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TimoPerez
11-25-2005, 06:54 PM
With the Blue Jays.

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/breaking_news/story/369021p-313970c.html

JermaineDye05
11-25-2005, 06:55 PM
thank god, I was getting worried he'd end up with the Tribe

y2j2785
11-25-2005, 07:29 PM
isnt $47 million a little too much for a reliever?

Fenway
11-25-2005, 07:29 PM
With the Blue Jays.

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/breaking_news/story/369021p-313970c.html

The AL East is now officially a 3 team dogfight

I'm sure The Bronx will be heard from shortly

buehrle4cy05
11-25-2005, 07:43 PM
The AL East is now officially a 3 team dogfight

I'm sure The Bronx will be heard from shortly

I would contend that Baltimore will be in it. Don't forget what Leo Mazzone can do to a mediocre pitching staff (see 2003-2005 Atlanta Braves).

Tragg
11-25-2005, 07:49 PM
Toronto has some improving to do. A reliever isn't going to bring them 15 more wins. I'd much rather spend that money on 3-4 solid relievers.

TimoPerez
11-25-2005, 08:32 PM
I would contend that Baltimore will be in it. Don't forget what Leo Mazzone can do to a mediocre pitching staff (see 2003-2005 Atlanta Braves).

Exactly. Daniel Cabrera is a great sleeper pick, fantasy players out there.

The Deacon
11-25-2005, 10:09 PM
The AL East is now officially a 3 team dogfight

I'm sure The Bronx will be heard from shortly

I was thinking the Jays could sneak up on the Boston Red Cubs in 2006 but that Beckett trade was pretty solid. Looks like the Jays need another signing or two (Burnett anyone?)

The Orioles need some serious pitching. Its funny how everyone EXCEPT the O's realize that.

SoxSpeed22
11-25-2005, 10:10 PM
The biggest question is 'Now what happens with AJ Burnett?'
I was sure that Toronto would sign him. Since they spent this ****load of $$$ on a closer, it may not happen. The O's and Yanks will be at a bidding war, I anticipate. It'll be interesting to see what Leo Mazzone could do for Burnett.

The Deacon
11-25-2005, 10:13 PM
The biggest question is 'Now what happens with AJ Burnett?'
I was sure that Toronto would sign him. Since they spent this ****load of $$$ on a closer, it may not happen. The O's and Yanks will be at a bidding war, I anticipate. It'll be interesting to see what Leo Mazzone could do for Burnett.

The Jays are expected to bump salary 30 Million. Lots of dough to go around!
. :smile:

Ventura Fan 23
11-25-2005, 11:10 PM
What a relief! Two big blows to the Indians in the last few days-them losing their best reliever in Howry, and now BJ Ryan NOT signing with them.

The Deacon
11-25-2005, 11:14 PM
What a relief! Two big blows to the Indians in the last few days-them losing their best reliever in Howry, and now BJ Ryan NOT signing with them.

Don't forget they are quickly being priced out of the Millwood sweeps too. So essentially they are losing Howry, Millwood and Wickman. Things are looking good for 2006! :dtroll:

HotelWhiteSox
11-26-2005, 12:30 AM
I've been reading that the Blue Jays are denying the signing in a couple of places

Banix12
11-26-2005, 12:56 AM
I've been reading that the Blue Jays are denying the signing in a couple of places

Any Links?

Blue Jays still need at least one more starting pitcher, possibly two. I like their young pitchers enough to let them fill out the rotation again but I sure as hell don't think Ted Lilly should be their #3 starter.

dcb33
11-26-2005, 01:45 AM
Any Links?

Blue Jays still need at least one more starting pitcher, possibly two. I like their young pitchers enough to let them fill out the rotation again but I sure as hell don't think Ted Lilly should be their #3 starter.

http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051125&content_id=1272416&vkey=news_tor&fext=.jsp&c_id=tor

palehozenychicty
11-26-2005, 08:52 AM
The AL East is now officially a 3 team dogfight

I'm sure The Bronx will be heard from shortly

The thing about the Yankees, though, is that they have a lot of old, expensive pitching. I mean, everybody on that team is old, overpriced, and selfish, sans Jeter and Matsui. I hope that the market forces them to do nothing. They didn't get arow, and that seemed to be the one guy that they wanted badly. the red sox should be better, but beckett has to stay healthy. they need to get better defensively. chicago made them look sterile in the LDS.

SOXSINCE'70
11-26-2005, 08:58 AM
What a relief! Two big blows to the Indians in the last few days-them losing their best reliever in Howry, and now BJ Ryan NOT signing with them.

And the White Sox acquiring Jim Thome.:D: :D:

hose
11-26-2005, 09:22 AM
isnt $47 million a little too much for a reliever?


CHA-CHING

GoSox2K3
11-26-2005, 09:33 AM
Don't forget they are quickly being priced out of the Millwood sweeps too. So essentially they are losing Howry, Millwood and Wickman. Things are looking good for 2006! :dtroll:

No, no, NO! ESPN says that Cleveland is the team to beat in the AL Central in '06. ESPN is never wrong about these things!

caulfield12
11-26-2005, 10:32 AM
isnt $47 million a little too much for a reliever?

I remember being castigated around here for saying he would get $6.5-8.0 million...or maybe that the White Sox would pay that amount, or a combination of both.

However, with another pitcher (please be dumb and sign AJ Burnett for $12 million per season), they should be able to compete again.

Perhaps the Sox should take a look at Orlando Hudson as a 4th outfielder and infield back-up, although he would probably be too expensive as a bench player.

He would be an ideal 2 hitter to pair at times with Pods at the top of the line-up, and wouldnīt cost nearly as much as a Furcal type of player.

caulfield12
11-26-2005, 10:35 AM
And the White Sox acquiring Jim Thome.:D: :D:

The Indiansībest relievers are Betancourt and Wickman, possibly even Riske at times.

The most important factor is whether or not Wickman, Millwood and Elarton return. They can afford to lose Elarton, but it will be expensive ($16-20 million) to replace or re-sign their closer and one of their aces.

Their entire payroll last year was $42 million.

The Deacon
11-26-2005, 04:54 PM
The Indiansībest relievers are Betancourt and Wickman, possibly even Riske at times.

The most important factor is whether or not Wickman, Millwood and Elarton return. They can afford to lose Elarton, but it will be expensive ($16-20 million) to replace or re-sign their closer and one of their aces.

Their entire payroll last year was $42 million.

Wickman is actually considering retirement. Millwood will be priced out of Cleveland's budget. They can have Elarton.

MHOUSE
11-27-2005, 09:53 PM
Elarton is a decent 4 or 5 starter, but for a playoff team, they would need a bonafide three horses in front of him. Without Millwood, I don't think Cliff Lee, 'Fake' Westbrook, and Shamoo Sabathia can handle it.

Jerome
11-27-2005, 11:26 PM
...and Shamoo Sabathia

hahaha great nickname, I would enjoy a game between Sabathia and Colon, especially if somehow there was no DH and they both had to bat.

mjmcend
11-28-2005, 01:49 PM
Per Rotoworld:

Blue Jays signed LHP B.J. Ryan, who had been with the Orioles, to a five-year, $47 million contract.
Mariano Rivera's annual salary is higher, but this is the largest sum ever committed to a reliever. According to The Globe and Mail, Ryan gets a $10 million signing bonus spread over two years ($6 million in 2006, $4 million in 2007). He'll receive annual salaries of $2 million next year, $5 million in 2007 and $10 million each of the following three years. Nov. 28 - 2:16 pm et

Interesting contract structure, not unlike Delgado's. Perhaps they hope he does well for two years, then trade they him to the Mets when he gets really expensive for some of thier best prospects as well.

doublem23
11-28-2005, 02:24 PM
$47 million for a reliever? Sheesh.

Fenway
12-19-2005, 10:00 AM
$47 million for a reliever? Sheesh.

Is this the best the Blue Jays marketing department can come up with?

http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/tor/ticketing/flex_packs.jsp


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