August 07, 2003

WHOA, NELLIE: In the sort

WHOA, NELLIE: In the sort of trade that really should have been disallowed by the commissioner's office 'cause it was so unfair, the New York Yankees tonight traded Armando Benitez to the Seattle Mariners for Jeff Nelson. The trade reunites the Yanks with the pitcher they had as their setup man for all four of their '90s championships; they haven't won since he left as a free agent. Benitez, meanwhile, is an infamous choke artist who the Mets should've dumped after two weeks (rather than six years); I think if anything this trade clinched the AL West for Oakland.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 7, 2003 12:45 AM
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