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Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:24 am

my question is why wouldnt teams sign him to an incentive based contract upwards to 10 million per or something similar? hell id go as far as giving him 15 million if he reached 200 ip, because if he did, we all know he'd be successful. i just dont see why the cubs would let him walk without getting anything in return. on yahoo, i read up to 11 teams were interested in signing him to a 1 year deal, which makes complete sense. if 11 teams were interested, they couldnt get 2 mid-level prospects or something similar? to me, he just has so much left in the tank whenever he gets healthy.
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Re: Mark Prior

Postby Lofunzo » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:45 am

Sometimes, if it walks like a duck, it's a duck. I guess that they just wanted to finally cut their losses.
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Re: Mark Prior

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:11 am

It should really be 29 teams interested (the Marlins can't even afford this).
The other 18 teams are delusional if this is an incentive based contract.
Guarantee him $2-$3 mil at the very most and he's all yours.
I'm sure a very clever/creative GM could get this done.
Or a dumb one could just throw $15 mil at him. I'm talking about you Sabean. ;-D
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Re: Mark Prior

Postby JTWood » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:59 am

I think the Cardinals were salivating at the news that the Cubs and Prior had gone separate ways.

On a personal note, if the Cards signed and turned Prior into a serviceable pitcher the year after the Cubs "took" Marquis from us, I think I might explode in delight. It could be one of the sweetest joys my life has ever known.

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Re: Mark Prior

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:10 am

JTWood wrote:I think the Cardinals were salivating at the news that the Cubs and Prior had gone separate ways.

On a personal note, if the Cards signed and turned Prior into a serviceable pitcher the year after the Cubs "took" Marquis from us, I think I might explode in delight. It could be one of the sweetest joys my life has ever known.

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I would take that swap any day of the week.

Marquis must have a magnificent agent:

Jason Marquis rhp
3 years/$21M (2007-09)

* signed as a free agent 12/06
* 07:$4.75M, 08:$6.375M, 09:$9.875M


Guaranteed $9.875 mil in '09?
Pardon?

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Re: Mark Prior

Postby JTWood » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:42 am

AussieDodger wrote:Marquis must have a magnificent agent:

No. The Cubs are just dumb.
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Re: Mark Prior

Postby mak1277 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:26 am

AussieDodger wrote:Guarantee him $2-$3 mil at the very most and he's all yours.
I'm sure a very clever/creative GM could get this done.
Or a dumb one could just throw $15 mil at him. I'm talking about you Sabean. ;-D


There's no way Prior's signing for $2 or $3 million. If that were the case, you're right, every team should be interested. Look at the deal Gagne got last year despite his prior year arm troubles.

Prior's getting $5 million minimum, you can take it to the bank.
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Re: Mark Prior

Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:46 am

It would be a miracle if Prior somehow came back pitching like he did. Cubbies, despite their mismanagement of Prior, would know his medical condition better than any team out there and if they didn't think he can recover and be helpful, then I am very skeptical of him coming back.
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Re: Mark Prior

Postby stumpak » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:25 am

Given Ed Wade's off-season so far, is it any shock that the Astros are supposedly the most interested?
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Re: Mark Prior

Postby The Cow » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:38 am

In a market where Carlos Silva can get 4 yr 44 mil, I think it is very reasonable to think that a team would throw 5 mil or more at Prior and see if it sticks. Eric Gagne was in a similar boat last year and got an 8 mil deal. I think Prior's problems are a little worse than Gagne's but who knows?

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