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Postby DarkShadow » Wed May 19, 2004 12:20 pm

I'm actually pretty concerned about it for my fantasy team, since it's AL-Only. Losing Beltran to the NL would pretty much kill my team completely if I couldn't pawn him off.
Help with my team please:
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Postby Zito is God » Wed May 19, 2004 12:26 pm

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Zito is God wrote:He will be playing for the Yanks. Its just gonna happen and makes sense too. Yanks center fielders are both brittle and old and they need the fresh blood.


As much as I would love to see that happen, I can't see George paying around $30 million for CF. That includes @$14 million for Bernie and Lofton.


Lofton (I believe) only has a one year deal and there is no way they keep him past this season. The only concern I have about Beltran is George might want to spend some money strengthening the pen (which needs major work) so he might not be as temped by Beltran as he should be.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed May 19, 2004 12:36 pm

Zito is God wrote:Lofton (I believe) only has a one year deal and there is no way they keep him past this season. The only concern I have about Beltran is George might want to spend some money strengthening the pen (which needs major work) so he might not be as temped by Beltran as he should be.


I am quite certain that Lofton signed a 2-year deal (why they offered it I don't know) for $4-5 million. I also don't see how their pen needs work. They have Rivera, Gordon, Quantrill, White, and Heredia and, 1 of these days, Karsay is gonna come back. That's better than all or most. Before this season, I agree that they needed help but they made some good pickups.
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Postby djacks » Wed May 19, 2004 1:09 pm

Taking into account the Royals past trading history...does anyone think it will be anyone other than the Oakland A's?... :-B

Royals star OF = trade to the A's
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Postby frog99 » Wed May 19, 2004 1:34 pm

Zito is God wrote:He will be playing for the Yanks. Its just gonna happen and makes sense too. Yanks center fielders are both brittle and old and they need the fresh blood.



None has yet to name a player the the Yankees can trade for Beltran. They have a bottom 4 farm system. The Red Sox at least have some top 100 prospects, and young players.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed May 19, 2004 1:46 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
Zito is God wrote:Lofton (I believe) only has a one year deal and there is no way they keep him past this season. The only concern I have about Beltran is George might want to spend some money strengthening the pen (which needs major work) so he might not be as temped by Beltran as he should be.


I am quite certain that Lofton signed a 2-year deal (why they offered it I don't know) for $4-5 million. I also don't see how their pen needs work. They have Rivera, Gordon, Quantrill, White, and Heredia and, 1 of these days, Karsay is gonna come back. That's better than all or most. Before this season, I agree that they needed help but they made some good pickups.
It is a 2 year deal and I agree with frog99 that the Yanks don't have the prospects to land Beltran.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed May 19, 2004 1:49 pm

frog99 wrote:
Zito is God wrote:He will be playing for the Yanks. Its just gonna happen and makes sense too. Yanks center fielders are both brittle and old and they need the fresh blood.

None has yet to name a player the the Yankees can trade for Beltran. They have a bottom 4 farm system. The Red Sox at least have some top 100 prospects, and young players.

Neither the Yankees nor the Red Sox are very likely to pull off a trade for Beltran this season. But they will be the top two favorites to land him as a FA.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed May 19, 2004 1:49 pm

frog99 wrote:
Zito is God wrote:He will be playing for the Yanks. Its just gonna happen and makes sense too. Yanks center fielders are both brittle and old and they need the fresh blood.



None has yet to name a player the the Yankees can trade for Beltran. They have a bottom 4 farm system. The Red Sox at least have some top 100 prospects, and young players.


Few people are saying that the Yanks will trade for him. He is gonna be a FA after the season, though. Right?? ;-)
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Postby Slow Pitch » Wed May 19, 2004 2:00 pm

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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed May 19, 2004 2:07 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
frog99 wrote:
Zito is God wrote:He will be playing for the Yanks. Its just gonna happen and makes sense too. Yanks center fielders are both brittle and old and they need the fresh blood.



None has yet to name a player the the Yankees can trade for Beltran. They have a bottom 4 farm system. The Red Sox at least have some top 100 prospects, and young players.


Few people are saying that the Yanks will trade for him. He is gonna be a FA after the season, though. Right?? ;-)


I agree with all three of those points. :-D
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