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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:17 pm

Yoda wrote:I am hearing that the bidding for CC is starting at 6/$150. There are not too many teams out there that can afford to pay one player $25 mil a year.


The Yankees can and probably will.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:40 pm

Yoda wrote:I am hearing that the bidding for CC is starting at 6/$150. There are not too many teams out there that can afford to pay one player $25 mil a year.


That's probably similar to Boras saying last offseason that the bidding on A-Rod was starting at $300M.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby kab21 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:40 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
Yoda wrote:I am hearing that the bidding for CC is starting at 6/$150. There are not too many teams out there that can afford to pay one player $25 mil a year.


That's probably similar to Boras saying last offseason that the bidding on A-Rod was starting at $300M.


Will the Yankees be bidding against themselves again? What other teams would want to go that high? I really don't see the Red Sox making that move. Or the Dodgers, Angels, or any other team for that matter.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:33 pm

kab21 wrote:
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Yoda wrote:I am hearing that the bidding for CC is starting at 6/$150. There are not too many teams out there that can afford to pay one player $25 mil a year.


That's probably similar to Boras saying last offseason that the bidding on A-Rod was starting at $300M.


Will the Yankees be bidding against themselves again? What other teams would want to go that high? I really don't see the Red Sox making that move. Or the Dodgers, Angels, or any other team for that matter.


Yeah, I don't know who is even in this race with the Yankees. I think it's going to come down to what Sabathia wants. Does he want the money? Then he'll sign with the Yankees. Does he want to pitch in the NL? Then he'll stay with Milwaukee. Does he want to be home in California? Then he'll sign in LA.

I don't think anyone is going to come close to what the Yankees will offer him in terms of $$ though.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby Yoda » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:48 pm

I think it will be hard to refuse all that money as a professional. I guess working at home or being in a comfortable situation is nice and all but he isn't going to pitch forever.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby mweir145 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:19 pm

Looks like they are giving offers to Burnett and Lowe, too. They will surely get atleast one of them.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby Yoda » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:39 pm

mweir145 wrote:Looks like they are giving offers to Burnett and Lowe, too. They will surely get atleast one of them.


I like Burnett. He is the type of guy who can absolutely dominate for a stretch or two. If he gets hot in the playoffs then he could carry a staff.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby Amazinz » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:38 pm

The union is so powerful that I can't see the premiere FA pitcher giving a hometown discount or taking less pay to play in the NL. I think those things will only be factors in the case of matching bids.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:53 pm

Yoda wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Looks like they are giving offers to Burnett and Lowe, too. They will surely get atleast one of them.


I like Burnett. He is the type of guy who can absolutely dominate for a stretch or two. If he gets hot in the playoffs then he could carry a staff.


Certainly but there are the obvious health questions. And it's going to take 5/$70 minimum to sign him. Is he worth that? I'm not sure.
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Re: The Free Agent Game

Postby Yoda » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:59 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Yoda wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Looks like they are giving offers to Burnett and Lowe, too. They will surely get atleast one of them.


I like Burnett. He is the type of guy who can absolutely dominate for a stretch or two. If he gets hot in the playoffs then he could carry a staff.


Certainly but there are the obvious health questions. And it's going to take 5/$70 minimum to sign him. Is he worth that? I'm not sure.


Not sure. I don't think it would be the end of the world especialy with a lot of guys coming off the payroll. Burnett is absolutely filthy. There are very few pitchers how have better pure stuff and able to harness it like he can.
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