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Postby mwb743s » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:23 am

I heard this on the local news last night, but have not found it anywhere else. Can anyone confirm or deny these rumors? Personally I am worried because I do not want this cancer anywhere near my beloved Cardinals!!
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Postby rlee » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:27 am

Rotoworld also reported this as being confirmed. Signed for $500,000 :-t Seems to me that the Cards must be REALLY desperate :-o
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:28 am

He signed a 1 year deal, non-guaranteed, for $500,000.
http://www.stltoday.com/sports/cards
He's not the player he used to be but there is little to no risk involved for the Cards.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:40 am

I gotta agree..there is practically no risk from the Cards. I thought there was a 1 Million veteran minimum though. Is that in another sport?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:44 am

trevisc wrote:I gotta agree..there is practically no risk from the Cards. I thought there was a 1 Million veteran minimum though. Is that in another sport?
Not that I am aware of. $300,000 minimum for MLB.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:54 am

its non-guaranteed so its no big deal. i think he is just a backup plan. either a regular 2b will be signed or other people will be brought in to compete for the job. if he looks good in ST then they found a bargain. if not, they cut him and owe him nothing.

personally, i think it is a sign that negotiations with cora arent going well. if they can get cairo for cheap they may bring him in and let him compete with alomar for the starting gig.
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Postby ironman » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:55 am

Whatever happened to Bo Hart? :-?
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Postby stevethumb » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:02 pm

there are few ball players over my many years of following baseball that i have truly rooted against..steve howe, darryl strawberry, roger clemens...BUT roberto alomar is the poster boy of bad behavior (spitting in ump's face), waste of talent, clubhouse cancer.. he has hit 20 HRs in over 1300 ABs in the last 3 years..during that span he has never hit higher than .266.. he stole ZERO bases in 04.. he is 38 frickin' years old..his defense is laughable..the cardinals are wasting time and money if they think this clown is going to help their team..whew!!
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:37 pm

stevethumb wrote:there are few ball players over my many years of following baseball that i have truly rooted against..steve howe, darryl strawberry, roger clemens...BUT roberto alomar is the poster boy of bad behavior (spitting in ump's face), waste of talent, clubhouse cancer.. he has hit 20 HRs in over 1300 ABs in the last 3 years..during that span he has never hit higher than .266.. he stole ZERO bases in 04.. he is 38 frickin' years old..his defense is laughable..the cardinals are wasting time and money if they think this clown is going to help their team..whew!!
I don't see what there is to get so upset about. It's non-guaranteed. If he does well he plays if not he is gone. Well worth the risk IMO.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:38 pm

ironman wrote:Whatever happened to Bo Hart? :-?
He is in the minors and always an option.
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