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Postby eftda » Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:01 am

Mookie4ever wrote:Looks like Matt Clement will be a FA.

STARTING ROTATION: The Cubs figured Kerry Wood and Mark Prior would be their leaders, but the two had injury problems early in the season and combined to win only 14 games. Carlos Zambrano and Greg Maddux picked up some of the slack with 16 victories apiece. The Cubs will be looking for a No. 5 starter in 2005 because it appears they will not re-sign Matt Clement


http://story.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=228&p=2&c=308065

I found another article that said that he was at the top of the Red Sox wish list for the off season. (of course - he is my #2 guy in my NL only keeper league - I hate you Sox!)


Not sure why the Cubbies would drop this guy. The Cubs need to get a SS and a Catcher, thats about it. Oh and a new bullpen ;-)
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Postby Madison » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:58 am

j_d_mcnugent wrote:minor correction - cards hold an option on chris carpenter

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2001, agreed Monday to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty said Carpenter had been given a "clean bill of health for next season."

Carpenter, 28, last pitched for Toronto in 2001, when he went 4-5 with a 5.28 ERA. He missed the 2002 season after surgery for elbow tendinitis. He made eight rehab starts last season before an operation to remove scar tissue from his shoulder.

The Cardinals declined a $2 million option on Carpenter in October, instead giving him a $200,000 buyout.

His new deal calls for a 2004 salary of $300,000, the major league minimum, but his base pay would rise to $500,000 if he is added to the active roster. St. Louis has a $2 million option for 2005 with a $200,000 buyout.

Carpenter can earn an additional $500,000 next year: $50,000 for 10 starts, $100,000 for 20 starts, $150,000 for 30 starts and $200,000 for 34 starts. He can make an additional $2.55 million in 2005: $300,000 for 10 starts, $400,000 for 20 starts, $450,000 for 25 starts, $500,000 for 30 starts and $550,000 for 34 starts.


http://new.sportsline.com/mlb/story/6883402


Actually, I read that as the Cards declined his option, but resigned him for less than what the option was worth (option was $2 million, but he signed for $300K plus incentive bonuses). :-?

Either way, he's no longer a free agent. Off to update! ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:23 pm

Has anyone read/heard if the Marlins intend to pick up Conine's option? Are they possibly looking to give Chris Aguila a shot next year?
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:57 pm

Madison wrote:
j_d_mcnugent wrote:minor correction - cards hold an option on chris carpenter

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2001, agreed Monday to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty said Carpenter had been given a "clean bill of health for next season."

Carpenter, 28, last pitched for Toronto in 2001, when he went 4-5 with a 5.28 ERA. He missed the 2002 season after surgery for elbow tendinitis. He made eight rehab starts last season before an operation to remove scar tissue from his shoulder.

The Cardinals declined a $2 million option on Carpenter in October, instead giving him a $200,000 buyout.

His new deal calls for a 2004 salary of $300,000, the major league minimum, but his base pay would rise to $500,000 if he is added to the active roster. St. Louis has a $2 million option for 2005 with a $200,000 buyout.

Carpenter can earn an additional $500,000 next year: $50,000 for 10 starts, $100,000 for 20 starts, $150,000 for 30 starts and $200,000 for 34 starts. He can make an additional $2.55 million in 2005: $300,000 for 10 starts, $400,000 for 20 starts, $450,000 for 25 starts, $500,000 for 30 starts and $550,000 for 34 starts.


http://new.sportsline.com/mlb/story/6883402


Actually, I read that as the Cards declined his option, but resigned him for less than what the option was worth (option was $2 million, but he signed for $300K plus incentive bonuses). :-?

Either way, he's no longer a free agent. Off to update! ;-D


look one paragraph lower. in 2003 they declined his '04 option at 2 million and resigned him for 300k and 2005 option. the article is a year old so the dates are somewhat confusing. anyway, i expect the cards will pick up his '05 option.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:39 pm

just for your info probably no real importance to anyone

Indians re-signed RHP Bob Howry to a one-year contract.
Howry, who was eligible for arbitration, had a 2.74 ERA in 37 relief appearances this season. He's a candidate to close for the Indians next year, but the team would prefer to bring back Bob Wickman or acquire another veteran closer.
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Postby Madison » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:44 pm

j_d_mcnugent wrote:look one paragraph lower. in 2003 they declined his '04 option at 2 million and resigned him for 300k and 2005 option. the article is a year old so the dates are somewhat confusing. anyway, i expect the cards will pick up his '05 option.


True. That is a tad confusing. :-?

Ok, so the Cards have an option, but haven't exercised it yet, right? :-?

I'll put him back on the free agent list for now. ;-)

I'll get Howry updated too. Thanks Rico. B-)
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Postby ensanimal » Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:55 am

Amazinz wrote:Has anyone read/heard if the Marlins intend to pick up Conine's option? Are they possibly looking to give Chris Aguila a shot next year?


from rotoworld...

Latest News Oct. 19, 2004 - 5:39 pm et


Jeff Conine underwent surgery Monday to remove scar tissue from his right shoulder.
Conine's shoulder bothered him all year long, but he was able to put together a solid second half and post his usual numbers overall. With another year remaining on his contract, he's expected to be Florida's first baseman in 2005.



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Postby Amazinz » Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:58 am

Thanks for that. So Conine is playing 1B which means Aguila might get a shot at LF. ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:37 pm

Chicago Tribune

The Cubs officially will decline the $11 million option on left fielder Moises Alou in the next week, making Alou a free agent after three seasons with the club.
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Postby so0perspam » Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:41 pm

Amazinz wrote:Chicago Tribune

The Cubs officially will decline the $11 million option on left fielder Moises Alou in the next week, making Alou a free agent after three seasons with the club.


Wow, very interesting....Thanks for the info. Amazinz. :-)
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