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You are Mark Shapiro. The phone rings...

This is so absurd but it's much more entertaining than thinking about the Red Sox' victory parade.

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You are Mark Shapiro.  Chris Antonetti has just left for St. Louis, and you're stuck reading his thank-you card over and over...

"Dear Mark,

Thanks for everything.  See you in the series next year.  Oh, and for the good reference you gave me, free Albert Pujols.  Thought that would help you more than free Chris Duncan.

Best,
Chris"

You can't tell if he's serious, but it is so enticing, it has temporarily made you forget your smokin' wife.

Then the phone rings.

"Mark, Omar Minaya.  Look, we're getting ready to sign ARod to a big contract.  12 years, $448 million, plus a diamond-studded bidet in his own private clubhouse.

"Anyway, we've got no room for David Wright, but he's not free.  Send us Sabathia, Laffey, and Beau Mills, and it's a done deal.  You have ten minutes to decide."

You spit your swig of Darioush 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon all over your computer monitor.  You have to decide several things...

  1. Do you make the trade as proposed?
  2. Do you make a counter-offer with different prospects?
  3. If you make the trade as proposed, can you contend for the AL title in 2007?
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