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Postby nsulham » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:29 pm

One-year deal worth $750,000

Classic Theo deal. High upside/low-risk move. If healthy, Mantei could replace Williamson. Nice move.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:30 pm

nsulham wrote:One-year deal worth $750,000

Classic Theo deal. High upside/low-risk move. If healthy, Mantei could replace Williamson. Nice move.


Link? I'd been pushing this like crazy. That's a great, great, great deal, if true.
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Postby nsulham » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:32 pm

Per Rotoworld:

ESPNews reports that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with Matt Mantei on a one-year deal.
Since he's surely coming cheap, Mantei is a pretty good risk. Odds are he'll miss a good chunk of the season with one ailment or another, but he'll also probably be effective when healthy. In other words, Boston has found its replacement for Scott Williamson.


ESPN's Free Agent Tracker is reporting it's one year at 750K
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:35 pm

if healthy, the sox got a steal in mantei.......
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Postby trevisc » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:37 pm

isn't that the whole story behind Mantei? You can't say his name without saying "if healthy". I personally think it's a waste of money but in terms of baseball salary they did get a bargain "if healthy"

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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:39 pm

trevisc wrote:isn't that the whole story behind Mantei? You can't say his name without saying "if healthy". I personally think it's a waste of money but in terms of baseball salary they did get a bargain "if healthy"

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True - "if healthy" is asking a lot from someone who hasn't been for a while. A good low risk move, though, for a team with a $125M+ payroll.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:45 pm

Which Sox? - there are 2 teams that misspell that word you know. :-b
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:46 pm

nsulham wrote:Per Rotoworld:

ESPNews reports that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with Matt Mantei on a one-year deal.
Since he's surely coming cheap, Mantei is a pretty good risk. Odds are he'll miss a good chunk of the season with one ailment or another, but he'll also probably be effective when healthy. In other words, Boston has found its replacement for Scott Williamson.


ESPN's Free Agent Tracker is reporting it's one year at 750K
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Postby nsulham » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:46 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Which Sox? - there are 2 teams that misspell that word you know. :-b


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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:52 pm

Theo loves to buy low. Yeah, he may not be healthy, but it's worth the risk. Bellhorn may not have been good, but he was worth the risk. It's how Theo operates. The Sox have a budget, unlike their neighbors to the South, and he needs to find cheap replacements--hello, Bronson--if he's to overpay to keep Pedro and/or 'Tek.
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