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Postby RynMan » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:23 am

Alright guys, post your predictions right here - who is this years biggest free agent signing with today (or possibly later)?

Mets? Yanks? Stros? Cubs? Tigers?......Dbacks?........Dbacks?

For me....I'm gonna say the Astro's, and it'll handcuff them for the future.
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Postby Scott Boras Client » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:33 am

I just heard a Gammons clip saying Boras is tempted to wait till Monday and get the Yanks/Mets bidding war going. But I don't believe it, because all the vibes from NY are that Steinbrenner's not interested. (I think I even saw somewhere that he hasn't mentioned Beltran to anyone in org in last two weeks, though I don't recall the source). Gammons almost made it sound as if George wasn't returning Boras calls. So my gut says Beltran stays in Houston, and counts his tax savings. But my gut's been wrong before.
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Postby ayebatter » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:34 am

If I pick New York, does that give me 2 chances at the boobyprize?



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Postby RugbyD » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:37 am

Astros

cubs suck :~(
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Postby rlee » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:08 am

I say Astros too. That's hard for me to say as a Mets fan, :,-( but I believe Carlos is a bit different than some other players, and will stay where he is comfortable. }:-)

Some people say that if this is so, why has Boras waited until the deadline to agree. :-? My cut on that is that he's hoping that someone (Mets, Yankees) will come in at the last second and raise the ante substantially, blowing the Astros offer out of the water. I don't think that will happen, and I think he'll be back in a "'Stros uniform for many years to come.

The next question is, that if this happens, will they be able to afford, hold onto Berkman :-o
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Postby nikku88 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:02 pm

I'm going with Astros. He seemed to like it, His wife liked it.
It seems that the offers are very close. Why risk a good situation over a few million dollars.
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Postby Danimal » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:02 pm

I bet he goes for the money in a New York minute. How sad. He'd have more fun at Wrigley than Shea.
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Postby biller24 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:06 pm

With the Astros new offer only being 7 million lower than the Mets, my guess is that he stays with the Astros. There's not a huge difference when you are talking about 105 or 112 million. From an outside observers point of view, Carlos doesn't seem like the kind of person who wants to deal with the pressure that a city like New York will provide. Though, the wild card in this situation is Boras, as his players tend to go where the money is.
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Postby Pacman » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:27 pm

Milwaukee.






(did anybody spit out their coffee when they read that?) :-b


Houston keeps Belts... and Belts wins 05 NL MVP
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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:30 pm

I'm hoping NYY, but that looks unlikely now. I think he's going to stay in Houston... if not, he probably won't sign today.
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