Posts Tagged ‘Trade’

Jason Kidd Goes on Strike

December 6, 2007

Jason Kidd was “on strike” last night, several team sources claimed. He essentially called in sick, perhaps seeking to force a trade from the Nets or gain a contract extension. Coach Lawrence Frank said Kidd phoned him complaining of a migraine yesterday at about 2 p.m. Kidd never showed for the Nets‘ 100-93 defeat against the Knicks, also short-handed, at the Meadowlands last night.

Cabrera & Willis To Detroit

December 5, 2007

The Tigers and Marlins completed their blockbuster trade Wednesday, an eight-player swap that sent All-Stars Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from Florida to Detroit.

The Marlins received a package of six players, including two highly rated prospects: left-hander Andrew Miller and outfielder Cameron Maybin. The teams reached a preliminary agreement Tuesday, with the deal subject to players passing physicals.

The Tigers also sent catcher Mike Rabelo and right-handers Burke Badenhop, Eulogio De La Cruz and Dallas Trahern to Florida.

Florida didn’t even approach the Tigers until Tuesday morning. The Marlins told the Tigers they could have both stars for those six players, then Detroit called back later in the day and agreed.

Detroit had not been considered a contender for Cabrera or Willis, who both can become free agents after the 2009 season.

Red Sox Up Offer In Santana Trade Talks

December 3, 2007

With the Minnesota Twins insisting on center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in any trade for pitcher Johan Santana, the Red Sox have altered their offer and have told the Twins they are willing to include the outfielder.But sources say the Red Sox have also told the Twins they will not trade left-handed pitcher Jon Lester and Ellsbury together in the package they are offering.Link

Johan Santana Trade Talks Heat Up, Yankees Prep Roster

December 1, 2007

With the Yankees’ upgraded offer for Twins left-hander Johan Santana now on the table Saturday morning, Yankees’ officials are confident that they will sign Santana if a deal is worked out. And the club’s internal plan, if center fielder Melky Cabrera is included in the trade, is to switch veteran Johnny Damon from left field back to center field.

The Twins continue to discuss possible deals from other teams, including the Dodgers and Mariners, and they are scheduled to speak with the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. Boston’s offer on the table is for pitcher Jon Lester, center fielder Coco Crisp and minor league infielder Jed Lowrie, and a fourth player — a minor league pitcher — is to be determined. The Twins want the Red Sox to add either center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury or pitcher Clay Buchholz to the deal, and there are indications that if they do, that offer is what Minnesota will prefer

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Riley Traded Walker…Because He’s FAT?

October 25, 2007

Can’t help but feel bad for Antoine…first homeboy gets robbed in his own crib, now it get’s put out that he was traded due to his pudginess.  What makes things worse is that he got traded to the barren NBA waste-land that Minnesota has become.  From the Miami Herald

“..Riley’s dissatisfaction with the 6-9 Walker’s weight and body-fat percentage led to a four-game suspension last season, and more problems in training camp…”

Ricky Davis to Miami for Walker

October 24, 2007

Miami has acquired Ricky Davis and Mark Blount from Minnesota for Antoine Walker, Wayne Simien, Michael Doleac, a first-round pick and cash.

ESPN has the full details