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Postby acsguitar » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:26 pm

Yoda wrote:I'm hearing some grumblings about Matsuzaka but I'm still not sure why Seibu will post him since he won't be a free agent until after 08. But he could be an interesting pitcher if he does become available.


If he's a FA they will get no money for him if I'm correct.

Teams will throw tons of money at him so they might as well do it
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Postby Yoda » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:33 pm

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Yoda wrote:I'm hearing some grumblings about Matsuzaka but I'm still not sure why Seibu will post him since he won't be a free agent until after 08. But he could be an interesting pitcher if he does become available.


If he's a FA they will get no money for him if I'm correct.

Teams will throw tons of money at him so they might as well do it


Well obviously... But he won't be a FA until after 08. So they can keep him for 07 then post him instead of posting him now. He is their only draw and would lose a ton of revenue if he is off the team.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:00 pm

That list shrinks a bit when you cosinder the players with team options. Edmonds, Buehrle, Glavine, Smoltz, are just the ones I know off the top of my head.
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Postby RAmst23 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:01 pm

eftda wrote:HUGE year for FA's.

Lee
Zito
Buerhle
Schmidt
Aram
Sheff
SORANIO
Glavine
Maddux
Clemens
Wood
Bonds
Edmonds
DYE
Huff
Hunter
Pettitte
Smoltz
Thomas

How can you call that slim pickings?


Well, I know for a fact all of those guys won't be free agents. Some of them have options, such as Edmonds and Buehrle. On another note, who do you think on this list is an impact player? Zito and Schmidt are pretty large question marks, and I'm sure both will have pretty large price tags attached to their pitching arms.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:14 pm

Yoda wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Yoda wrote:I'm hearing some grumblings about Matsuzaka but I'm still not sure why Seibu will post him since he won't be a free agent until after 08. But he could be an interesting pitcher if he does become available.


If he's a FA they will get no money for him if I'm correct.

Teams will throw tons of money at him so they might as well do it


Well obviously... But he won't be a FA until after 08. So they can keep him for 07 then post him instead of posting him now. He is their only draw and would lose a ton of revenue if he is off the team.


Here's a link on whether he'll post or not.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:30 pm

RAmst23 wrote:
eftda wrote:HUGE year for FA's.

Lee
Zito
Buerhle
Schmidt
Aram
Sheff
SORANIO
Glavine
Maddux
Clemens
Wood
Bonds
Edmonds
DYE
Huff
Hunter
Pettitte
Smoltz
Thomas

How can you call that slim pickings?


Well, I know for a fact all of those guys won't be free agents. Some of them have options, such as Edmonds and Buehrle. On another note, who do you think on this list is an impact player? Zito and Schmidt are pretty large question marks, and I'm sure both will have pretty large price tags attached to their pitching arms.


As far as impact players go I'd be willing to say that Soriano, Lee, Sheff, and Dye can all be impact players on the hitting side. While Smoltz and Schmidt should make an impact on the pitching side.
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:02 pm

You guys can add Mussina, as the Yanks probably won't pick up his 16 mil option (i think that's what it is) for next year....

sheff might stay, if he shows he can play 1b decently.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:21 pm

disgruntledjetsfan wrote:You guys can add Mussina, as the Yanks probably won't pick up his 16 mil option (i think that's what it is) for next year....

sheff might stay, if he shows he can play 1b decently.

Everything I've read have the Yanks declining the option and re-signing him at a lower price.
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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:27 pm

eftda wrote:HUGE year for FA's.

Lee
Zito
Buerhle
Schmidt
Aram
Sheff
SORANIO
Glavine
Maddux
Clemens
Wood
Bonds
Edmonds
DYE
Huff
Hunter
Pettitte
Smoltz
Thomas

How can you call that slim pickings?


A lot of those guys have options that should be picked up.
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