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    Sunday, August 01, 2004

    No More Nomar

    Nomar Traded for two non-impact players
    Nomar was dealt on Saturday to the Cubs in a deal that will be talked about and most likely ridiculed for years to come. The fact of the mater is that Nomar was not going to be resigned by the Red Sox, but to trade him for a sack of crap like Orlando Cabrera (he actually isn't a sack of crap normally unless you compare his last 8 years in MLB to Nomar's... Oh wait you can't) and Doug Manischewitz {sic}.
    What exactly happened?
    The Red Sox received shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Expos and first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the Twins in the deal, with the Cubs sending shortstop Alex Gonzalez and minor leaguers Francis Beltran, a right-hander, and Brendan Harris, an infielder, to Montreal. Minnesota gets minor-league left-hander Justin Jones from the Cubs. In addition to Garciaparra, the Cubs also received minor-league outfielder Matt Murton and cash considerations from the Red Sox.
    You lost me there.
    They can take the shirt off my back but they can't take away the memories." Nomar Garciaparra.

    Larry Stone of the Seattle Times does a decent job of critiquing the deal.
    The "Moneyball" boy geniuses, Paul DePodesta (Harvard `95) and Theo Epstein (Yale `95) are supposed to be just a little bit smarter than everyone else.

    They'd better be, because to a slacker like me, they came out looking pretty dumb on Saturday. Cum laude, shmaude.

    Dude Where's My Shortstop?

    The Boston Blogger is not a fan of this trade. The glass is half full tells us anything is better than nothing, and a defensive first baseman (if had for the first half of the year) will give us a fewer errors, but the errors are already errored. Kevin Millar has lost 3 or 4 games for us by playing first base chances are that he was not going to lose 3 or 4 more games for us, but we will never know now that Doug Manischewitz takes over the 1 bag. The good news is that Manischewitz is a gold glove at fist and god only knows we need a gold glove at first. God Speed Manischewitz God Speed.
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