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Floyd/Sosa/MikeSweeny Rumor?

Postby btownfu » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:11 pm

Has anyone heard anything on Flyod going to the cubs, Sosa going to KC, and Mike Sweeny going to the Mets? My friend left me a voicemail about this but he didnt mention where he heard it and i cant get in contact with him now.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:20 pm

The rumor is a couple weeks old and came out of the Chicago Tribune. There hasn't been much mention of it in the NY papers and one KC article scoffed at it. I think it's a bit of a stretch because the Cubs would have to eat an awful lot of Sosa's salary for KC to be interested.
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Postby btownfu » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:37 pm

Yeah, that's what i figured. That would be a sweet deal though!
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:39 pm

btownfu wrote:Yeah, that's what i figured. That would be a sweet deal though!


For who? They all suck. I would say the Mets are getting the better side...but it's more like the better side of an obese convention.
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Postby btownfu » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:42 pm

Your right, none of them are exactly Men of Steel but i figure with the mets ridding of floyd's contract they would, knock on wood, freeing up money for Beltran.

While at the same time filling the 1st base hole with a decent bat and glove and veteranship for the young infield.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:45 pm

btownfu wrote:Your right, none of them are exactly Men of Steel but i figure with the mets ridding of floyd's contract they would, knock on wood, freeing up money for Beltran.

While at the same time filling the 1st base hole with a decent bat and glove and veteranship for the young infield.


Good point...I can see how you would want this deal...as long as the contracts go with the players. :-o
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Postby btownfu » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:51 pm

And I am assuming Sweeny's contract is nowhere near Floyd's.
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Postby Tavish » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:53 pm

btownfu wrote:Your right, none of them are exactly Men of Steel but i figure with the mets ridding of floyd's contract they would, knock on wood, freeing up money for Beltran.

While at the same time filling the 1st base hole with a decent bat and glove and veteranship for the young infield.


I agreed with you up until you called Sweeney a decent glove. Sweeney makes Piazza look like a gold glove 1B. When healthy Sweeney has a great 1B bat, but it is now to the point where it is unreasonable to put the "if healthy" tag on him. The Royals have been looking for a way to move him for quite awhile now but I highly doubt they will get anything worthwhile in return for him and instead just bite the bullet and pray.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:54 pm

I don't know about the lengths of their contracts...but I was surprised to see that Floyd's 2004 salary was $6.5M while Sweeney's was $11M.

Maybe you don't want that trade.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:58 pm

Isn't Sweeney a converted catcher? :-D
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