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Crazy Trade Rumors
Posted by Bret Cohen at 11/28/2006 10:13:00 AM
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One of the most entertaining parts of the year, in my opinion, is when clueless sportswriters dream up trade scenarios to help improve their team in the winter [or deadline], with wanton and reckless disregard for the ramifications of that trade for the other team, or any legitimate valuation of the players involved. Any other time, you have to scour the New York Post for crazy rumors, but they seem to run rampant at this time of year. For example, Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe discussed potential trade scenarios for Manny Ramirez:

The Padres, of course, have been a regular trading partner for Boston general manager Theo Epstein, who was once a protégé and top aide to San Diego GM Kevin Towers. The two names that instantly spring to mind in a potential Sox-Padres deal are starting pitcher Jake Peavy, San Diego's ace who had a disappointing 2006 season (11-14, 4.09), and Scott Linebrink, who had a league-leading 36 holds as Trevor Hoffman's primary setup man.

I'm sure the Padres are clamoring to trade their 25-year-old ace, locked up through 2009 for $18.75 million, for a 35-year-old clubhouse cancer due around $40 million the next two seasons.

What are some of your favorite bogus proposed trades?


Matt Kemp for David Wells was a doozy.
Posted by vtadave at 11/28/2006 6:48:00 PM
John Garland to Texas for young arms(Masset) & bullpen help(Otsuka).Sorry.
No can do there.Garland has only 38 wins in his last 2 seasons & is 27 yrs old with no health issues.Unless the Rangers throw M.Young in the deal, I might consider it.
Posted by at 11/28/2006 7:16:00 PM
I don't know Tonya, wins are overrated. Put Garland on the D-Rays last season and he might not get to double-digits.
Posted by bscwik at 11/30/2006 10:29:00 AM

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