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Jjav829
04-03-2004, 08:11 PM
So, from the Cedeno for Koch rumors, we go to Cedeno for.....Wilson Delgado and Chris Widger! And the kicker is, the Mets are picking up $4.5 million of his contract for this year, meaning the Cards will only pay him 500k. Not a bad trade for the Cards as far as this year goes.

Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1774921)

BTW, just thought this was funny. A Mets fan put Cedeno up for bid on Ebay. :D:

"This is an auction for Mets outfielder Roger Cedeņo. He's played left, center and right fields, and all of them equally horrendously. He never gets a good jump on a ball, and on the rare occassion that he does end up in the general vicinity of one, he'll probably drop it. He used to be quite fast, but as he's gotten older and somewhat fatter on his contract, even that last vestige of value has left him. He cannot run the bases, he cannot play defense, he cannot hit for average or power and he couldn't get a bunt down to save his life. He does, however, still have a decent arm - but odds are he'll either miss the cutoff man or throw to the wrong base entirely, so it's a non-factor. When it comes to the oft-spoken "intangibles" of a professional athlete, this is where Cedeņo really excels. Despite his woeful play, Roger somehow manages to smile and laugh and carry on like he's just hit a grand slam to win Game 7. This is where I believe his value truly kicks in, because that's just the type of person you want serving your organization from a customer support position. Cedeņo would undoubtedly adapt to a concessionaire position with grace and aplomb. Also, imagine the excitement your fans would experience when they realize who just tossed them that hot dog or sold them that lemonade! Roger Cedeņo's contract is valued at $10,000,000 and terminates after the 2005 season. Thus, bidding starts at a reasonable $5,000,000 with the New York Mets Baseball Club hopefully picking up any difference incurred by this auction. Seller hereby gives his word as his bond that should the final auction price exceed the aforementioned value of Roger Cedeņo's contract, $10,000,000 will be forwarded with haste to The New York Mets Baseball Club in order to expedite Roger Cedeņo's unconditional release, with the difference being donated in it's entirety to the Lymphoma Research Foundation at http://www.lymphoma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=donate Seller is in no way affiliated with Major League Baseball, The New York Mets Baseball Club or Sterling Equities, Ltd. Good luck and happy bidding!!"

Tragg
04-03-2004, 09:20 PM
Good trade for the Mets.

Cedeno is horrible.

Jjav829
04-03-2004, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by Tragg
Good trade for the Mets.

Cedeno is horrible.

I know Cedeno is bad, but how do you figure it's a good trade for the Mets? It's even salary wise because they are picking up the difference between Widger and Cedeno contracts. Wilson Delgado blows. And by blows I mean he has less career RBI is his 7 seasons (31) than Carlos had in the month of June (34) last year. Hell, is Chris Widger even going to make their team? With Vance Wilson, Piazza, and Jason Phillips all capable of catching, there is no need for Widger. Same for Wilson Delgado. I'm not saying it's a bad trade for the Mets - depending on if they are picking up any of the $5 million Cedeno is due in 2005. But I can't say it's a good trade.

SEALgep
04-03-2004, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Jjav829
I know Cedeno is bad, but how do you figure it's a good trade for the Mets? It's even salary wise because they are picking up the difference between Widger and Cedeno contracts. Wilson Delgado blows. And by blows I mean he has less career RBI is his 7 seasons (31) than Carlos had in the month of June (34) last year. Hell, is Chris Widger even going to make their team? With Vance Wilson, Piazza, and Jason Phillips all capable of catching, there is no need for Widger. Same for Wilson Delgado. I'm not saying it's a bad trade for the Mets - depending on if they are picking up any of the $5 million Cedeno is due in 2005. But I can't say it's a good trade. Widger isn't suspected to make the team, and he can decline to be sent down to AAA, which he may very well do.

Brian26
04-03-2004, 11:22 PM
I'm more than happy with Rowand. Glad the Cedeno rumors to the Sox didn't come true over the winter.

SEALgep
04-03-2004, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
I'm more than happy with Rowand. Glad the Cedeno rumors to the Sox didn't come true over the winter. For sure, I am even happy to have Perez over Cedeno.

Tragg
04-03-2004, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Jjav829
I know Cedeno is bad, but how do you figure it's a good trade for the Mets? It's even salary wise because they are picking up the difference between Widger and Cedeno contracts. Wilson Delgado blows. And by blows I mean he has less career RBI is his 7 seasons (31) than Carlos had in the month of June (34) last year. Hell, is Chris Widger even going to make their team? With Vance Wilson, Piazza, and Jason Phillips all capable of catching, there is no need for Widger. Same for Wilson Delgado. I'm not saying it's a bad trade for the Mets - depending on if they are picking up any of the $5 million Cedeno is due in 2005. But I can't say it's a good trade.

It's just a matter of choice, I suppose, but as a general principle, I see little value in aquiring mediocre/bad veterans. We did that with Clayton, and I bitched about it from the moment that trade was announced. To me, it doesn't matter what you give up.