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The Red Sox received Graham Godfrey from Oakland today, completing their trade of Sandy Rosario a few weeks ago.
Here's an unofficial phone transcript of the call when John Henry called Bud Selig to inform him of the deal (I'm really good at hacking into corporate telco systems):
JH: Commissioner, we've agreed to acquire Graham Godfrey as the PTNBL from Oakland.
BS: That's great, John. And why are you calling me? I don't make $20 million a year to handle day-to-day transactions.
JH: Well, I thought you'd want our ring sizes.
BS: What's that?
JH: Yeah. I mean, it's Graham Godfrey, so obviously we are championship bound. I thought you might get a better deal on those World Series rings if we could give you everybody's size now, maybe you could order them in bulk. Hang on, I have the list right here. Let me get my reading glasses. Ready? OK, David Ortiz is a...
BS: /hangs up
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In what has already been a busy week for the Boston Red Sox, they completed a minor trade on Friday afternoon by acquiring right-handed Graham Godfrey from the Oakland Athletics to complete a trade for pitcher Sandy Rosario. The Red Sox dealt Rosario to Oakland on November 28 in order to make room on the [...]
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