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JaylisJP
12-23-2003, 04:37 PM
So given all the financial restrictions on KW and the current indications that the SOX are shopping Maggs for sure, would you now, as was the case last year I believe, swap Maggs for Junior? Granted we could get unproven, young pitching (most likely) as an alternative...thoughts?

34 Inch Stick
12-23-2003, 04:40 PM
No. Even if Griffey is great next year we would hate that contract in the near future.

tanko
12-23-2003, 04:56 PM
what's Jr.'s contract status

Foulke You
12-23-2003, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by tanko
what's Jr.'s contract status

I wouldn't touch Griffey unless the Reds assumed most of his salary. His contract is frightening. Lots of years and lots of $$$$. Daver posted the details one time, no way JR takes on that salary in a million years. The only way Griffey comes to the White Sox is if his paychecks still have a Reds logo on it.

soxfan26
12-23-2003, 10:48 PM
Originally posted by tanko
what's Jr.'s contract status

2000: $12.5M [$5.5M of 2000 salary deferred until 2009+]
2001: $12.5M [$6.5M from subsequent years deferred until 2009-2024]
2002: $12.5M
2003: $12.5M
2004: $12.5M
2005: $12.5M
2006: $12.5M
2007: $12.5M
2008: $12.5M
2009: Team option with $4.0M buyout

Junior is 35. He is currently under contract until age 40, with a buy out at age 41! For this team to spend $12.5m per year on him to play the twilight of his career here is a horrible decision, considering Maggs was said to be asking for $15m.

Maggs is 30, is homegrown talent, and is much more durable. I would pay the extra $2.5m a year to keep Maggs here. If JR would let me spend the money that is...

Tragg
12-23-2003, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by JaylisJP
So given all the financial restrictions on KW and the current indications that the SOX are shopping Maggs for sure, would you now, as was the case last year I believe, swap Maggs for Junior? Granted we could get unproven, young pitching (most likely) as an alternative...thoughts?

That would be worse (much) than the nomar trade- trading down in talent and solving no problems.