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Postby ensanimal » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:34 pm

not sure how reliable this is but...

http://1bignasty.com/jblog/2004/12/new-glaus-to-arizona-new-12-5-04.html

anyone know anything about this Joe McDonnell? :-? i've read on other boards that he is usually reliable, so maybe this is something. haven't seen it anywhere else though, so take it for what it's worth.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:38 pm

I don't know anything about Joe McDonnell but I have trouble believing this. I think he could end up in Arizona but not before he explores all of the east coast options. If what I've read is accurate, his wife is an equestrian and spends most of the summer on the east coast so that's where he prefers to play. The arbitration deadline isn't until tommorow so it would be a couple of weeks at least before he signed with Arizona.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:40 pm

Not being reported on espn.com, usatoday.com, or sportsline.com.

That said, he was reportedly offered a multi-year contract by the DBacks in late November. Don't know what type FA he is (A, B or C), but, if the rumor is true, it may not be announced until after arbitration has been offered/not offered tomorrow.
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:42 pm

i'd be really surprised as well if he signed this early. i'd read somewhere that the mariners were going to make an offer soon, so it really wouldn't make sense to sign now.

ya never know though...
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:44 pm

ensanimal wrote:i'd be really surprised as well if he signed this early. i'd read somewhere that the mariners were going to make an offer soon, so it really wouldn't make sense to sign now.

ya never know though...


Yeah that's what I heard as well concerning the M's. :-?
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Postby stumpak » Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:55 am

The DBacks are on the verge of becoming the Mets-West. They need to dump Johnson, tear everything down and start again, not fork over a fortune for a guy like Glaus.
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Postby tlef316 » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:21 am

i disagree. glaus is very solid player to build around when he is healthy. if they were mets-west, they'd be offering multi-year deals to guys much worse than him
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Postby stumpak » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:49 am

Really? He is a career .252 hitter who has not been healthy in two years. The last time he hit more than 30 HRs was 2001 and he has had only one really good season, 2000. And there is a strong reason that a lot of AL teams are envisioning him as a DH type--brittle and not a great fielder. Giving someone like that a fat contract sounds like a classic Mets move actually.

Would you say that Dunn is a great guy to give a huge contract to and build a team around? Yet they are pretty much the same player at the plate, only Dunn has been healthy and Glaus is not and Dunn is still young enough that is a reasonable hope he can evolve into something more.
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Postby Rkiivs » Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:19 pm

I dunno, he's owed alot of money in deferred payments (somewhere in the neighborhood of $55 million), is 'Zona able to take on that kind of debt?
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:26 pm

Rkiivs wrote:I dunno, he's owed alot of money in deferred payments (somewhere in the neighborhood of $55 million), is 'Zona able to take on that kind of debt?


where did you hear that? his last contract was for somewhere around 25 million total. even if he had deferred payments those would be the responsibility of the angels and not the d-backs.
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