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Postby daullaz » Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:26 pm

JS is smarter than this. Methinks we don't know the whole story on this one.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:22 am

daullaz wrote:JS is smarter than this. Methinks we don't know the whole story on this one.


He is one of the best GMs but he does make some bad moves. He is not perfect and I think if Giles is healthy, then letting him walk away was not very smart. Who leads off for them? Who will play 2B? Capable leadoff hitters and 2B of his age don't exactly grow on trees.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:42 am

I think he's overrated. The run of divisional championships was thanks to a great rotation that he inherited. He didn't build it. He also had a big market budget comparable to the Mets for most of his tenure. When you look at all the deals he has made over the years there are far more mistakes than good moves IMHO.
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Postby daullaz » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:57 am

Yoda wrote:
daullaz wrote:JS is smarter than this. Methinks we don't know the whole story on this one.


He is one of the best GMs but he does make some bad moves. He is not perfect and I think if Giles is healthy, then letting him walk away was not very smart. Who leads off for them? Who will play 2B? Capable leadoff hitters and 2B of his age don't exactly grow on trees.


What I'm saying is that this move looks to me like it was brought on due to some behind-the-scenes events that we don't know about. I don't know that we'll ever know what really happened, but this wasn't just a result of one bad year and health concerns. Otherwise we would have gotten rid of Horatio--

Oh, wait. Nevermind.

Well, look on the bright side. This should free up playing time for Wilson Bete--

Oh, wait. Forget that.

Seriously, though, this isn't just performance related.
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:16 am

Naw. Part of the problem definitely lies with Braves ownership (is it still Time Warner?) that keeps cutting the Braves payroll slowly....

Ugh, worst thing abotu baseball=greedy owners (and I really shouldn't complain being a Braves fan; at least I'm not a Twins or D-Rays fan, then i'd be real pissed....)
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:07 pm

According to Rotoworld the Padres offered him between $3M-$4M. I though he was basically a lock to go to San Diego but in the current market that is a lowball offer.
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Postby apz » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:19 pm

Amazinz wrote:According to Rotoworld the Padres offered him between $3M-$4M. I though he was basically a lock to go to San Diego but in the current market that is a lowball offer.

Mets GM Omar Minaya said Mets are not interested, so that doesn't help Giles.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:21 pm

Amazinz wrote:According to Rotoworld the Padres offered him between $3M-$4M. I though he was basically a lock to go to San Diego but in the current market that is a lowball offer.


Wow... Is there something wrong with him physically? I do not understand it at all.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:28 pm

Yoda wrote:
Amazinz wrote:According to Rotoworld the Padres offered him between $3M-$4M. I though he was basically a lock to go to San Diego but in the current market that is a lowball offer.


Wow... Is there something wrong with him physically? I do not understand it at all.


Man that seems like a lowball...thats what we are basiclaly paying kazmat I think in Colorado
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:34 pm

How many open 2B spots are there?

The Mets say they aren't interested. The Padres say they would be fine with Walker. The Giants and RedSox are talking about starting rookies. Toronto seems to be in the market for a 2B but that is about it. The Nats could use a 2B but other than that I'm hard pressed to come up with a team that doesn't already have their starting 2B for next year.

Plus Durham and Belliard are still FA too. :-?
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