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Postby stumpak » Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:46 pm

I think they would be crazy not to giev Cruz a shot. Best case scenario for Reitsma is that he is a Jorge Julio clone, and that should get no one excited.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:36 pm

Sometimes I don't understand people...Why the hell did Percival go to Detroit, A: They Suck B: The City Sucks C: Any number of good teams would have loved him
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:28 pm

acsguitar wrote:Sometimes I don't understand people...Why the hell did Percival go to Detroit, A: They Suck B: The City Sucks C: Any number of good teams would have loved him


Never been to the city, so no comment there.
The team improved - maybe it'll be better again.
But, most importantly IMHO, Benetiz, coming off a 1.29 ERA and 40+ saves got $7.5M/year. I doubt anyone was offering anywhere close to $12M/2 years to a declining closer. So my guess is, at 35, he took his last chance at a big payday rather than a good team that would pay him less. He already has a WS ring.
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