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reds44
04-09-2008, 05:57 PM
The Royals' media guide still lists the Royals sending a player to be named to the Reds in exchange for catcher Jason LaRue. Has that trade never been completed?
-- Jason J., Prairie Village, Kan.

That November 20, 2006, deal that brought LaRue to the Royals has been completed, Taylor tells us. The Royals sent the Reds $1. That's right, the big one buck that is sometimes specified as "cash considerations" if the two teams cannot agree on the player to be named. This is a fairly common practice. The Reds wanted to move LaRue and his $5.45 million salary that winter and they assumed a large chunk of it to make the deal. The Royals, in return, agreed to send the Reds a player to be named or $1. Reading between the lines, it appears the Reds just wanted to clear most of LaRue's salary off their books and really didn't care about receiving a player in return. They could apply the $1 to Ken Griffey Jr.'s salary.
http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080407&content_id=2501099&vkey=news_kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc

RedsManRick
04-09-2008, 05:58 PM
Ummm... $1, not $1M.

redsrule2500
04-09-2008, 06:00 PM
1 Dollar?! HAHAHAHA That's hilarious

It's not 1 million btw...

EDIT: ALSO, why wouldn't they have just sent $1.00 to begin with?

Tom Servo
04-09-2008, 06:01 PM
Let's go out and get A-Rod!

Matt700wlw
04-09-2008, 06:01 PM
Hope they don't spend it all in one place...

KronoRed
04-09-2008, 06:02 PM
Your new starting catcher
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/s/images/dollar.recto.jpg

Cyclone792
04-09-2008, 06:03 PM
I'll give them a dollar myself if they get rid of Castro. I'll then give them another dollar if they get rid of Josh Fogg. Then I'll throw a dollar tip in just out of happiness.

That's $3 coming your way, Bob, if you do the right thing.

reds44
04-09-2008, 06:03 PM
That's awesome. I just assumed it was $1 mil.

:lol:

KronoRed
04-09-2008, 06:05 PM
With the falling value of the dollar since the trade the Reds really lost out.

oneupper
04-09-2008, 06:05 PM
Reminds me of these guys.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews33/a%20trading%20places%20blu-ray/08_TradingPlaces_BD.jpg

camisadelgolf
04-09-2008, 06:05 PM
Chad Moeller was also traded by the Reds for $1.

HumnHilghtFreel
04-09-2008, 06:06 PM
I'll give them a dollar myself if they get rid of Castro. I'll then give them another dollar if they get rid of Josh Fogg. Then I'll throw a dollar tip in just out of happiness.

That's $3 coming your way, Bob, if you do the right thing.

I was planning on going to the strip club... but I might just donate my singles to this charity instead.

RedsManRick
04-09-2008, 06:06 PM
I'll give them a dollar myself if they get rid of Castro. I'll then give them another dollar if they get rid of Josh Fogg. Then I'll throw a dollar tip in just out of happiness.

That's $3 coming your way, Bob, if you do the right thing.

I'll match that pledge. There's no way on God's green earth they pass up the offer now.

redsrule2500
04-09-2008, 06:07 PM
I'll give them a dollar myself if they get rid of Castro. I'll then give them another dollar if they get rid of Josh Fogg. Then I'll throw a dollar tip in just out of happiness.

That's $3 coming your way, Bob, if you do the right thing.

Haha and will you take on the remaining money left on their contracts too (like the Royals did)? I didn't think so :p:

Cyclone792
04-09-2008, 06:11 PM
I was planning on going to the strip club... but I might just donate my singles to this charity instead.

Just take 97 singles in with you instead of 100, and I bet you don't even notice the difference. Think of it like this, with 3 going to Bob and 97 to the dancers, you'll be funding two good causes simultaneously.


I'll match that pledge. There's no way on God's green earth they pass up the offer now.

We're up to $9 total now!

RichRed
04-09-2008, 06:14 PM
Chad Moeller was also traded by the Reds for $1.

Making the Reds the clear winner in that deal.

HumnHilghtFreel
04-09-2008, 06:24 PM
Just take 97 singles in with you instead of 100, and I bet you don't even notice the difference. Think of it like this, with 3 going to Bob and 97 to the dancers, you'll be funding two good causes simultaneously.


Those 3 bucks could be the difference between making it rain and making it drizzle!:D:cool:

Matt700wlw
04-09-2008, 06:29 PM
Chad Moeller was also traded by the Reds for $1.

Reds like to overpay for crappy players...

RBA
04-09-2008, 06:33 PM
And the Royals raised beer prices by 10 percent to pay the fee.

Unassisted
04-09-2008, 06:41 PM
So this means Jason LaRue was traded for Buck Currency. :D

Joseph
04-09-2008, 06:48 PM
I thought we gave the Royals LaRue and Xdollars to offset his salary.

Why would we get a dollar of our original X back?

Topcat
04-09-2008, 07:13 PM
Your new starting catcher
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/s/images/dollar.recto.jpg

Still say royals over paid in that deal ;)

Blitz Dorsey
04-09-2008, 07:41 PM
I still say the Royals way overpaid for LaRue ;-)

westofyou
04-09-2008, 07:45 PM
The Red Wings bought Kris Draper for a buck 12 years ago and he's still on the team.

Ltlabner
04-09-2008, 07:58 PM
I'd rather use the $3 to buy a ticket to see these guys in concert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIaz6zBz1go

deltachi8
04-09-2008, 08:02 PM
Jason, put me down for $3.

Highlifeman21
04-10-2008, 06:46 PM
Mark me down for $6.

I've got $3 for Castro and Fogg a piece in coins in my ashtray of my car.

princeton
04-10-2008, 06:59 PM
did we get a dollar for Brad Salmon, too?

BRM
04-10-2008, 07:01 PM
did we get a dollar for Brad Salmon, too?

Salmon is usually much more expensive than that.

Highlifeman21
04-10-2008, 07:13 PM
Salmon is usually much more expensive than that.

It's usually multiple dollars per pound, and @ 215 pounds, Brad Salmon could get quite expensive.

camisadelgolf
04-10-2008, 07:33 PM
One way to look at it is that the Royals were willing to give Jason LaRue a one-year, $2MM contract. That was stupid of them. That's not nearly as stupid as what DanO did, though.

RedsManRick
04-10-2008, 07:47 PM
Salmon is usually much more expensive than that.

No kidding, that's like $.005 a pound. What a bargain!

Cyclone792
04-10-2008, 07:51 PM
Jason, put me down for $3.


Mark me down for $6.

I've got $3 for Castro and Fogg a piece in coins in my ashtray of my car.

Looks like we're up to $18!

klw
04-11-2008, 11:48 AM
The Reds should have held out for a Euro or at least a Canadian Dollar. The Royals robbed them!

KronoRed
04-11-2008, 02:07 PM
Looks like we're up to $18!

I officially offer to match the 18.

36 now, it's an easy choice Reds.

RedlegJake
04-11-2008, 02:12 PM
I wish the Reds could dump Freel on someone for $1

MrCinatit
04-11-2008, 03:32 PM
So, Wayne was able to super size that Kit-Kat. Good for him!



I'd rather use the $3 to buy a ticket to see these guys in concert.


Dude...pull up your pants!

Raisor
04-12-2008, 09:53 AM
I officially offer to match the 18.

36 now, it's an easy choice Reds.

I'm not working, but I'm sure I can scrape up 4 bucks to make it an even 40.

KronoRed
04-12-2008, 02:56 PM
I'm not working, but I'm sure I can scrape up 4 bucks to make it an even 40.

I can't possibly see how the Reds can say no.