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    Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    I just talked to a friend of mine who just got back from a cardinals game. He is a friend of Larussa and went out to eat with him. Larussa actually drove him back to the hotel at 1am after eating post game. I don't have any reasons why, but Larussa said that the Reds got hosed in the deal. Nothing earth shattering, but I thought I would share that both the manager and GM of the cardinals think we gave up way too much. He's not the only person who thinks that.

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    P.S. While at dinner Jimmy Leyland called and Larussa handed the phone over to my buddy who is from Evansville. Leyland was the manager of the tripletts long ago which was a local minor league team. He was big time surprised, but said it was very cool and Jimmy said how he liked the area, etc. Gotta run.
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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    I thought it was a bad trade too, but LaRussa and Jocketty need to keep their mouth shut considering these are the same people that traded Dan Haren and Daric Barton for Mark Mulder.
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    Well I agree 1000% percent that the Reds got hosed, didn't LaRussa also say that the Reds made out with the Casey deal, in that they got a potential number 2 starter in Dave Williams?

    So I'm not really too keen on LaRussa's acumen with regard to the Reds.
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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    Well I agree 1000% percent that the Reds got hosed, didn't LaRussa also say that the Reds made out with the Casey deal, in that they got a potential number 2 starter in Dave Williams?

    So I'm not really too keen on LaRussa's acumen with regard to the Reds.
    Yep, and many RedsZoners lauded the Dave Williams deal too, saying, "sure Casey was worth more, but we filled a need."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Yep, and many RedsZoners lauded the Dave Williams deal too, saying, "sure Casey was worth more, but we filled a need."
    Yeah, along with my favorite - "he's better than what we had"

    How'd that turn out for us?
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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    Yeah, along with my favorite - "he's better than what we had"

    How'd that turn out for us?
    That should be the official RedsZone Trade Response -- "he's better than what we had."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    I thought it was a bad trade too, but LaRussa and Jocketty need to keep their mouth shut considering these are the same people that traded Dan Haren and Daric Barton for Mark Mulder.
    I haven't seen anywhere that they've publicly stated an opinion on the trade.

    And I think Jocketty has enough other good deals that makes his opinion worth noting.
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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    I don't like Tony Larussa so we're even.
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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    How's that Jeff Weaver deal workin' out?

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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    LaRussa thinks what? Oh man, maybe we better try to reverse the deal? Maybe the other teams won't like us anymore....OH NO!!!
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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    ...still waiting for Dusty Baker to weigh in.
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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Yep, and many RedsZoners lauded the Dave Williams deal too, saying, "sure Casey was worth more, but we filled a need."
    You're reading too many posts. Stick to mine, and you'll do fine

    as for the Cards' brass, I believe that they're pleased-- the Cards are all about jumping on talented players that other teams no longer like. But then they wonder why their team underachieves.

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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    Thanks for sharing, Reds1!
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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    This thread gives a number of reasons why the Genius isn't a GM!

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    Re: Tony Larussa and GM didn't like the trade

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio
    I haven't seen anywhere that they've publicly stated an opinion on the trade.

    And I think Jocketty has enough other good deals that makes his opinion worth noting.

    That's right. This was a private statement. I don't know in what context, etc. I'd take it at face value. I just made it public to Redzoners. I just thought I'd share. It's not too often I'm privyed (sp) to comments from the competition.

    I guess can I share my opinion I am happy the cardinals signed Jeff Weaver.
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