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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:56 pm

RugbyD wrote:the $12 figure for Sosa that's been reported is actually 2 separate things. They are picking up $8m of this year's salary and sporting the full $4.5 for next year's buyout in order for Sosa to waive the automatic 2006 $18m salary if traded.


not according to espn. the cubs pay $12 mil of sammy's 2005 salary. the orioles are on the hook for $5 mil of his 2005 salary plus the $4.5 mil option (which they hope will be a moot point because they will try to sign him to an extension). doesnt really matter how you allocate it though if it all adds up to the same number.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1981771

burnitz will be paid $4.5 mil and has a 500k buyout.
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:06 pm

j_d_mcnugent wrote:
RugbyD wrote:the $12 figure for Sosa that's been reported is actually 2 separate things. They are picking up $8m of this year's salary and sporting the full $4.5 for next year's buyout in order for Sosa to waive the automatic 2006 $18m salary if traded.


not according to espn. the cubs pay $12 mil of sammy's 2005 salary. the orioles are on the hook for $5 mil of his 2005 salary plus the $4.5 mil option (which they hope will be a moot point because they will try to sign him to an extension). doesnt really matter how you allocate it though if it all adds up to the same number.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1981771

burnitz will be paid $4.5 mil and has a 500k buyout.


man, conflicting sources are such a pain in tha arse. :-[
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:20 pm

This Sosa thing is the most incomplete complete transactions I've ever seen.

Burnitz = meh...

Zambrano for Huff? God, I hope not. I just traded Huff for Zambrano in my keeper league.

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Postby wrveres » Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:15 pm

The Sosa deal is done ...
and the Burnitzdeal is done ...

seems like a stupid deal for the Cubbies to me ...
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Postby Mustangs989 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:20 pm

wrveres wrote:http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/8157103

the Sosa deal is done ...
and the Burnitz deal is done ...

seems like a stupid deal for the Cubbies to me ...

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I don't understand why they just didn't let Hollandsworth/Dubois batte lit out for the last OF slot instead of paying 5 million to bring in a left handed Sosa clone....
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:51 pm

Uggh, god Burnitz isn't even better than Sosa. This blows.
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Postby Lil' Doug Dascenzo » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:55 pm

Burnitz will produce almost identical numbers to what the Cubs would have gotten from Sammy anyway, so that's a push. We gained a legit lead-off hitter in Hairston, and if he is an everyday player at the top of the order I consider that a plus for the Cubs.

The hole they have yet to fill is Alou's. I love Hollandsworth as a utility OF, but as an everyday player? Yikes. And who knows what Dubois can bring to the table.

So, we'll see. I'm not taking the pissed off route that a lot of Cub fans seem to be going because the rest of the contenders in our division took their share of losses this offseason as well.
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Postby crapshooter » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:08 pm

That's great news for all us Astros fans.
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Postby Lil' Doug Dascenzo » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:14 pm

Astro fans should probably be more worried about how to replace Kent and Beltran's production than about what the Cubs have lost or gained.
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Postby RynMan » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:20 pm

Lil' Doug Dascenzo wrote:Astro fans should probably be more worried about how to replace Kent and Beltran's production than about what the Cubs have lost or gained.


haha....but ouch.
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