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Postby wrveres » Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:12 pm

Well they did develop,
Pettite, Jeter, Soriano, Posada and Bernie I believe. I may be wrong. I would like to think that even New Yorkers would enjoy a hard worker like Boone, obviouslly not.

Just to give George some insight into his avail pitchers pool for next year ... He can "BUY" Vazquez, "BUY" Millwood, "BUY" Suppan, and then fix the outfield by "BUYING" Vlad. Boone can anchor third now that you have "BOUGHT" Him, and then you could start the first ever AL allstar team on a daily basis.
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Postby Shitney™ » Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:13 pm

they didnt develop soriano... he played years in japan, and then they out bid everyone for the rights to him...

i don't know about anyone else..
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Postby wrveres » Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:35 pm

Shitney™ wrote:they didnt develop soriano... he played years in japan, and then they out bid everyone for the rights to him...

i don't know about anyone else..


I think you are confusing Soriano and Matsui.
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Postby Payne Dailey » Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:40 pm

wrveres wrote:
Shitney™ wrote:they didnt develop soriano... he played years in japan, and then they out bid everyone for the rights to him...

i don't know about anyone else..


I think you are confusing Soriano and Matsui.


No I think he's right, he was playing in Japan then the yanks outbid everyone else. He wasn't the player he is today back then so there wasn't much hype.He was going to be a backup for Jimenez.
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Postby Shitney™ » Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:25 pm

i would never confuse soriano with anyone :-)

they outbid by alot, giving him 3 million signing bonus at age 20 with no US experience..

at the time he was a SS and the yankees just wanted to store him in the minors

"The Future: Soriano is too good and will be too much in demand to sit and wait his turn like many Yankees prospects have, especially if he gets off to a fast start in 1999 at Norwich or Columbus" -- written in '98 after the signing..
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Postby blankman » Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:24 pm

Shitney™ wrote:they outbid by alot, giving him 3 million signing bonus at age 20 with no US experience..


Are you sure it was 3 million? Whats your source? My understanding was that he was signed by almost 1 million and he was certainly attainable for anyone one else. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd like to see your source. I guess the scouts got it right with him though;-D.

As for the lack of pitching development by the Yankees, this is true. But if you weren't aware Mariano Rivera was also brought up with Pettite in '95. Since, there's been pretty much nothing other than Mendoza.
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Postby Payne Dailey » Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:53 pm

Soriano signed for 3.1 mil over four years. He had to "retire" from his team in Japan to be available as a free agent. The yanks had the highest offer, looks like a steal to me, anyone could have paid that .
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Postby blankman » Thu Jul 31, 2003 9:18 pm

Payne Dailey wrote:Soriano signed for 3.1 mil over four years.


Oh, over 4 years- that changes everything. Anyone could have afforded to sign Soriano at that price, so for anyone to say the Yanks "bought" Soriano is stupid.

Thanks Payne for clearing that up ;-D
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Postby Madison » Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:27 am

Payne Dailey wrote:Soriano signed for 3.1 mil over four years. He had to "retire" from his team in Japan to be available as a free agent. The yanks had the highest offer, looks like a steal to me, anyone could have paid that .


The Yankees got a steal there! And I agree that any team could have afforded that.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:10 am

Shitney™ wrote:"The Future: Soriano is too good and will be too much in demand to sit and wait his turn like many Yankees prospects have, especially if he gets off to a fast start in 1999 at Norwich or Columbus" -- written in '98 after the signing..


so I guess it would be safe to assume that the Yankees spent 1999, 2000 and 2001 developing him. :-)
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