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08:23 AM ET 10.26 | Back in 2007, the Rangers dealt Mark Teixeira -- along with Ron Mahay -- to the Braves for five prospects, including Elvis Andrus and Neftali Feliz. The memory of that franchise-altering deal came to [Jon Daniels] when he saw the Red Sox complete their blockbuster deal with the Dodgers. ... [Said Daniels:] "I called [Red Sox GM Ben Cherington], from my perspective, and congratulated him. The reason I say that is that when we made the Teixeira deal, it was really a sign, not a sign, but a message internally in our organization and also to the fans that there was a very clear direction for where we wanted to go. Ours was a true rebuild situation -- I'm not sure the Red Sox view it that way -- but it gives you a lot of clarity."

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October 26, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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only difference is Daniels got something back for tex....Cherrington received nothing in terms of players with a future, only salary relief

They recieved some pretty decent prospects, but even if they bomb it was still a deal Boston had to make.

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October 26, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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Please, everyone knows you're a White Sox fan.

Who?

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October 26, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Maybe I'm going to wish I had stayed in Chicago after this storm wipes out the entire East Coast.But, they said the same thing was going to happen last year.

They are really building this storm up. All you hear up here is "a storm of epic proportions", "the perfect storm". Maybe the Mayans were right after all, just couple monthe early.

October 26, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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They recieved some pretty decent prospects, but even if they bomb it was still a deal Boston had to make.

They got one decent pitching prospect, an OF that has failed in several trips to the majors and a bag of baseballs. The deal was a contract dump, pure and simple.

October 26, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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They got one decent pitching prospect, an OF that has failed in several trips to the majors and a bag of baseballs. The deal was a contract dump, pure and simple.

The fact they got anything in return should make Cherrington GM of the year.

October 26, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Prospects are just what it sounds like, taking a shot in the dark on players by draft or by trade and hoping some will make it to the big show, but only about 10 per cent ever do.

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October 26, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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The fact they got anything in return should make Cherrington GM of the year.

I agree with that. They only had to toss in, what, $8MM? I think Carl Crawford will bounce back next year though. If every one is healthy, Crawford, Kemp and Ethier will be the best outfield in baseball. Perhaps the most over paid was well, but they'll be the best I think.

October 26, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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Prospects are just what it sounds like, taking a shot in the dark on players by draft or by trade and hoping some will make it to the big show, but only about 10 per cent ever do.

True, but some prospects have a better chance than others. I had the opportunity to sit next to a Yankee scout on a flight once. The WS ring was the give away. I learned a lot of baseball that day. One thing he told me was there's usually only 4 guys on any minor league team that the organization thinks will make it. One of them won't, and one of the "other" guys will. Keep in mind, that teams don't think every guy they sign will make it. They just need 12 other guys to play baseball with the 4 that they do think will make it.

October 26, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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I agree with that. They only had to toss in, what, $8MM? I think Carl Crawford will bounce back next year though. If every one is healthy, Crawford, Kemp and Ethier will be the best outfield in baseball. Perhaps the most over paid was well, but they'll be the best I think.

I agree, the play of Crawford will be decide the sucess of this trade from LA's side. Watching him in Boston though, I just didn't like the way he seemed to be breaking down. Kemp may be in the same situation.

October 26, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Im OK with a salary dump. It had to happen for the team to start looking forward not looking back saying look what we did you owe me.

October 26, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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I agree, the play of Crawford will be decide the sucess of this trade from LA's side. Watching him in Boston though, I just didn't like the way he seemed to be breaking down. Kemp may be in the same situation.

Crawford was a bad fit in Boston. His speed was wasted in Left. He didn't have a spot to bat in the order and he's always had problems with cold weather. As for the elbow, it happens. Kemp's left shoulder was worse than they thought so he may be slowed down early. We'll see.

 
October 26, 2012  10:02 AM ET

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