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ukigdog
01-13-2004, 08:31 AM
If otis is correct about the rumors what do these mean then......


Red Sox | Garciaparra Contract Talks Coming? - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 01:41:09 -0800

The Boston Herald's Michael Silverman reports Boston Red Sox owner Tom Werner met with SS Nomar Garciaparra as part of an "olive branch" strategy designed to mend fences with the shortstop. Werner's peace mission went over so well the team may re-start contract talks with Garciaparra, a free agent following the season.


Red Sox | Millar Heals Rift - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 01:29:35 -0800

The Boston Globe's Bob Hohler reports Boston Red Sox 1B Kevin Millar has spoken with SS Nomar Garciaparra regarding Millar's comments on bringing Texas Rangers SS Alex Rodriguez to the team. Millar and Garciaparra have patched up their differences and are ready to play the 2004 season.

Palehose13
01-13-2004, 08:35 AM
I don't think this discredits otis. There are two possibilities:
1. It really is an "olive branch" to Nomar.
2. Sign him to an extension then trade him to the Sox so they can get the high level prospect.

jabrch
01-13-2004, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by Palehose13
I don't think this discredits otis. There are two possibilities:
1. It really is an "olive branch" to Nomar.
2. Sign him to an extension then trade him to the Sox so they can get the high level prospect.

Any extension Nomar signs at this point would have to include a no-trade clause. Knowing how much they have shopped him, and how willing they are to deal him, he wouldn't put himself in that spot.

soxtalker
01-13-2004, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by Palehose13
I don't think this discredits otis. There are two possibilities:
1. It really is an "olive branch" to Nomar.
2. Sign him to an extension then trade him to the Sox so they can get the high level prospect.

Yes. This does nothing to discredit Otis. His last report indicated that the teams weren't quite in agreement on which players they were willing to give up and wanted from the other team. Otis told us about JR's expected discussions with the agent before the talks between the teams resume on Thursday. It makes perfect sense that the Red Sox would do some maneuvering on their side.

Since the motivation for this trade from the Red Sox perspective is the apparent alienation of Nomar, it makes perfect sense that they try to mend that. Also, if you think about it from Nomar's perspective, the Red Sox have shown him that the alternative might be a year in Chicago (which he evidently isn't crazy about) rather than LA.

Lots of jockeying on all sides. Interesting, though it is hard to say what the chances of the deal actually coming off are.

Hangar18
01-13-2004, 09:06 AM
If the "trades" dont happen .....Doesnt mean the Sox and RedSox
didnt talk and try to make it happen

SoxxoS
01-13-2004, 09:19 AM
Why does everyone want to make a big deal about trying to discredit the posters that post rumors from inside sources? What is the big deal. Leave it alone. Otis was dead on about the Nomar talks, and even if he was lying, it gave us something interesting and exciting to talk about, in an offseason why KW has given us nothing. So WHO CARES.