December 24, 2003

NAY-ROD: The Alex Rodriguez deal

NAY-ROD: The Alex Rodriguez deal is dead. Really. I mean it this time. And so do both teams.
Did the Red Sox and Rangers bluff each other so excessively that this deal that appeared mutually beneficial to all parties has now fallen apart? It looks like that's what happened- though of course, blame for the scuttled trade also belongs at the feet of the union, Scott Boras, Nomar's agent Arn Tellem, and who knows who else.
Then again, who knows if the trade actually is dead? It's unlikely, to say the least, that Rodriguez or Ramirez will be traded to any other team, so expect rumors of a revived deal to continue indefinitely even into the season, unless of course Boston actually signs Nomar Garciaparra to an extension. But I wouldn't hold my breath for that.
Meanwhile, the Bosox today made another major transaction, bringing aboard free agent second baseman Calvin "Pokey" Reese to play alongside whoever the hell their shortstop is next year. Are you ready, Boston, for the veritable murderer's row of Reese, David McCarty, and Gabe Kapler? Pokey Up!

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 24, 2003 02:21 AM
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