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Postby denvermax » Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:13 pm

What do you guys think will happen to him this offseason?
Will he be traded or non-tendered?
Ive heard talks that the White Sox are interested in him.
If the M's do trade him to the Sox, who could they be looking at getting in return?
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Postby MikeeDee » Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:32 pm

I think he'll stay. The M's may have a deep bullpen, their rotation options are pretty much set and they don't seem to be willing to spend a lot of extra money. I think Garcia will stay. maybe a change of scenery would be good for him though.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:59 pm

Well, I for one hope that the Mariners rid themselves of Garcia and that waste of space Cirillo...

That would free up enough cash for something good.
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Postby Madison » Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:17 am

I wouldn't be surprised at all if Seattle non tenders him. Not in the least.
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Postby HOOTIE » Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:24 am

Garcia won't be pitching in Seattle this year. Chicago has shown quite of bit of interest. If he's not traded, he will be non-tendered. With the Guardado signing, and Shiggy, the talk here is it looks like Soriano will be in rotation. :-D
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Postby matrick » Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:39 am

I think it would be a mistake. You're talking about a two time allstar with an ERA title under his belt. A career record of
72-43 to go along with an ERA of 3.97. 4 of his 5 years in the big leagues he reached 200+ innings. He's developed a nice slider to go along with his plus fastball, curveball, change. And he is only 27 yrs old and is still learning how to pitch.
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Postby Justise » Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:54 am

For 8 million he won't be pitching in seattle. But I don't think he will be non-tendered.

With a pitcher like that you've got a few good options, trade him, keep him hope he breaks out, use him as a closer. (Hmmm)

I personaly hope he stays, I really think he can be cured.
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