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SBD/December 10, 2012/Franchises
MLB Franchise Notes: Red Sox' Lucchino Touts New Way Of Doing Business
Published December 10, 2012
ROYAL TREATMENT: FOXSPORTS.com's Ken Rosenthal writes under the header, "Royals Made Right Move With Trade." Rosenthal writes of the Royals trading four prospects, including OF Wil Myers, to the Rays for Ps James Shields and Wade Davis, "People will crush the Royals. People always crush the Royals, and they mostly deserve it after nine straight losing seasons, the last 6-1/2 under general manager Dayton Moore. ... But not this time." Rosenthal: "I’m sick of low-revenue teams that are scared to make a move, fixated on their place in the Baseball America organization rankings, content in their mediocrity" (FOXSPORTS.com, 12/10).
SEEING RED: In Cincinnati, Tom Groeschen noted the Reds are "unveiling an alternate jersey" for next season, which will "have 'Los Rojos' emblazoned on the front, in white scripted letters." The Reds will wear the jersey "at selected games." Reds Senior VP/Business Operations Karen Forgus said, "We found there's an appetite with our fans that they love things with Los Rojos on it, because it's fun. We're not changing our main uniform. This is an alternate" (CINCINNATI.com, 12/8).