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Postby Ron Santo » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:54 pm

I can see Burnett going to Toronto. They will have the extra cash to spend. Halladay/Burnett/Chacin/Bush would make a pretty solid rotation.
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Postby dyuen87 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:56 pm

mweir145 wrote:
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mweir145 wrote:Burnett may likely end up on the Jays..


LOL. Yeah, the Jays are getting the #1 FA Pitcher... OK ;-D

Good one Weir :-b

Well they do have 30 million to spend next year on anything they want, and Burnett is friends with Arnsberg (the pitching coach on the Jays who previously was a Marlins pitching coach).

His signing wouldn't surprise me in the least, I mean he almost got traded here in July, before Ricciardi decided he would rather go after him in the winter..


why didnt they go after pavano? too much money? :-?
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:57 pm

Ron Santo wrote:I can see Burnett going to Toronto. They will have the extra cash to spend. Halladay/Burnett/Chacin/Bush would make a pretty solid rotation.

Yeah, it would, and we can add in Towers, Lilly, McGowan, Rosario, Jackson or Purcey to that list.

The rotation is looking good next year, especially if we sign Burnett. ;-D
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Postby George_Foreman » Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:11 pm

dyuen87 wrote:why didnt they go after pavano? too much money? :-?


well, that and he's not as good as burnett. :-b

plus i think they're getting over some contracts this year wich means they have more cash.( :-?? )
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:27 pm

dyuen87 wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
Atrophying Testicles wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Burnett may likely end up on the Jays..


LOL. Yeah, the Jays are getting the #1 FA Pitcher... OK ;-D

Good one Weir :-b

Well they do have 30 million to spend next year on anything they want, and Burnett is friends with Arnsberg (the pitching coach on the Jays who previously was a Marlins pitching coach).

His signing wouldn't surprise me in the least, I mean he almost got traded here in July, before Ricciardi decided he would rather go after him in the winter..


why didnt they go after pavano? too much money? :-?

Ted Rogers didn't give them 30 million more to spend on the payroll until February, and by that time Delgado was already gone. :-/

And for that matter, anyone else. The Jays did go after Matt Clement last winter, but the Red Sox spent more on him.
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:28 pm

George_Foreman wrote:
dyuen87 wrote:why didnt they go after pavano? too much money? :-?


well, that and he's not as good as burnett. :-b

plus i think they're getting over some contracts this year wich means they have more cash.( :-?? )

Not that I know of, other than letting go of Delgado last year.

I think Ted Rogers (owner) is finally making a profit on this team, so he decided to give something back.
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Postby with_pleasure » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:21 pm

Atrophying Testicles wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Burnett may likely end up on the Jays..


LOL. Yeah, the Jays are getting the #1 FA Pitcher... OK ;-D

Good one Weir :-b


Sir, you are a jerk.
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Postby brandnew » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:57 pm

George_Foreman wrote:i was just amazed to see that hampton was STILL making tons of money off that contract he signed like 20 years ago with Colorado. people were just crazy back then. :-)

also, it would be some sort of poetic justice if the braves ended up paying him to pitch somewhere else (as part of a trade), given that it has thus far mostly been other teams (primarily Colorado) that have been paying him to pitch in ATL. :-D


The money was averaged out in an account to 8 Million each year. They put in 8 Mil. the first however many years, and are using that money for the extra now. Nothing's added to the payroll.
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:05 pm

mweir145 wrote:
dyuen87 wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
Atrophying Testicles wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Burnett may likely end up on the Jays..


LOL. Yeah, the Jays are getting the #1 FA Pitcher... OK ;-D

Good one Weir :-b

Well they do have 30 million to spend next year on anything they want, and Burnett is friends with Arnsberg (the pitching coach on the Jays who previously was a Marlins pitching coach).

His signing wouldn't surprise me in the least, I mean he almost got traded here in July, before Ricciardi decided he would rather go after him in the winter..


why didnt they go after pavano? too much money? :-?

Ted Rogers didn't give them 30 million more to spend on the payroll until February, and by that time Delgado was already gone. :-/

And for that matter, anyone else. The Jays did go after Matt Clement last winter, but the Red Sox spent more on him.


Which is what makes me think that a team like the Yankees will overbid the Jays for AJ Burnett. The odds are 2 to 1 that the Yanks sign him, IMO. He's said that he wants to test the FA market, which more or less means that he wants to get paid all day.
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Postby Red Stripe » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:11 pm

AJ Burnett will be the biggest FA pitcher on the market this offseason, of course they Yankees will get him. Steinbrenner will soil himself at the idea of getting the best FA pitcher on the market like he does almost every year.
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