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Postby trevisc » Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:39 pm

Amazinz wrote:Marlins signed Al Leiter to a one-year contract. Financial terms are not yet disclosed.


That's a very interesting move on their part...he should do well in that park though
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:58 pm

Back to florida eh! Good move for the Marlins...Leiter would have been much better if he had some run support
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:17 pm

I think Leiter's still got some gas left in the tank and could maybe be in impact fantasy pitcher in some deeper leagues. Good signing by the Marlins IMO. ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:25 pm

Leiter is still a warrior, I love him, but it takes him 110+ pitches just to get through 5 innings and his frayed labrum won't heal. Pro Player won't make enough of a difference compared to Shea. I don't think Leiter's last season will be very good and I bet he ends up on the DL at some point in the season but before that happens I guarantee that he will absolutely own the Mets. :-o
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Postby The Cow » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:25 pm

Yet another SP the Tribe misses out on. The risk is minimal for a one year deal. Nice sign by the fish.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:40 pm

good move by the marlins...maybe beckett and burnett can learn a thing or 2 from the ole veteran......
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:43 pm

Also helps quell fan annoyance at Benetiz and, likely, Pavano leaving - with Pudge going last year. Gives them a "name" and a veteran pitcher. Players like Lowell have commented that without help, he didn't think they could contend. Not saying they will with Leiter, but it gives the appearance of trying (you don't rebuild with 39 year old pitchers).
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Postby io » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:50 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:good move by the marlins...maybe beckett and burnett can learn a thing or 2 from the ole veteran......


wasnt Leiter once a big prospect who was marred with injury early in his career?.. i think he even had blister problems..... interesting that he'll join beckett and burnett now, he obviously likes to talk alot and share his knowledge. i think the marlins defenitly had some intentions with this
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:02 pm

Damn. I was hoping the Yankees would sign him. :-]
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:20 pm

yup. nice signing by the marlins. last year i think i picked him up from the WW about five times during the season. prolly will do that again this season B-)
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