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And the winning bid for Matsuzaka may have come from ...
2006-11-10 09:58
by Bob Timmermann

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, it's the Texas Rangers.

The story as it originally ran. Which makes it seem more like wishful thinking than anything else.

Unless you believe Buster Olney, then the winning bid will have come from the Boston Red Sox.

Personally, I think Matsuzaka will love pitching in Cincinnati!

2006-11-10 10:16:20
1.   kylepetterson
I heard that the Montreal Canadiens won...
2006-11-10 10:18:17
2.   Bob Timmermann
Matsuzaka would be a good left wing wouldn't he?
2006-11-10 10:25:25
3.   kylepetterson
I think so.
2006-11-10 10:28:47
4.   kylepetterson
I would love to see an inter-sport trade. Trade a pitcher for a quarterback, an outfielder for a reciever, Carl Pavano for one of those chickens that fight....
2006-11-10 10:32:22
5.   Greg Brock
Well, this should be interesting. I wonder if Steinbrenner will blame Cashman for not seeing this bid coming.

Of course, I'm also wondering if Stein is even aware of such things at this point.

2006-11-10 11:47:19
6.   Chyll Will
4 C'mon, kyle. Drew Henson, Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson... not exactly trades in the traditional sense, but if you look at it, they essentially traded themselves (well, not Henson... >;)
2006-11-10 11:52:03
7.   kylepetterson
6 I'm talking guys under contract w/o their consent. Trades I can just see Sheffield getting told: "Well Sheff, it looks like you've been traded." "(expletive). To who?" "San Diego." "THE PADRES?!?" "No, the Chargers."
2006-11-10 11:58:07
8.   Sam DC
Next thing you know, Olney will report that the Nationals have traded Brandon McCarthy to the Red Sox for him.
2006-11-10 12:59:46
9.   mehmattski
Unless you believe Buster Olney, then the winning bid will have come from the Boston Red Sox.

This gives me perfect opportunity to insert one of my favorite passages of the Hitchhiker's Guide series:

The major problem is simply one of grammar, and the main work to consult in this matter is Dr. Dan Streetmentioner's Time Traveler's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations. It will tell you, for instance, how to describe something that was about to happen to you in the past before you avoided it by time-jumping forward two days in order to avoid it. The event will be descibed differently according to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past and is futher complicated by the possibility of conducting conversations while you are actually traveling from one time to another with the intention of becoming your own mother or father.

Most readers get as far as the Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional before giving up; and in fact in later aditions of the book all pages beyond this point have been left blank to save on printing costs.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy skips lightly over this tangle of academic abstraction, pausing only to note that the term "Future Perfect" has been abandoned since it was discovered not to be.

2006-11-10 13:11:10
10.   Bob Timmermann
I try to keep all of the tenses in play here.
2006-11-10 13:15:56
11.   kylepetterson
I love how many articles there are out there saying "This may have happened".

I may sign with the Yankees any day now.

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