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Postby bell » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:11 am

Madison wrote:
LBJackal wrote:
Madison wrote:A lousy half million. DOH!

Texas last offer was $6.5 million over two years, and he's going to sign with Atlanta for $7 million. That stinks. It's not even a full half million difference since we don't have a state tax in Texas.

Yuck! :-P


No state tax? Lucky bastards. In Ontario we pay 15% :~(


Nope, no state tax in Texas. That's why some deals are so dumb. Remember the deal Randy Johnson got with Arizona? I believe it was $44 million? Texas offered $42 million for the same number of years (I think the numbers are right, but I'm positive that the Rangers offered $2 million less). Guess what? RJ would have made more money here because of no state tax. 8-o

One of these days, the players will realize that. I blame Ranger's management for not making sure that the free agents they are talking to know about it as well. :-/

Wasn't the no state tax the deciding factor for Juan Gone?
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Postby Madison » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:21 am

bell wrote:Wasn't the no state tax the deciding factor for Juan Gone?


Not that I'm aware of. :-?
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Postby wrveres » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:24 am

bell wrote: Wasn't the no state tax the deciding factor for Juan Gone?


I vaguely remember that .. Yes ;-7 yes I believe it was ..

what is the state tax in Boston ??
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Postby BigLebowski » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:42 am

LBJackal wrote:
Madison wrote:A lousy half million. DOH!

Texas last offer was $6.5 million over two years, and he's going to sign with Atlanta for $7 million. That stinks. It's not even a full half million difference since we don't have a state tax in Texas.

Yuck! :-P


No state tax? Lucky bastards. In Ontario we pay 15% :~(


Yeah but everything is messed up in Canada ;-) Eh?
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Postby wrveres » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:43 am

BigLebowski wrote:
LBJackal wrote:
Madison wrote:A lousy half million. DOH!

Texas last offer was $6.5 million over two years, and he's going to sign with Atlanta for $7 million. That stinks. It's not even a full half million difference since we don't have a state tax in Texas.

Yuck! :-P


No state tax? Lucky bastards. In Ontario we pay 15% :~(


Yeah but everything is messed up in Canada ;-) Eh?


lol.. ouch
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:45 am

BigLebowski wrote:
LBJackal wrote:
Madison wrote:A lousy half million. DOH!

Texas last offer was $6.5 million over two years, and he's going to sign with Atlanta for $7 million. That stinks. It's not even a full half million difference since we don't have a state tax in Texas.

Yuck! :-P


No state tax? Lucky bastards. In Ontario we pay 15% :~(


Yeah but everything is messed up in Canada ;-) Eh?


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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:30 am

Madison wrote:Nope, no state tax in Texas. That's why some deals are so dumb. Remember the deal Randy Johnson got with Arizona? I believe it was $44 million? Texas offered $42 million for the same number of years (I think the numbers are right, but I'm positive that the Rangers offered $2 million less). Guess what? RJ would have made more money here because of no state tax. 8-o

One of these days, the players will realize that. I blame Ranger's management for not making sure that the free agents they are talking to know about it as well. :-/


Mad.......Could this be what you have been preaching? Baseball players caring more about winning than the money? Maybe they saw that the extra $$ saved in state taxes isn't going to be pitching every 5th day.
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Postby Madison » Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:36 am

Lofunzo wrote:
Madison wrote:Nope, no state tax in Texas. That's why some deals are so dumb. Remember the deal Randy Johnson got with Arizona? I believe it was $44 million? Texas offered $42 million for the same number of years (I think the numbers are right, but I'm positive that the Rangers offered $2 million less). Guess what? RJ would have made more money here because of no state tax. 8-o

One of these days, the players will realize that. I blame Ranger's management for not making sure that the free agents they are talking to know about it as well. :-/


Mad.......Could this be what you have been preaching? Baseball players caring more about winning than the money? Maybe they saw that the extra $$ saved in state taxes isn't going to be pitching every 5th day.


Yep, winning over money. What an odd concept huh? The thing about RJ is that Arizona wasn't anything special before they signed him (no offense to Arizona or their fans). Seemed like a smarter deal all the way around to come to Texas.
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:38 am

Maybe he liked life in the NL since he got traded. I'm sure that he knew about the taxes with the Astros.
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:55 am

I want some real estate leads for Canada incase I need to evacuate the US after November of 2004, so I am not going to make any Canada jokes ;-) .
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