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    Jan 2004
    Hauppauge, New York

    National Trade

    Nationals to trade for Rockies OF Wilson
    Posted: July 8, 2005

    The Rockies have agreed to trade outfielder Preston Wilson to the Nationals for righthanded pitcher Zach Day and Class AAA outfielder J.J. Davis, but the teams are at a stalemate over how much the Nationals will pay on what remains of Wilson's $12.5 million salary, the Sporting News has learned.

    Before the deal can be completed, the two clubs must agree on financial terms. Also, Wilson must OK the deal because the Nationals are one of five teams to which he can reject a trade. The commissioner's office also must approve any cash transaction between the teams of more than $1 million.

    The Cubs, thought to be the frontrunner for Wilson, could re-enter the picture if the Nationals and Rockies can't work out the particulars. The Rangers also have been talking with the Rockies about Wilson.

    Day has been on the disabled list since June 1 because of a broken right wrist, but he is expected to return shortly. The Rockies believe his sinkerball style is well-suited for Coors Field.

    The Cubs called up Class AA outfielders Adam Greenberg and Matt Murton Thursday after they sent Corey Patterson and Jason Dubois to Class AAA Iowa.

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    Preston Wilson is horrible. Check out his away stats this year: .224/.280/.411/.691. Horrendous. Maybe he's better than Marlon Byrd but not by much.

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    Zach Day is an interesting pitcher. He has real potential. I don't know about how he will do in the Rockies though. That place has killed every pitcher who ever played there.

    Wilson will struggle big time for teh Nats, if this deal goes through. That park is not an easy place to slug HR's in.


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