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Haren may soon sign 4-year deal with A's

Postby ramble2 » Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:49 pm

Haren is close to signing a 4-year deal worth $13 million with the A's, with an option for 2010. The article I'm linking too is primarily about Ricky Henderson possibly signing a one-day contract with the A's so that he can retire as an A, but at the bottom they mention Haren's contract.

This would be a great deal for the A's, and as far as fantasy implications should give Haren a slight bump. It's one less thing for Haren to be worrying about, and he should (hopefully) continue pitching well for the A's. Move Haren up slightly on your 2006 draft boards.
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:51 pm

One day contracts ;-D
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Postby stevethumb » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:17 pm

not to hijack this thread (i have been a fan of haren's for a coupla years) but how does this one day contract affect ricky's date of entrance into the hall of fame...is it 5 yrs from now or when he originally retired ?j
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Postby RynMan » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:19 pm

Wow, a 4 year deal for Haren. Not sure what I think of this. :-? I guess I'm not used to the A's keeping players on the team for that long!! :-b

What are your thoughts ramble?
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Postby Iconoclastic » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:50 pm

HiddenIdentity wrote:One day contracts ;-D


I wish the Athletics would sign me to a one day contract so I can retire as an A.
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Postby warrick95 » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:02 pm

$3+ mil a year...hmm...and he wasn't going to be FA eligible for a while...do they really think he'll do that much better than arbitration would hurt them?
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Postby RynMan » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:36 pm

warrick95 wrote:$3+ mil a year...hmm...and he wasn't going to be FA eligible for a while...do they really think he'll do that much better than arbitration would hurt them?


:-o

I have to give A's management benefit of the doubt I guess...
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Postby George_Foreman » Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:27 am

yeah, that's what i was wondering, too. don't they at least have a two or three more years of him? if so, this deal doesn't really give them that much longer.... but i guess the 1-year option could make it worth it. ;-D
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Postby ramble2 » Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:21 am

RynMan wrote:Wow, a 4 year deal for Haren. Not sure what I think of this. :-? I guess I'm not used to the A's keeping players on the team for that long!! :-b

What are your thoughts ramble?


I'm not sure. I like Haren and I think he's a good pitcher. Seems like we are overpaying a bit in the front-end of the contract, but by the end of the deal hopefully it will be a bargain. I imagine Haren's pretty happy to get all that money up front too. It does help the A's with long-term planning, as they have a better estimate of what their pitching will cost.

I suspect both Haren and the A's would be happy with the deal. Thinking long-term, I like it. If it keeps us from making a move at the deadline next year, then I'm less happy about it.
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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:41 am

Oakland gives guys long term deals? ;-D
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