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Old 11-07-2005, 11:06 PM   #31
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the Troy Glaus/Red Sox rumors don't really make too much sense given how badly the the team wants to bring up Kevin Youkilis full time. plus, Glaus' knee issues over the past two years have "breakdown" written all over him.
He had a minor knee problem this year, but I thought it was his shoulder thats been the problem the last two years.
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Old 11-08-2005, 07:40 PM   #32
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Latest Rumor Central has the Mets becoming players for Man-Ram offering a package of Mike Cameron and two from the trio of Aaron Heilman, Lastings Milledge, and Yusmeiro Petit. If that goes down then Johnny Damon likely will not be re-signed by the Sox.
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:05 AM   #33
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He had a minor knee problem this year, but I thought it was his shoulder thats been the problem the last two years.
Glaus' knee was swollen up almost all season due to a strained tendon behind his knee. he had to get a total of 3 cortisone shots to reduce the swelling and ease the pain in addition to missing several games.
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:43 PM   #34
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Glaus' knee was swollen up almost all season due to a strained tendon behind his knee. he had to get a total of 3 cortisone shots to reduce the swelling and ease the pain in addition to missing several games.
Yes, I have a partial season ticket ya know But you said that his knee had been bothering him for the last two years, when it was his shoulder that made him miss playing time while in a Angels uniform. The training staff said that the injury suffered this year needed nothing more than a period of rest, which he couldn't get until after the season. He should be fully healthy come spring training.
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:45 PM   #35
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Tendonitis, which this sounds like, is best treated with rest and heat, both of which are available in Arizona. Aquatherapy is also good.
I'd not be concerned about Glaus' knee, other than because he's played so hard for so many years on it.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:25 PM   #36
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Just an update on goings on in MLB:

-Matsui re-signs with the Yanks at a reported 4 years for 52 million. Now, I think Matsui is a nice player but the Yanks overpaid to keep a guy who is mediocre defensively. It just seems to me that he probably would not have gotten much more than 10/11 mil per season on the open market.

-ESPN is reporting that the Mets have agreed to send Mike Cameron to San Diego for Xavier Nady pending Cameron passing a physical exam in relation to his eye injury last year.

-The Mets are supposedly willing to offer Billy Wagner 12 mil a year. Am I the only one that thinks that is a bit excessive for Billy Wagner. After all Mo only makes a little over 10 per season and Wagner has never led the league in saves, has a spotty postseason record, and a history of elbow problems.

I know Trevor Hoffman and B. J. Ryan are licking their chops over the prospects of the Mets inflating the market for closer's salaries.
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I agree with you on Wagner and Matsui. If the Pads take Cameron for Nady (which is the report I read) and agree to take the entire $7M, the Mets will be a better team because of it. Nady can play either 1B or RF, as can Victor Diaz. That leaves the Mets with only a couple of holes to fill -- Catcher, Set-Up, and Closer.
If Wagner gets $12M, Hoffman should get close to that and Ryan should get around $8-9M (way too much IMO).
This is getting a bit steep for this level of talent.
I'm sure the Mets would add several health-related clauses to the contract for Wagner.
Let the bidding wars begin.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:54 PM   #38
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Actually, the Mets have a potential setup man if they are willing to give him the shot in Aaron Heilman. He was lights out in August and September coming out of the pen for them.

The Mets really need to figure out what to do at second as well. Kaz Matsui just is not cutting it out there. His hitting regressed and his glove was atrocious.

Also, it is being reported that the Jays have offered A. J. Burnett 50 over five which seems a bit steep as well given his history of elbow problems.
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:27 PM   #39
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Well, the hot rumor has the Marlins offering up Josh Becektt and Mike Lowell to Texas for Hank Blalock and a pitching prospect.

Boston is also said to be interested in Beckett as well. But, the hangup is Florida is still insistent on making someone take Lowell as well and nobody wants that contract.

O's are supposedly talking to Nomar about coming in as a potential 1B or OFer. With Raffy and Sammy out of the picture DH could also be and option for him as well.

The Cards are said to be interested in Octavio Dotel as a setup guy if he is deemed healthy enough to be ready by opening day. It is an excellent move if he is healthy. Dotel was an ace setup man for the Astros in '02 and '03.
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Dotel could close games if Izzy has troubles again. I think the Cardinals would be wise to make this move, although I doubt if Dotel would be ready to go early next season.
Beckett and Lowell for Blaylock and a prospect makes some sense, but Beckett and Lowell for Mench, Nix and a prospect makes more sense. The Marlins have Cabrera ready to move into 3B right away and need an outfielder or 2 to replace him.
Nomar to the O's makes some sense to me, as they have a lot of holes to fill. SS is solid, as is 2B. 3B could be better defensively and Nomar could move in there. That would allow Mora to DH, keeping his bat in the lineup without needing his glove in there.
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:47 PM   #41
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Ugh! Nomar at third? Did you see the disaster that was Nomar at third for the Cubs? I cannot concieve as to why anyone would want Nomar at third. Nomar just cannot make the throws across the diamond anymore which is why the Cubs are not even interested in him coming back at short next year. Mora is nothing special but I'd still take him over Nomar in the field.

Blalock is younger than both Mench and Nix and he probably has a little more trade value than Mench or Nix do. They are also looking to move Delgado as well so maybe they think Blalock can play first if they happen to move Delgado. Or, maybe they will turn around and move Blalock for an arm or some prospects. By dumping Beckett, letting Burnett walk, and potentially moving Delgado the Marlins are clearly looking at rebuilding yet again.

Dotel's agent claims he is on track to be ready for opening day. I wouldn't want him as a closer though. Maybe as a stop gap for a week or so if Izzy gets hurt but not permanently.
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ESPN is reporting that Beckett and Lowell will be going to Boston in exchange for Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and another prospect. This could be a big deal for the Sox if Beckett stays healthy next year. He should settle nicely into the rotation behind Schilling. I assume that also means Bill Mueller will not be back next year.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2232211
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This move makes a bit more sense to me than the move to the Rangers would have. It makes the Red Sox pitching staff much stronger, but may hurt them in their future.
As to Bill Mueller, I don't think he'll be returning.
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Yeah, with Renteria on board Ramirez was expendable but giving up the pitching prospects could hurt them in a couple of years. They were lucky enought to hang onto their top lefty prospect in Jon Lester and Papelbon who looks like he is ready to stay in Boston for a while. The Sox are now caught with keeping up with the Joneses since they won the Series. They knew they needed a legit number two behind Schilling to compete with the Yanks next year.
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I wonder if Theo would've pulled the trigger...
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