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Postby scr » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:51 am

Espn reports DRay's interest in Lidge. Do you see it happening? What say the cafe?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:39 am

I like the idea, but it will never happen. Lidge is only a year and a half away from free agency, so no chance we deal any future kids for a 30 year old Lidge. We would still have him for next year though as he can't be a free agent until the 2008 offseason, but I don't see a move happening. We have the money available to make a deal for Lidge, but I think the only guaranteed 2 years left of Lidge will turn DRO away.
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Postby scr » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:02 am

Thanks, raiders...Can always count on you and deeray fan.

Had my draft yesterday-my lineup looks like a Devil Ray poster. I'm starting Aki, Delmon, BJ, Elijah & Al Reyes. Have James Shields in reserve. A little worried about Elijah...
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Postby deerayfan072 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:28 pm

I wrote an article about Lidge on my blog, check it out in my sig ;-D

One problem i see is his contract is only for 1 year 5 Mill
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:31 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:I wrote an article about Lidge on my blog, check it out in my sig ;-D

One problem i see is his contract is only for 1 year 5 Mill



Yea this is his 2nd arbitration year, so he would still pretty much be locked up for another year.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:34 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:I wrote an article about Lidge on my blog, check it out in my sig ;-D

One problem i see is his contract is only for 1 year 5 Mill



Yea this is his 2nd arbitration year, so he would still pretty much be locked up for another year.


so we would have his rights for next year as well than?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:36 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:I wrote an article about Lidge on my blog, check it out in my sig ;-D

One problem i see is his contract is only for 1 year 5 Mill



Yea this is his 2nd arbitration year, so he would still pretty much be locked up for another year.


so we would have his rights for next year as well than?



Yea, but the price would likely be higher then 5 million. I don't think we trade for him unless we can sign him to a 3 or 4 year deal. And I don't think that is happening, with free agency so close for him. He would be a great asset, but I imagine the price will be extreme as he still has super talent.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:11 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:I wrote an article about Lidge on my blog, check it out in my sig ;-D

One problem i see is his contract is only for 1 year 5 Mill



Yea this is his 2nd arbitration year, so he would still pretty much be locked up for another year.


so we would have his rights for next year as well than?



Yea, but the price would likely be higher then 5 million. I don't think we trade for him unless we can sign him to a 3 or 4 year deal. And I don't think that is happening, with free agency so close for him. He would be a great asset, but I imagine the price will be extreme as he still has super talent.


Thing is he would be worth the cash if we plan on contending next year and the year after. Closers make a lot and if we are contending next year he along with Reyes would create a great pen
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:29 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:Thing is he would be worth the cash if we plan on contending next year and the year after. Closers make a lot and if we are contending next year he along with Reyes would create a great pen



Takes more then one guy to make a great pen. We still need alot more help then just Lidge.
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Postby jlm53089 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:16 am

throw fossum in the pen.
then you have juan salas.
chad orvella.
jae kyuk ryu
gary glover
al reyes
and then lidge, i think we would be good then.
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