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Deal could be win-win for both Red Sox, D-Backs

Boston and Arizona both filled major holes in the deal involving Shea Hillenbrand and Byung-Hyun Kim.

Originally Published: May 29, 2003
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It isn't true that Bill Clinton was still president when the Red Sox and Diamondbacks started talking about trading Shea Hillenbrand for Byung-Hyun Kim -- but it seems like it.

In case you lost track, these teams have been discussing this deal for almost seven months. So it was more than just a rumor. It was practically baseball's version of a stock option. It just took until Thursday for both teams to feel comfortable enough to exercise their options.

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