The Eddie Kranepool Society

Thursday, December 29, 2005

THROW IT AGAINST THE WALL AND LET�S SEE WHAT STICKS!!! I usually don�t post rumors from Gotham Baseball as they are never right but this does go to my post the other day on how I feel it�s too quite over at the Mets offices. GB says that a 4 team blockbuster deal that would bring Manny Ramirez to the Mets. Here�s the alleged deal: {Mets would send Heilman and Matsui (and $5 million) to Tampa Bay for Lugo. Then New York would send Lugo, Kris Benson, Brian Bannister and Victor Diaz to Baltimore for Tejada, and then send Tejada to the Red Sox for Manny Ramirez. For example: Mets would get Manny Ramirez O's would get Lugo, Benson, Bannister, Diaz Red Sox would get Tejada Devil Rays would get Heilman and Matsui Nothing's close, but "these are the kind of deals that either fall apart immediately, or take until the spring to complete." That's not all, folks. We also hear that if the deal is not completed in a timely fashion, that the Mets will "not rest until they acquire Ramirez. "Milledge isn't a deal-breaker anymore."} So if this were to go thru, the Mets would give up Kris Benson, Brain Bannister, Victor Diaz, Aaron Heilman and Kaz Matsui for Manny Ramirez How does this make any sense plus they add in if this deal falls thru, Milledge for Manny is still in the works. PUUULLLEEEEEZZZZ! STOP THE MANNY MADDNESS!!!!! FROM LEE SININS ATM REPORT: {The Yankees signed free agent 2B Miguel Cairo to a 1 year, $1 million contract.} Cairo should send Willie Randolph a 10 % fee for if not for Randolph's inexpicable over use of Cairo last year there would be no way he's get a major league contact in '06 {The Pirates signed free agent 3B Joe Randa to a 1 year, $3.5-4 million contract and signed P Giovanni Carrara to a minor league contract. } This pisses me off because I've been on the Carrara bandwagon since he was released by the Dodgers. If Omar would end his lust for Manny he'd be signing the Gio Carrara's of the baseball world. Oh by the way Congrats to the Joker on his deal. {The Diamondbacks signed free agent OF Eric Byrnes to a 1 year, about $2.2 million contract. } Your 2006 NL West Champions the Arizona Diamondbacks. Add up the salaries of Tike Redman, Endy Chavez and Jose Valentin and it would be more than what Byrnes got from the D'Backs. The diference is Byrnes is a spark plug off the bench, the three guys signed by the Mets just suck! (TO POST A COMMENT PLEASE CLICK ON THE TIME OF THIS POSTING) < |