>> I suggest Lou Gorman stop eating Soylent Green, if that's the case. If
>>Sandy Alderson would even *consider* trading Rickey for only Greenwell, he
>>outta be shot. Matter of fact, I think we'll be hearing something about a
>>disgruntled youth with flaming locks and an Uzzi going on a shooting spree
>>at the Oakland front office if this happens.
>Not really. The deal was supposedly Greenwell, Burks, Gardiner, and
>Cooper. At least that's what the local talking heads claim.
I'd trade Greenwell, Cooper, and Gardiner for Henderson (Greenwell has Phil
"Toilet Seat" Plantier behind him), Cooper (way to Boston is blocked by Boggs)
and Gardiner (this one is a tougher deal, because the kid is tough, but I think
the Sox could replace him with minor prospects Dave Owen, Scott Taylor, and/or
Paul Quantrill). But Burks? Not unless the A's cough up a good replacement CF
player (I'd willingly take back Dave Henderson, at least until the prospects in
the minors develop more experience (Wayne Housie? JJ Johnson? Bob Zupic?))
I would say Greenwell, a two time All Star with good hitting percentage that
should be helped by the A's large park, Cooper (an excellent prospect, most
certainly better than anyone the A's have there now), and Gardiner, a good
young pitcher, should be good enough for Henderson, who is 4 years older than
Greenwell. Hell, if you want, we can throw in Matt Young for those souvenirs
the next paragrah suggests.
>> Hell, we'll give the A's Jeff Kent (2B prospect stuck behind Alomar in
>>Toronto with excellent MLEs) to replace Mikey, Ed Sprague to replace the
>>Stone Glacier at 3B, Derek Bell to take Rickey's place in LF and Jim Acker
>>so that Huckabay gets to take home a souvenir on a regular basis. :-) All
>Hey, Acker in the OAC? Sorta like the irresistable force against the
>immovable object, but with a scruffy beard.
[souvenir listing deleted]
>> Henderson is EXACTLY what any team needs: an ideal leadoff man with some
>>bonus extras. If the A's are gonna give him up, it better be a 'rebuild in
>>one move' type of trade.
>I thought it sorta was, actually. Alderson, however, is certainly too
>stupid to do anything except trade Henderson for two guys that are
>older. For a guy who knows as much about OBP as Alderson, he sure is
>And, sad as it seems, the A's have no clue whatsoever that they even
>need to rebuild. They're still making stopgap moves, trying to figure
>out why a whole bunch of 32-35 year old players suddenly produced a
>little less, and all at one time. Must be bad luck.
So trade Henderson while you can! (No way in hell should anyone want Mark
McGwire in trade, and Canseco isn't even in his prime yet! (That is, at ages
28-32)) Nobody else seem as marketable, and you certainly can get young players
in exchange with the Sox, who have a surplus of outfielders. Hmm, could you,
perchance, use Carlos Quintana to replace McGwire? I always considered Q's
defense underrated (can anyone give me stats for this?), and he hits a lot
better than McGwire (no, we don't need McGwire, not when we got the Hit Dog
Mo Vaughn at 1st)
>* Gary Huckabay * "Yes, I have a drinking problem. That second liter *
>* "Not often mistaken * is a real hassle for me sometimes." - R. J. Scott. *
>* for Meryl Streep or * "There's no feeling quite like hitting a ball over *
>* James Earl Jones." * the fence for a home run." - D. Kuiper. *