Friday, October 08, 2010

Damned If You Do, Farked If You Don't

Boswell's chat yesterday dropped this nugget:

According to my sources, Rizzo wanted to trade Dunn and had a deal worked out for Edwin Jackson, who ended up with the White Sox. So, yes, the runmors at the time were correct. However, Kasten and the Lerners didn't want to do the deal and killed it. Partly bad PR. In Kasten's case, he really believed, and still does, that it's cazy not to resign Dunn.

On one hand...

What the feck does Rizzo see in Edwin Jackson? Dunn doesn't have a ton of trade value, but trading him for Jackson would've been crazy and pointless.


The team's ownership stopped him for PR reasons? Really?


Too bad this isn't like multiplication where two negatives become a positive. This is more like one of those giant mid-ocean superwaves that combine and multiply into something larger and more destructive.


  • It was likely to be Jackson and prospects and given that Rizzo never wanted to resign him anyway now we are looking at "a Prospect" that trade off looks better to me at least.

    You are exactly right about the Lerner meddling in Rizzo's work. Nothing has changed since day one when Stan went in to Lerner's office to tell them he was firing Jimbo ASAP....we know what kind of wave of #%#%$ that produced.

    Oh by the way we did not Boz to drop the "knowledge".....many folks figured that out month or two ago. Rizzo clearly does not value HR and Bad Defense...never did....Jimbo signed Dunn.

    By Blogger JayB, at 10/10/2010 7:11 AM  

  • What a wonderful idea. I am not totally sure if that is true, but who knows. Would you be kind enough to write another post, but from the opposing vantage point.

    By Anonymous nike shox shoes, at 10/10/2010 10:22 PM  

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