View Full Version : In California, we look so foolish....
07-31-2001, 11:46 AM
I just returned from Southern California and as I read the L.A. Times, the article on the front page showed a picture of Baldwin in his new Dodger garb, and clowned the Sox organization for making a huge mistake. I'm not exactly sure what happened, but it seems that we expected to get a relief pitcher w/ major league potential, but instead we got a 32-year old outfielder? Can anyone clarify why this trade was made, and who is taking responsibility for this? I'm upset!
07-31-2001, 11:50 AM
Yeah, KW thought he was getting a 23 year old pitcher named Berry and instead, he got a 32 year old outfielder named Barry (names may be switched, I'm not 100% sure on that).
07-31-2001, 12:08 PM
from the LA Times today:
The Diamondbacks, 1½ games behind the Dodgers, acquired starter Albie Lopez and catcher Mike DiFelice from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays last Wednesday, a day before the Chicago White Sox sent Baldwin to the Dodgers for two pitching prospects and a journeyman minor league outfielder.
Some baseball officials said the four-player Baldwin trade was a lopsided deal in favor of the National League West leaders.
Then the right-hander pitched eight strong innings, getting a no-decision, in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
"I'll tell you this: I think that's one hell of a trade," Colorado Manager Buddy Bell said repeatedly. "He really knows how to pitch."
To make matters worse, the LA Times is owned by the Cubune Company.
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