Saturday, December 31, 2005

Oh Please Let This Be True

The only team this helps is the Mets.

That's where the Mets and Devil Rays come in. The basics of the four-team deal that had the baseball executives buzzing yesterday and would appear to satisfy the needs of all four clubs would have Tejada and Tampa Bay's Joey Gathright going to the Red Sox to fill Boston's holes at shortstop and center field.

Ramirez and Baez would go to the Mets, giving them one of the game's best sluggers and a setup man. The Orioles would satisfy their need at shortstop by getting Julio Lugo from Tampa Bay and add pitching by getting Matt Clement from Boston and possibly Kris Benson from the Mets.

The Devil Rays, who have always been difficult to deal with, especially in complicated transactions, are seeking top prospects and young pitching and would be satisfied in that regard by getting third baseman Andy Marte from Boston and Jae Seo and Aaron Heilman from the Mets. In addition, the Mets would send Kaz Matsui to Tampa to give the D-Rays a stopgap shortstop replacement until prospect B.J. Upton is ready.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 1:22 PM   2 comments


At 12/31/2005 10:27 PM, Blogger Pinstripe_Mike said...

Not buying this one. Say it happens..the Red Sox have lost Damon, Mueller, RenterĂ­a, Myers, Ramirez and Clement - and Wells on his way out the door. These folks have been replaced with Lowell and Beckett. Tejada is bitching about Baltimore not improving? They might be better than Boston by the time its over!

At 1/01/2006 3:17 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

I don't think it will happen either.. that many players, teams and that much money moving around is a rarity. However if it did, Toronto would become the competition for the Yankees in the East.


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