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Sockinchisox
04-18-2008, 11:19 AM
After 6 games this kid gets a multi-year deal, wow.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8048394/Sources:-Rays-near-big-deal-with-Longoria?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=49

SoxGirl4Life
04-18-2008, 11:26 AM
After 6 games this kid gets a multi-year deal, wow.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8048394/Sources:-Rays-near-big-deal-with-Longoria?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=49

He's their next Carl Crawford as trade bait for the next 6 years

CHISOXFAN13
04-18-2008, 11:30 AM
He's their next Carl Crawford as trade bait for the next 6 years

He's not going anywhere.

LoveYourSuit
04-18-2008, 11:32 AM
I think you will see this more and more often with top prospects.

Not good for the Sox.

SoxGirl4Life
04-18-2008, 11:45 AM
He's not going anywhere.


Agreed. But he'll be in every rumor about Tampa Bay like Crawford is.

oeo
04-18-2008, 11:52 AM
Agreed. But he'll be in every rumor about Tampa Bay like Crawford is.

That was when they had a surplus of outfielders. With Baldelli out, and Young dealt, Crawford isn't going anywhere either.

There's absolutely no reason for them to move Longoria, so I doubt he's in any rumors.

FedEx227
04-18-2008, 12:21 PM
Crawford was only "moveable" when they had Dukes, Gomes, Delmon Young, Upton and Baldelli as other OFers.

JermaineDye05
04-18-2008, 12:28 PM
He's their next Carl Crawford as trade bait for the next 6 years

Does that mean we'll be hearing Longoria to the Sox rumors for the next 6 years?!?!?

palehozenychicty
04-18-2008, 12:30 PM
I think you will see this more and more often with top prospects.

Not good for the Sox.

Unless we start investing in our scouting and development with more intensity. It's the reality as free agency and trades get slimmer and slimmer, for pitching and power.

Sockinchisox
04-18-2008, 12:32 PM
9 years, 17.5 mil guaranteed.

Steelrod
04-18-2008, 05:12 PM
Does that mean we'll be hearing Longoria to the Sox rumors for the next 6 years?!?!?

Eva, I hope!

KRS1
04-18-2008, 05:28 PM
9 years, 17.5 mil guaranteed.

That would be six years, not nine.

TDog
04-18-2008, 05:50 PM
I think you will see this more and more often with top prospects.

Not good for the Sox.

Why is this not good for the Sox?

Sockinchisox
04-18-2008, 05:51 PM
That would be six years, not nine.

Well, at the time rotoworld said 9 years, but they have changed it to 6.

It's 6 years, and three option years that could make the deal worth up to 44 mil.

FedEx227
04-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Why is this not good for the Sox?

They both play in the American League.

LoveYourSuit
04-18-2008, 06:23 PM
Why is this not good for the Sox?


Because these young "stud" prospects are going to ask their agents to get them similar deals when drafted, the Sox will not fly for this and pick someone else ("the safe pick").

FedEx227
04-18-2008, 06:27 PM
Because these young "stud" prospects are going to ask their agents to get them similar deals when drafted, the Sox will not fly for this and pick someone else ("the safe pick").

Aka insert random very-signable college pitcher.

chaerulez
04-18-2008, 07:03 PM
Because these young "stud" prospects are going to ask their agents to get them similar deals when drafted, the Sox will not fly for this and pick someone else ("the safe pick").

High potential draft picks have been asking for big money for years now. Especially Boras clients, look at Porcello last year.

I agree the Sox need to take more of these "stud" prospects, but I don't think it's an organizational philosophy not to, after all they did pay Joe Borchard $5 million.

LoveYourSuit
04-18-2008, 07:19 PM
after all they did pay Joe Borchard $5 million.


And JR won't let that one go.

I bet he has a copy of that contract sitting on his night stand every night.

Tekijawa
04-18-2008, 08:01 PM
I locked up Longoria in the keeper league for the next 7 years... I beat the Rays to it!

turners56
04-18-2008, 08:11 PM
Why so early? That's my question, the guy has 7 MLB games under his belt. Plus, he's signed through 2012 already.

sullythered
04-18-2008, 08:25 PM
She is pretty hot, but why do the Rays want an actress on their roster?

TDog
04-19-2008, 04:08 PM
Because these young "stud" prospects are going to ask their agents to get them similar deals when drafted, the Sox will not fly for this and pick someone else ("the safe pick").

Oh, I see. I didn't take the "the White Sox management is just a bunch of cheap (fill in the blank)s" argument into consideration.

I'm glad Bobby Seay didn't get the money I heard that he demanded from the Sox when he refused to sign. A lot of people at WSI probably wish Joe Borchard had turned down his bonus.

Tampa Bay has a losing organization. Apparently they aren't going to go out for free agents. They are going to try to develop young talent and hold on to it. For the foreseeable future, they will be getting high draft picks to replenish their farm system. I don't see this signing having any big effect on any other team, including the White Sox.