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VeeckAsInWreck
07-13-2005, 06:31 PM
Boston gets former White Sox RP Chad Bradford in exchange for Jay Payton. (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-athletics-redsoxtrade&prov=ap&type=lgns)

maurice
07-13-2005, 06:48 PM
And somewhere, Michael Lewis' head explodes.

After all, Bradford = the Second Coming.

Why does BB want Payton and his .313 OBP?

VeeckAsInWreck
07-13-2005, 06:52 PM
Why does BB want Payton and his .313 OBP?

Who knows, but I like that Beane thinks he got the best of the White Sox by trading Miguel Olivo for Bradford, while Olivo turned out to be one of the pieces to get us Freddy Garcia last year.

Fenway
07-13-2005, 07:00 PM
Is Payton going to play everyday with the A's? That is why he demanded a trade.

Then he got into Francona's face last week and "he gawn"

Ol' No. 2
07-13-2005, 10:07 PM
Is Payton going to play everyday with the A's? That is why he demanded a trade.

Then he got into Francona's face last week and "he gawn"Let's see....Kotsay, Byrnes, Swisher, Kielty, Payton...sure, Payton is going to play every day.:cool:

Flight #24
07-13-2005, 11:02 PM
Let's see....Kotsay, Byrnes, Swisher, Kielty, Payton...sure, Payton is going to play every day.:cool:

He's not that much worse than Kielty, and Byrnes is gone.....so I'd bet he plays just enough to piss him off and make him request ANOTHER trade!

Soxzilla
07-13-2005, 11:06 PM
Payton will probably be turned around and dealt somewhere else.

EDIT - Nvm, just heard that Beane dealt Byrnes instead.