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savafan
10-22-2011, 02:48 PM
Incredibly interesting breakdown on how a trade goes down in MLB


http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/anatomy-of-a-baseball-trade-10202011.html


Imagine telling a lawyer she’s been traded for two promising law students. Or a salesman that he’s moving from a software company in Seattle to a tire company in Cleveland. In sports, it happens all the time. To find out how it’s done, we asked Ed Wade, general manager of the Houston Astros, and Frank Wren, his counterpart with the Atlanta Braves—as well as some of their scouts and players—to reconstruct a swap they made just before baseball’s July 31 trading deadline. The process begins with Wade realizing that his slumping Astros need to unload players such as star outfielder Hunter Pence and speedy center fielder Michael Bourn to build for the future.

MikeS21
10-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Incredibly interesting breakdown on how a trade goes down in MLB


http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/anatomy-of-a-baseball-trade-10202011.html
Sort of wonder if Jocketty wasn't the late inquiry once other deals fell through.

savafan
10-22-2011, 03:14 PM
Sort of wonder if Jocketty wasn't the late inquiry once other deals fell through.

I had the same thought based on the comments about knowing each other a long time and offering better players.

Dan
10-22-2011, 03:59 PM
Jocketty said they were in on Pence, but nothing about Bourne. My suspicion is it was a different team. But it is fun to think the Reds are in on all these possible deals.

camisadelgolf
10-22-2011, 04:38 PM
The biggest problem I think we had is that he had a Mickey Mouse hat with “Astros” on it and he wanted to wear that. So we were trying to tell him no and he had a fit about that hat. A 2-year-old, you tell him not to wear that hat when he’s been wearing it every game, that’s a big problem. We ended up buying him an Atlanta Mickey Mouse hat.

RedsManRick
10-22-2011, 05:42 PM
You gotta love the Astros talking about their big black binder. I wonder if they realize other organizations actually have the numbers in their computers.

marcshoe
10-22-2011, 05:57 PM
You gotta love the Astros talking about their big black binder. I wonder if they realize other organizations actually have the numbers in their computers.

Wasn't Dan O'Brien hired because of his impressive binders?

cinreds21
10-22-2011, 07:35 PM
Great find.

kaldaniels
10-22-2011, 07:45 PM
I always thought teams just plugged the players to be traded into a computer and the trade was accepted or rejected, like on my Playstation. :dunno:

wlf WV
10-22-2011, 11:05 PM
Didn't Bourne come Houston's way via the rebuilding mantra.Rebuilding:rolleyes:

edabbs44
10-22-2011, 11:37 PM
You gotta love the Astros talking about their big black binder. I wonder if they realize other organizations actually have the numbers in their computers.

I'm willing to wager that they use computers within their organization.

nate
10-23-2011, 01:49 PM
You gotta love the Astros talking about their big black binder. I wonder if they realize other organizations actually have the numbers in their computers.

Of course they have computers. That's how they print out the binders!

:cool:

Redsfan320
10-23-2011, 01:53 PM
Of course they have computers. That's how they print out the binders!

*HIGH FIVE*

320

RedsManRick
10-23-2011, 04:50 PM
I'm willing to wager that they use computers within their organization.

Solitaire?

edabbs44
10-23-2011, 09:28 PM
Solitaire?

Stop. It's kind of a ridiculous assertion.

RedsManRick
10-23-2011, 09:48 PM
Stop. It's kind of a ridiculous assertion.

It's kind of a joke; a kind of obvious one. Get over it.

edabbs44
10-23-2011, 09:50 PM
It's kind of a joke; a kind of obvious one. Get over it.

ok

jojo
10-23-2011, 09:51 PM
Solitaire?

Mine sweeper.