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chisoxmike
12-06-2005, 01:19 PM
5 years/$55 million



http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051206&content_id=1276953&vkey=hotstove2005&fext=.jsp


http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5142964

Baby Fisk
12-06-2005, 01:21 PM
Good move on the Jays part. Owner Ted Rogers has kept his promise to crack open the chequebook and make some waves in the AL East.

Meanwhile... the ominous silence in the Bronx persists... :?:

Unregistered
12-06-2005, 01:22 PM
chequebookGiggle...

bobowhite
12-06-2005, 01:22 PM
These guys are spending like they need to catch the Yankee$. I hope they do it because I expect two teams to go to the playoffs from the ALCD.

voodoochile
12-06-2005, 01:38 PM
Good move on the Jays part. Owner Ted Rogers has kept his promise to crack open the chequebook and make some waves in the AL East.

Meanwhile... the ominous silence in the Bronx persists... :?:

They cannot continue to lose $80M+/season. Something is going to have to give. I imagine they need to trade some players before taking on too much if any new salary.

pythons007
12-06-2005, 01:39 PM
These guys are spending like they need to catch the Yankee$. I hope they do it because I expect two teams to go to the playoffs from the ALCD.

I like their moves but they are consistantly over paying for them.

Fenway
12-06-2005, 01:46 PM
Good move on the Jays part. Owner Ted Rogers has kept his promise to crack open the chequebook and make some waves in the AL East.

Meanwhile... the ominous silence in the Bronx persists... :?:

Your cable bill keeps going up Jays spent more $$$ today

http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051206&content_id=1276998&vkey=news_tor&fext=.jsp&c_id=tor

DALLAS -- In what had to rank as a classic opening act to the anticipated headliner, the Toronto Blue Jays held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce a new contract for the man who later in the day is expected to announce a signing of his own.
General manager J.P. Ricciardi was given a three-year contract extension, through 2010, to reward the enterprise that has again peaked with the apparent successful pursuit of free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett.

NonetheLoaiza
12-06-2005, 01:51 PM
Call me crazy, but I STILL don't see the Jays doing better than 3rd in 2006...

Baby Fisk
12-06-2005, 02:10 PM
They cannot continue to lose $80M+/season. Something is going to have to give. I imagine they need to trade some players before taking on too much if any new salary.
Well then Good On Them! Here's to many years of Yankee futility. :gulp:

Tragg
12-06-2005, 02:22 PM
It would be nice if another NL team besides the Mets would get into the game. The power is imbalanced enough as it is ....this just makes it wider.

caulfield12
12-06-2005, 02:36 PM
5 years/$55 million



http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051206&content_id=1276953&vkey=hotstove2005&fext=.jsp


http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5142964


The Jays spent wildly a couple of years ago and then they had to break up their team, with Delgado being one of the main components jettisoned.

I don´t see anything in Burnett´s make-up (basically kicked off the team) or career results that justify anything like this type of contract. All these pitching contracts to is drive up the salaries of mediocre pitchers to the $4-8 million range, which is good for the White Sox, because it makes it almost impossible for Cleveland, Minnesota and the Royals to spend with us. The Ryan signing might go down as one of the worst ever, for the price they are paying him. If Garland asks for $10 million, there is no way we should go that high, period.

I really can´t think of many good moves the Jays have made in the last 2-3 seasons, but the ¨moneyball¨ approach is definitely not working with them.

Baby Fisk
12-06-2005, 03:04 PM
The Jays spent wildly a couple of years ago and then they had to break up their team, with Delgado being one of the main components jettisoned.

I don´t see anything in Burnett´s make-up (basically kicked off the team) or career results that justify anything like this type of contract. All these pitching contracts to is drive up the salaries of mediocre pitchers to the $4-8 million range, which is good for the White Sox, because it makes it almost impossible for Cleveland, Minnesota and the Royals to spend with us. The Ryan signing might go down as one of the worst ever, for the price they are paying him. If Garland asks for $10 million, there is no way we should go that high, period.

I really can´t think of many good moves the Jays have made in the last 2-3 seasons, but the ¨moneyball¨ approach is definitely not working with them.
The Jays message board of 2005 resembles the WSI of 2003: lots of fans are fed up with cheap ownership. They want ACTION! NOW! Over at the board that I frequent, most of the posters are thrilled even tho they acknowledge that Ricciardi overpayed. Even if this doesn't put the Jays into contention in 2006, at least they are trying and the fans are receptive to that.

caulfield12
12-06-2005, 03:12 PM
The Jays message board of 2005 resembles the WSI of 2003: lots of fans are fed up with cheap ownership. They want ACTION! NOW! Over at the board that I frequent, most of the posters are thrilled even tho they acknowledge that Ricciardi overpayed. Even if this doesn't put the Jays into contention in 2006, at least they are trying and the fans are receptive to that.

A player that I always liked with the Jays and might be the perfect super-sub would be Orlando Hudson, although I think he deserves a starting job somewhere.

He seems like the perfect fit for Ozzie Ball. Obviously, it would take a ton to pry away Vernon Wells for CF, and why they would trade him after acquiring these two pitchers...but who knows.

MiamiSpartan
12-07-2005, 08:58 AM
If the Jays get any hitting to go along with all of this pitching, they could be a threat...

Chicken Dinner
12-07-2005, 11:46 AM
Where are they getting all those Canadian dollars from?? I've never seen more than 15K in the stands.

Fenway
12-12-2005, 01:23 PM
perk of the year ( so far )

Whenever a team has to overpay in order to get a player, there's usually a perk clause to seal the deal. And, sure enough, if the five years, $55 million wasn't enough to lure A.J. Burnett to Toronto, the Blue Jays made certain to satisfy his wife, Karen, as well, by throwing in eight round-trip limo rides between their home in Bowie, Md. and Toronto. She doesn't fly.

http://www.nydailynews.com/12-11-2005/sports/story/373599p-317640c.html (http://www.nydailynews.com/12-11-2005/sports/story/373599p-317640c.html)

Baby Fisk
12-12-2005, 01:32 PM
perk of the year ( so far )

No kidding. The Royals gave Anna Benson a coupon book for Red Lobster. In yo FACE, Kansas!

Tekijawa
12-12-2005, 01:54 PM
No kidding. The Royals gave Anna Benson a coupon book for Red Lobster. In yo FACE, Kansas!

I heard she used the "Half off" Coupon to have a nice topless dinner there with Kris the other night!

Ba dum dum.... Mackie on the Drums ladies and Gentlemen!

SOXintheBURGH
12-12-2005, 04:00 PM
A limo to Trawno all the way from BOWIE!? Bowie is about 40 minutes southwest of Baltimore, if you were wondering. It's pronounced "Bewie" as opposed to "David Bowie." :cool:

Baby Fisk
12-12-2005, 04:12 PM
Burnett is being upstaged by B.J. Ryan in Jays marketing...

Look out Ozzie Plan! (http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/tor/ticketing/flex_packs.jsp)