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#201 soxhop411


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

rumors going crazy round twitter that felix may be a jay soon

#202 E5 Yaz


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:03 PM

rumors going crazy round twitter that felix may be a jay soon


care to post a few of these?

#203 soxhop411


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:05 PM

http://twitter.com/#!/tmfb82

#204 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:09 PM

Oh, Rogers Centre employee. Call the papers.

#205 BS_SoxFan

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:25 PM

Oh, Rogers Centre employee. Call the papers.


To be fair, the Rogers Centre janitor is a Rogers Centre employee.

#206 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:01 AM

Good lord. That would be insane if the Blue Jays got him.

Edit: This is from two days ago (doesn't have an exact timestamp), but Rosenthal says Toronto makes calls on everyone.

Edited by crakerraker, 09 January 2012 - 01:10 AM.


#207 soxhop411


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

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#208 soxhop411


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:09 PM

gwynar Gen Sueyoshi




ヤンキースが黒田に破格の12億円提示かnikkansports.com/baseball/mlb/n… via@nikkansportscom Hiroki Kuroda could be close to deal w/ New York Yankees: US$15.5M & uni #15

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:33 PM

gwynar Gen Sueyoshi




ヤンキースが黒田に破格の12億円提示かnikkansports.com/baseball/mlb/n… via@nikkansportscom Hiroki Kuroda could be close to deal w/ New York Yankees: US$15.5M & uni #15


Thurman Munson would have something to say about that, if he knew how to fly.

#210 soxhop411


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

RT @paul_maholm: Just wanna say thank u 2 everyone that has cheered 4 me during my career as a Pirate



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#211 SoxScout


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

Talks between closer Ryan Madson and the Reds are in the serious stage, according to people involved in the discussions. One person went so far as to say they are "heating up.''

The Reds are simultaneously talking to their incumbent closer Francisco Cordero, as well. They are seen as likely to sign one or the other.

The Rangers, Marlins and Agels are among teams that have considered Madosn in recent days.


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#212 Kramerica Industries

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

Oh, Rogers Centre employee. Call the papers.


the same guy is saying today the Jays are getting Matt Cain..

The jays will be dangerous with Cain and Felix... :rolling:

#213 Sprowl


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:29 PM

the same guy is saying today the Jays are getting Matt Cain..

The jays will be dangerous with Cain and Felix... :rolling:


The Felix-Cain-Darvish-Romero rotation will be an awesome pitching staff.

#214 moondog80


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

Prince Fielder to meet with Rangers.


http://espn.go.com/b...ts-with-rangers


Is there a precedent for a FA of this stature to be unsigned so late? JD Drew didn't sign here until Feb 14, but that was a done deal for a while beforehand that got tied up for whatever reason.



#215 MakMan44


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

Colon to the A's according to Stark.
https://twitter.com/#!/jaysonst/status/158630287310454784 mabrowndog is a dingus

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:47 PM

Colon to the A's according to Stark.
https://twitter.com/...630287310454784


Start the trade watch

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

Zumaya and the twins have agreed to a 1 year contract that can be worth up 1.7 mill.

http://beck.mlblogs....eal-with-twins/

#218 Wingack


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

Start the trade watch


Serious question. Do you think Beane has a list of prospects that he is targeting to trade Colon for?

#219 Tyrone Biggums


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:49 PM

Zumaya and the twins have agreed to a 1 year contract that can be worth up 1.7 mill.

http://beck.mlblogs....eal-with-twins/


Guess that was too rich for us. Probably for the best since he'll probably be healthy until May, if that.

#220 E5 Yaz


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:26 PM

Serious question. Do you think Beane has a list of prospects that he is targeting to trade Colon for?


I think Beane signs guys such as Colon with the thought of spinning him off at the trade deadline. Colon signs there knowing this and that if he's traded, it's likely to someone in contention. So, it's a win-win for them, as long as Colon pitches well.

I think all teams keep a spreadhseet of prospects they'd like to get from other teams and, much like a draft board, each team's preferred lists are different.

#221 MoGator71

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

I think Beane signs guys such as Colon with the thought of spinning him off at the trade deadline. Colon signs there knowing this and that if he's traded, it's likely to someone in contention. So, it's a win-win for them, as long as Colon pitches well.

I think all teams keep a spreadhseet of prospects they'd like to get from other teams and, much like a draft board, each team's preferred lists are different.


Beane seems to do this more than anybody else, and I can't understand why other GM's don't do it more. Obviously there's risk, but money-wise it likely balances out...sign a veteran and trade him for signed prospects vs. draft kids and pay big bonuses. You look at teams with obvious holes, that aren't likely to contend...sign some vets and hopefully restock your farm system in July. Seems like something a club like Houston ought to do, since they just gutted their roster last year and are probably at least 3 years away from contention anyway.

Not to mention, if you sign some guys you at least make it appear to your fanbase that you're trying...

#222 Kid T

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:47 PM

Guess that was too rich for us. Probably for the best since he'll probably be healthy until May, if that.


Apparently, the Twins were offering him the most guaranteed money

#223 Wingack


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:49 AM

Things are starting to swirl around Fielder:

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According to multiple sources the Nationals and Prince Fielder are working towards a deal but DO NOT have a deal at this time.... stay tuned



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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

SF is trying to extend Lincecum and Cain.

The Giants are talking to franchise pitchers Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain about multiyear deals, but while there are early indications they'll have a decent or better chance to lock up Cain into his free-agent years, the team seems to be focusing on deals of two years or one with Lincecum after he rebuffed an offer of at least $100 million for five years.

Giants people are saying only that talks are "ongoing'' with Cain, but there is said to be a fair amount of optimism they can keep Cain on a longterm deal for under $20 million a year. Cain already took one long team-friendly deal, but Lincecum, who has so far gone year to year, seems more likely to wind up with a two-year deal now rather than sign a contract into his free-agent years.


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#225 Lars The Wanderer

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:48 PM

The Giants have apparently reached an agreement with Tim Lincecum to buy out his last two arbitration years. 18 million in 2012, 22 million in 2013. 500K signing bonus.

#226 smackdown924

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:33 PM

I've heard that the Sox are still talking with Edwin Jackson. Given the creative lay-out of Scutaro's contract, is it possible for the Sox to do something similar with Jackson? Could they craft a deal that is ultimately a 4/$37 million but organize it such that the CBT hit for the first 3 years is low enough for them to afford, then they pay for that flexibility later by having to pay more for the final year (when they would presumably have some contracts coming off the books)? Plus it's a raise for him. He made $4.6m in 2010 and $8.75m in 2011. So a 4 year deal with a $9.25 AAV should appeal to him, especially considering that it’s nearly February and he doesn’t have a team…

Here's what I'm thinking. Sox announce they have agreed to a deal with Edwin Jackson for 3/$30 million, with a 4th year option at $9m. No details are released but at some point down the road some super-sleuth like Alex Speier figures out that the deal is actually 3 years $27 million, with a $1m signing bonus and a $2m buyout of the $9m team option for 2016 OR a $4m player option for 2016 (Just like what Scutaro had at the end of his deal.) The 4th year is practically assured to be picked up, because if they decline it and pay the $4m buy out they actually take a CBT hit of $6m)

Now this contract creates some payroll flexibility because instead of being calculated as $30m for $3 years ($10m AAV) or $37m over 4 years, with the AAV for CBT purposes being $9.25 they are actually calculating it as a 4 year deal worth $32m, because the $3m player option counts as guaranteed even though there is little chance of it being exercised. This results in a 2012 AAV figure of $8m for CBT purposes. Of course, when it actually comes down to it we are going to end up getting hit on the luxury tax that last year of the deal- $8m, $8m, $8m, $13m because we have pay the full $37m within the 4 years so the difference between what is paid (in luxury tax terms) in the first 3 years ($24m) and what is owed overall ($37m) must be paid in the last year ($13m). So the flexibility of having an extra $1m for CBT purposes for each of the first 3 years is paid for by having to pay $3m more than normal in the final year. Still, hopefully by then the Sox would have continued on with their merry thrifty ways and gotten out from some of the bad contracts they currently have.

Edited by smackdown924, 25 January 2012 - 05:15 PM.





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