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Postby RynMan » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:21 pm

Half Massed wrote:His value spikes if he leaves SD. I don't know why the article listed Oakland as a possibility, if he was a righty he'd be the perfect fit, but I don't see management paying a lot for a piece that isn't exactly what they're looking for.


You're right HM. Giles won't be in Oakland....makes you wonder how much thought the writers ACTUALLY put into these things before they write them. He has a very good OBP, so he MUST be a good fit for Oakland. :-D
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Postby baseball6791 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:14 am

I could also see the Giants looking at him if they don't bring Winn back. He could play Center between Barry and Alou and could flourish with the short right field porch.
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Postby sdfan » Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:27 am

When considering where he'll head, it may be important to consider where he listed in his no trade clause. While money can obviously change things, I know for one the Yankees were on his no trade clause on his last contract.
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Postby BritSox » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:32 am

sdfan wrote:When considering where he'll head, it may be important to consider where he listed in his no trade clause. While money can obviously change things, I know for one the Yankees were on his no trade clause on his last contract.


I believe he had a no-trade to everywhere except the NL West and Atlanta.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:53 pm

rotoworld wrote:Agent Joe Bick said the Mariners have expressed interest in free agent Brian Giles.

"Certainly, the Mariners are among those we would be serious with," Bick said. "He wants to play where someone is interested in winning. He'd like to be in the playoffs. With a few pieces, there's no reason why they couldn't." Well, perhaps with a few very good pieces. The Mariners are joining the Cardinals and Indians in pursuing Giles. The Padres have pulled their three-year, $21 million offer off the table for now, although they remain interested in re-signing him.


If the Padres did pull their offer that is good news for the Cards. Could also mean that the Pads are getting ready to offer Hoffman what he wants.
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Postby Music2004Man » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:04 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
rotoworld wrote:Agent Joe Bick said the Mariners have expressed interest in free agent Brian Giles.

"Certainly, the Mariners are among those we would be serious with," Bick said. "He wants to play where someone is interested in winning. He'd like to be in the playoffs. With a few pieces, there's no reason why they couldn't." Well, perhaps with a few very good pieces. The Mariners are joining the Cardinals and Indians in pursuing Giles. The Padres have pulled their three-year, $21 million offer off the table for now, although they remain interested in re-signing him.


If the Padres did pull their offer that is good news for the Cards. Could also mean that the Pads are getting ready to offer Hoffman what he wants.


Having him in Cleveland would be really interesting too. It's definitely a playoff team if that's what they are looking for and he would be a great leader for the young guys.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:07 pm

Music2004Man wrote:Having him in Cleveland would be really interesting too. It's definitely a playoff team if that's what they are looking for and he would be a great leader for the young guys.
It would be very interesting but I don't think Cleveland has that much $$$ to spread around and most of it should be spent on pitching.
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Postby Music2004Man » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:04 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Music2004Man wrote:Having him in Cleveland would be really interesting too. It's definitely a playoff team if that's what they are looking for and he would be a great leader for the young guys.
It would be very interesting but I don't think Cleveland has that much $$$ to spread around and most of it should be spent on pitching.


I had heard that they are interested in resigning Millwood and if that's the case then I totally agree that they probably won't have the money to spend on Giles.
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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:41 pm

3/$21... :-?

Not terrible, I guess. I thought he'd get more per year. I agree with the opinion on here that it would be better from an ownership perspective to see him in a two-year deal with an option.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:18 pm

rotoworld wrote:Brian Giles, who turned down $21 million over three years from the Padres last month, passed on an improved offer which would have paid him $25.5 million for three years.
Giles could make at least $10 million per year for three years as a free agent and might prefer to play to in a park more suited for big offensive numbers. The Cardinals are expected to show a lot of interest. The Padres will probably look at Jacque Jones once they've given up on re-signing Giles

Maybe I'm wrong but I can't see the Cards going over 3 years and $30 million. I'm not even sure how comfortable I am with that. :-o
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