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High noon ... still quiet

Posted by Gordon Edes, Globe Staff  July 31, 2007 11:46 AM

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I just spoke with Jermaine Dye's agent, Robert Bry. He said he has not had any contact with anyone in the last 72 hours about whether Dye would waive his no-trade clause to come to Boston.

The Sox are one of four teams to which Dye cannot be traded without his permission. Bry said he talked with Dye last week about certain parameters that would have to be met for Dye to accept a trade. He said one of those parameters did not include assurances that Dye would play four or five times a week, because there is no way such a contingency could be enforced.

"We have total trust in Tito and Theo,'' he said, "but there's no way you can have assurances that they would follow through.''

Bry was not willing to discuss what parameters would make the deal more palatable, although money often seems to work as a way to buy out a player's no trade clause.

"Maybe they think Jermaine will make a quick decision and this will be an easy piece of the puzzle,'' Bry said of Dye waiving the no-trade, "but it may not be that easy."

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