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Stephen Cannella
July 17, 2000
Astros Leftfielder Moises Alou said last week that he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if Houston arranged a deal to his liking, but he also made a case for why he should not be moved. "It's going to be a big mistake if they trade me," said Alou, who's making $5.25 million this season. "Guys like me, who can drive in runs, are going for $10 million to $12 million. I'm fairly cheap for what I bring to the table."...
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July 17, 2000

The Hot Corner

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Astros Leftfielder Moises Alou said last week that he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if Houston arranged a deal to his liking, but he also made a case for why he should not be moved. "It's going to be a big mistake if they trade me," said Alou, who's making $5.25 million this season. "Guys like me, who can drive in runs, are going for $10 million to $12 million. I'm fairly cheap for what I bring to the table."...

One sign that the Indians' offense isn't getting the respect it once did: Through Sunday, Cleveland had drawn nine intentional walks, fewest in the majors. Last season they received 41, the American League's second-highest total....

Several Mariners were angered by the team's sudden—and unexplained-firing of Safeco Field's head groundskeeper, Steve Peeler. "It was rough out there, but it's a new field, and you expect those things," said Seattle rightfielder Jay Buhner, referring to portions of the outfield grass that have been replaced by sod patches. "It wasn't Steve's fault." Added shortstop Alex Rodriguez, "I am deeply disappointed in this decision, as are a lot of my teammates. Safeco's infield is the best infield I ever played on."...

Mets manager Bobby Valentine says the fact that New York second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo was the National League's backup All-Star shortstop speaks volumes about the league's depth at short. "It tells you what teams are made of at that position," says Valentine. "No one deserves to win a Gold Glove right now."

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