Keith Olbermann wrote on his baseball blog that the Yankees and Marlins are kicking around the idea of a trade. And it makes partial sense because A-Rod and the Yankees are heading for an inevitable messy divorce. But in my latest article for Bleacher Report I ask the question: Even if the Yankees paid most of the contract, why would the Marlins want him? You can read the whole article HERE.
There are no words to express how much I want this trade to happen.
You know what trade I am talking about. THE trade. The trade that will help wipe away 2011 and 2012 and move the Boston Red Sox forward.
In my latest for Bleacher Report, I make the argument that dealing Adrian Gonzalez is worth having a hopeful future for the team.
The new era of the Red Sox starts now.
You can read the whole article HERE.
Seriously. What the hell?
Do the Mets think they have a shot at the Wild Card? If so, why did they deal Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran?
They are in rebuilding mode… then REBUILD!
They got a quality chip in exchange for Beltran. Imagine what they could have snagged from the Cardinals for Reyes. From the Angels. From ANY team that needs a spark in the shortstop position.
(I thought the Giants should have packaged for Beltran AND Reyes.)
They could have at least 2 players who if they aren’t big leagues ready now, they will be by 2012 or 2013.
And THEN when Reyes hit the open market, out bid everyone for him there. You could even say to him before the trade “No matter what happens this year, nobody is going to out bid us.” Wink wink.
They get the prospects AND they get Reyes for next year.
And yet here he is. Still with the Mets. I give the Mets tons of credit for keeping their nose above .500 and if they have a winning season, then color me impressed. There is NO WAY they are passing Atlanta or Philadelphia this year.
But they COULD be building a team for when Philadelphia’s age catches up to them (which could be in a year or 2.)
Reyes, Wright and Wheeler would be on that team. But for the love of Sid Fernandez, so could have a few other players!
Someone help me. Someone explain it to me.
I’m at a loss.