the Mets would pay most of the $10 million still owed to Cedeno.

The Mets have not yet made an offer for Bradley, who on Thursday walked out of Cleveland's camp after a disagreement with manager Eric Wedge. Indians' general manager Mark Shapiro pledged to trade the outfielder soon.

The Mets think Bradley could help add some spunk to what has been a mostly complacent team this spring.

Though a talented player, Bradley, 25, is considered a bit of a free spirit. Last season he had confrontations with Dodgers' catcher Paul Lo Duca and the Yankees' Jason Giambi. And earlier this year, Bradley was sentenced to three days in jail for driving away from police after being stopped for speeding.

But former teammates Shane Spencer and Ricky Gutierrez characterized the outfielder as a "good guy." Bradley's abilities are certainly not in question. Last year Bradley hit .321 with a .421 on-base percentage.

The Mets have had an initial conversation with Cleveland, but nothing appears imminent at this point. The team doesn't have the approval of owner Fred Wilpon to make a deal.

"I have to get approval from ownership and get things lined up before we go in that direction," said general manager Jim Duquette.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 03, 2004 11:35 am

Hah! This is wonderful. :-D
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Postby unclepaulie » Sat Apr 03, 2004 11:37 am

Guys hold your poker faces until the deal is done :-) .
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:20 pm

i dont see the cardinals sending anything more than brian hunter to the mets, if he is still on the team, or being willing to pay more than 600k a year for cedeno.
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Postby sinicalypse » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:32 pm

bad pun of the day: think cedeno is cee-done-yo?

he was a top basestealer in 2001 when he could hit .270-280 and run like mad on le tigre, but it turns out when his average dropped his being on base dropped (see, i am truly a baseball mastermind behold my almighty powers) he got less ops to run, then when he wasnt as sure a thing as he was to steal, they stopped sending him... without his steals, this guy is absolutely nothing worth having on your squad.

he's prolly the most one-dimensional player i've seen in modern baseball, and that one dimension (steal), is dependent on other factors to the point where it's fickle and fades away quickly, as mista ceesdoneyo has proven.
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Postby Leiter Fan » Sat Apr 03, 2004 1:23 pm

sinicalypse wrote:bad pun of the day: think cedeno is cee-done-yo?


Sorry, that's not a pun.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:42 pm

j_d_mcnugent wrote:i dont see the cardinals sending anything more than brian hunter to the mets, if he is still on the team, or being willing to pay more than 600k a year for cedeno.


I think the Mets are prepared to eat most of Cemento's contract they just want to get him out of town. ;-)
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Postby Guest » Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:54 pm

Amazinz wrote:I think the Mets are prepared to eat most of Cemento's contract they just want to get him out of town. ;-)


Why should the Mets eat it when Big Mo could do it for them??
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:08 pm

Please no Mo bad jokes. :~(
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Postby Fire-Rescue-Diver » Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:26 pm

"he's prolly the most one-dimensional player i've seen in modern baseball"

Maybe they could use him ala Herb Washington? :-/
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