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Manny Ramirez to the Mets?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by thacabbage, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. thacabbage

    thacabbage Contributing Member

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    Sportscenter: 3 way in works between Mets, Sox, Devil Rays.
     
  2. Svpernaut

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    Wow, another money-hungry a-hole... the Mets love those!
     
  3. The Real Shady

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    The New York Mets are turning into the Boston Red Sox.
     
  4. T_in_Charlotte

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    Apparantely its Manny to the Mets along with Baez
    Huff to the Sox
    Prospects to the D Rays
     
  6. Uprising

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    Hope he underachieves
     
  7. T_in_Charlotte

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    Kind of interesting, I suppose. The Mets are the Mavericks of baseball. Keep mixing and matching parts that underachieve or don't fit, for the sake of getting on the back page. I don't see how Manny will get his "privacy" in NY.
     
  8. fya

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    Can manny pitch?
     
  9. xiki

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    Manny AND Baez for no current MLers. Ouch to the WC chase if this goes thru.
     
  10. RocketFan007

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    They would get Aubrey Huff and Mike Cameron. I was hoping the Stros would make a move for Huff. After a slow start he's starting to look like the .300/30/100 guy he's been the last couple of years.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2119978
     
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  11. xiki

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    and now it's off, at least as written about...all according to ESPN.
     
  12. fya

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    TB killed the deal as of now.
     
  13. Mr. Mooch

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    Well, doesn't surprise me.

    Hmm, guess I'm a better insider than Chad Ford.
     
  14. redgoose

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    Wow! That dies quick. Just 5 minutes ago they were talking about it on Sportcenter. I was hoping the Mets wouldn't get Manny. he could have a big effect on the Wild Card.

    I was suprised to see Nevin go to Texas for Park (still to be approved by commish.) I didn't think anyone would ever want to pay Park what's on his contract. Too bad we had nowhere to place Nevin.
     
  15. Fegwu

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    For now, there is an ultimate deadline of 12 noon Saturday (7-30-05) set by the three teams involved.

    PS. I would love to land Huff or Ibanez.

    Oh well...
     
  16. redgoose

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    Huff would be a perfect fit. Another left handed bat who can cover the corner outfield. He's got some speed and is starting to turn his season around. If he came here could be a 25 and 100 guy who also doesn't strike out much. Sandwiched between Lance and Ensberg that would cause problems.

    Ahhh....we can dream. Hunsicker could get the job done, let's see what Purpura can do. :(

    Looks like the ChiSox are looking hard at him, especially with the Big Hurt out for the year now. Man, that name fits him perfectly in so many ways. :D
     
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  17. HAYJON02

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    as a sox fan, thank god it fell though
     
  18. Harrisment

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2120374

    Updated: July 30, 2005, 1:20 PM ET
    Mets prospect Milledge key piece to trade puzzle



    The proposed three-team trade involving the Red Sox, New York Mets and Tampa Bay Devil Rays -- with Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez at the heart of it -- is still alive and still being discussed, baseball sources said Saturday.

    The proposal took on a different shape late Friday into Saturday, however.

    The Red Sox would acquire Mets outfielder Mike Cameron and pitcher Aaron Heilman, and Devil Rays outfielder/designated hitter Aubrey Huff; the Mets would get Ramirez, reliever Danys Baez and shortstop Julio Lugo; and the Devil Rays would still get four prospects, but the prospects are being reconsidered.

    An official with one of the three teams told ESPN.com that the Mets never walked away from the deal Friday night over money. Rather, it was over their reluctance to let go of Lastings Milledge, one of their top prospects. Saturday, however, the Mets have softened on that stance.

    If Milledge is still included in the current proposal, Red Sox prospect Hanley Ramirez gets thrown into the mix. Milledge would potentially go to the Red Sox, and Ramirez would get shipped to Tampa Bay.

    Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays have talked to the Red Sox as well and made an "inquisitive call" about Manny Ramirez, sources said.

    Late Friday, the Red Sox, Mets and Devil Rays had decided that if they couldn't get a deal patched by noon Saturday, they would have no choice but to move on, an executive with one of the teams said late Friday night. Major League Baseball's trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET on Sunday.

    "If there are any complications involving Manny's contract, or any financial ramifications [such as luxury tax or deferral issues, they] would require the approval of the commissioner's office," the executive said. "So this is not the kind of deal you can do at 3:59 p.m. Sunday."

    Given that deadline, the executive said, "it's looking like it's not going to happen. Time's just running out. At some point it just becomes too late."

    According to a baseball official familiar with the discussions, the proposed trade "hit a roadblock" late Friday.

    In addition to the initial proposal of Ramirez and Baez being sent to the Mets, the Red Sox would acquire Huff and Cameron, and the Devil Rays receiving two prospects apiece from New York and Boston.

    But a source said the Red Sox felt they could not go ahead with trading Ramirez and two prime prospects -- reportedly catcher Kelly Shoppach and right-hander Anibal Sanchez -- if all they were receiving was Cameron and Huff. So they went back to the Mets "for more pieces," the source reported.

    At that point, the Mets "squashed the whole thing" and talks broke off. A baseball man with knowledge of the discussions said the Red Sox asked the Mets for a "key player," whom the Mets felt they couldn't trade. It is believed that Milledge was this player.

    An official of another club that spoke with the Mets on Friday night said the Mets also had reservations about going ahead with the deal because they would have had to assume all $64 million of Ramirez's contract, and that would have put them both over budget and over the luxury-tax threshold.

    Senior writer Jayson Stark covers Major League Baseball for ESPN.com.
     
  19. pariah

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    How long until Purp slides in and takes the broken deal and turns it into a gem for the Astros?

    The clock is ticking...
     
  20. Stack24

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    Won't happen..not for the amount of money we would have to pay Manny. Unless Boston is willing to pay a part of his salary.

    I just don't see Drayton paying 22 Million for him. But it would be lovely to pair manny up with the Crawford Boxes.
     

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