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munchman33
12-07-2004, 11:19 PM
Per Rotoworld (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/home_mlb.asp?sport=MLB)

faneidde
12-07-2004, 11:21 PM
It was just reported on Sportscenter as well.

Jjav829
12-07-2004, 11:22 PM
Great! This night just keeps getting better and better, huh?

OEO Magglio
12-07-2004, 11:23 PM
Hey guys if things couldn't get anyworse the twins resigned radke for 2 years 18 mill. I'm still optimistic for the rest of the offseason but right now I feel like throwing up.

OEO Magglio
12-07-2004, 11:23 PM
Ugh, i started a thread in the sox clubhouse, i wasn't sure where it belonged. Sorry......

ma-gaga
12-07-2004, 11:23 PM
Great! This night just keeps getting better and better, huh?psst. I heard they offered Koskie arbitration as well... Nothing official, just a rumor on the radio.

:cool:

santo=dorf
12-07-2004, 11:25 PM
:reinsy
"That's how much starting pitching is going for this season? Maybe I'll spend some more money in June if the fans come out. This will allow us to only pay a player for half the season instead of the entire season. Who cares if we have to give up minor leaguers? I'm getting 50% off!"

Rocky Soprano
12-07-2004, 11:26 PM
Are we eliminated from the 2005 playoffs yet? :whiner:

Jjav829
12-07-2004, 11:27 PM
psst. I heard they offered Koskie arbitration as well... Nothing official, just a rumor on the radio.

:cool:I'm not as worried about Koskie. The Radke moves screws us two-fold. First, it makes the Twins rotation that much stronger for the next 2 years. Second, it eliminates another pitcher from the big market teams radar. The Red Sox were supposedly very interested. With Radke gone, they're likely to step up their efforts for Pavano, Perez, etc. in free agency, thus keeping prices high. It also means they are more likely to push for Tim Hudson in a trade.

FightingBillini
12-07-2004, 11:28 PM
:angry: :angry: *#%^%#Q%

ma-gaga
12-07-2004, 11:33 PM
I'm not as worried about Koskie. The Radke moves screws us two-fold. First, it makes the Twins rotation that much stronger for the next 2 years. Second, it eliminates another pitcher from the big market teams radar. The Red Sox were supposedly very interested. With Radke gone, they're likely to step up their efforts for Pavano, Perez, etc. in free agency, thus keeping prices high. It also means they are more likely to push for Tim Hudson in a trade.I agree with that. I was nervous as all hell that Cleveland was going to jump in and "steal" Radke away. That would have been my doomsday scenario. Giving them a huge jump in pitching while severely weakening the Twins staff.

:cool:

Jjav829
12-07-2004, 11:37 PM
I agree with that. I was nervous as all hell that Cleveland was going to jump in and "steal" Radke away. That would have been my doomsday scenario. Giving them a huge jump in pitching while severely weakening the Twins staff.

:cool:Well, congratulations. I'm sure you'll be jealous when we one-up your Radke re-signing by bringing Darren Oliver on board. :rolleyes:

SomebodyToldMe
12-07-2004, 11:38 PM
Are we eliminated from the 2005 playoffs yet? :whiner:
:roflmao:

That made me laugh...Good show!

Lip Man 1
12-08-2004, 12:34 AM
OEO:

Considering your optimistic bent I was shocked by your comment. Welcome to reality White Sox style...the truth hurts doesn't it?

Lip

kittle42
12-08-2004, 01:13 AM
We're all sadists.

By the way, I actually like the fact that BRadke re-signed with the Twins. It is refreshing when a solid player stays with a team for his whole career.

batmanZoSo
12-08-2004, 01:22 AM
We're all sadists.

By the way, I actually like the fact that BRadke re-signed with the Twins. It is refreshing when a solid player stays with a team for his whole career.
You're also a masochist then. :cool:

PaleHoseGeorge
12-08-2004, 08:01 AM
Great! This night just keeps getting better and better, huh? Yep. It's the sum total of days just like this in the winter that usually decide every team's fate next summer. How nice that we Sox Fans can have a whole slew of bad news compressed into a tidy 24 hours. It makes it harder for the delusional amongst us to claim were closing in on a championship.

Being a Sox Fan is never having to say you're sorry. Or a champion.
:(:

MRKARNO
12-08-2004, 09:23 AM
Bradke no doubt about it is a solid pitcher, but last year was an anomoly and a career year by a decent amount for him. I wouldnt be shocked if he posted a 4.50 ERA or higher next year because that's what he did in 2002 and 2003. I think Santana is the real deal, but Bradke...I dont think so. He'll probably give us the fits, but last year does not reflect his career. This market is insane though, Bradke would not have gotten more than 6 million in last year's market.

cleanwsox
12-08-2004, 09:47 AM
So much for getting him out of the division :(:

Lip Man 1
12-08-2004, 11:43 AM
Ummm Karno.... Radke was a twenty game winner in the past...how was last year a 'career' year for him?

Lip

santo=dorf
12-08-2004, 12:18 PM
Ummm Karno.... Radke was a twenty game winner in the past...how was last year a 'career' year for him?

Lip
Lip,

Why do you only judge a pitcher based on how many wins they have. Is it Radke's fault that the Twins never gave him any run support?

1997: 20 Wins, 3.87 ERA, WHIP of 1.19, K/BB (what Radke is best known for) 3.55, OBA .293

2004: 11 Wins, 3.48 ERA, WHIP of 1.16, K/BB of 5.3, OBA .291

southsider17
12-08-2004, 12:23 PM
Lip,

Why do you only judge a pitcher based on how many wins they have. Is it Radke's fault that the Twins never gave him any run support?

1997: 20 Wins, 3.87 ERA, WHIP of 1.19, K/BB (what Radke is best known for) 3.55, OBA .293

2004: 11 Wins, 3.48 ERA, WHIP of 1.16, K/BB of 5.3, OBA .291
Because they don't award Cy Youngs on ERA. And Hall of Fame voters will first look at career wins, at least for starters. Obviously there are other very telling stats but when you get down to it, wins are what really matter.