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Elijah DukesIt’s not offical yet, but word on the street is that that Rays have dealt outfielder Elijah Dukes to the Nationals.

Here’s what the St. Pete Times says:

There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that Dukes has been dealt, including word that Nationals GM Jim Bowden was overheard on his cell phone yesterday at the airport talking to someone named “Elijah.” Both teams have scheduled announcements at 5 p.m.

The Times goes on to say that the trade explains why Dukes hasn’t played since his latest eruption after being ejected from a Dominican League game on Thursday night.

Yes, that’s right. Dukes was ejected from a game in the Dominican League. Why is Dukes playing in the Dominican Republic? To rehabilitate his image. To prove to the world that he’s not a complete maniac. To show that he can play baseball without flipping out and having to slap a bitch.

And he got tossed.

And now he’s going to D.C.

Jim Bowden, you are a maverick. You have assembled the most fruit loops crazy roster in professional sports. If you consider yourself in any way, shape or form a baseball fan, you have to be excited about the 2008 Nationals.

Elijah Dukes. Dmitri Young. Lastings Milledge. All on the same team.

I think I speak for the entire blogosphere when I say, “Amen.”

7 Responses to “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”

  1. Aha! But there’s one writer out there who thinks the Tigers got the best of this deal. For more, check out this post on Fire Joe Morgan:

    http://www.firejoemorgan.com/search?q=jacque jones

  2. There is rejoicing in the streets of Wrigleyville, Halle-effin-lujah! This is absolute addition by subtraction. I wouldn’t expect it to be making way for Murton though. It’s probably more likely that Felix Pie and Sam Fuld will be given opportunities in center and a free agent will be picked up for right. Murton looks like a guy that will hit for average but he lacks the power you would like in a corner outfielder and has average speed at best. His fielding has also left a lot to be desired with a below average arm. Over the last 2 seasons he has not shown that he’s capable of being an every day player. Piniella was justified in not using him any more than he did because he didn’t show much when given the chance.

  3. Nick Kapur says:

    I think the Cubs are clearly the winners in this deal. Jacque Jones is a horrible, horrible player, who is overpaid at any cost and a black hole on your 25 man roster. It was idiotic of the Cubs to sign him in the first place when so many of their cheapest major-league ready players were outfielders.

    The Tigers now inherit the contract of this complete waste of at-bats. But while Infante is probably not an everyday player, he’s a pretty useful spare part to have around when one of your guys goes down for a few weeks with an injury.

  4. As a Red Sox fan, I have to say holy crap! This could be the most fun thing to EVER happen to DC. Thank you baseball GODS! First you give Sox fans 2 WS in 4 years … now this?!?! You love us, you really love us!

  5. If only you got delmon young..

  6. Lastings and Elijah will be fun to watch; both trying to call one another off to catch every fly ball.

    Big D has cleaned up. I wouldn’t expect too much drama from him.

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