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Old 05-15-2009, 10:52 PM
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What was the purpose of turning Ryan Sweeney into Wilson Betemit?

Because the Sox can never have enough DH-types?
It doesn't matter, it put cash in the till. That's my point.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:30 PM
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What was the purpose of turning Ryan Sweeney into Wilson Betemit?
And that was who's purpose?
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:52 AM
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It doesn't matter, it put cash in the till. That's my point.
But the Sox had that cash in the till before they traded FOR Swisher.

Overall the TWO Swisher deals turned Gio, DLS and (Kaneoka) Texeira into Marquez and Nunez, and Sweeney into Betemit.

Put together, the TWO Swisher deals didn't net any payroll savings.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:18 AM
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Put together, the TWO Swisher deals didn't net any payroll savings.
Selling low does have its drawbacks but also has rewards.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:51 PM
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Put together, the TWO Swisher deals didn't net any payroll savings.
No - it was terrible all the way around. Even if the prospects don't amount to much, they have a higher market value than Betemit.

Swisher was the type of hitter that Beane should have loved...obp with solid power. Yet he had him on the block. I'll give Beane credit for one thing (in addition to convincing the world that he's the greatest organizational baseball mind of this generation) - when he trades away players, he's usually correct....and if the player is still effective he gets a ransom (haren e.g.)
There's no reason to do business with him.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:06 PM
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Kenny has managed to get fleeced for Nick Swisher twice, that is a very hard task.

Atleast with Ozzie Hating Swish Kenny won't bring him back
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