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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #645 on: December 16, 2004, 05:17 PM »
And Moyer is decent, he's not a #1 guy though and their park isn't one where someone is going to hit a lot of homers either.  I think they are much improved though

Not sold on Eddie, wasn't when he was here either.  He'd walk a guy 50% of the time he was in there

And agreed on the Dodgers not signing Beltre, aren't they in the top 10 for payroll/earnings?  

Heard the Twins are actually asking Jacque Jones and Luis Rivas to take pay cuts to try and get under their payroll budgets.  Damn you Scrooge, damn you



2 billion isn't enough is it Carl?  Gotta make more?  Don't you realize people might actually come and watch the team if you put out high caliber players?  Instead of letting them go (although I wouldn't have signed Koskie for what he got)
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #646 on: December 16, 2004, 06:15 PM »
ESPN said the deal between Beltre isn't official yet, but it's close.  The Mariners have a couple of big bats now, but their pitching is still very suspect.  They're the new Texas Rangers I guess.

The Dodgers are really hurting now that this has also happened:

Hudson to the Braves:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1947892

Don't really like the deal for the A's, but if Meyer pans out it could be a good move because, let's face it, they weren't going to pay Hudson. 
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #647 on: December 16, 2004, 06:39 PM »
Whoa, in my opinion, Hudson is the best of the big 3 there over Zito and Mulder.  Nice catch for the Braves.  NL East champs again I foresee.
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #648 on: December 16, 2004, 08:01 PM »
Excellent news about Beltre. Hope it ain't too blue a Christmas for the folks down south. (Yes Sweater, Boy, that means you.  :-*)

Letting AJ go was pretty much a given, moreso, I think, because of the money than his reputation. He won $3.5 mil in arbitration last year, they weren't prepared to lose a $5 mil case, and they weren't willing to sign him for what he wanted considering his so-so defense. Matheny and Torrealba give the Giants an excellent defensive tandem... albeit just a so-so offense.  :-X Win some, lose some.

Not being able to land Finley when they were so close was huge. He's a slicker outfielder than anyone SF has now, and he has more pop than any other Giant not named Bonds.

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #650 on: December 16, 2004, 10:44 PM »
Yanks about to get Big Unit!

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1947995

Pavano, Brown, Mussina, Randy Johnson on the mound.

Jeter, A Rod, Sheffield, Beltran, Matsui at the plate.

World Series Champions '05

(Barring injury and steroid withdrawals)
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #651 on: December 16, 2004, 11:37 PM »
I really don't think they are going to get Beltran but I have to agree they are the favorites.  But again, with a 1 billion dollar payroll, they should be ::) ;)

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #652 on: December 17, 2004, 12:03 AM »
I don't see them making a play at Beltran unless they move Brown.

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #653 on: December 17, 2004, 04:15 AM »
Excellent news about Beltre. Hope it ain't too blue a Christmas for the folks down south. (Yes Sweater, Boy, that means you.  :-*)

 >:(

Yeah, losing Beltre sucks, though it was far from unexpected.  Sounds like Green's next to go, and maybe with Penny along with him.  This ****'s going from bad to worse.  Wouldn't be surprised to see the Dodgers dump Bradley too.

So that leaves us with who, exactly?  Just Jeff Kent?  Excellent.  First place is definitely going to be ours, barring any unforseen motorcycle accidents...

God, DePodesto SUCKS.

Big Unit to the Yanks (and Pedro away from the Sox, and Schilling laid up for a while) makes that race a no-brainer now.  Of course, that's what a lot of people said last year too.  But as we've seen, Top Dogs like the Yanks and Lakers are definitely susceptible to screwing the ol' pooch come crunch time...   ;)

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #654 on: December 17, 2004, 11:34 AM »
Well those trades are all well and good but I've really been impressed with the Cubs.  They have not added a damn thing yet except Blanco as a backup catcher.  Yippe :(

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #655 on: December 17, 2004, 04:58 PM »
Well those trades are all well and good but I've really been impressed with the Cubs.  They have not added a damn thing yet except Blanco as a backup catcher.  Yippe :(

Newest rumor has the Cubs talking to the O's about Sosa.

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #656 on: December 18, 2004, 08:51 PM »
Mark Mulder has been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for 3 no-names.

WTF is Oakland doing??!
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #657 on: December 18, 2004, 09:01 PM »


The guy was signed through 2006!!  That's it, I'm turning in my A's gear.  I'm out.

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #658 on: December 18, 2004, 09:14 PM »
I just don't get it.  What's their plan here?  What, sign Beltran?
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #659 on: December 21, 2004, 03:36 PM »
I just don't get it.  What's their plan here?  What, sign Beltran?

The Cubs you mean?  Or some other team?   As far as the Cubs go supposedly if they trade Sosa to another team they will offer Beltran a contract.  But they still have to pay Sosa's contract.  So, I don't know why it makes a difference if they trade him or not.  They still have to pay it regardless.