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jenn2080
02-01-2007, 07:20 AM
Mark Prior signs a one year deal for less money to avoid arbitration.

Injured link (http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070131&content_id=1791022&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc)

WizardsofOzzie
02-01-2007, 08:04 AM
:roflmao: Injured link!

On a side note, i hope Zambrano takes them to the cleaners. He's the only guy on that entire team that deserves the big money (despite being a total horses ass)

mantis1212
02-01-2007, 09:17 AM
I love how he was actually asking for a raise in arbitration.

Thome25
02-01-2007, 09:19 AM
Did he injure himself signing the contract? I can see the headline now:

"Prior injures pitching hand signing one-year deal"

palehozenychicty
02-01-2007, 09:20 AM
Mark Prior. Meh.

He's so 2001. :redneck

jenn2080
02-01-2007, 09:38 AM
I love how he was actually asking for a raise in arbitration.


Right! What a ****ing idiot. He hasn't hardly pitched in 2 years and he wants a raise. What a ****!

mshake10
02-01-2007, 09:47 AM
Interesting fact: In 2005, Prior made more starts than Orlando Hernandez.:wink:

IndianWhiteSox
02-01-2007, 10:09 AM
Interesting fact:Rick Helling won more games in a season than Mark Prior.

Although, it would be funny if Prior came to the White Sox on a one year deal winning 20 games and making all of his starts without getting injured.

SOXPHILE
02-01-2007, 12:29 PM
Interesting fact:Rick Helling won more games in a season than Mark Prior.



Another interesting fact: In 2006, Mark Prior only won 1 more game in the Majors than I did.....:tongue:

StillMissOzzie
02-01-2007, 01:48 PM
I love how he was actually asking for a raise in arbitration.

No ****, Prior has some big brass cajones asking for (IIRC) a 7% raise for going 1-7 with an ERA north of 7. His K/BB ratio was equally non-impressive. I was kinda hoping the Cubs would stick to their guns and go to the mat in arbitration for this case. At least the Messiah did suffer a small pay cut, not that we'll need to be organizing any tag days for a negotiated settlement of $3M.
Didn't he exercise a clause in his contract to regain his arbitration eligibility? Well, Marky Mark, you pays your money and you takes your chances...

SMO
:gulp:

MUsoxfan
02-01-2007, 01:54 PM
He should have offered to work for free after all that paid vacation time

palehozenychicty
02-01-2007, 02:45 PM
He should have offered to work for free after all that paid vacation time


:kneeslap:


Seriously.

veeter
02-01-2007, 03:14 PM
It'll be interesting to see his attitude this year. I mean, he's been a primadonna when the club worshipped his every move. Now, the chip on his shoulder should be even bigger.

vegyrex
02-02-2007, 12:19 AM
Another interesting fact: In 2006, Mark Prior only won 1 more game in the Majors than I did.....:tongue:

The cubs should make you a three million dollar offer also. :D:

IndianWhiteSox
02-02-2007, 10:14 AM
Stop giving the Cubs ideas!

Jurr
02-02-2007, 01:04 PM
It's wild how sharply his stock has fallen. Sporting News put out their MLB preview mag, and they have Prior listed as a fourth starter.

This kid was supposed to be the second coming of Cy Young. Oops. Only the Cubs could screw something like that up.

WSox597
02-02-2007, 04:13 PM
Does he get incentive bonus money? You know, setting the record for most time on the DL, most injuries in a single season, stuff like that?

God, who is this guy's agent, to ask for a raise? I've seen 60 year olds with fewer aches and pains.

vegyrex
02-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Prior is the best towel thrower $3 million can buy. :smile: