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Postby mikhayl » Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:58 pm

5-years and $47 million. Seems like an awful lot to me for a relief pitcher.

I guess this puts them out of the Burnett sweepstakes.

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Postby Music2004Man » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:02 pm

I don't think it puts them out of the running for Burnett. They supposedly can increase payroll by about 25-30 mil this offseason.
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Postby RocketsDWM » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:06 pm

Already a thread on this. As mentioned in the other thread, the Jays have increased their payroll and still have the financial capability to go after Burnett as well. As for Ryan, they had to overpay him. Thats how the market is these days. Where would u rather go: NYY or Toronto if the money was the same. If Toronto wants to woo free agents, they have to overpay. 47 million for a guy with a career I believe of 42 saves is incredible. Im tired of hearing how much potential he has, he is still unproven and not worth this type of money. Why not go after the proven closer in Wagner or even Jones (the cheap alternative).
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:07 pm

I thought Batista did a fine job as a closer and they should pursuit a power hitter at 1B(why did let Delgado go in the first place?) or a SP(Burnett)
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Postby dyuen87 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:09 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:I thought Batista did a fine job as a closer and they should pursuit a power hitter at 1B(why did let Delgado go in the first place?) or a SP(Burnett)


mweir might disagree with you on batista :-b .
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Postby RocketsDWM » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:09 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:I thought Batista did a fine job as a closer and they should pursuit a power hitter at 1B(why did let Delgado go in the first place?) or a SP(Burnett)


Mweir would say differently. :-b
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Postby dyuen87 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:11 pm

rockets is slow. :-D

but why would you put 5 years into a closer that has done it for ONE year and never in a pennant race. makes absolutely no sense to me. but hey at least it isnt the yankees that are driving up the prices this year. ;-D
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Postby mikhayl » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:11 pm

Realistically, what does this do for Toronto? Batista wasn't the answer, but with only 8 blown saves last season (only 3 more than BJ) and injury free, I wouldn't think they'd charge this hard for a closer.

A solid top of the rotation starter is a much more pressing need.

Edit: Apologies for the repost-I don't know how I didn't see that. Please merge/delete.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:19 pm

Batista only had 3 more blown save last year. I am not saying he's a great closer but he's very much serviceable and there are better places to spend money than on a closer w/o much of a track record.

Now if they had got Wagner instead I wouldn't be complaining as much now.

But track record is the key, Don't talk potential with me. Ryan is 30
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Postby Yoda » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:26 pm

8-o Billy must've been doing flips when he saw this...
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