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Bavasi traded Shin-Soo Choo/Astrubal Cabrera because...

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"We were on strict orders when I got there that we were not going to tolerate any five-year plans," said Bavasi, now a special assistant with the Cincinnati Reds. "They felt that five-year plans usually turn into seven- or eight-year plans, and it’s true. That made sense — just keep getting better — but that also brought with it different pressures." ---------------------------- "We just didn’t have a chance for him to play at that time," Bavasi said. "We looked at his tools and makeup and thought he would be a pretty good player. But every number he’s put up is a little bit better than what we anticipated."

Stop Saying Omar Minaya Only Goes After Latino Players

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Stop Saying Omar Minaya Only Goes After Latino Players

Bump in the Road?

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Despite heavily-ingrained Angels folklore to the contrary, losing shortstop Gary DiSarcina in August of 1995 did not sink the '95 Angels. Although 1995 was the single above-average season in...

MLB Trade Rumors: Will The Seattle Mariners Trade Erik Bedard?

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The Seattle Mariners' entered the 2008 with the sheen of a play-off contender.  After acquiring an ace in Erik Bedard to head the rotation, many national pundits expected Bedard to lead the M's...

Tuesday's Plastic Cup Overfloweth

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No post-game links since there was no game yesterday, but we've got plenty to make up for it. Tiger Woods is really good.  Even if you aren't much of a golf fan, Joe Posnanski's post-Open essay is...

MLB Trade Rumors: Who Will The New York Yankees Target?

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The foot injury that will keep Yankees' ace Chien-Ming Wang from any further play-off chase assistance will force the team into the trade market. With the team already being mentioned in possible...

Mariners Fire Bill Bavasi

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Good for them, and this should help, although the Mariners probably really need to replace people higher up than Bavasi. Still, though, Bavasi deserved to be fired. His player personnel decisions...

Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi told a Seattle newspaper that he wasn't disappointed in Beda...

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Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi told a Seattle newspaper that he wasn't disappointed in Bedard yet but ... "He cannot seem to get his feet on the ground in Seattle. He cannot get his arms around it yet. You see a brilliant outing, and then you see an awful outing. Right now, I wish his wheels didn't come off so easily."

Bill Ordine in Today's Sun
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