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Leon on the Trade

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per ESPN New York:

"They told me there are no guarantees in this business, and they told me the phone could possibly ring and there could be a possibility," he said. "I didn't expect it, but I knew it was a possibility ... It was a great opportunity for me to get a chance in scenery. This is a brand new start for me. I'm just excited about getting out there and contributing to the team."

 

Leon always struck me as a very classy guy. It is too bad things didn't work out better in New York. In retrospect, this probably was coming once the two sides failed to reach an agreement before last season. It is probably best for both parties to have a fresh start. Best of luck to him.