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July 10th, 2008 by Ray

Looks like we won’t be dealing with the Cubs. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get Matt Murton.

Earlier today, Buster Olney reported the Athletics are looking to move Murton and Huston Street, maybe to the Rays, or maybe even to OUR San Diego Padres.

The Murton news makes perfect sense. When Kevin Towers falls in love, he falls hard. It comes as no surprise that he’s still after his little redhead. And now it seems like Murton has fallen into the best possible scenario for us to grab him. Last year alone, we turned over Jack Cust to Oakland.  They then returned the favor by trading Milton Bradley to us. Maybe that Billy Beane is just a sweetheart and grabbed Murton with us in mind.

The Street news is more confusing. If there’s one skill Towers has shown an aptitude for, it’s finding relievers. Think back to how Towers acquired Bell and Meredith on the cheap. Something tells me it’ll take more than a Ben Johnson to get Street.

21 days left.

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7 Responses to “Busted”

  1. Preston Gomez says:

    Is it wrong that I’m kinda turned on by the very thought of Murton and Street in Padres unis?

    Whatever. If that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right.

  2. Who could Beane want? Don’t say prospect don’t say prospect don’t say prospect.

  3. Ray Lankford says:

    Headley’s no longer a prospect.

  4. I suppose what I meant was who would Beane want of the players we can afford to trade for Murton.

  5. I’ve always thought Street was a decent pitcher. However I have this thing about NL teams acquiring AL pitchers. Something about it seems weird to me somehow.

    I stopped by because the Braves are in town to take on the Daddies and I did one of my “Shop Chop’s” in honor of the series.

    I hope you enjoy

  6. PS. I gave y’all a little shout out so my Braves readers can come by. I’m not responsible for any trash talking that comes your way but I hope you get some traffic.

  7. Thanks JB, we appreciate it.

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