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Indians just miss out on Catalanotto

Unread postby consigliere » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:49 am

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/sports/baseball/16074456.htm

A number of teams were courting Catalanotto, who said he believed he would end up in Cleveland. But Catalanotto requested that his agent call the other suitors one last time, and he and the Rangers were able to strike a deal. "It [Texas] was more attractive because I've been here before," Catalanotto said. "I knew the situation.... Money being equal, I'd rather be here."


http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/nwsltr/ ... a3b53.html

The Rangers reaction? Within three days of Thomas' decision to go to Toronto, they had horned in on Cleveland's talks with Frank Catalanotto and had a three-year, $13 million deal in place.


This one came out of nowhere. Didn't realize the Indians were interested.

Ho hum. Yet another FA that turns us down. Alou and Catalanotto.....and the Sheffield deal being nixed because of the Padres. Shapiro and Co just can't close these deals. Very concerning.
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Unread postby pup » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:00 pm

I am sure we squabbled over a couple incentives and this gave Texas time to get involved.

BTW, thank god. If this guy was Shapiro's big mystery deal, we are in trouble.
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:44 pm

Possibly.

But, clearly, Cat used the Indians as a whore to drive his price up and get one of his other choices to match.
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