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y2j2785
07-25-2006, 02:40 PM
http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9571010

Mr. White Sox
07-25-2006, 02:53 PM
Odalis Perez? Ummm why?

They could have gotten a mid-level prospect from some stupid team looking for a mediocre reliever.

EDIT:
Looks like in the article they state prospects were involved as well.

Madvora
07-25-2006, 02:57 PM
Wow, I remeber all that stuff about the Sox going after this guy a few years ago.

y2j2785
07-25-2006, 03:01 PM
Here it is from rotoworld.com

Dodgers acquired RHP Elmer Dessens from the Royals for LHP Odalis Perez, RHP Blake Johnson, RHP Julio Pimentel and cash considerations.
The Royals must be inheriting a significant chunk of Perez's contract, because they're also getting two solid prospects here in return for a middle reliever. Dessens, in the first year of a two-year, $3.4 million contract, had a 4.50 ERA in 54 innings for the Royals. He should upgrade the Dodger bullpen, but it's not like he's a huge asset. He had a 3.56 ERA in 65 2/3 innings for the Dodgers last season.

1917
07-25-2006, 03:29 PM
Wow, I remeber all that stuff about the Sox going after this guy a few years ago.

We were going to trade Paulie for him before 2004

DumpJerry
07-25-2006, 03:36 PM
Now I'm worried about our chances of repeating.

MDF3530
07-25-2006, 03:36 PM
If you ask me, this is a lateral move. Perez had one good year a couple of years ago with the Dodgers and Dessens never lived up to expectations.

DaleJRFan
07-25-2006, 03:53 PM
In the course of two days, the Royals have picked up 4 serious pitching prospects. Good for them. I always liked the Royals and I hate seeing them at the bottom as MLB's laugher franchise.

A. Cavatica
07-25-2006, 05:32 PM
I think the Royals got the better of this one. At least Perez has upside.

pauliemyhero14
07-25-2006, 05:35 PM
i dont even know why u guys care about odaliz perez its not like he will make the royal get into playoffs. if i were the royal i would trade mike sweeney cause they could get some good prospects for him

y2j2785
07-25-2006, 06:47 PM
i dont even know why u guys care about odaliz perez its not like he will make the royal get into playoffs. if i were the royal i would trade mike sweeney cause they could get some good prospects for him

Im not sure how many good prospects theyll get for him. Hes an aging firstbaseman with a bad back. But if the dessens trade shows anything they will rip off whoever would trade for mike sweeney. Just my opinion though.

Mr. White Sox
07-25-2006, 06:49 PM
Im not sure how many good prospects theyll get for him. Hes an aging firstbaseman with a bad back. But if the dessens trade shows anything they will rip off whoever would trade for mike sweeney. Just my opinion though.

Sweeney is making $11 million a year until his contract runs out. That's such a gigantic blemish that nobody will trade for him, let alone get ripped off by the royals.