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ThePatient
12-11-2004, 08:33 PM
Well here's a thread to discuss anything going on with baseball, except steroids, because there is baseball news than the steroids issue.

Some notable baseball news:

Diamondbacks signed Russ Ortiz
D'backs sign Troy Glaus
Cubs re-signed Nomar
Red Sox signed David Wells
Angels sign Steve Finley

Brewers trade Danny Kolb to the Braves for a minor league player, which will move Smolts to the Rotation.

Carl Pavano close to signing with the Yankees. :angry:

Red Sox close to signing Edgar Rentaria.

Discuss.

Scott Herren
12-11-2004, 08:34 PM
Marlins sign Al Leiter to replace (to an extent) Carl Pavano.

Janitor
12-11-2004, 08:34 PM
I'm so happy the Red Sox are getting some people, did they re-sign Varitek, Pedro or Lowe yet?

ThePatient
12-11-2004, 08:35 PM
No, no, and no. But Varitek and Pedro are supposed to be close.

Janitor
12-11-2004, 08:36 PM
That's good, can't lose them. Lowe would be nice to keep but I think the Sox could manage without him.

ThePatient
12-11-2004, 08:38 PM
Since they did just get Wells.

Illmatic
12-11-2004, 08:39 PM
Brewers trade Danny Kolb to the Braves for a minor league player, which will move Smoltz to the Rotation.

!!!!!

Smoltz in the rotation again! That gives me warm memories.

And Pavano is close to signing with EVERYBODY. I don't get the hype though. He's a guy that underachieved every year except his contract year.

The Cubs also re-signed Todd Walker.

The Phillies overspent to get Jon Lieber (3 years/$21 mil), and to replace him the Yankees overspent to get Jaret Wright (3 years/$21 mil for a guy who was in a contract year and had Leo Mazzone).

ThePatient
12-11-2004, 08:42 PM
And Pavano is close to signing with EVERYBODY. I don't get the hype though. He's a guy that underachieved every year except his contract year.
He is very hyped, but he said winning is his #1 priority, and of all of the teams interested, the Yankees give him that opportunity.

Scott Herren
12-11-2004, 08:44 PM
Pavano is hyped because he has the ability to dominate (see 2003 playoffs and World Series), and is an innings eater.

ThePatient
12-11-2004, 08:48 PM
Pavano is hyped because he has the ability to dominate (see 2003 playoffs and World Series), and is an innings eater.
He's good, I didn't say he was over-hyped, I'd love to see him as an Oriole, but he's not a top-tier pitcher. Yet, I guess.

Scott Herren
12-11-2004, 08:52 PM
He's good, I didn't say he was over-hyped, I'd love to see him as an Oriole, but he's not a top-tier pitcher. Yet, I guess.
My post was to Disconnection Notice because he said he didn't get the hype.

ThePatient
12-11-2004, 08:54 PM
Ah, well either way he should be in an Orioles uniform and not pin-stripes. :(

Illmatic
12-11-2004, 09:03 PM
Every team is bending over backwards to get him. When he goes 9-15 next year with an ERA of 4.92, I'll laugh.

Overall, this is a weak FA pool. Delgado, Beltran, and Ordonez are the only free agents I'd feel comfortable about paying top dollar for.

Scott Herren
12-11-2004, 09:10 PM
It's highly doubtful he will get worse, since his mechanics and pitches have improved since early in his career. He has filthy stuff.

Lowend
12-11-2004, 11:28 PM
i think the cubs should get rid of Sosa. he's so bad.