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Postby Rkiivs » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:21 pm

Do us all a favor, Pedro. Just accept the Bosox offer.

Now Lowe I wouldn't mind having in NY. More durable than 'glass arm' Pedro and can pitch in the spotlight.

If Pedro doesn't accept the Sox's offer, what do you think about the Angels? They are in need of pitching and don't mind spending the cash. That town & city are very Espanol friendly. Food for thought.
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Postby Madison » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:52 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Let the negotiations begin. Boston's offer:
The Red Sox have offered Martinez a two-year, $25.5 million contract with a $13 million option for 2007 and $2 million in potential performance bonuses, The Boston Globe reported. The package is similar to the one Curt Schilling signed last November.



I was wondering if anyone was going to post that ;-D . I must admit that I didn't expect the Sox to offer quite that much. :-?
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Postby Jivedude » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:14 pm

Madison wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Let the negotiations begin. Boston's offer:
The Red Sox have offered Martinez a two-year, $25.5 million contract with a $13 million option for 2007 and $2 million in potential performance bonuses, The Boston Globe reported. The package is similar to the one Curt Schilling signed last November.



I was wondering if anyone was going to post that ;-D . I must admit that I didn't expect the Sox to offer quite that much. :-?


Yeah same here. If I was Theo, that would be as high as I'd go.
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Postby Madison » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:34 pm

Jivedude wrote:
Madison wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Let the negotiations begin. Boston's offer:
The Red Sox have offered Martinez a two-year, $25.5 million contract with a $13 million option for 2007 and $2 million in potential performance bonuses, The Boston Globe reported. The package is similar to the one Curt Schilling signed last November.



I was wondering if anyone was going to post that ;-D . I must admit that I didn't expect the Sox to offer quite that much. :-?


Yeah same here. If I was Theo, that would be as high as I'd go.


I think the biggest key was Schilling's contract. Had Theo offered less than what Schilling is making, the media would have probably gone nuts with the story. 8-o
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Postby Jivedude » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:52 pm

Madison wrote:
Jivedude wrote:
Madison wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Let the negotiations begin. Boston's offer:
The Red Sox have offered Martinez a two-year, $25.5 million contract with a $13 million option for 2007 and $2 million in potential performance bonuses, The Boston Globe reported. The package is similar to the one Curt Schilling signed last November.



I was wondering if anyone was going to post that ;-D . I must admit that I didn't expect the Sox to offer quite that much. :-?


Yeah same here. If I was Theo, that would be as high as I'd go.


I think the biggest key was Schilling's contract. Had Theo offered less than what Schilling is making, the media would have probably gone nuts with the story. 8-o


Yeah no doubt. Curt is getting $12 million, so I'd just offer him $13 million to hopefully pacify his ego a bit, knowing that he's still getting more than Curt. If Pedro wouldn't accept a contract at 3 years and $13 million, I'd say bub bye.
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:04 pm

If I were the Red Sox, there's NO way I would pay Pedro $13 million unless there are performance clauses in the contract. We all know Pedro can pitch like a $13 million a year pitcher, but it's virtually guaranteed that he won't pitch like a $13 million a year pitcher.

I honestly am surprised that this was the first offer made, I mean for one thing I would have started much lower (around 8 or 9 a year) and then I wouldn't have gotten near 13 (probably around 11 max). Truth be told, I think Pedro is about a $8-9 million/year pitcher, but because of his ability to pitch well in key games, his hate for the Yankees, and his fan base in Boston, I could see going up to $11 or so....but definitely not 13.

Luckily I'm not a Sox fan, so this wouldn't be so bad...just so the Rangers don't go outbidding the Sox by some ridiculous amount like one other contract I can think of in the recent past.

edit: poor word selection.
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Postby Madison » Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:31 am

slomo007 wrote:just so the Rangers don't go outbidding the Sox by some ridiculous amount like one other contract I can think of in the recent future.


The Rangers would not offer anything near $13 million per for Pedro. It was common knowledge down here that he would be out of our price range.

Oh, and yeah, locking up the best player in baseball for 10 years at $25 million per year was a terrible deal. ;-7

I've defended the contract before, and I'll do it again. With contracts doing nothing but going up (at the time of the deal) and other players getting similar money (Manny Ramirez at $20 mil per year), signing the best player in the game at $25 million per for 10 years was not as big of a deal as some would want to believe.

Anyway, that's all over and done with, so back to Pedro. :-°
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Postby mikcou » Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:52 pm

[quote="Rkiivs"]
Now Lowe I wouldn't mind having in NY. More durable than 'glass arm' Pedro and can pitch in the spotlight.
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Id like that too ;-D
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:56 pm

Rkiivs wrote:Do us all a favor, Pedro. Just accept the Bosox offer.

Now Lowe I wouldn't mind having in NY. More durable than 'glass arm' Pedro and can pitch in the spotlight.

If Pedro doesn't accept the Sox's offer, what do you think about the Angels? They are in need of pitching and don't mind spending the cash. That town & city are very Espanol friendly. Food for thought.


Lowe's last two pitching performances have fooled you; I hope they fool Cashman, too.

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Postby mikcou » Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:02 pm

Transmogrifier wrote:
Rkiivs wrote:Do us all a favor, Pedro. Just accept the Bosox offer.

Now Lowe I wouldn't mind having in NY. More durable than 'glass arm' Pedro and can pitch in the spotlight.

If Pedro doesn't accept the Sox's offer, what do you think about the Angels? They are in need of pitching and don't mind spending the cash. That town & city are very Espanol friendly. Food for thought.


Lowe's last two pitching performances have fooled you; I hope they fool Cashman, too.

:-D


ya thats what I was saying too. He sucked most of all last year but now hes going to get somewhere between 8-10 million a year. Ill pass and let somebody else take him.
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