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twsoxfan5
04-24-2006, 02:01 PM
Apparently Mark doesn't want to pitch in St. Louis after all. I know that you have to take everything Mark says with a grain of salt, but look what he said below:

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle apparently has adjusted his opinion of wanting to pitch for the Cardinals in his hometown St. Louis. "I've talked to people that play in their hometown, and they say it's almost too big of a distraction." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

VASoxfan1
04-24-2006, 02:03 PM
Resign him now, his value is lowered!!

Baby Fisk
04-24-2006, 02:07 PM
Where does Buehrle live in the off-season?

lostletters
04-24-2006, 02:09 PM
I would resign Mark, because he is one of the few in MLB who does not have an agent and negotiates his own contracts. (Dye is another one by the way). You will probably get him well below market value as long as you approach him after the end of this season. He is already worth $13-15 million a year, if not more. But I think the Sox can get him for around $12 million annually.
Reward the ace with a long term contract too. He is the one guy that it would be benificial to lock him up long term. He has great mechanics and is not a power pitcher, yet he has consistant results year in and year out.

Basically Mark deserves the same contract as PK.

IlliniSox4Life
04-24-2006, 02:11 PM
That quote is old and taken out of context. Basically, he said was talking about his desire to play in St. Louis someday and said something along the lines of 'The thought of playing in my hometown someday is appealing, but then again I have heard from others about playing in your hometown, and there can be lots of hassles associated with it, I'm still really not sure what I want to do".

Mark Buehrle is from St Louis. The appeal of playing in his hometown will always be with him, regardless of happens. I'm sure there is probably something appealing to him about a lot of other cities too. I'm pretty certain if the Yankees offered him 50 million dollars a year he would be tempted to go there too. We won't know for sure where he is going to play until he signs a new contract, so it could go any number of ways.

rdwj
04-24-2006, 02:11 PM
I would resign Mark, because he is one of the few in MLB who does not have an agent and negotiates his own contracts.

Really? I didn't know that! That makes me like him even more. As far as long term goes, I bet that even $15 mill will seem like a steal in the 4th and 5th years of long contract.

DaleJRFan
04-24-2006, 02:17 PM
Basically Mark deserves the same contract as PK.

Mark Buehrle for 5yr/60m is a freakin steal! He'll command somewhere in the 15m range for a 3 or 4 year deal... Afterall, he's the most durable pitcher in the AL and arguably the best leftie in the AL.

http://www.longislandpress.com/view.php?file=5000

"Are you kidding me? Everyone knows that Cliff Lee is the best lefthanded starting pitcher in baseball."

Madvora
04-24-2006, 02:20 PM
Why is this an issue every year? He's still on the team and he seems to love being on the team.
This guy is going to be a hall of famer and should be signed for the rest of his life.

Edward
04-24-2006, 02:28 PM
Where does Buehrle live in the off-season?

He lives on a huge property in rural Missouri, just outside of St. Louis where he hunts deer and wild turkey.

rdwj
04-24-2006, 02:28 PM
This guy is going to be a hall of famer and should be signed for the rest of his life.

Can we reserve the right to end his life when he's no longer effective? :D:

sox1970
04-24-2006, 02:43 PM
Buehrle is on record of saying that if at the end of his career, the Sox didn't want him anymore and the opportunity presented itself, that he would like to play for the Cardinals. He doesn't want to leave the Sox, the Sox don't want him to leave. As long as he's a productive pitcher, I'd say he'll remain in a Sox uniform. This topic is old.

Fabs
04-24-2006, 02:44 PM
He lives on a huge property in rural Missouri, just outside of St. Louis where he hunts deer and wild turkey.

But does he have a slip 'n slide?

DaBears
04-24-2006, 02:46 PM
But does he have a slip 'n slide?

Where do you think he gained all his experience??:redneck

Hangar18
04-24-2006, 02:49 PM
Apparently Mark doesn't want to pitch in St. Louis after all. I know that you have to take everything Mark says with a grain of salt, but look what he said below:

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle apparently has adjusted his opinion of wanting to pitch for the Cardinals in his hometown St. Louis. "I've talked to people that play in their hometown, and they say it's almost too big of a distraction." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch


I like this very much. It says 2 things. Tells everyone that the SOX are the team to play for. Also tells the Cardinals to stop openly Coveting him.

anewman35
04-24-2006, 02:50 PM
I like this very much. It says 2 things. Tells everyone that the SOX are the team to play for. Also tells the Cardinals to stop openly Coveting him.

When have the Cardinals openly coveted him?

Baby Fisk
04-24-2006, 02:53 PM
When have the Cardinals openly coveted him?
MLB needs to FOLD the Cardinals before they have a chance to acquire Buehrle and then GIVE HIM AWAY to the Cubs. :redneck

Hangar18
04-24-2006, 02:54 PM
When have the Cardinals openly coveted him?


Well, they keep inviting him to their luncheons (ok its the st louis media)
and they simply smile when the media keeps asking him over and over again twhat would he think about playing there

CHISOXFAN13
04-24-2006, 02:57 PM
Well, they keep inviting him to their luncheons (ok its the st louis media)
and they simply smile when the media keeps asking him over and over again twhat would he think about playing there

You've been to the luncheons, huh?

Bobbo35
04-24-2006, 02:58 PM
I like this very much. It says 2 things. Tells everyone that the SOX are the team to play for. Also tells the Cardinals to stop openly Coveting him.

That is exactly right Hangar. I was thinking the same thing.

viagracat
04-24-2006, 02:59 PM
It's a new day. The Sox are now an elite team people want to play for. I imagine the Sox would not have been able to keep Konerko a few years ago. I imagine it'll be much easier to keep Buehrle around now as well (with the right offer, of course).

It's good to be king. :D:

MadetoOrta
04-24-2006, 03:18 PM
It may also be a way for Mark to let St. Louis to not expect a hometown discount. Mark's not going anywhere. He could win 300+ games for the Sox. He may [as ridiculous as this sounds] may only now be hitting his stride as a pitcher.

Is it great being a Sox fan today or what?

MsSoxVixen22
04-24-2006, 03:22 PM
Why is this an issue every year? He's still on the team and he seems to love being on the team.
This guy is going to be a hall of famer and should be signed for the rest of his life.


You're damn right! And :gulp: cheers to Mark for negotiating his own contracts. Whatta guy

I_Liked_Manuel
04-24-2006, 03:22 PM
and they simply smile when the media keeps asking him over and over again twhat would he think about playing there

what do you expect them to do?

Chicken Dinner
04-24-2006, 03:30 PM
I would resign Mark, because he is one of the few in MLB who does not have an agent and negotiates his own contracts. (Dye is another one by the way). You will probably get him well below market value as long as you approach him after the end of this season. He is already worth $13-15 million a year, if not more. But I think the Sox can get him for around $12 million annually.
Reward the ace with a long term contract too. He is the one guy that it would be benificial to lock him up long term. He has great mechanics and is not a power pitcher, yet he has consistant results year in and year out.

Basically Mark deserves the same contract as PK.

?? Buehrle's agent is Jeff Berry.

Ol' No. 2
04-24-2006, 03:32 PM
Why is this an issue every year? He's still on the team and he seems to love being on the team.
This guy is going to be a hall of famer and should be signed for the rest of his life.Every year???? It seems someone brings this up every other day.

:deadhorse:

kittle42
04-24-2006, 03:42 PM
Can we, like, just stop talking about this? What a non-issue.

RichFitztightly
04-24-2006, 03:49 PM
He lives on a huge property in rural Missouri, just outside of St. Louis where he hunts deer and wild turkey.

I hunt half of that pair in my liquor cabinet.:cool:

batmanZoSo
04-24-2006, 03:57 PM
*angry yawn*