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...