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by swerb » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:44 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:07 am
Goozer wrote:CC would be insane for jumping all over an $80m offer. That's more than a 50% discount to Zito's total dollars. CC is younger. Throws harder. And has a better health history than Zito. I don't want to hear arguments about the 2008 FA market being a buyer's market either. 28 YO, Cy-Young caliber lefties don't hit the market often and when they do you never see the word "discount" in the press release.
It's going to take Hafner+Westbrooks total package plus about 40% to get it done. Personally, I'd be shocked if he's not back in the Bay area come 2009. If you don't believe me, google his new pad in Cali.
by Goozer » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:13 am
by Goozer » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:15 am
by Goozer » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:20 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:30 pm
Goozer wrote:And Phist, you're assuming that all of the 4-6 pitchers you reference indeed hit the market. Name your bet. I say that not all players will hit the market. Free Agent markets ALWAYS look better the farther you are removed from said market. Alot will happen between now and then to tighten the supply side up. I just don't think CC at $80m will be one of them.
by JoelHammond » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:36 pm
by leadpipe » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:55 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:54 pm
Lead Pipe wrote:The baseball economy is stupid, in more ways than one.Both CC and Santana will sign record breakers.
by swerb » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:10 pm
by Dozen » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:18 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:11 pm
Swerb wrote:I'll tell you guys what, in hindsight, the refusal of this team to pay megabucks over 5 years to guys like Millwood and Clement now looks genius in hindsight.I've been one of the guys screaming cheap about the Dolans over the years, and wanted both of those guys signed. The restraint not to ... helps make a deal like this one with Haf possible.
by jb » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:15 pm
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