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This is just weird. Mike and the Mad Dog just said that the Mets shopped Milledge everywhere - the Os, the Twins, and others... and nobody even bit.

Just weird...

My source told me that Milledge kills puppies. Don't we have enough of that with Tejada and Mora on the team. ;)

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This is just weird. Mike and the Mad Dog just said that the Mets shopped Milledge everywhere - the Os, the Twins, and others... and nobody even bit.

Just weird...

This seems like a clear case where fans like us perceive a certain player's value to be at one level, but folks inside the industry put it on a whole different level.

There's no immediately obvious explanation, but that certainly seems to be what's happening here. Milledge seems to us like a great fit for a rebuilding club like the O's, yet MacPhail has no interest.

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This seems like a clear case where fans like us perceive a certain player's value to be at one level, but folks inside the industry put it on a whole different level.

There's no immediately obvious explanation, but that certainly seems to be what's happening here. Milledge seems to us like a great fit for a rebuilding club like the O's, yet MacPhail has no interest.

No kidding. I'd love to pick the brains of Manaya and MacPhail right now.

But it does go to show you that we don't really have a great grasp here for the true value of players, particularly prospects.

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Knowing that the A's (and possibly Twins) passed up on Milledge makes me feel a lot better. I highly doubt the Mets would make another Kazmir-esque mistake.

Yeah we are in pretty good company. I trust AM and I think that he has some good reasons for not making that trade. Especially, if the Twins were involved, considering they traded for Delmon Young but not Milledge. There is more to this story.

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Knowing that the A's (and possibly Twins) passed up on Milledge makes me feel a lot better. I highly doubt the Mets would make another Kazmir-esque mistake.

Sorry, not me. Billy Beane makes mistakes too. I am upset because with the state this franchise is in, we need to take gambles on greatness. IMO it isn't even much of a gamble considering we likely shed Ramon's contract in such a trade.

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I'm not syaing this is the case with Milledge, but sometimes there are issues of work ethic and/or attitude that don't show up with numbers, etc.

:SuN034:

Careful!! Careful! Don't start innuendo-like rumors about a ballplayer unless you have facts and truths to back it up!!! ;)

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MacPhail must have some serious doubts about Milledge's makeup. That's the only reason I can see passing on him.

Am I missing something ?

Or are we confident that the Orioles were offered Milledge for Ramon ?

Maybe Church was a much bigger piece of the deal than we think. Two of the three starting OF's listed on the depth chart (Beltran, Green, Alou) are a little long in the tooth.

The Mets want to win it all now. So, Church is a great 4th OF who can step in fulltime for Alou or Green.

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From an Orioles Angle, I will repost what I posted in the MLB thread...

I just heard an interview with Omar on WFAN out of NY. It is a done deal.

One interesting thing that was said in the interview (I am paraphrasing here)was that he (Omar) went to both Baltimore and Oakland first to see if they had any intrest in Milledge. Both said no. :confused: He said they needed a catcher badly.

This is soooooo frustrating :mad:

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Who would it of taken besides Ramon?

Ramon > Schneider but Church is a solid player. Perhaps we just couldnt come up with that 2nd part.

I'm pissed. Milledge and Markakis would of given us 2 perhaps amazing outfielders for a long time

I would have been willing to give them several options:

Payton and $$$

Dave Hernandez

Maybe even Liz if the organization believe he will end up in the bullpen

Bob McCroy

These all would have been interesting options for the Mets and I would have loved to get a player with the talent level of Milledge.

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After last season, Ramon Hernandez' value is likely as low as it's ever going to be. If he gets his sh!t together this year and has a good first half, he's going to be a lot more valuable than he is now, and the team will have a better feel for Weiters' readiness.

I'm just not feeling that much pain from this (non)move by the Orioles.

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