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clipper
02-22-00, 08:29 AM
The Royals moved Jeremy Giambi to Oakland (where he joins his brother Jason)for Brett Laxton, a decent pitching prospect.

Laxton had been one of the names floated in the Ramiro Mendoza to Oakland rumors a couple of weeks ago.

I think this is a good move for both teams, especially KC. They have a wealth of OF/DH types, and need more young pitching. Combine Laxton with Jose Rosado, Blake Stein, Jeff Suppan, and Jay Witasick and you've got at least a credible rotation.

That combined with the bats they've got (OF Carlos Beltran, 2B Carlos Febles, OF Johnny Damon, OF Dee Brown, 3B Joe Randa, 1B Mike Sweeney, OF Jermaine Dye, & C Sal Fasano) presents a decent ballclub. They won't catch Cleveland, but they may finish .500, and should be fun to watch.

Oakland can afford to lose Laxton, and gets another good bat.

MAFIA
02-29-00, 07:49 AM
K.C. has some very good young players and arm's and are starting to build w/young talent which they have been doing. THEY signed free agents and lost in the long run in the early to mid 90's, maybe now they can win 85 games, and maybe there fans can show up once in a while to support them.

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UpstateYankee
02-29-00, 11:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MAFIA:
K.C. has some very good young players and arm's and are starting to build w/young talent which they have been doing. THEY signed free agents and lost in the long run in the early to mid 90's, maybe now they can win 85 games, and maybe there fans can show up once in a while to support them.

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Bluesexy's daddy
03-02-00, 09:42 PM
Smart move for KC. That kid has a good arm.

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