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Hot Stove, part 2

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Well, don't forget to add the $51 million they had to pay just to talk to him .. so the Red Sox cost is actually much higher. No pressure there. Nope.
  2. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Sure sounds like Boras blinked.

    And I haven't seen that much of them, but 6 months ago had you asked me would you rather take a flyer on Meche or Piniero, I'd have had to think about it.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Worst deal...of the day.
  4. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Reports out of Toronto say the Jays have offered Vernon Wells a 7-year, $126M extension. Apparently Ricciardi confirms an offer has been made, but the numbers are coming from an unnamed source.
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    That's a preemptive strike for the Jays. $18 million in a couple of years will likely be seen as a bargain for Wells considering the current market.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I heard Peter Gammons on the local ESPN radio talk show around 5:30 p.m. At that time, ESPN.com had Wells signing the extension. Gammons said that wasn't right and he had talked to the Jays' GM a couple hours earlier and was set to talk to Wells' agent tomorrow.

    By the end of the interview, the story on ESPN.com had changed from Wells signing the extension to a report about the Jays offering it. Peter Gammons HAD SPOKEN! hehe
  7. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Great nick there.....
  8. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    They are essentially the same guys. Good stuff, no command and seem to have a gift for putting the ball in just the right spot to be hit very, very hard.

    BTW, the Mariners continue to put together the worst offseason in the bigs, dealing Chris Snelling and Emiliano Fruto for Jose Vidro. Like the Soriano deal a week ago, Fruto is another potential closer with mid-90s gas. I think Bill Bavasi is planning a murder and is trying to build up the basis for an insanity defense.
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Have there been any rumors about the Red Sox trying to get Mike Gonzalez from the Pirates. I heard Coco Crisp, but that was more for Solomon Torres.

    I know the Yankees and Braves are both supposedly talking to the Pirates about Gonzalez as a set-up guy, but you'd think he would be attractive to Boston, which has no closer right now.
  10. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    A lefty closer in Boston?
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I posted this a moment ago saying we should give the Yankees credit for chutzpah. I just saw a report that they offered Carl Pavano to the Mariners for Richie Sexson.

    I know Sexson has some holes in his game, but at least he has actually played the last two seasons. Sheesh.

    Then I checked out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online. The Indians asked about Mike Gonzalez and the Pirates asked for Victor Martinez straight up.

    Ok, which of those offers was worse?
  12. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    I'm going to guess that the Yankees offer was based on the poor moves that Seattle has made thus far.
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