Wednesday, December 23, 2009

WTF?

I don't know if he was joking, but Mark Feinsand earlier tweeted that the Cubs were willing to take Kei Igawa as part of a Zambrano deal. The Yankees didn't even change Kei Igawa's name and they were willing to take him. How did this not happen? I mean, hell, even if the trade talks fall apart, why not just gift them Igawa anyway for trying?

5 comments:

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Feinsand has confirmed to me, via Twitter, that the Cubs were in actuality willing to take Kei Igawa. My mind is genuinely blown right now. I don't even know what to think or believe in anymore.

hunter said...

How... Why... WHAT THE HECK?! A chance to unload one of the biggest mistakes cashman has ever made and they didn't even try?!

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Yeah, I suppose the fact that the talks got as far as including Zambrano and Igawa in the exchange is something, but geez, I'd still have just sent him as a 'heard you were looking for mediocre pitching' present.

Bob said...

I guess the talks went like this.

Jim Hendry - "I'll trade to Carlos Zambrano for Melky and prospects. His contract is huge, so I'd be willing to eat $7.9 million of it."

Ca$hman - "What about instead of the cash, you just take Kei Igawa and we call it even."

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Then, Hendry was like, "Ok, but only because you're such a nice young man." To which BC responded, "and I get to slap your mother." At that point the talks broke down. BC overreached. Plainly and simply.