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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby nsulham » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:25 pm

Told you chicken littles to have patience :)
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby wrveres » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:29 pm

bigken117 wrote:Press conference tomorrow. :-)

approx 7/$23 mil per to be added to current contract

7/160 seems about right.
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby bigken117 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:37 pm

wrveres wrote:
bigken117 wrote:Press conference tomorrow. :-)

approx 7/$23 mil per to be added to current contract

7/160 seems about right.


considering what Werth got, that's a bargain :-b
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby thedude » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:48 pm

The Red Sox had to do this deal. They are facing falling ticket sales (every game last year did NOT sell out despite what the team claims), plummeting ratings, and an increasingly frustrated fan-base. After the public outcry the Red Sox experienced when they let Victor Martinez walk, there is no way they can come this close to trade, let the public know about the trade, and then let it fall apart. This was a negotiation with Gonzalez's agent holding all the cards, and he knew it. The Red Sox pretended to walk away, but both sides knew the Red Sox needed Gonzalez more than Gonzalez needed the Red Sox, and therefore at the end of the day they would pay his asking price.
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby kimchi_chigae » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:10 pm

thedude wrote:The Red Sox had to do this deal. They are facing falling ticket sales (every game last year did NOT sell out despite what the team claims), plummeting ratings, and an increasingly frustrated fan-base. After the public outcry the Red Sox experienced when they let Victor Martinez walk, there is no way they can come this close to trade, let the public know about the trade, and then let it fall apart. This was a negotiation with Gonzalez's agent holding all the cards, and he knew it. The Red Sox pretended to walk away, but both sides knew the Red Sox needed Gonzalez more than Gonzalez needed the Red Sox, and therefore at the end of the day they would pay his asking price.


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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby wrveres » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:17 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:
thedude wrote:The Red Sox had to do this deal. They are facing falling ticket sales (every game last year did NOT sell out despite what the team claims), plummeting ratings, and an increasingly frustrated fan-base. After the public outcry the Red Sox experienced when they let Victor Martinez walk, there is no way they can come this close to trade, let the public know about the trade, and then let it fall apart. This was a negotiation with Gonzalez's agent holding all the cards, and he knew it. The Red Sox pretended to walk away, but both sides knew the Red Sox needed Gonzalez more than Gonzalez needed the Red Sox, and therefore at the end of the day they would pay his asking price.


Frustrated with what?


No doubt that hideous sports media machine in Boston has all the sheep worked up over something. Crawford, Werth and Victor Martinez apparently ...

Good luck with that bunch Adrian.
At least you could go to a restaurant out here Adrian. I'd like to see you try it in Boston. Ha!
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby dAnzac » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:21 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:
thedude wrote:The Red Sox had to do this deal. They are facing falling ticket sales (every game last year did NOT sell out despite what the team claims), plummeting ratings, and an increasingly frustrated fan-base. After the public outcry the Red Sox experienced when they let Victor Martinez walk, there is no way they can come this close to trade, let the public know about the trade, and then let it fall apart. This was a negotiation with Gonzalez's agent holding all the cards, and he knew it. The Red Sox pretended to walk away, but both sides knew the Red Sox needed Gonzalez more than Gonzalez needed the Red Sox, and therefore at the end of the day they would pay his asking price.


Frustrated with what?


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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby wrveres » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:23 pm

dAnzac wrote:
kimchi_chigae wrote:
thedude wrote:The Red Sox had to do this deal. They are facing falling ticket sales (every game last year did NOT sell out despite what the team claims), plummeting ratings, and an increasingly frustrated fan-base. After the public outcry the Red Sox experienced when they let Victor Martinez walk, there is no way they can come this close to trade, let the public know about the trade, and then let it fall apart. This was a negotiation with Gonzalez's agent holding all the cards, and he knew it. The Red Sox pretended to walk away, but both sides knew the Red Sox needed Gonzalez more than Gonzalez needed the Red Sox, and therefore at the end of the day they would pay his asking price.


Frustrated with what?


ZOMG they haven't won since 2007! Time to take a bath with the toaster!

dont get my hopes up
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby mweir145 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:37 pm

Red Sox fans don't know how good they have it.
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby dAnzac » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:40 pm

mweir145 wrote:Red Sox fans don't know how good they have it.


This.
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