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Postby Deuce » Mon May 09, 2005 2:00 pm

This is the guy who chose to sign Eric Chavez and Barry Zito instead of Miguel Tejada, Jason Giambi (before Balco flop), Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder. !+)

Sometimes you should dance with the lady who brought you.
He has saved the team money and guaranteed the players extra time to heal in the off-season. Don't look for Oakland in the playoffs for the next couple of years. :-t :~(
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Postby IVIisfits138 » Mon May 09, 2005 2:34 pm

Yeah why would anyone sign a homegrown 3b talent that has an excellent glove and puts up consistent numbers because they may slump every now and then during their contract?! And going back 3 years ago you would have signed Zito also.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Mon May 09, 2005 2:35 pm

In fantasy: Tejada > Chavez
In real life: Chavez > Tejada

And he didn't choose to resign Zito instead of Mulder or Hudson. It was just that he could get a LOT more for Mulder and Hudson than he could for Zito. Also, since the A's are a small market team, it would have been almost impossible to give Hudson or Mulder the kind of money they could get on the open market.
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Postby Rirruto » Mon May 09, 2005 2:36 pm

Please tell me how you'd like to keep all those players on a $50 million payroll.
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Postby OREO fan » Mon May 09, 2005 2:38 pm

i would have signed zito - but i don't have a legion of worshipers who praise every move i make

wasn't one of the big examples of the success of beane's drafting strategy supposed to be taking zito over ben sheets?? who would you rather have now?

i will give him some cradit for getting haren for mudler but trading hudson a year before his contract expired for meyer? wouldnt that be a nice bargaining chip for a contender this midseason

ps that offense is terrible
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Postby AT » Mon May 09, 2005 2:41 pm

beltrans_boy wrote:In fantasy: Tejada > Chavez
In real life: Chavez > Tejada


You are out of your friggin mind.
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Postby Rirruto » Mon May 09, 2005 2:44 pm

Atrophying Testicles wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:In fantasy: Tejada > Chavez
In real life: Chavez > Tejada


You are out of your friggin mind.


I concur.
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Postby RugbyD » Mon May 09, 2005 2:44 pm

keep in mind, they are not trying to win anything this year, and only maybe next year.
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Postby OREO fan » Mon May 09, 2005 2:45 pm

beltrans_boy wrote:In fantasy: Tejada > Chavez
In real life: Chavez > Tejada


tejada has been the MVP once already - he led the league in RBI last year and his on his way to being among the leaders this year - he is at least in the top 5 fielding shortstops (a much tougher position to fill with a quality player than 3rd) - is this entire statement based on OBP? i mean come on - giambi has about a .400 OBP right now - is he really helping the Yanks?
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Postby Conner » Mon May 09, 2005 2:47 pm

beltrans_boy wrote:Also, since the A's are a small market team...


I still don't agree with this.

If the Bay Area is a small market, then there's only 2 or 3 big market teams in baseball.
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