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Old 03-18-2006, 11:51 PM   #241
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Korea is bringing in Byung-Hyun Kim with Japan's leadoff man on second in the seventh inning of a scoreless game.

If I weren't Korean, I would find this positively hilarious.
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if the players for the american team actually gave a shit, maybe i would, too.

i dunno... i just can't get into baseball with pitch count limits, a mercy rule and potential ties.

it negates the entire beauty of the game... it's timelessness.
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look out - Arizona D Backs are tearing it up in the Cactus league - 13-5.
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The Red Sox traded Bronson "I Wanna Be A Rock Star" Arroyo to the Reds for Wily Mo Pena today. At least now he'll definitely be a starter.
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The Red Sox traded Bronson "I Wanna Be A Rock Star" Arroyo to the Reds for Wily Mo Pena today. At least now he'll definitely be a starter.
If the Sox had the idea that they might trade him this season, would it have killed them to shell out an extra $3 million over 3 years for him instead of making a no-trade handshake agreement?
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doesn't this create a bit of a logjam in the outfield for the red sox? is trot nixon still there or did he sign elsewhere and i missed something?

and what exactly does this do for cincinatti?

to me this looks like the red sox gave up a pitcher from their already thin starting rotation in order to get a 4th outfielder, all be it one with lots of potential, for a lineup that doesn't need any more run production and already has a guy at DH.

and cincinatti got a mediocre 3rd or 4th starter for a guy who could hit 30 homers in that band box little ballpark of theres.

i'm trying to figure out where this all makes sense...
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Sox starters:
Schiling
Beckett
Wells
Clement
Wakefield
Papelbon
The now departed Arroyo

The Sox had 7 men in line for the rotation after David Wells rescinded his trade demand. The writing was on the wall that Clement or Arroyo was on their way out of town.
Plus it frees up a spot for Roger Clemens.
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Trot's getting old, has a history of injuries, has been getting really bad against lefties and is only signed through this season. They might be shipping him out or platooning him with Wily Mo.

Boston has a deep starting rotation; it's just not very good. Nobody is really a sure thing besides Josh Beckett. Schilling may or may not recover from the 2004 season. Wakefield is Wakefield. Clement was awful the second half of last season. Wells is gradually going senile. Everybody is hoping Jon Papelbon can turn into the 5th starter (good strikeout/walk numbers last year in spot duty, but a high BA).
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If the Sox had the idea that they might trade him this season, would it have killed them to shell out an extra $3 million over 3 years for him instead of making a no-trade handshake agreement?
The deal made Arroyo very tradeable, cause he was signed to a team friendly contract, I feel a bit bad for him with the "no trade handshake" because immediately after he signed the deal sportswriters and talk radio shows were saying that the deal basically made him trade bait, and it appears he may have been duped a bit.
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But on the plus side, Arroyo will be only a few hours' drive away from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

On the minus side, Tim McCarver won't be plugging a Brandon Arroyo vs. Pedro Martinez matchup when the Mets visit Fenway.
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i wouldn't exactly call beckett a sure thing... he's had a history of injury problems, as well... and the world series against the yankees aside, he's yet to put together a full season where he's lived to his "tremendous upside potential."

i dunno... this only makes sense to me if the red sox plan on shipping an outfielder out the door. pena should be an every day player.

and no, i'm not just trying to make a case for them to trade manny to the mets... i gave up on that a long time ago.
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And there you have it, Manny traded to the Mets for Heilman and David Wright:

www.mlb.com/mannybyebye
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and David Wright:
don't even think about it
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Done deal my friend:

www.redsox.com/welcomeDavidWright
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JEEZUS - my heart skipped a beat there. You can not have David.
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