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Postby Madison » Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:36 am

Brian Jordan - OF - Texas Rangers Dec 27

Rangers signed outfielder Brian Jordan, who had been with the Dodgers, to a one-year, $1.375 million contract with a mutual option for 2005.
Jordan's 2004 base salary is $1.25 million, but he can earn $50,000 bonuses for 400, 450, 500, 550 and 599 plate appearances. In addition, he would get $125,000 if he is traded or has 650 plate appearances. The 2005 mutual option is worth $4 million and contains a $125,000 buyout.


1 year, $1.25 million, not a bad gamble.

I've been trying to figure this out, and the only thing I can come up with is that Hicks must be looking to trade for pitching. Doesn't make sense to keep signing hitters unless you plan on unloading one or two of guys for pitching. We'll see. ;-)
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Postby DK » Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:07 pm

Madison wrote:
wrveres wrote:
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wrveres wrote:why the hell are they even signing outfielders... ??? Hicks confuses me sometimes. If there was ever a GM who needed to be let go, he has to right up there in the front of the line.


I thought Hicks was the owner. :-D


lol...good point....well he should get fired too. 8-o


I think he should make me the owner for the next three years :-B . If we don't make the playoffs, then fire me. B-)


Could I get an invite to Spring Training? :-]
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Postby trevisc » Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:18 pm

Madison wrote:
1 year, $1.25 million, not a bad gamble.



I agree. That's cheap for a veteran like Jordan...
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Postby Madison » Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:51 am

DK wrote:Could I get an invite to Spring Training? :-]


Lol. :-D

In Surprise, Arizona? They say the place is pretty nice. I haven't seen it yet. ;-)
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Postby bell » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:40 am

Is there any chance that the Dellucci deal might fall through as a result of this?
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Postby wrveres » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:44 am

bell wrote:Is there any chance that the Dellucci deal might fall through as a result of this?


looking to get him home.. ? :-)
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Postby bell » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:50 am

wrveres wrote:
bell wrote:Is there any chance that the Dellucci deal might fall through as a result of this?


looking to get him home.. ? :-)

It was heartbreaking to read about how he was heartbroken about being traded. :,-(

And Colby's back! I say bring back Dellucci, too!

He could have been a solid 20 HR guy for us when he was here. Some blame could be put on untimely injuries, but mostly platooning. Now that our starting lineup is no longer dominated by left-handed hitters he would fit in much better.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:53 am

bell wrote:
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bell wrote:Is there any chance that the Dellucci deal might fall through as a result of this?


looking to get him home.. ? :-)

It was heartbreaking to read about how he was heartbroken about being traded. :,-(

And Colby's back! I say bring back Dellucci, too!

He could have been a solid 20 HR guy for us when he was here. Some blame could be put on untimely injuries, but mostly platooning. Now that our starting lineup is no longer dominated by left-handed hitters he would fit in much better.


sometimes managers should just let them play .... Bautista is a joke anyways... Delluchi should do good in Texas if they give him the chance. ;-D Doesn't look like that is going to happen though.
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Postby Madison » Mon Dec 29, 2003 5:00 am

bell wrote:Is there any chance that the Dellucci deal might fall through as a result of this?


Unfortunately, the Rangers have said the signing of Dellucci should happen on Monday.
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Postby bell » Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:59 pm

I figured I could use this thread to put down a few Rangers-related whispers:

Julian Tavarez:
Dec. 29 - Tavarez reportedly turned down an offer to remain in Pittsburgh, and the Beaver County (Pa.) Times reports he is expected to sign with the Rangers. Tavarez, 30, was 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA and 11 saves in 64 relief appearances for the Pirates last season.


Danys Baez
Dec. 29 - The Pirates are looking to sign Baez as a potential closer, the Beaver County (Pa.) Times reports, and the Rangers have him on their radar, as well. Last week, the N.Y. Daily News indicated Baez and Braden Looper were atop the Mets' list of potential closers. The Indians non-tendered Baez at he Dec. 20 deadline, allowing him to become a free agent, after he rejected their two-year, $4 million offer.


Eric Young
Dec. 29 - The Rangers are looking at Young as a backup infielder, and the Rockies could still be interested in bringing the veteran back to Colorado, where he blossomed early in his career.
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