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So far, which team has made the worst offseason moves?

Arizona
22
32%
Boston
4
6%
NY Mets
20
29%
Los Angles
9
13%
Oakland
12
18%
St. Louis
1
1%
 
Total votes : 68

Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:06 pm

I think anyone mentioning the A's in this thread is either dumb, shortsighted, or a combination of the two. I agree that they probably could have gotten just as much at the dealine dealing Mulder and Hudson, but there was NO way they could resign either once they hit the open market, so they got what they could for them now -- which is pretty damn good young talent IMO.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:20 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
eftda wrote:
trevisc wrote:i went with Oakland

;-D


Same here, Why in the world would you trade Hudson in the off season? Hes an ACE, look at what the M's did in 1998? They go great players for Johnson, A's could have done the same.


You mean Freddy Garcia and Carlos Guillen?

I'm willing to bet that Haren will equal Garcia's numbers when it's all said and done. Charles Thomas is every bit the prospect that Guillen ever was. Cruz ain't too bad, neither. I think the A's did fine.


Ain't you a english teacher?? :-b
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Postby wrveres » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:38 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
Absolutely Adequate wrote:
eftda wrote:
trevisc wrote:i went with Oakland

;-D


Same here, Why in the world would you trade Hudson in the off season? Hes an ACE, look at what the M's did in 1998? They go great players for Johnson, A's could have done the same.


You mean Freddy Garcia and Carlos Guillen?

I'm willing to bet that Haren will equal Garcia's numbers when it's all said and done. Charles Thomas is every bit the prospect that Guillen ever was. Cruz ain't too bad, neither. I think the A's did fine.


Ain't you a english teacher?? :-b


no he got it right ...

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Postby LBJackal » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:45 pm

I've given up explaining the A's trades to people, if they don't get it now they never will.

IMO it comes down to the Mets and D'Backs. They'll be hurtin for a long time from the deals they made (maybe not the Mets since they can just throw more cash at whatever players they want) whereas Oakland is only getting better in the future and is now in a good position to have a great team in 2005 through 2010.
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Postby El Gaupo » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:02 am

LBJackal wrote:I've given up explaining the A's trades to people, if they don't get it now they never will.

IMO it comes down to the Mets and D'Backs. They'll be hurtin for a long time from the deals they made (maybe not the Mets since they can just throw more cash at whatever players they want) whereas Oakland is only getting better in the future and is now in a good position to have a great team in 2005 through 2010.


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Postby reiser » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:51 am

LBJackal wrote:I've given up explaining the A's trades to people, if they don't get it now they never will.


i trashed the Mulder trade at first, but I don't think it's so bad now that I've seen the rationale. i may not agree with it (keep Zito?!), but he did pretty well for Mulder.

I voted for the Mets though-I kind of like the DBacks picking up Glaus and Ortiz. but a 4 year contract for Pedro? and trading Kazmir for Zambrano?! i know, i know, that wasn't Minaya, but still...it sure seems like the Mets are blowing it again.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:28 am

Lofunzo wrote:
Absolutely Adequate wrote:
eftda wrote:
trevisc wrote:i went with Oakland

;-D


Same here, Why in the world would you trade Hudson in the off season? Hes an ACE, look at what the M's did in 1998? They go great players for Johnson, A's could have done the same.


You mean Freddy Garcia and Carlos Guillen?

I'm willing to bet that Haren will equal Garcia's numbers when it's all said and done. Charles Thomas is every bit the prospect that Guillen ever was. Cruz ain't too bad, neither. I think the A's did fine.


Ain't you a english teacher?? :-b


Well, yeah. But I don't have to use proper grammar in every post, do I? Do I expect you to talk about how attractive your sister is in every post just because you're a Yankee fan?
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Postby blankman » Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:29 am

wrveres wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
Absolutely Adequate wrote:
eftda wrote:
trevisc wrote:i went with Oakland

;-D


Same here, Why in the world would you trade Hudson in the off season? Hes an ACE, look at what the M's did in 1998? They go great players for Johnson, A's could have done the same.


You mean Freddy Garcia and Carlos Guillen?

I'm willing to bet that Haren will equal Garcia's numbers when it's all said and done. Charles Thomas is every bit the prospect that Guillen ever was. Cruz ain't too bad, neither. I think the A's did fine.


Ain't you a english teacher?? :-b


no he got it right ...

The rule is "I" before "E" except after "N" ;-7


It's after 'C" too isn't it? Ex. receive, deceit ;-)
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Postby Rico The Retard » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:20 am

Arizona easily IMO
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:31 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
Absolutely Adequate wrote:
eftda wrote:
trevisc wrote:i went with Oakland

;-D


Same here, Why in the world would you trade Hudson in the off season? Hes an ACE, look at what the M's did in 1998? They go great players for Johnson, A's could have done the same.


You mean Freddy Garcia and Carlos Guillen?

I'm willing to bet that Haren will equal Garcia's numbers when it's all said and done. Charles Thomas is every bit the prospect that Guillen ever was. Cruz ain't too bad, neither. I think the A's did fine.


Ain't you a english teacher?? :-b


Well, yeah. But I don't have to use proper grammar in every post, do I? Do I expect you to talk about how attractive your sister is in every post just because you're a Yankee fan?


I was kidding but.......huh??
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