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by consigliere » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:59 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:25 am
by consigliere » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:15 am
by pup » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:32 am
by The Score » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:18 pm
We are right about where I said we would be. No Soriano , no Alou, No Nomar, no Jamie Walker. Not in the Lee bidding, missed the 3rd baseman from Japan, going to miss on the left-hander from Japan. Someone plese explain this to me.....where is this organization headed?
by ACrank » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:19 pm
by pup » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:30 pm
what is the difference between a 7/8th inning pitcher and a set up guy
2) 8 years/136 million for Soriano? not sure how that would have helped the Indians any (assuming Soriano would have signed for that much w/ Cleveland)
3) the Indians supposedly offered Alou a 2 year contract at more money than the Mets - Alou signed with the Mets - can Cleveland ever expect to sign a "legit" free agent again?
4) at some point the Indians are going to have to sign someone to an unfriendly contract, but boy the options were hardly earth shattering so far...
by consigliere » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:20 pm
by pup » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:38 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:50 pm
Pup wrote:I still don't understand. Shapiro said there was ~ $20 million to add to the payroll.We saved $$$ by acquiring Barfield, saving about $4 mil pegged for 2nd base.Now we should be looking at about $24 million in additions to last years team.Take away a couple million for increases in 2006's payroll.What are we spending the leftover money on? I sure hope Shapiro has a trick or two up his sleeve.
by consigliere » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:53 pm
by The Score » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:56 pm
by pup » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:16 pm
yeah but Shapiro isnt stupid enough to spend it all just cos he has the funds
he'll get exactly what we need and save some cash for a mid-season move to get us ahead in the division
he's clever like that
Our problem is that there is no one out there to throw this money around to AND that we have 3-4 holes to fill. Which means, we can't get into the Soriano or whoever derby because doing so leaves virtually nothing left to address important needs (like the bullpen). Right now, the major hole on this team is the bullpen. The lineup is good whether we sign someone of significance or not.
by ACrank » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:38 pm
by pup » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:24 am
and its that easy - just to get the players? LOL - sorry but you have an over simplistic view of things
by consigliere » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:57 am
The signing is something of a coup for the Mets, as the bidding was spirited for Alou, a career .301 hitter with a lifetime .516 slugging percentage. The Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians are believed to have made two-year offers for more money.
by consigliere » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:14 pm
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