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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 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 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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