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Postby Rirruto » Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:51 pm

Rotoworld wrote:Mariners designated second baseman Bret Boone for assignment.
Jul. 3 - 3:46 pm et
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:51 pm

8-o

Where do you guys think he'll end up?
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Postby Rirruto » Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:53 pm

SEATTLE -- The Mariners designated Bret Boone for assignment Sunday morning, effectively severing ties with the most productive second baseman in franchise history.

The 36-year-old Boone, a three-time All-Star, has struggled this season, batting .231 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs in 74 games.

He entered the final year of his four-year contract with a .268 career average, 245 home runs and 984 RBIs.

He led the American League with 141 RBIs, while hitting 37 homers and batting .331, in 2001, after signing with the Mariners as a free agent during the previous offseason.

Besides designating Boone for assignment, the Mariners promoted second baseman Jose Lopez and outfielder Chris Snelling from Triple-A Tacoma and placed Dave Hansen on the 15-day disabled list because of elbow tendinitis.

The organization has 10 days to trade, release or assign Boone, who has slightly more than half of $9.25 million remaining on his contract, to the Minor Leagues.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:54 pm

Yeah, I just saw this on ESPNEWS and was shocked.

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Mariners designated second baseman Bret Boone for assignment.
Well, it's not like the Mariners aren't done anyway. Boone was 9-for-35 with two homers, five RBI and four walks since rejoining the starting lineup. Considering how poorly the rest of the lineup has performed, he didn't deserve this. A trade could come within the next 10 days, although the Mariners will have to pay a lot of Boone's salary in order to get anything significant for him. If he somehow becomes a free agent, he'll have a bunch of potential destinations to choose from. Jose Lopez will take over as the Mariners' second baseman. Jul. 3
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:16 pm

And another de-roided cheater bites the dust.
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Postby Rirruto » Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:31 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:And another de-roided cheater bites the dust.

I dont see the Mariners play at all and when I did, Boone was on the bench. Is he noticably smaller this year?
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:32 pm

IMO, he got off the juice last year...or at leats greatly reduced taking it.
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Postby eftda » Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:32 pm

Here come the Yankees.
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Postby INKcogKNEEdough » Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:50 pm

what do people think of Jose Lopez?seems like a decent prospect at least.

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Postby WittyC » Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:54 pm

INKcogKNEEdough wrote:what do people think of Jose Lopez?seems like a decent prospect at least.

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He managed to hit a whopping .232 in 207 AB's last year, so I'd be surprised if the 21-year old was ready to perform just yet.

Unless you're in a deep AL-only keeper league, I'd just keep an eye on him for now.
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