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Old 12-25-2008, 10:30 AM   #181
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I would probably say Pujols.
i would agree.


the thing with texiera is his numbers are pretty much in line with, say, david wright's. wright is younger and a third baseman... i would say it's easier to find first basemen who can put up texiera type numbers... and wright has two gold gloves too (even though he probably didn't deserve them).

if somebody told me that wright was wroth 22 million i'd tell 'em they were bat shit bonkers.

that said... the yanks have the cash, and if texiera can give them what tino martinez gave them in the mid 90's then it'll end up being a great signing for them.

i do also agree with ya that the texiera signing will likely be the best of the three signings... and the red sox, angels and yes, even the nationals are equally to blame for his getting a ridiculous contract because those are the teams that set the price, and the yankees just came in just over them. if they had set a more reasonable price for a player of his caliber... say 14-15 million, then the yankees woulda come in at 16-17, not 22+.

the bitching and moaning from GMs and owners of other teams is nauseating... they're looking at the total number for the entire length of the contracts to exadurate the money that the yanks are spending. simple fact is that, as of now, the yankees have actually significantly CUT salary from last season.

yes, that's right. the yankees have cut salary. so now we need a salary cap? no one was calling for a salary cap when the yankees were spending over 200 million and missing the playoffs... now they actually CUT salary, but spend the money they are spending a little wiser (at least some think so), so now all of a sudden we need a salary cap again.

boo fucking hoo... the brewers could have manned up and resigned C.C. they're not even resigning ben sheets.

spend the money to make your team competitive year after year and people will come to see you play, your jerseys and hats will sell more nationaly, and you'll make the money to cover the increase in salary.

what the padres are doing is simply disgraceful, and the angels are crying poor when they play in friggin LA. they're a major market team, but they're talking as if they're in kansas city. gimmie a break. you just let k-rod go for cheap, let texiera go, and have announced that you won't sign manny. so what are you doing?
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In no particular order:

A-Rod
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Not even an honourable mention for Vladimir Guerrero?
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Not even an honourable mention for Vladimir Guerrero?
He's borderline, because I think he's going to age poorly.
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i would agree.


the thing with texiera is his numbers are pretty much in line with, say, david wright's. wright is younger and a third baseman... i would say it's easier to find first basemen who can put up texiera type numbers... and wright has two gold gloves too (even though he probably didn't deserve them).

if somebody told me that wright was wroth 22 million i'd tell 'em they were bat shit bonkers.

that said... the yanks have the cash, and if texiera can give them what tino martinez gave them in the mid 90's then it'll end up being a great signing for them.

i do also agree with ya that the texiera signing will likely be the best of the three signings... and the red sox, angels and yes, even the nationals are equally to blame for his getting a ridiculous contract because those are the teams that set the price, and the yankees just came in just over them. if they had set a more reasonable price for a player of his caliber... say 14-15 million, then the yankees woulda come in at 16-17, not 22+.

the bitching and moaning from GMs and owners of other teams is nauseating... they're looking at the total number for the entire length of the contracts to exadurate the money that the yanks are spending. simple fact is that, as of now, the yankees have actually significantly CUT salary from last season.

yes, that's right. the yankees have cut salary. so now we need a salary cap? no one was calling for a salary cap when the yankees were spending over 200 million and missing the playoffs... now they actually CUT salary, but spend the money they are spending a little wiser (at least some think so), so now all of a sudden we need a salary cap again.

boo fucking hoo... the brewers could have manned up and resigned C.C. they're not even resigning ben sheets.

spend the money to make your team competitive year after year and people will come to see you play, your jerseys and hats will sell more nationaly, and you'll make the money to cover the increase in salary.

what the padres are doing is simply disgraceful, and the angels are crying poor when they play in friggin LA. they're a major market team, but they're talking as if they're in kansas city. gimmie a break. you just let k-rod go for cheap, let texiera go, and have announced that you won't sign manny. so what are you doing?
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He's borderline, because I think he's going to age poorly.
Chase Utley likely is the one guy I'd say should be on your list that currently isn't. I'd swap him for Chipper due to age.
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He's borderline, because I think he's going to age poorly.
Possibly. Time will tell. Anyway, I agree with 7 of your 10 picks, so there's that.
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Angels shore up the bullpen with Brian Fuentes. We're set there.
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So, the Cubs have traded Jason Marquis to the Rockies for Luis Vizcaino and traded Mark DeRosa to the Indians for 3 pitching prospects. Bruce Levine of ESPN 1000 out of Chicago believes both moves are intended to free up salary space to land Jake Peavy of the Padres.
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I will miss DeRosa...
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Chase Utley likely is the one guy I'd say should be on your list that currently isn't. I'd swap him for Chipper due to age.
Utley makes about $12 million a year, for reference. He signed a 7-year, $85 million deal a couple years ago.

Had it not been explained that his injury caused his slight dip this year, I'd probably have said, "Wait one more year to see if Utley's on that list."
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Utley makes about $12 million a year, for reference. He signed a 7-year, $85 million deal a couple years ago.

Had it not been explained that his injury caused his slight dip this year, I'd probably have said, "Wait one more year to see if Utley's on that list."
And I'd have told you to fuck off, and added him to my list.
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Chase Utley's my favorite baseball player, it should be noted. I have him at the top, but there's bias in that, so I figured I'd look at it objectively.

It's actually quite remarkable how well he did for the last five months with an injury that required surgery.
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I will miss DeRosa...
Weren't they just saying a couple of weeks ago that they wouldn't give up DeRosa while in talks for a three-way deal for Peavy? I find it odd that they're now giving him up, while still not being sure they can even land Peavy.
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Weren't they just saying a couple of weeks ago that they wouldn't give up DeRosa while in talks for a three-way deal for Peavy? I find it odd that they're now giving him up, while still not being sure they can even land Peavy.
They're going for Milton Bradley is what I'm now hearing.
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Gotcha.

Phil, how would you feel about that move?
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