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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:22 pm

trevisc wrote:so mookie..are you saying Drew will get 5 years/ 50 million?

Would you pay that much for him as a GM?


No way he is worth that kind of coin. But he wouldn't get a 5 year deal out of arbitration. He would get a one year deal somewhere close to fair market value.

If he declines arbitration because he wants to sign a 5 year deal somewhere else - then the braves get a compensation draft pick from the team that signs him.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:27 pm

Now, Im not an expert on this sort of thing, but it really doesnt make much sence to me that the Braves didnt even offer arbitration - it seemed like a win/win for the Braves. What am I missing?
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:29 pm

The articles I read about Drew suggested he could earn around $12.5M in arbitration. Obviously the Braves didn't even want to pay him $10M which seems to be his actual market value. A $4M difference is huge when you have holes to fill and a limited budget.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:39 pm

Amazinz wrote:The articles I read about Drew suggested he could earn around $12.5M in arbitration. Obviously the Braves didn't even want to pay him $10M which seems to be his actual market value. A $4M difference is huge when you have holes to fill and a limited budget.


My point was that if the fair market price for Drew right now is $10 and the Braves didn't want to go that high and did not want to even risk a possible $12.5 M by offering him arbitration, then Drew didn't exactly snub them did he?
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:43 pm

I agree that Drew didn't snub them. I'm just reasoning why the Braves made the decision they did.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:50 pm

Amazinz wrote:I agree that Drew didn't snub them. I'm just reasoning why the Braves made the decision they did.


I understand. It's the same reason that the Jays didn't offer arbitration to Carlos Delgado, even though they really wanted him back, they can not afford fair market value for him. Because of the Yankees, Mets and Red Socks, Drew can get $10-13M/yr and Carlos can get $15-17M/yr and the smaller market teams cannot afford to keep their own players (even if they developed them themselves, like Carlos). This league really does suck.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:54 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
My point was that if the fair market price for Drew right now is $10 and the Braves didn't want to go that high and did not want to even risk a possible $12.5 M by offering him arbitration, then Drew didn't exactly snub them did he?


Well..my point about the snubbing is that he said he wanted to stay with the Braves but he just couldn't because of the money. In my opinion he got a fair offer and should have at least countered it. That's where the snubbing comes in

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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:56 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
Amazinz wrote:I agree that Drew didn't snub them. I'm just reasoning why the Braves made the decision they did.


I understand. It's the same reason that the Jays didn't offer arbitration to Carlos Delgado, even though they really wanted him back, they can not afford fair market value for him. Because of the Yankees, Mets and Red Socks, Drew can get $10-13M/yr and Carlos can get $15-17M/yr and the smaller market teams cannot afford to keep their own players (even if they developed them themselves, like Carlos). This league really does suck.


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Postby LBJackal » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:58 pm

trevisc wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:
My point was that if the fair market price for Drew right now is $10 and the Braves didn't want to go that high and did not want to even risk a possible $12.5 M by offering him arbitration, then Drew didn't exactly snub them did he?


Well..my point about the snubbing is that he said he wanted to stay with the Braves but he just couldn't because of the money. In my opinion he got a fair offer and should have at least countered it. That's where the snubbing comes in

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They offered him $8M and he could ger $12M+ somewhere else. I wouldn't call that a fair offer :-D

BTW it sucks losing Carlos. He's been with us since 1988. Unfortunately, we can't afford to spend half of our budget on one player, especially with Wells, Hinske, and Halladay already making $20M combined.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:00 pm

Any rumors on Delgado's destination then?
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