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    A's wanted Cueto

    From Rosenthal's column today:

    The A's wanted spring sensation/top pitching prospect Johnny Cueto from the Reds for Joe Blanton - no deal.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    There's a line from Pulp Fiction I could quote here, if this wasn't a family-friendly web site.

    The point would be, let's wait until Cuteo, you know, pitches at least a few real major league games before we start congratulating ourselves on not trading him for a proven starter.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    probably was the starting point (non Bruce starting point, at least) in Haren discussions as well.

    that had to be a tougher decision for Krivsky

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    I wonder if the Reds countered with Bailey?
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I wonder if the Reds countered with Bailey?
    I'm sure they did. Beane's not too hot on Bailey though.
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Cueto for Blanton? I wouldn't have done the deal before and I most certainly wouldn't do it now.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by top6 View Post
    There's a line from Pulp Fiction I could quote here, if this wasn't a family-friendly web site.

    The point would be, let's wait until Cuteo, you know, pitches at least a few real major league games before we start congratulating ourselves on not trading him for a proven starter.
    Nope, I'll congratulate oursel(ves) now. Just as fearofpopvol1 said above, I wouldn't trade Cueto for Blanton then and I wouldn't do it now. Period.

    If Cueto blows out his arm next week, that's fine. It was still the right decision at the time.
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    I'm still confused as to why Beane wants(ed) to hold up the Reds for a pitcher like Blanton but basically gave away Dan Haren.
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I'm still confused as to why Beane wants(ed) to hold up the Reds for a pitcher like Blanton but basically gave away Dan Haren.
    Because Blanton is signed relatively cheaply for three years.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Because Blanton is signed relatively cheaply for three years.
    Isn't Haren as well?
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Yes. Very much so.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    I would have given Cueto straight up for Haren. Maybe even Cueto and another decent prospect.

    But for Blanton? No friggin' way.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I'm still confused as to why Beane wants(ed) to hold up the Reds for a pitcher like Blanton but basically gave away Dan Haren.
    I think he was trying to work the best-starter-still-available angle, and figured the Reds would get desperate because of it. Good job by Krivsky to remain disciplined and not give up too much for Blanton.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Because Blanton is signed relatively cheaply for three years.
    Blaton isn't signed, just year to year arbitration.

    Haren is the one signed for 3 years at a bargain rate.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    I just wish they would have gotten Haren.
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