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wrveres wrote:I sure hope Kevin Towers is paying attention. All that money he wanted to give a 95 year old David Wells might just fetch a Wade Miller, especially after we trade Payton and Klesko to the Mets for used sunflower seed shells.
Red Sox acquired outfielder Jay Payton, infielder Ramon Vazquez, RHP David Pauley and $2.65 million from the Padres for outfielder Dave Roberts.
Roberts wanted to be a regular again, and the Red Sox weren't going to stand in his way. As a right-handed hitter, Payton is probably a better fit as the team's fourth outfielder. He can start in place of Trot Nixon against lefties and back up Johnny Damon in center. The cash included should even up the difference in salary between Payton and Roberts. Dec. 20 - 10:23 pm et
Transmogrifier wrote:This is a homage, if you will, to Roberts, who wanted to start. He was excellent for us--including one amazing steal!!--and Theo agreed to trade him.
wrveres wrote:Transmogrifier wrote:This is a homage, if you will, to Roberts, who wanted to start. He was excellent for us--including one amazing steal!!--and Theo agreed to trade him.
oh how nice of the allmighty Theo ..
all praise Theo ..
Theo ... Theo ... Theo ...
Transmogrifier wrote:Yeah, that's not bad. Let me bask in Roberts glory for a second. There were three pickoff attempts--Rivera knew he was going, I knew he was going, everyone in that stadium knew he was going...and he went on the first pitch, and got just under Jeter's tag.
Afterwards, Jeter said something to the effect of: "I don't know how you sit on the bench all night, cold, and come in and steal a base. Good job." (That's classy.)
Apparently in the seventh, Roberts went into the film room and studied Rivera's move, in preparation. Thanks.
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