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sabometrics
07-02-2010, 05:22 AM
Per J.P. Ricciardi:


Actually, it was almost too close to the deadline. As we were trying to send all the details to the commissioner's office, the fax machine stopped working. Here I am, kicking the fax machine, and screaming at Rolen's agent, saying, "Send the agreement again!" (Rolen had to sign off on the deal because of his no-trade clause.) It took us about five tries to finally get the fax through. We got it into the commissioner's office with less than a minute to spare.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/notebook/_/page/bbtn100702/baseball-tonight-clubhouse

Thank goodness that fax went through ...

BigJohn
07-02-2010, 08:22 AM
Glad to hear Lance M admit how wrong he was about that last night!

TheBigLebowski
07-02-2010, 08:28 AM
Still amazes me how many Reds fans were simply flabbergasted by that deal. I was 100% in favor of it from the start. Hate to lose a prospect like Stewart but it has to be done from time to time if you want to contend. I actually liked Roenicke a lot.....Encarnacion couldn't leave fast enough.

texasdave
07-02-2010, 08:42 AM
Still amazes me how many Reds fans were simply flabbergasted by that deal. I was 100% in favor of it from the start. Hate to lose a prospect like Stewart but it has to be done from time to time if you want to contend. I actually liked Roenicke a lot.....Encarnacion couldn't leave fast enough.

The First Law of Bakermetrics: Speed trumps everything - including the speed with which certain players exit the roster. Nice catch.

TheBigLebowski
07-02-2010, 09:06 AM
The First Law of Bakermetrics: Speed trumps everything - including the speed with which certain players exit the roster. Nice catch.

Few others have captured Bakermetrics like you. I am proud to say I know you.

krm1580
07-02-2010, 12:51 PM
Still amazes me how many Reds fans were simply flabbergasted by that deal. I was 100% in favor of it from the start. Hate to lose a prospect like Stewart but it has to be done from time to time if you want to contend. I actually liked Roenicke a lot.....Encarnacion couldn't leave fast enough.

I was one of those flabbergasted by the trade for the simple reason that trading top prospects for what at the time was an injury prone, 35 year old 3B that averaged .750OPS and 105 games per year was not a good use of resources especially when you consider guys generally tend to decline as they get older.

Now I did say that if we were making the trade for the 2002 Scott Rolen I would be all for it. Little did I realize we were getting the 2002 Scott Rolen. Hopefully he stays healthy and keeps hitting.

bounty37h
07-02-2010, 02:29 PM
Per J.P. Ricciardi:



http://espn.go.com/mlb/notebook/_/page/bbtn100702/baseball-tonight-clubhouse

Thank goodness that fax went through ...

No kidding! I keep trying to recall which poster just went on and on about that being the dumbest trade of all time, I mean every thread he ranted. I cant recall who, and oddly, he hasnt posted yet how wrong he was!!

Kingspoint
07-02-2010, 05:18 PM
That's funny.

I heard a similar story this week about an NBA trade regarding an All-Star/Rookie-of-the-Year.

The Voice of IH
07-02-2010, 06:05 PM
lets just hope he stays healthy the Rest of they year. :beerme:

Vottomatic
07-02-2010, 06:14 PM
and this one belongs to the reds!!!!!!!

Vottomatic
07-02-2010, 06:15 PM
Oops. Thought I was on the game thread. I can't believe I did that.