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2008-09 Hot Stove Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I know there is a World Series thread, but I wanted to try something different. These topics would be completely lost in the play-by-play of games.

    Ken Rosenthal reports that Manny Ramirez wants at least six years at $25 million per. I thought the Blue Jays would be interested -- Ricciardi chased him during one of the times when the Bosox considered dealing him -- but he's denying it.

    And the Mariners hired Jack Zduriencik as their new GM. Great, great hire.

    Wonder when/if Kim Ng will get a shot.
     
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    Spellchecks in newsrooms across the Seattle area just went haywire.
     
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    In the bear shit in the woods department, the Cards declined their option on Mark Mulder, and Mark Prior is rehabbing. He'll be an FA.

    Definitely a good idea Elliotte. I was just pondering the absence of an early Hot Stove thread for the non WS combatants.
     
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    Excellent idea, Elliotte.

    Jon Heyman reported that the Dodgers are willing to pay the kind of money Ramirez is supposedly looking for, but they only want to sign him to a two-year deal.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/baseball/mlb/10/22/heyman.manny/index.html?eref=si_mlb

    Nobody would really be dumb enough to give him him six years at $25 million per, right?
     
  5. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/12/2009-mlb-free-a.html

    Here's a list of the 2009 MLB free agents. I think this will be a very interesting offseason as there are a lot of big names out there.
     
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    Oh Mr. Steinbrenner.... :D
     
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    Well, it was those same Dodgers who were dumb enough to give Andruw Jones two years at $18M, remember. So don't put it past them ...
     
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    True. That one looked like a disaster from the minute they announced it, but they did limit the risk by limiting the length of the deal to two years. I doubt they go past three years.

    Then again, all it takes is one owner with more money than sense. Just ask Tom Hicks.
     
  9. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    With a decent range of closers available, it'll be interesting to see who the Mets go after.
     
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    Don't you know that starting these threads diminishes the World Series?
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    CRAP! Down goes the Brewers' scouting department.
     
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: Baseball News Thread

    Holy crap, that's funny.
     
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