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Postby Rirruto » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:23 pm

rmeesig wrote:It was around 11:20 AM or so...Bucs will be taking on some of Kendall's contract.


You must have just heard a rumor because if this was official, it would be all over the Internet and radio since it is already past 4. Nobody is talking about it on WFAN, and nothing is listed on rotoworld.com, mets.com, ESPN, etc.
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Postby ensanimal » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:24 pm

i haven't been able to find anything about this anywhere.
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Postby chinch sacs » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:32 pm

I guess this was well know to people in the industry...

Quote from Tom Verducci, SI.com on July 14th


Do the Mets have the right prospects to make a trade for a quality starter or will they have to settle for bullpen help instead? Is trading Ty Wigginton a good idea before knowing what kind of major leaguer David Wright will be? The past few highly touted Mets prospects were either injury prone or were complete flops. -- Emmett Fleeson, Glen Burnie, Md.

I understand why a Mets fan would be gun shy about another prospect, but every indication is that Wigginton will never be the overall player that Wright will be. You have to trust your organization's talent evaluators on those kinds of calls. I expect the Mets to trade Wigginton and one of their pitching prospects to find help for their rotation, such as Kris Benson, and Wright will be their third baseman
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:40 pm

ensanimal wrote:i haven't been able to find anything about this anywhere.

It was reported in the NY Daily News, WFAN radio station as well as a bunch of Mets-oriented web sites but the Mets/Pirates have not confirmed it.

slomo007 wrote:This doesn't make sense. If Pittsburgh wouldn't take Wiggington straight up for Benson...how does throwing in Phillips and a Minor Leaguer >= Kendall. Obviously, if NY has to pay most of Kendall's contract, then it would make sense...but otherwise this is a terrible trade for Pittsburgh.

This is all about Pittsburg getting out from under that $37M payroll. Even if they pick up $10-$15M you're talking about $22M-$27M in savings.
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Postby ensanimal » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:53 pm

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ensanimal wrote:i haven't been able to find anything about this anywhere.

It was reported in the NY Daily News, WFAN radio station as well as a bunch of Mets-oriented web sites but the Mets/Pirates have not confirmed it.



that's what i meant, haven't seen anything official on this, internet/radio/tv's got nothing.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:59 pm

ensanimal wrote:that's what i meant, haven't seen anything official on this, internet/radio/tv's got nothing.

Yea these reports that the deal is done seem to be premature. WFAN just did the Mets notes and the only news was Dan Wheeler demoted to AAA and Wright is batting 7th. ;-)
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Postby Rirruto » Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:29 pm

Benson also happens to be starting tonight so I am pretty sure this trade is nowhere near official ;-D
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Postby Surfs up » Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:35 pm

I was watching the Reds and Cubs and I didn't hear anything about it there. I didn't see the whole game so it could have happened. If so I agree the Mets did well. Piazza to first. But Kendall could also play there. Hmmm intertesting
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