Re: Texas 12, Angels 6
- From: bismo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 13:30:10 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 7, 12:12 am, "Ken" <i...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
"Dave Bismo" <bi...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Sun, 6 Apr 2008 11:15:11 -0500, "Ken" <i...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
"Gnork" <gn...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Featuring 7 shutout innings by Kason Gabbard who frustrated the Angel
hitters with his off speed stuff. He was aided by David Murphy who had
a walk, a single and a double.
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IIRC, I was the only one here in the group against that trade for this
reason. It's fun to be right sometimes. And at least Gagne didn't
another title last year, despite his best efforts.
Amen to the last part, and the trade was an utter and complete flop
for Boston (except that we won in spite of Gagne, and maybe by some
miracle the draft pick we get will turn into a star).
But while you may be right--and I hope you are--about Gabbard and/or
Murphy, it's a bit early to take a victory lap. Neither player's
minor league numbers show much star quality, and Gabbard has also been
fairly injury-prone in the past. He's got to show he can stay healthy
and keep pitching well, and Murphy has to show that he's a legitimate
regular. Both of these things could very easily happen, but just as
easily never materialize. Time will tell.
Murphy and Gabbard could never play another game in the majors, and it would
still have been a bad trade.
Not necessarily. What if those two don't play another game, and
prospect Engel Beltre doesn't make it either--but the guy Boston
drafts with the Gagne pick becomes a star? Then, in the long run,
Boston will have gotten the only worthwhile player in the trade
(albeit nearly a year later), and will have somehow managed to win the
World Series in spite of Gagne. That would be a win for Boston, no?
Of course, the probability of all this happening is not very high.
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