Re: Did I hear this right ???
- From: "Bob-Nob" <bobnob15@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 23:51:08 GMT
Fred Burton venit, vidit, et dixit:
"Bob-Nob" <bobnob15@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote...
OceanView venit, vidit, et dixit:
"John Poutre" <mehatespam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Boras is saying at least $32 mil per for ARod?
Well, it's what he would be paid next year if he does not opt
I think there's exactly ONE team that can or would pay that
much, and only if they make the playoffs.
I think there are several teams that can -- the Mets, the Red
Sox, the Yankees, the Twins, to name a few -- and I think there
are several that might -- the Red Sox, the Yankees, to name a
I wouldn't put the Twins in that group.
If I remember correctly, the owner of the Twins has a LOT more
money than most other owners. I'm not saying that the Twins
WOULD, but the Twins CAN. I would be surprised if they made
that particular investment, but I think there's nothing preventing
them from making it.
Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers. Maybe 1 or 2 others,
but I wouldn't be so sure. Also with that list, I see a common
thread... big market teams that likely all have large local TV
Sure. But there are "small market" teams like the Phillies
and White Sox who actually reside in big markets but are
risk-averse. If they'd take the risk, they might find that
they could bring in more fans and earn themselves a better
tv contract. Then again, they might not. It's a risk.
I'll say it again, unless Manny has a spectacular 2nd half,
I'd seriously consider trading him, rather than Coco, and I'd
stick Coco in LF and Ellsbury in CF, and at the same time look
for a new big stick LF for the future.
I have no problem with trading Ramirez (and one can check google
to see verification of that), but I would not trade him after this
year unless he had a very good second half. I strondly suspect
that this year (so far) is a down year for him -- I wouldn't want
to trade him for 50 cents on the dollar.
The time to trade him was this past offseason, coming off a good
year. Coming off a mediocre year, you're selling low. A resurgent
Crisp may be more tradeable (in terms of getting more back for how
much he's actually worth -- Ramirez is worth more and would return
more in trade, but he might be undervalued for now).
SP: Beckett, Matsuzaka, Wakefield, Buchholz, Lester
I'm not sure about Buchholz only because it feels a little soon
to be looking for Buchholz to fill a rotation start coming out
of spring training, but who knows?
And I wouldn't be exactly shocked to see Tavarez in the rotation
next year, at least coming out of ST.
Nor would I.
While I hate the idea of having such an expensive player
on the roster, his immense RH bat would look good in
this lineup, particularly since Manny seems to be declining.
I think Ramirez is better than he's looked. His April was
godawful. Since then, his May was typical and his June was
a typical sort of "down month" for him. I expect his numbers
to continue to go up, even though I expect his overall numbers
to be down for the year. It can be tough to overcome as lousy
a start as Ramirez had.
Something else to consider... Is Arod going to be wanting
to move back to SS, if he opts out of his current contract?
Given that Lugo's already signed to a long deal, that would
make picking up Arod even more expensive.
Well, if there were any way of trading Lugo, playing Rodriguez
at short, and finding a halfway decent first/third baseman
(whichever Youkilis doesn't play), I'd be fine with that.
Lugo is pretty untradeable for right now, so I didn't bother
even suggesting it, but I'm on the same page as far as preferring
Rodriguez to Lugo at short.
I'd have no problem with keeping Lowell at 3b for reasonable
money and a reasonable contract length. The guy is a solid, classy
pro and when you look at all the 3B-men floating around now,
short of picking up Arod, there are few others who could match
what Lowell brings. And one thing that we know, he likes being
here and seems completely able to handle the pressure. And I
think that this is something that shouldn't be overlooked, given
I don't place a lot of emphasis on experience or anything like that,
but I'm with you as far as thinking that if Lowell were affordable,
I'd keep him. I don't anticipate his price staying within a range
that I'd consider acceptable, however. I think he'll be a better
deal than Gary Matthews, but I don't think that's saying much.
Catch you later.
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Amherst College, Math & Classics | rise again, and woe to the wicked!
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