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Evan Grant, timelining the trades

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Interesting piece in the DMN for tomorrow on the timeline and chronology of the two deals Jon Daniels made this weekend...

Evan Grant walks thru what happened from the 3 1/2 hour organizational meeting where the decision was made to go with R.A. Dickey as the #5 starter, thru the negotiations on the Dellucci trade.

An interesting bit of background on the decision to cut ties with Dominguez:

On top of that, the situation with Dominguez had deteriorated. He missed a team meeting on rules Wednesday morning, and the feeling inside the clubhouse was that Dominguez couldn't remain a part of the organization. He'd broken the last vestige of trust among field staff and teammates.

Daniels' options were to claim a waived player, give the job to a pitcher the players wanted gone or go find a trading partner as teams were breaking camp.

Which adds an interesting dynamic to the decision to trade Dominguez...