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WhiteSoxFan84
01-05-2005, 03:35 PM
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/chc/news/chc_news.jsp?ymd=20050105&content_id=927825&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp

Close to the offer made by the Astros, 6 years, $84 mill ($14 mill per).

Reportedly, the Mets have made Beltran a 7 year, $100 mill offer ($14.3 mill per).

Around the Horn said the offer from the Mets is actually 6 years, $105 mill ($17.5 mill per).

Clement's beard
01-05-2005, 03:37 PM
I'll be amazed if Beltran takes the offer.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20050105&content_id=927825&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp

SoxBoy14
01-05-2005, 04:11 PM
I'll be happy when Todd Hollandsworth runs out to RF on Opening Day for the Flubs. This sounds like a JR special - offer just a little under what the others offer and still say "We were right there until the end." Can you say Bobby Bonilla, Alex Fernandez and many others? Looks like he'll become a Met.

Rocklive99
01-05-2005, 04:13 PM
ESPNEWS says he close to signing with the Mets

ChiWhiteSox1337
01-05-2005, 04:17 PM
The Cubune offering a contract to Beltran is probably similar to the time JR offered a contract to Arod. They both did it to say that they "tried" :rolleyes:

Ol' No. 2
01-05-2005, 04:19 PM
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/chc/news/chc_news.jsp?ymd=20050105&content_id=927825&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp

Close to the offer made by the Astros, 6 years, $84 mill ($14 mill per).

Reportedly the Mets have made Beltran a 7 year, $100 mill offer ($14.3 mill per)Between Houston and the Cubs for the same money, he'd stay in Houston. Prediction: Beltran will be playing in Wrigley next season. On May 9, 10 and 11.

Kogs35
01-05-2005, 04:25 PM
Between Houston and the Cubs for the same money, he'd stay in Houston. Prediction: Beltran will be playing in Wrigley next season. On May 9, 10 and 11.
the only things that keeps him out of houston is the mets offer is more with taking taxes off at the end. in houston there no income tax in houston thats what going to keep him there.

Palehose13
01-05-2005, 04:26 PM
The Cubune offering a contract to Beltran is probably similar to the time JR offered a contract to Arod. They both did it to say that they "tried" :rolleyes:
You're old enough to remember that? :wink:

You're a kid after my own heart. If you were in my class, we'd be having great Sox conversations. I'm starved in Milwaukee...not many real baseball fans.

Flight #24
01-05-2005, 04:27 PM
the only things that keeps him out of houston is the mets offer is more with taking taxes off at the end. in houston there no income tax in houston thats what going to keep him there.
Which actually makes the Cubs offer worth LESS than the Astros offer, right? So they're really making nothing more than a token offer.

RKMeibalane
01-05-2005, 04:39 PM
Beltran will not play for the Cubs. At this point, it's either the Mets or back to Houston.

WhiteSoxFan84
01-05-2005, 04:46 PM
the only things that keeps him out of houston is the mets offer is more with taking taxes off at the end. in houston there no income tax in houston thats what going to keep him there.
Someone was watching Around the Horn earlier :cool:

I said it from day one; Beltran = Astro in 2005. Of course in 2006, coming off a disappointing 2005 campaign, George Steinberner will do whatever he can to get Beltran from Houston. Beltran will want to leave Houston (who also had a bad 2005), as they are now old and Roger Clemens-less, and will demand a trade to New York.

mdep524
01-05-2005, 04:56 PM
Which actually makes the Cubs offer worth LESS than the Astros offer, right? So they're really making nothing more than a token offer.Yes, but are you all ready for the Cubune headlines tomorrow?


Cubs make big push for Beltran
Cubs 'most deserving team' says Boras

CHICAGO- Arriving fashionably late to the party being thrown in their honor, the Cubs made a huge splash in the baseball world today with their extremely generous offer to star center fielder Carlos Beltran. No other team is believed to be as interested in Beltran nor as generous in their offer as the Cubs.

In fact, sources revealed Wednesday that if Beltran does not sign with the Cubs it will be because he is afraid to be in the same city as William Ligue and the dangerous US Celluar Field community.

Beltran, who hit a very indicative and significant .512 at Wrigley Field last year, admitted he is extremely enamored with the Cubs after being cornered and probed repeatedly by Tribune reporters during last season's National League Championship series. When faced with criticism for their borderline tampering during the playoffs, the reporters said "the game was meaningless anyway, since the Cubs didn't make the postseason."

Palehose13
01-05-2005, 04:59 PM
Yes, but are you all ready for the Cubune headlines tomorrow? That's great stuff!

Now the secret is out! We all know that you write for the Cubune!

WhiteSoxFan84
01-05-2005, 05:01 PM
Yes, but are you all ready for the Cubune headlines tomorrow?
Phil.... Phil Rogers? Is that you??

ChiWhiteSox1337
01-05-2005, 05:01 PM
That's great stuff!

Now the secret is out! We all know that you write for the Cubune! Maybe he hacked into the Tribune's computers and got the story.

:knue
"Damn sox technogeeks!"