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by consigliere » Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:43 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:21 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:23 pm
Consigliere wrote:Triv is all over the radio tonight talking about how the Indians are in serious discussions and trying to get Manny. Now, Triv is a blowhard and takes out of his you know what a lot.....but he is in tight with the Tribe on a lot of things.Plus, going after Manny is not far-fetched at all, especially considering how close the Indians came to getting Sheffield.That said....The money question is, "what do the Red Sox want?" I read an article in the Boston Herald or Globe a few days ago when they basically stated Manny will be traded. But, they said the Red Sox will not eat any money and won't have to since there will be demand for Manny. I don't foresee this being a problem for the Indians, as 2 years at $17M or so per won't kill them longterm.But, what may be a problem is what the Red Sox expect in return. The article I read said the Red Sox hope to address a few holes on their team for 2007.....doesn't sound a like a prospects deal to me. They want bullpen help, which we can't offer....and also want a SS....which means we'd likely have to part with Peralta to get Manny.Manny is intriguing, and would be a much needed shot in the arm to the org with this fanbase so focused on signing or obtaining a marque player....but I fear what we'll have to give up.
by dpdad » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:02 pm
by consigliere » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:52 am
by consigliere » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:35 am
by pup » Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:42 am
by British_Pharaoh » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:53 am
Consigliere wrote:Actually, I was thinking of a Westbrook, Betancourt and a prospect for Manny. THe prospect possibly being a Garko or Carmona, or maybe even Blake (The Red Sox supposedly called on him last year). I'd hedge on Garko being included....but would certainly consider a Westbrook, Carmona and Betancourt/Blake deal.
Pup wrote:So it is OK to pay Manny $17 mil, but Soriano for $18 is ludicrous? Why not up the ante for Carlos Lee and not have to give up 3 pretty good ball players?
by pup » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:16 am
but the $17m for Manny would be over 2 yesr not 8
by British_Pharaoh » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:22 am
Pup wrote:but the $17m for Manny would be over 2 yesr not 8Yes, I know. No difference to me. The way baseball is going, you might be HAPPY in 4 years to have a Soraino wrapped up for "only" $18,000,000. In 6, you may begin to worry. It could go either way.Here is the break down of the board so far:1. Can't trade for Sheff. Why give up players and cash, when you can sign roughly the same player (Alou) without losing any players?2. Can't sign Soriano, he will cost too much money3. Go ahead and trade for Manny, and give him the same amount of $$$$ as Soriano would make.The only thing left, after we don't pull the trigger and Manny goes to the White Sox, is "Well, Manny did not want to come here because it is cold and the taxes are high."And Danny...please go to your profile and check the "Always allow BBC code" to yes. It should enable your quotes to show up correctly.
by pup » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:24 am
it is on yes
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