How annoying would that be, to have our deal taken not only by the Red Sox but the team that just walked on our heads?
To be an unbiased type for a moment, though, the trade makes sense. The Marlins get two starters in Arroyo and Mays and rid of Lowell's salary; the Red Sox get the lefty reliever they need with Embree gone, plus Burnett and Lowell's contract; and the Twins get a steady third baseman and prospects, which works for them.
Everything about that rumor makes sense for every team involved, and really makes you think. Our deal with Florida didn't make a lot of sense from Florida's end, because they were really getting a lot of mediocre junk plus a prospect in return for Burnett and Lowell's contract, and the three-way deal with Pittsburgh was pretty goofy as well. I mean come on. Daryle Ward?
To be honest, I don't know why Florida would take our bullheaded deal over this one. If this is true, chances are we've lost out here. Say hello to Jeff Weaver or Brett Tomko or Jason Johnson or Tom Glavine or whatever. This could be what it comes to. I can't help but feel really disappointed if it does.
According to ESPN's Rumor Mill (Insider req.), the Dodgers, Angels and Padres may now be showing interest.