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Monday, January 15, 2018

Marcell Ozuna reveals the once place he didn’t want to be traded to.

Marcell Ozuna, the new St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, met the local fans for the first time Sunday at the team’s annual Winter Warm-Up event and relayed a story that will surely endear him to Cardinals fans for years to come.

And it might earn him some boos the next time he’s in Oakland.

As you might recall, Ozuna’s trade from the Miami Marlins to St. Louis was held in a bit of limbo during the Winter Meetings before it finally became official on both sides. Ozuna — who hit .312 with 37 homers and 124 RBIs last season — was just happy he landed in St. Louis and not the first place to which he thought he was getting traded to.

spanx for the memories Posted: January 15, 2018 at 08:34 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: miami marlins, oakland athletics, st louis cardinals

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   1. Drexl Spivey Posted: January 15, 2018 at 11:40 PM (#5607061)
The autoplay video at the bottom of this article is great. It's George Brett opening up a baseball card pack from 1985 and talking about the players.

Apparently George Brett was almost traded for Tony Perez in 1974. I did not know that.
   2. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: January 16, 2018 at 12:06 AM (#5607066)
Telling them where you don't want to go is how you end up in the pawn shop unit.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: January 16, 2018 at 12:31 AM (#5607069)
relayed a story that will surely endear him to Cardinals fans for years to come.

Not so sure. The story is "I didn't want to go to Oakland." If the story was "I really wanted to come to St Louis" or "I didn't want to go to the Cubs" or maybe even "I didn't want to go to the Royals" I could see some endearment. But "anyplace but Oakland" doesn't strike me as endear-worthy to the fans of anyplace.
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: January 16, 2018 at 12:37 AM (#5607071)
to be fair, there is no there there
(visited Oakland 6-8 times, and was not talked out of the Gertrude Stein quote)
   5. Endless Trash Posted: January 16, 2018 at 01:39 AM (#5607077)
Telling them where you don't want to go is how you end up in the pawn shop unit.


Still makes no sense to me that he fell for that.
   6. Cooper Teenoh Posted: January 16, 2018 at 02:09 AM (#5607078)
That's cute. Marcell Ozuna thinks the Cardinals are still a playoff team.
   7. I Am Not a Number Posted: January 16, 2018 at 07:33 AM (#5607088)
Still makes no sense to me that he fell for that.

Concur. Lester's too smart for that.
   8. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: January 16, 2018 at 08:54 AM (#5607108)
That title looks like those things you see at the bottom of the article. Marcell Ozuna lists 5 teams he didn't want to be traded to, #3 will shock you!
   9. McCoy Posted: January 16, 2018 at 08:58 AM (#5607110)
And then it happens again after the story is told! Didn’t Lester tell mcnulty the story and then mcnulty goes and says anywhere but boats?
   10. Traderdave Posted: January 16, 2018 at 09:32 AM (#5607135)
to be fair, there is no there there
(visited Oakland 6-8 times, and was not talked out of the Gertrude Stein quote)


Out of curiosity, when? I ask because Oaklnd is a booming & vibrant place lately. In many respects it's the new San Francisco, ie it's become what SF used to be, while SF has become increasing homogenized and corporate.
   11. Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: January 16, 2018 at 11:28 AM (#5607212)
What does Ozuna have against Jon Gruden? Besides the hair, I mean...
   12. shoewizard Posted: January 16, 2018 at 01:00 PM (#5607320)
That's cute. Marcell Ozuna thinks the Cardinals are still a playoff team.


With him in the fold they very well could be. ZIPS seems to think they are going to be a very solid team.

   13. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: January 16, 2018 at 02:54 PM (#5607469)
And then it happens again after the story is told! Didn’t Lester tell mcnulty the story and then mcnulty goes and says anywhere but boats?

No, Landsman came to McNulty back in the first episode and told him if he didn't watch himself he'd end up walking a beat in the Western, and that's when he said he didn't want to ride the boat. Lester told McNulty his story at the end of the fourth episode, retrospectively revealing the significance of the first conversation.
   14. Hysterical & Useless Posted: January 16, 2018 at 04:09 PM (#5607559)
I have to see if I can't talk my wife into watching The Wire again. We both loved it, but she's sometimes reluctant to re-watch downbeat stuff.

Then again, she was really stoked about going to see Fargo last month. Ah, women, who really understands how they think?
   15. sardonic Posted: January 16, 2018 at 10:58 PM (#5607784)
I actually just started a rewatch last week -- already most of the way through season 2. It really holds up, and watching it for the second time helped me pick up on a lot of the subplots that were a bit lost on me the first time around, like ***SPOILERS***


Carver being Burrell's snitch in the detail in season 1, or Cheese being the East side (as in closer to the docks) drug dealer who burns Ziggy's car in season 2.
   16. Howie Menckel Posted: January 16, 2018 at 11:25 PM (#5607796)
per Post 10 and Oakland, that is a very fair question.
mostly 1990s.

Indianapolis, for one, has grown a lot in that same span.
I mean, it's still pretty boring and every cabbie still sends you to St. Elmo's for steak, but it has improved.
has a real Marriott now, even.
   17. Batman Posted: January 17, 2018 at 12:12 AM (#5607804)
That title looks like those things you see at the bottom of the article. Marcell Ozuna lists 5 teams he didn't want to be traded to, #3 will shock you!
Stay out of Oakland with ONE WEIRD TRICK
   18. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: January 17, 2018 at 12:29 AM (#5607811)
Stay out of Oakland with ONE WEIRD TRICK

Get to your second arb year?
   19. QLE Posted: January 17, 2018 at 04:44 AM (#5607824)
Get to your second arb year?


Sing the praises of Dayton Moore to Billy Beane's face?

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