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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Thanks, but no thanks, Theo

Here's an interesting Saturday morning tidbit, via Buster Olney's ESPN (Insider) blog: According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox wanted to make a deal with the Tigers for second baseman Mark Loretta, but Dave Dombrowski balked for a couple of reasons:

1) The Red Sox wanted two players from Detroit's major-league roster. (The Globe speculates that Wil Ledezma, Zach Miner, and Jamie Walker were among the names Boston proposed.)

2) The Tigers' need for a second baseman might not be as urgent as originally thought, with reports that Placido Polanco will miss 4-6 weeks, and could be back for the playoffs.


  • At August 19, 2006 2:33 PM, Blogger Big Al said…

    Just goes to show how hard up the BoSox are for starting pitching. Any team that keeps trotting out Jason Johnson has to be getting desperate. But I can hear Dombrowski's half of the conversation now...

    "Hi Theo. A trade proposal? I'm listening. Who? Loretta? In exchange for... You want BOTH Ledezma and Miner? Two of my BEST young pitchers? For a 34 year old second baseman? Ha. HA! HAHAHA! BWAAAHAHHAAAA!!! That's a good one, Theo. Got anymore? What? You were serious!?"



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