Re: Florida Marlins interested in Jose Reyes/Should Ben try to trade for Hanley Ramirez?
posted at 11/8/2011 2:47 PM EST
In Response to Re: Florida Marlins interested in Jose Reyes/Should Ben try to trade for Hanley Ramirez?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Florida Marlins interested in Jose Reyes/Should Ben try to trade for Hanley Ramirez? : Ridiculous, UTTERLY ridiculous. I don't just refer to the idea above, as bad as it is, it's actually decent compared to some of the others I've read on here. I cannot believe some of the silly to stupid trade ideas that I've seen on this board over the past 4 weeks. Everyone with an idea about how to proceed, and very few of them having any merit. I say very little about trades because---like most of you---I have at best a partial idea what the FO is up to, and what factors they are considering. It's like 100,000 GM's out here, with one bad idea after another. Change just for the sake of change, "lets clean house!" etc. so some poster can say "hey, look they're doing what I said...". How about THIS? How about we sit here and check BDC every day to see what the actual team decides to do? Since our "trade ideas" have no effect at all on what will happen, it's better to keep quiet about it and not look like a fool. No matter what happens, there's always going to be a softy, or an andrewmitch, or a pike, or whoever that says it's a bad idea. Furthermore, since events can only actually transpire in ONE way, no matter which way they fall, there will always be someone who advocated the opposite decision who will say "see, I told you it wouldn't work out." I have enough brains to say that I really don't know what the Red Sox should do specifically, and it's not my responsibility to know. RF, a starting pitchter, some bullpen help? Yeah, but as to who and all the factors that go into trades and signing FA's? I don't kow--that's why I'm here and somebody else is GM on Yawkee way.
Posted by TheExaminer[/QUOTE]
...not the least of which are all the trade Beckett tirades, when sox need another starter with Dice k and Lackey out for the 2012 season.
speaking of GM's Exam, if you haven't seen moneyball, I highly recommend it.
I stopped going to movies years ago because they never failed to disappoint, but not this time. well worth the time and money