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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:14 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:
Bosy Billups wrote:Okay, here is reasoning:

1. He is old
2. He would be a perfect setup man for a contender (i.e. Yankees)
3. Is his stuff really all that good?
4. He has a short contract with the Phillies
5. Rumors are running wild about his trade
6. he is really old


1. He is indeed old for a player.
2. He has a reputation of burning out in AUgust (Torre would blow out his arm).
3. Yes, when he is not out of gas.
4. No he does not.

Tom Gordon p
3 years/$18M (2006-08), plus $4.5M 2009 club option

signed as a free agent 11/05
06:$4.5M, 07:$7M, 08:$5.5M, 09:$4.5M club option ($1M buyout


5. Rumors are running wild about a lot of players. The Phils might trade him. but someone has to close next season and they are not likely to find anyone bette ron the free agent market.

6. Redundant.


Pretty much on point with all 6 categories, here.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:15 pm

This thread should only exist if Gordon was actually traded..

Philly wouldn't remove their best and most proven bullpen arm out of the closers role. They signed him for a reason and aren't going to go to some stiff like Arthur Rhodes because of a tough stretch of outings.
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Postby d18Mike » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:29 pm

With the possible exception of Gagne a few years ago, I don't think I've seen a CL who hasn't hit a rough patch during any given year -- or a hitter for that matter. Hoffman, Fuentes, Ryan and Gordon have recently hit the skids a bit. Next week it'll be 3-4 differrent guys. Gordon's the underlying numbers are still terrific -- HR rates, GB/FB rates, K/9, H% are still solid or superb. Did anyone really expect him to pitch all year with a sub 2.00ERA?

He may tire a bit, but he's outstanding as long as he stays in a CL role.
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