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Postby nsulham » Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:25 pm

From that genius Rosenthal:

The Marlins are kicking around the idea of acquiring Royals CF Carlos Beltran for prospects, then shipping Beltran to the Yankees for RHP Jose Contreras, assuming the Yankees would pay nearly all of the approximately $20 million that Contreras is owed through 2006. The Marlins would use Contreras as a reliever, going with RHP Chad Fox, Contreras and RHP Armando Benitez in the late innings after Fox returns from an elbow injury--a significant upgrade for a bullpen that began the week 12th in the National League in ERA. A more realistic trade could involve Marlins OF Abraham Nunez and Royals RH reliever Jason Grimsley. . . .


So Florida would trade prospects and Carlos Beltran, all for JOSE CONTRERAS?!?!

How do some of these people get their jobs because I can make up horrible rumors myself.
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:27 pm

yeah, that does sound like BS
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Postby slomo007 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:29 pm

I don't think it will happen either...but you have to think that the Marlins think Contreras is just a mental case from playing in such a big market team. I could maybe see the Marlins benefitting if Contreras were still young (he's 31!), but being that he's already old, I don't think that's a good trade at all for Florida.
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Postby Randy Watson » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:14 am

Maybe the Fish want more Cubans at their games. Problem with that deal is that Fish can't afford Contreras' contract.
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:15 am

Randy Watson wrote:Maybe the Fish want more Cubans at their games. Problem with that deal is that Fish can't afford Contreras' contract.


Read it again, it says that the Yankees would have to take on all of Contreras' contract. In other words, get rid of the guy. Isn't that what they did with that "Fat Toad" Hideki Irabu? Remember that guy?
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Postby Kegglers » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:16 am

I'd like to see Beltran in Boston myself.
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Postby Randy Watson » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:26 am

slomo007 wrote:
Randy Watson wrote:Maybe the Fish want more Cubans at their games. Problem with that deal is that Fish can't afford Contreras' contract.


Read it again, it says that the Yankees would have to take on all of Contreras' contract. In other words, get rid of the guy. Isn't that what they did with that "Fat Toad" Hideki Irabu? Remember that guy?

My bad. key to any deal won't be what the Fish get - It's what they give up. Some other team is going to give the Royals more for 3 months of Beltran than what the the Marlins are willing to give in exhange for Contreras.
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Postby Tavish » Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:13 am

Yeah, it's a bogus rumor. It looks like the Padres are the current front-runners (Burroughs/Nady), although the Yankees have finally thrown out a name that caught Baird's attention - Dioner Navarro. The Mets could have him in a heartbeat but they have flat out said that Wright is untouchable. The Phillies apparently still have Byrd and perhaps Floyd or Hamels on the table. The only team I keep hearing mentioned but have no idea what they would offer is the Red Sox. My guess right now is Beltran/Randa to San Diego for Burroughs/Nady/Long.


The Marlins apparently are interested in Grimsley from the Royals.
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Postby KolbSaves » Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:28 am

So Florida would trade prospects and Carlos Beltran, all for JOSE CONTRERAS?!?!

they wouldn't be trading prospects AND beltran, they'd just be trading prospects
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:41 am

why does that deal sound far fetched?

Seriously step back and look at it from a Baseball perspective, not from a fantasy perspective. Its already known that Florida is MLB's Salary clearing house. Thats the advantage they have in bieng best friends with the Seligs, (or married to one, I forget witch) But anyways ...

Ever hear of Mike Piazza?
How about Mike Hampton?

Thats exactly the kinda of dumb deals that the Marlins pull off.
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