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Niffoc4 wrote:On the Hampton stuff, what I have heard is that he will be out for the entire year because of Tommy John surgery and the Braves want him to take a full year to insure recovery (and so the insurance company will pay his full salary next year...). So next year I think the Braves are hoping to get out of Hampton's salary as well. And then he is a FA after the 07 season right?
George_Foreman wrote:one thing to bear in mind: if the braves sign furcal to a long-term deal, they'll have a good bit of money locked up for the next few years. there's already chipper and andruw, but now huddy is locked in until either 2009 or 2010. if you put furcal's money on top of that, the braves could have a hard time persuing free agents in the coming years.
and marcus giles will have to be inked in the coming years. so in a sense, it could come down to a decision between furcal or giles for the braves.
if this was the decision, who would you take? personally, i think i'd go with marcus. he's got better pop, and a better career OBP. he won't steal as much and he's not as great defensively, but he's a real asset to the team.
also, i think the braves have more SS prospects than 2B prospects in the minors....
bigh0rt wrote:If the Braves are wise, they'll re-sign Furcal ASAP.
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