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01-27-2004, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Corey
Ribeiro will be 24 in a few days. Doesn't the fact that Bergeron's doing it at age 18 enter into your equation? What will he be like at 20?
Sure, age is a factor. But there's also the fact that it's not terribly uncommon for 18 year olds to come into the league and enjoy their best season, then fade away into mediocrity or in the minor leagues. Not saying that'll happen with Bergeron, but the possibility is there.

Ribeiro's shown enough to me not to want to deal him--especially to a division rival. Likewise, I'm sure the B's brass feels the same.

I'd rather the team show patience with younger players, rather than make lateral 'potential for potential' trades.

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