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Red Sox, Indians, Phillies trade-o-rama update, version 3
2006-01-25 09:30
by Bob Timmermann

According to this report, the trade (herein after referred to as "The Crisp Deal"), is looking to break down this way:

Boston receives:
Coco Crisp
Josh Bard
David Riske

Cleveland receives:
Andy Marte
Kelly Shoppach
Guillermo Mota
Jason Michaels

Philadelphia receives:
Arthur Rhodes

If Mota doesn't pass his physical, Manny Delcarmen might end up in Cleveland.

UPDATE Mota flunked his physical, so the deal is up in the air.

UPDATE of the UPDATE is reporting that the trade is trying to be reworked by the principals. Manny Delcarmen could replace Mota. Or the Phillies could drop out and the Reds would jump in and send Austin Kearns to Cleveland. The Phillies would also prefer Rafael Betancourt to Arthur Rhodes. And I would prefer to live in stately Wayne Manor rather than a 1-bedroom apartment.

And the Boston Globe reports that Mota didn't "flunk" as much as just didn't meet Cleveland's standards. Similar to how Greg Vaughn wasn't considered healthy enough by the Yankees a few years back.
Link through Baseball Musings.

2006-01-24 22:24:22
1.   Cliff Corcoran
I'd take Declarmen over Mota anyway.
2006-01-24 23:23:52
2.   das411
Arthur Rhodes? The best we could get for J-Mike was Arthur Rhodes??

This seems like a classic example of making a big deal just to make a big deal. It would be so much simpler if it were just Michaels for Marte :)

2006-01-24 23:24:28
3.   Bob Timmermann
Mota never would have gotten hurt if the Dodgers hadn't traded Paul Lo Duca.

Sorry, it's a Dodgers follower mantra.

2006-01-25 06:13:04
4.   Vishal
follower? are you not a fan?

if the dodgers win, do you not bask in the victory? if they should lose, do you not lament their defeat? if a dodger player were to fall, injured, would you not grimace? when they sign a bad contract or trade prospects for crappy relievers, do you not shake your head in anger and disbelief? if you see the giants, do you not feel disdain? if we prick you, do you not bleed blue???

if so, then you sir, are a fan.

2006-01-25 07:28:24
5.   Voxter
If the Red Sox trade Andy Marte for Jason Michaels, I'm officially not watching baseball anymore. At least Coco Crisp is youngish.
2006-01-25 07:33:17
6.   Bob Timmermann
Technically, Michaels would be traded for Rhodes.
2006-01-25 10:54:10
7.   Cliff Corcoran
Few years back? Bob, I hate to break it to you but that busted Vaughn deal was almost a decade ago.
2006-01-25 11:10:12
8.   Bob Timmermann
I thought "few years back" was sufficient CYA vague.

Guess not.

2006-01-25 11:31:23
9.   LoneChicken
The ESPN article also said, "Indians always preferred Reds outfielder Austin Kearns to Michaels."... Duh.
2006-01-25 12:19:31
10.   JohnnyC
Where's Bud Selig when you need a mulligan?
2006-01-25 13:01:43
11.   monkeyball
This trade helps answer the question of how many players can be involved in a single trade that can still be called "inconsequential".

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