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Postby Mugrila » Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:57 pm

BigLebowski wrote:Well my "source" in the D'Backs organization is one for one. He told me about the Schilling trade long before it was official.

He says that RJ is most likely to go the the Angels for McPherson, Ortiz and a minor league pitcher or cash.

We'll see how he does this time around.


i hope he's right, i don't want to see randy go to NY. plus Amazinz is right, the yanks don't have any minor leaguers that would justify moving randy.
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Postby rmeesig » Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:41 pm

Amazinz wrote: The reports continue to suggest the Yankees will be able to land R.J. with Contreras and Naverro. OK stop getting excited and think about that for a minute. That is utterly ridiculous. ;-)


2 words: Salary Dump

it's not just Contreras and Navarro - it's Contreras with his (most of) salary paid and Navarro..makes a heck of a lot more sense. Best part about the Yankees (if you're a fan) they CAN afford to this. And to lure Randy in, we offer a 2 year extension so he can get his 300 wins. Again, they CAN afford to do this.

That's why you will see RJ pitching in the Bronx this summer and fall. ;-D
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Postby nsulham » Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:13 pm

rmeesig wrote:
That's why you will see RJ pitching in the Bronx this summer and fall. ;-D


Just curious, are you going to be around if you're wrong and RJ is pitching in either Arizona, Anaheim or Boston? ;-)
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:39 pm

rmeesig wrote:2 words: Salary Dump

What makes you think this is a salary dump?
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Postby rmeesig » Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:30 pm

Amazinz wrote:
rmeesig wrote:2 words: Salary Dump

What makes you think this is a salary dump?


two articles have the trade as Navarro/Contreras w/Jose's salary partially paid. so AZ takes on nothing in dollars, and gives up Johnson's salary this year and next.

I call that a Salary Dump.
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Postby rmeesig » Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:32 pm

nsulham wrote:
rmeesig wrote:
That's why you will see RJ pitching in the Bronx this summer and fall. ;-D


Just curious, are you going to be around if you're wrong and RJ is pitching in either Arizona, Anaheim or Boston? ;-)


Anaheim, Arizona and Boston can't offer RJ 2 things:

1. A Ring - come on, Anaheim??? and I don't even have to comment about Boston.

2. An Extension - Boston can't even sign their own FAs and Anaheim has enough money wrapped up for the next few years. I live here in SoCal, and the Angels aren't THAT popular. No fans, no money, no money, no players.

I've been wrong before - probably will be in the future.

Just not this time }:-)
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Postby DaQ » Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:05 am

I live in NY, so I can tell you this: The Daily News favors the Yankees while the Post may favor the Mets a little. I base this conclusion when I read both papers after the Subway Series at Shea.

Saying that, Clemens will not be a Yankee. He only came out of retirement because he would pitch near home and his best friend (Pettite) is on the team. Boston would try to get him if the Yanks got Johnson, according to an ESPN story on TV.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:18 pm

There is an article in the NY Times today about the Mets. They inquired about Randy Johnson and were told he is not being traded.
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Postby rmeesig » Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:01 pm

Amazinz wrote:There is an article in the NY Times today about the Mets. They inquired about Randy Johnson and were told he is not being traded.


That's strange, because:

Yanks trying to open door for Johnson
http://www.nj.com/yankees/ledger/index. ... 587990.xml

Diamondbacks scout Bryan Lambe has been dispatched to watch the Yankees' Double-A Trenton team this weekend

Unless the Yanks are thinking about trading prospects for <<<shudder>>> Alomar.. :-P
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:30 pm

rmeesig wrote:
nsulham wrote:
rmeesig wrote:
That's why you will see RJ pitching in the Bronx this summer and fall. ;-D


Just curious, are you going to be around if you're wrong and RJ is pitching in either Arizona, Anaheim or Boston? ;-)


Anaheim, Arizona and Boston can't offer RJ 2 things:

1. A Ring - come on, Anaheim??? and I don't even have to comment about Boston.

2. An Extension - Boston can't even sign their own FAs and Anaheim has enough money wrapped up for the next few years. I live here in SoCal, and the Angels aren't THAT popular. No fans, no money, no money, no players.
I've been wrong before - probably will be in the future.

Just not this time }:-)

Umm, the angels have one of the richest owners in baseball, and sell out nearly every game. They have also won more WS then the Yanks have the past 3 years. No players? Vlad Guerrero ring a bell? Hes only one of the best players in freaking baseball. You haven't been paying too much attention, the Angels bring in a lot of crowds. (Thanks to the cheap concessions :-D )
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