I see where Cincinnati now has Buddy Bell, and a couple of guys named Russell and Walker--hardly cogs in the Big Red Machine--went to the Rangers in exchange.
Our delightful Dodger general manager, one Alexander Sebastian Campanis, told us that Texas just wanted too much for this great third baseman we needed so badly.
Way to go, Al. You outwitted yourself and we saps who pay the freight yet another time. Those bargain-basement castoffs you keep coming up with are every bit as good, and your shrewd eye for talent will have us back in the Fall Classic. It's in the bag.