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Start your tradin': Carlos Lee to Rangers

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by beefncheddar, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Holeeeeeeeee shit! That came out of nowhere.

    John Daniels has announced his presence with authority.
  3. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Dear everybody else needing/wanting an outfielder,

    The price for Abreu (and Soriano, too, admittedly) just went up, bitches.

  4. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    While the Brewers at least got something for Lee, that's a pretty lousy return. Mench is a product of Texas' launching pad, er, ballpark.
  5. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    I agree, but it also turns the screws a little on the teams thinking about getting a bat (Angels, Yankees, etc.). Demand remains roughly the same, as I haven't heard much about the Rangers looking to deal, while supply drops by one.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    True but Doug Melvin seems to like bringing ex-Rangers to Milwaukee.
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I'm a big higher on Mench than that. I think his splits were pretty even home and away. Cordero isn't worth much and Nix is more potential than reality, but since Lee is also a FA in two and a half months it's not like the Brewers could really fleece anyone.
  8. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    The Reds appreciate Lee moving out of the division and the timing.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Carlos Lee tears it up at Wrigley so I was hoping he'd sign with the Cubs in the offseason.

    Of course if he does that he won't get to hit against Cub pitching at Wrigley, which will most certainly reduce his effectiveness.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Miller Park is a launching pad, too.
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    As a Brewers fan, I don't like this deal. I had my hopes up for getting at least a very good prospect for Lee, especially if a team got desperate. Mench is OK, Cordero is overrated and I agree that Nix is more potential than reality. What really gets me is that they traded Nelson Cruz -- Cruz is a very good outfield prospect. I wouldn't have as much of a problem with this deal if Cruz wasn't involved.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Lee's 30 and a bad defensive player.

    I think it is a very good trade for the Brewers potentially.
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