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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #225 on: November 10, 2006, 09:13 PM »
they picked up Gary Sheffield's option

Didn't last long...

Tigers deal three pitchers to Yankees for Sheffield

As a fan of a team that has to play the Tigers 19 times during the season, I can't say I'm too thrilled to see them getting better already in the off-season...  >:(
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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #226 on: November 10, 2006, 10:20 PM »
My favorite Yankee is gone.

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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #227 on: November 19, 2006, 03:21 PM »
Oh boy Cubs fans, you got yourself Soriano for $17 million a year over 8 seasons.

You just need to get Prior or Wood or some other stud healthy behind Carlos Zambrano and I think you got something here....

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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #228 on: November 19, 2006, 11:03 PM »
Oh boy Cubs fans, you got yourself Soriano for $17 million a year over 8 seasons.

You just need to get Prior or Wood or some other stud healthy behind Carlos Zambrano and I think you got something here....


The Twins flirted twice with dealing for Soriano and now they didn't sign him...he's probably in the top 10 in the majors and I'd of loved to have seen him here

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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #229 on: November 21, 2006, 04:52 PM »


How could a team have both the Cy Young and the MVP on their team and choke like they did in the playoffs.  I tell you what, the Detroit, Minnesota rivalry next year will be a fun one to watch.  The winner should be the favorite to win the World Series

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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #230 on: November 21, 2006, 04:55 PM »
Is Liriano going to be healthy for the start of the season?  I think he had Tommy John surgery, I heard that with that surgery players can come back in time for spring training, but it really takes a year or two before they regain their old form and velocity.

The Twins are good without Liriano.  But with him, well, that's Schilling/Johnson-esque from the '01 'Backs.
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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #231 on: November 21, 2006, 11:12 PM »
Is Liriano going to be healthy for the start of the season? 

Yeah, he'll be back in early/late spring, but he won't really be the same pitcher (full strength) until later in the year.

Very cool for Morneau and cool to see Johan and Mauer getting votes too.   8) 

It really could have gone to Jeter as well, that wouldn't have bothered me as he pretty much kep the Yankees alive in the early spring.  Just glad to see a position player get it and see those DHers in the middle of the pack.   :P
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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #232 on: November 28, 2006, 07:40 PM »
Having already added Soriano, the Cubs have offered Jason Schmidt $15 million/year for 3 years.

Look out NL Central!
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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #233 on: December 7, 2006, 01:41 PM »
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AnL9KTeTJ2shIJ5ZCAOrmkIRvLYF?slug=ap-royals-meche&prov=ap&type=lgns

So the Royals got Meche.  I'm pleased he'll be joining the team, as I think the has a lot of talent and potential.  Not sure if he's worth $11M per year though...

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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #234 on: December 7, 2006, 01:51 PM »
Having already added Soriano, the Cubs have offered Jason Schmidt $15 million/year for 3 years.

Look out NL Central!

......But Jason signed with LA Dodgers(officially) today. Oh well more fodder to hate Dodgers with. The giants had seen an overall 3-4 MPH drop in velocity over the last couple seasons, coupled with increased losing percentage..it was time to let him go-I guess :-\. I'm sure though, as with many pro athletes who appear to be fading, he'll not-so miraculously rejuvenate his career elsewhere. The Giants have a lot of faith in their new guys Cain, Sanchez.

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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #235 on: December 7, 2006, 02:02 PM »

 Not sure if he's worth $11M per year though...

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There's a lot of overspending for players this off season - $70 million over 5 years for Drew, $40 million / 4 years for Lilly, etc.  It's not my money, but some of these contracts are nuts.  If Lilly and Meche are getting $10 million plus a year, what's Zito going to get?
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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #236 on: December 7, 2006, 07:04 PM »
If Lilly and Meche are getting $10 million plus a year, what's Zito going to get?

A throne, a septor, a crown, and a pure gold toilet seat.

And the fans will be getting a bigger bill for their tickets.
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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #237 on: December 7, 2006, 10:52 PM »
A throne, a septor, a crown, and a pure gold toilet seat.

Think that gold toilet seat will have a Mets logo on it?


Meanwhile, the Twins are trying hard to close the deal... with Rondell White?   ::)

Give Mauer/Morneau/Santana a break and DO SOMETHING WORTHWHILE already.   It's times like this that free agency frustrates me...
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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #238 on: December 7, 2006, 11:21 PM »
I would agree.  I'll admit though that I don't understand the contract rules in baseball that well.  Why don't the Twinkies try and extend the contracts on those three (and Liriano) while they can?  I think that would be money much better spent in the long run.  I do understand that they may decline an extension, but they may not.
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Re: MLB 2006
« Reply #239 on: December 8, 2006, 05:37 PM »
Pettitte back in Pinstripes?

I wonder what DR has to say about that move...  ;)
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