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Indians DID bid on Matsuzaka

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:50 am

the PD today said its believed they did place on bid on the Japanese pitcher

is this one of the surprises Shapiro mentioned in the PC?? a winning bid for Matsuzaka?


very doubtful

but still fingers crossed
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Unread postby ACrank » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:56 am

if true - good for them....

with all the teams dropping out (the Mariners dropped out which surprised me) its worth putting a bid in just to see what happens....

i think he ends up with the Yankees, but i'm reading that the Cubbies are playing in this too
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Unread postby consigliere » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:34 pm

If they were to obtain this guy......I'm wondering if they envision him in the rotation or as a closer (the money prob makes him a starter). Of which, Lee or Byrd (or both) become trade bait.

I think the chances are slim and none we get this guy.
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Unread postby swerb » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:57 pm

What kind of $$$ is this guy supposed to command? The PD column today didn't mention any numbers, just that tit was believed that the Indians made a bid.
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Unread postby consigliere » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:11 pm

Like $20M just to have the rights to negotiate with him....then something like 4-5 years at $8-12M per to sign him.

Ain't happenin.
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Unread postby ACrank » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:03 pm

$20 million - i've heard closer to $30...

it probably isn't happening, but look at it this way - the Mariners, probably the one team who could come close to getting him away from th Yankees, didn't bid...
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Unread postby pup » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:22 pm

Buster Olney is reporting that Boston had the highest bid, between 38 and 45 million.
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