"We were certainly necessarily motivated to move Rick. The deal had to feel right for us. The three we got in return for Rick and Kyle Farnsworth made sense for us," he said.
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"It is great for Rick and Kyle to join an organization that is 3 1/2 games up in the pennant race and go there and send Bobby (Cox) out in style."