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Mickster
02-11-2005, 03:59 PM
Here is the LINK (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=fanball-twinslohsewinsinarbi&prov=fanball&type=lgns).

The Twins offer was $2.1M, his was $2.4M. Tell my why they went to arbitration over a lousy $300K? :?:

Ol' No. 2
02-11-2005, 04:01 PM
Here is the LINK (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=fanball-twinslohsewinsinarbi&prov=fanball&type=lgns).

The wins ofer was $2.1M, his was $2.4M. Tell my why the went to arbitration over a lousy $300K? :?:That's the question I've NEVER been able to figure out.:?::?:

NonetheLoaiza
02-11-2005, 04:08 PM
That seems ludicrous to me. I guess his family will live better on that 300K? :?:

The_Cheesiest_Idiot
02-11-2005, 04:09 PM
Here is the LINK (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=fanball-twinslohsewinsinarbi&prov=fanball&type=lgns).

The Twins offer was $2.1M, his was $2.4M. Tell my why they went to arbitration over a lousy $300K? :?:

their purse strings are tighter than good ole uncle jerry's. and besides, paying him 300k means they will have one less guy making the league minimum, which is 316k this year i believe, come outta nowhere and do damage to the sox.

Mickster
02-11-2005, 04:09 PM
That seems ludicrous to me. I guess his family will live better on that 300K? :?:

Whose family? Pohlad's?

Ol' No. 2
02-11-2005, 04:13 PM
Whose family? Pohlad's?The absolute worst case of this kind of thing that I ever saw was with the Bears when Jay Hilgenburg wanted $950,000 and the George Halas offered only $900,000. So Hilgenburg walked and signed with the Browns. That's not a typo. They couldn't agree to just split the measly $50K difference.:?:

DaleJRFan
02-11-2005, 04:25 PM
Here is the LINK (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=fanball-twinslohsewinsinarbi&prov=fanball&type=lgns).

The Twins offer was $2.1M, his was $2.4M. Tell my why they went to arbitration over a lousy $300K? :?:

With a staggering payroll of 30mm, 300k to the twinkees could equal 6 players!

ma-gaga
02-11-2005, 04:30 PM
I don't get it either. They have freaking signed a bunch of scrubs to play bench roles for a little over a half million each, then they start dickering over this. They have really targetted some odd types of players. It's like they like signing guys that suck, because they are undervalued. And don't like signing valuable players because they cost money.

I'm just amazed that they let Guzman go. :bandance:

Mickster
02-11-2005, 04:30 PM
With a staggering payroll of 30mm, 300k to the twinkees could equal 6 players!

Don't know if that was meant to be in teal but:

1. Their payroll should be in the mid $50M range.
2. League minimum for MLB is about $300K
3. They just dished out $9M/yr for Radke.

Still, why fight over $300K? 99% of all arb cases are settled because they are unpleasant and force the team to convince the arbitrator that a particular player is not worth the $$ that the player is asking. Not a good situation to build a long-term relationship between the team and the player.

I could see the Dodgers taking Gagne to arbitration last year b/c he was asking for $8M.....and he won! Just don't see it here.

JC456
02-11-2005, 04:33 PM
I don't get it either. They have freaking signed a bunch of scrubs to play bench roles for a little over a half million each, then they start dickering over this. They have really targetted some odd types of players. It's like they like signing guys that suck, because they are undervalued. And don't like signing valuable players because they cost money.

I'm just amazed that they let Guzman go. :bandance:

And that's different than the Sox?

s.dedalus
02-11-2005, 04:46 PM
Kyle Lohse is one of Scott Boras' clients. That might explain how they had difficulty reaching a deal before the hearing.

MRKARNO
02-11-2005, 05:02 PM
That's pretty early for the Twins' first loss this year. :D:

santo=dorf
02-11-2005, 05:09 PM
And that's different than the Sox?
Johnny C! It's been about 9 months and I see you're still acting the same way when you left. :dtroll:

thepaulbowski
02-12-2005, 11:07 AM
That seems ludicrous to me. I guess his family will live better on that 300K? :?:

Must be something in the water in Minnesota. Just like Sprewell complaing about the money he makes and how he has to feed his family.

My lord, split the difference and move on.

FightingBillini
02-12-2005, 11:18 AM
Good God, and I thought we overpaid for Garland.

munchman33
02-12-2005, 11:20 AM
The Twins offer was $2.1M, his was $2.4M. Tell my why they went to arbitration over a lousy $300K? :?:

:reinsy
"Makes perfect sense to me!"

jake27
02-12-2005, 11:32 AM
3. They just dished out $9M/yr for Radke.



:?: why?