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WhiteSoxFan84
01-25-2006, 03:21 AM
A deal that would send Indians outfielder Coco Crisp (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/6983) to the Boston Red Sox (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/red_sox) for pitcher Guillermo Mota (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/6214) and third base prospect Andy Marte (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/7291) was endangered when the right-handed reliever failed a physical in Cleveland.

The uncertainty surrounding that trade also put in question a spinoff deal in which the Indians would send left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/4736) to the Philadelphia Phillies (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/phillies) for outfielder Jason Michaels (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/6696).


Linky (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/baseball/mlb/01/24/redsox.indians.ap/)


How does Mota pass Boston's physical but a few weeks later he fails Cleveland's?

MODS: Move to the thread under What's the Score please. Sorrryyyy.

SOX ADDICT '73
01-25-2006, 07:43 AM
As long as Coco's still out of Cleveland when the dust settles, I don't care what happens with the rest of them (unless Boston decides to throw in Ramirez or Ortiz to sweeten the deal).

SoxFan76
01-25-2006, 01:48 PM
As long as Coco's still out of Cleveland when the dust settles, I don't care what happens with the rest of them (unless Boston decides to throw in Ramirez or Ortiz to sweeten the deal).

Yeah, talk about Sox killers, throw in Ronnie Belliard into that deal! Should that be teal? I don't know, that's a confusing one...

chaerulez
01-25-2006, 01:54 PM
Rhodes for Michaels I think would be an absolute steal for the Tribe, so they should just ignore the physical results of Mota- while he is a nice addition to a pen that needs help I think Marte is the more important part of the deal for them anyway.

Back to Michaels though, he's never had the chance to play on a full time role because of Burrell and Abreu in front of him, but I think given the chance he sure has the ability to hit .300 and hit 30 HRs a season. Not to mention from 2004 to 2005 he learned a lot better plate discpline, cutting down his strikeouts almost in half.

Edit:The 30 HR prediction might be a bit high, lets stick with 20 for now.

MUsoxfan
01-25-2006, 02:23 PM
Rhodes for Michaels I think would be an absolute steal for the Tribe


You're absolutely correct. Rhodes has been worthless for a couple years now.

Fenway
01-25-2006, 04:41 PM
As Rob Bradford in the Eagle-Tribune points out, the Red Sox should have followed the advice of Kenny Williams


"For me, it's dependent upon the guy's history. For a pitcher, always. Always for a pitcher," said Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams of his team's mandate for bringing in players for physicals. "I don't take chances too much with guys who have physical issues, particularly in the shoulder area. I don't like to touch guys with shoulder problems."


Bradford: 'Theo Returns Too Late to Fix Mota Trade Fiasco' (http://www.ecnnews.com/cgi-bin/15/etstory.pl?-sec-Sports+fn-fn-theococo.0125+page_1)