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11-14-2012, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by topched View Post
Not sure if I'm understanding your post right, but here's what I make of it:

Discount everything AA did in order to get this trade done, because he basically hit the jackpot and the only way this got done is because Loria lost his mind.

Don't pay any attention to the man behind the mirror, aka the other 29 GM's who would have also loved to be a part of this Marlins firesale but clearly none of them made offers, because as mentioned earlier, AA was the only one with the correct lottery numbers.

If AA had acquired an All-star shortstop, a front of the rotation ace and horse innings eating veteran in separate deals would you have given him more credit?

Thats like saying you don't respect a guy because he made 100 millions dollars in one large business, but respect a different guy because he turned the same profit in 3 smaller businesses.

Cafardo has mentioned that Boston tried to put an offer in, but Toronto blew them out of the water. What people miss is that while we won't lose any sleep about the guys we lost, any other team would have (because Anthopoulos built the best farm before pulling the trigger).

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