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Omar Minaya went from whiz-kid GM in Montreal to superstar GM in New York. mstrReyes blogs
looks at Minaya's track record and his plehtora of "bad" transactions. One thing to note, it was Jim Duquette, not Minaya (or more commonly attributed falsely to Steve Phillips) who was responsible for trading Scott Kazmir.
One more thing to note. New York GMs are in a tough spot. They always have to win now and the pressure on a young player is incredible. The first part -- win now -- means young players won't get always get a chance to shine because playoff-tested vets need to PT.
And the second part: Who's to say if Brian Bannister or Carlos Gomez would ever have amounted to anything in the Big Apple? But in small markets like Kansas City and Minnesota, repsectively, they are allowed to take their lumps without constant scrutiny. They can mature at their own pace.
What if the Tigers never made the Miguel Cabrera trade? What if the Tigers instead landed a few pitchers, say, like Cliff Lee or Edinson Volquez? What if the Tigers never brought in Jacques Jones? What if A Baseball Obsession wrote a blog about what ifs in Motown?
An obnoxious Redskins fan? Surely you jest. But yes, The Female Point of View did manage to ruffle some New England feathers, so much so she lost a friend of 20 years. Next stop, joining these Sunday drunks. (NSFW: Language)
Was the Josh Hamilton Cincinnati exodus good for the Reds? You bet, BigTen's Fantasy Baseball Blog says, since it landed Edinson Volquez and led to the call-up of Jay "Bruce" Bruce.
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Like Paul Rudd? Like Paul Rudd to be your screensaver? This is the perfect link for you. (NSFW: Language)