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SouthSide_HitMen
12-15-2004, 03:25 PM
With the Ca$h left over after the Carlos Lee trade, which free agent should then Sox sign with the money left over (assuming any signing would be limited to a Starting Pitcher at this point)?

Mickster
12-15-2004, 03:27 PM
Strike 2. One more.... :D:

Ol' No. 2
12-15-2004, 03:40 PM
Strike 2. One more.... :D:There's still MEDIUM priced FA Starter.:cool:

MeanFish
12-15-2004, 03:42 PM
Hm...we forgot to mention Odalis Perez. Anyway, *cough*

Odalis Perez.

Flight #24
12-15-2004, 03:43 PM
Odalis perez. Less injury risk, cheaper, and still a great fit for USCF (1.7 GB/FB). Plus, because he's cheaper, you can make a try for someone like AJ Pierkrzyzewski or maybe Hairston Jr (if non-tendered).

Ol' No. 2
12-15-2004, 03:44 PM
All of them Just get Jerry to part with 1/10 of the bales of money he's got stored up in the basement from the ridiculous profits he's made over the years.

MRKARNO
12-15-2004, 03:45 PM
I voted other because of Odalis. How did he not make that list?

Al Capone
12-15-2004, 03:46 PM
Lima time in the chitown........great more std's to the midwest!

chisoxmike
12-15-2004, 03:48 PM
I think Derek Lowe would be the answer in the #3 spot. We could sign him for $5-6 million, and possibly sign Polano with the rest for 2B.

Buehrle
Garcia
Lowe
Contreras
Garland

That isn't bad. With a lineup of...

Pods LF
Rowand CF
Dye RF
Konerko 1B
Evertte/Thomas DH
Uribe SS
Polano 2B
Crede 3B
Davis/Burke C
Could be the start of good things?!!?

MeanFish
12-15-2004, 03:49 PM
If you think you're going to sign Lowe for 5-6 million, you're nuts.

SouthSide_HitMen
12-15-2004, 03:49 PM
I voted other because of Odalis. How did he not make that list?
Other is the de facto Odalis Perez - Sorry for the omission. (Not many "other" high priced free agent pitchers not on the list).

tadscout
12-15-2004, 03:50 PM
UMM Pavano is already signed...

Jjav829
12-15-2004, 03:52 PM
Other is the de facto Odalis Perez - Sorry for the omission. (Not many "other" high priced free agent pitchers not on the list).I added in Odalis Perez. I switched the "other" votes to Perez. If you voted "other" and didn't mean Perez (and want your vote switched to other) let me know.

Bobby Thigpen
12-15-2004, 03:56 PM
Lima time in the chitown........great more std's to the midwest!
Yeah, but his wife is absolutely smoking hot. I wouldn't mind it if they signed him just to see her.

Mohoney
12-15-2004, 04:01 PM
Perez gives us another lefty to compliment Buehrle. Plus, I'm thinking that Clement is going to blow his arm out eventually if his mechanics don't get fixed.

After the Navarro bust, I would be more worried about signing Clement than Perez. If Clement gets big bucks and blows out his arm, Reinsdorf will never sign a FA pitcher again.

My God, how much damage has Jaime Navarro caused to this ownership's mindset?

SouthSide_HitMen
12-15-2004, 04:29 PM
UMM Pavano is already signed...
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/features/freeagents?type=avail

ESPN did not update Pavano - this was the list I used - I was out of town over the weekend and missed the Pavano signing - Just under $10 mil / year for 4 years - sounds like a lot but compared to other signings (including my Mets stupid Kris Benson decision) may turn out to be a great deal.

Yankees come out even bigger winners as Boston not only lost Pedro but Schilling will miss part of the start of 2005 and his doctor (team trainer) was not retained (Boston is going with a team approach of several specialists for the trainer position).

Free Agent activity should slow down from last weekend's pace - hopefully Kenny will come through with a good signing - I like Luis Vizcaino alot but I think Podesednik will be closer to the 2004 version than the hoped for 2003 version. We will need Rowand to keep last years pace and a few surprises (ie. Crede to do something - possibly Gload to play full time) to make up for the huge losses in the outfield corners in 2004:

Jermaine Dye:
2001 - 599 AB, .282 BA, 26 HR, .346 OBP, .467 Slg
2002 - 488 AB, .252 BA, 24 HR, .336 OBP, .459 Slg
2003 - 221 AB, .172 BA, 4 HR, .265 OBP, .253 Slg
2004 - 532 AB, .265 BA, 23 HR, .329 OBP, .464 Slg

Magglio Ordonez:
2001 - 593 AB, .305 BA, 31 HR, .382 OBP, .533 Slg
2002 - 590 AB, .320 BA, 38 HR, .381 OBP, .597 Slg
2003 - 606 AB, .317 BA, 29 HR, .380 OBP, .546 Slg
2004 - 202 AB, .292 BA, 9 HR, .351 OBP, .485 Slg

Scott Podsednik - Minors 2001 - 2002 (.284 / .337 / .415 average in Tacoma)
2003 - 558 AB, .314 BA, 9 HR, .379 OBP, .443 Slg
2004 - 640 AB, .244 BA, 12 HR, .313 OBP, .364 Slg

Carlos Lee (Good full time starter in the majors at same age Podsednik in AAA)
2001 - 558 AB, .269 BA, 24 HR, .321 OBP, .468 Slg
2002 - 492 AB, .264 BA, 26 HR, .359 OBP, .484 Slg
2003 - 623 AB, .291 BA, 31 HR, .331 OBP, .499 Slg
2004 - 591 AB, .305 BA, 31 HR, .387 OBP, .525 Slg

SouthSide_HitMen
12-16-2004, 12:38 AM
Well it is Perez vs. Clement with Lowe a somewhat (at least for me) surprising third. I wonder if Kenny Williams is viewing the results :wink: .