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Postby ajgnydc722 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:16 pm

slomo007 wrote:
ajgnydc722 wrote:But who's to say Boston is willing to give RJ a contract extension? They have to worry about Pedro, Lowe and Varitek too. Who knows if they'll go resign RJ or if RJ will want to resign there if they don't win the world series this year.


RJ is signed through next year....16 mill (I believe).


Hmm...they why was there all that talk in the other RJ thread about teams offering him extensions?
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:18 pm

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ajgnydc722 wrote:But who's to say Boston is willing to give RJ a contract extension? They have to worry about Pedro, Lowe and Varitek too. Who knows if they'll go resign RJ or if RJ will want to resign there if they don't win the world series this year.


RJ is signed through next year....16 mill (I believe).


Hmm...they why was there all that talk in the other RJ thread about teams offering him extensions?


RJ has said if he is still playing at a high level he will continue playing beyond next year...hence the contract talks. He also indicated that the extension is not a requirement for a trade. I'll try to find the ESPN article I read this from.....
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:19 pm

ESPN wrote:The 40-year-old left-hander, who pitched a perfect game at Atlanta on May 18, is making $16 million this season and is due $16 million in 2005, the final year of his deal. He said he does not want a new contract as part of waving his rights to block a trade.


"Reading that I want an extension, that's the only way that I would accept a trade, is absolutely incorrect," he said. "Saying that I would be willing to go to Anaheim because I've got a house there 20 minutes [from the ballpark] is absolutely incorrect."


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/allstar04 ... id=1838530
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:19 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:
slomo007 wrote:
ajgnydc722 wrote:But who's to say Boston is willing to give RJ a contract extension? They have to worry about Pedro, Lowe and Varitek too. Who knows if they'll go resign RJ or if RJ will want to resign there if they don't win the world series this year.


RJ is signed through next year....16 mill (I believe).


Hmm...they why was there all that talk in the other RJ thread about teams offering him extensions?

He is signed through next year. That's one reason that ARI isn't in as big a rush to trade him as everyone makes out. But RJ has been quoted as saying he would like an extension beyond next year.
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Postby MashinSpuds » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:24 pm

zEli173 wrote:If the trade happened, it'd be a slam dunk for the Red Sox. They're getting RJ for a player who will otherwise walk away. For glutony, See: Steinbrenner.


I think I'm just hoping it doesn't come to that level of gluttony for the Sox. I suppose we'll see how much they want to win.

I think all this RJ talk has heated up simply b/c no one wants to talk about Kris Benson. [snore]
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Postby Pokey » Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:07 pm

My internets being stupid...and i cant get onto any other sites... all I know is that my mom just called me and said "did you hear about garciaparra... he got traded" keep in mind my mom knows nothing about baseball... but apparently she heard it on the radio...someone please tell me what's going on!!
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Postby rmeesig » Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:09 pm

Pokey wrote:My internets being stupid...and i cant get onto any other sites... all I know is that my mom just called me and said "did you hear about garciaparra... he got traded" keep in mind my mom knows nothing about baseball... but apparently she heard it on the radio...someone please tell me what's going on!!


Well who are we to dispute your mom...damn, looks like the Sox got him....

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Postby Dr.DooM » Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:33 pm

I don't get it, I thought RJ wanted to get traded to a contender. I don't mean this as a personal swipe against Boston, but I find it odd that someone who really wants to win another World Series would join a team that hasn't won one since 1918. Personally, I think Anaheim would be a better fit.
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Postby MashinSpuds » Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:36 pm

Pokey wrote:My internets being stupid...and i cant get onto any other sites... all I know is that my mom just called me and said "did you hear about garciaparra... he got traded" keep in mind my mom knows nothing about baseball... but apparently she heard it on the radio...someone please tell me what's going on!!


Huh, that's funny, cuz we just traded your mom! Enjoy the 6-pack, kid.
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Postby pokerplaya » Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:38 pm

Dr.DooM wrote:I don't get it, I thought RJ wanted to get traded to a contender. I don't mean this as a personal swipe against Boston, but I find it odd that someone who really wants to win another World Series would join a team that hasn't won one since 1918. Personally, I think Anaheim would be a better fit.


I disagree. If Boston was to get RJ, I really think they would win the WS this year. The year is only half over, they are now healthy, and RJ could provide the catalyst to get this underachievers to start peforming. Provided they made the playoffs, how could you bet against Pedro, Schilling and RJ in a 5 or 7 game series?? Damn.

That being said, whoever gets RJ (if he is traded) is going to be a force.
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