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Old 12-28-2005, 03:40 PM
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Makes me wonder what else is up. McCarthy is ready and not well-suited to relief (due to prep issues. He's a starter) Seems to me KW is not the type to let assets gather dust. I predict we'll be hearing from him on another Wednesday soon. If they keep all 6, I wouldn't be surprised if Fingernails on a blackboard starts season in Charlotte.

Of course there is one nightmare scenario for us FOCY, and that's Fingernails on a blackboard beating Vazquez out in the spring. Don't tell me it can't happen. Their stuff is very similar and Fingernails on a blackboard has much larger cojones.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:42 PM
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Stolen from another messag board, but IMO priceless......

In a related story, Matt Karcher recently signed a new three year contract with Sprint for wireless service using some of the money he stole from the Cubs.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:47 PM
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This is amazing. I really didn't give JG much credit when it came to loyalty, and figured he'd want to test the FA waters. But for the umpteenth time this year, Garland totally surprises me.

Don't get me wrong, winning the WS is the greatest feeling I've ever gotten from being a fan of this game. But just having guys like PK, AJ, and JG to cheer for is a pretty good feeling, as well. All 3 could have probably made more cash elsewhere, but all three re-upped here. We have a team full of guys who play hard, and who enjoy playing here, for us (rather than just considering the $$$ bottom line when choosing where to play). Not many pro franchises is any of the 4 majors can say that. Obviously, this must be some sort of divine retribution for all the Wells/Navarro-type human toliets who we've had to tolerate thru the years.

I've been a White Sox fan for 30+ years now, and I've never loved a team as much as the group of guys we had out there on the diamond in '05.

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Old 12-28-2005, 03:58 PM
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Hmm, very interesting...but good news. Someone will be traded...question is who? For what? Thanks Kenny for making even the offseason interesting.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:00 PM
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Stolen from another messag board, but IMO priceless......

In a related story, Matt Karcher recently signed a new three year contract with Sprint for wireless service using some of the money he stole from the Cubs.

So is it time for the Matt Karchner Appreciation Thread now?
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:00 PM
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Wow, this is a shock! I suppose this now puts the pressure on Contreras, and actually puts the Sox in the drivers seat. They definitely can offer the same type deal and if he does not bite, out he goes.

But if he does stay, I could see Vasquez being sent to the Mets or Baltimore. They both had a major want for him, and I'm sure he wouldn't mind it either. Plus, either team would have him for three years.

KW can keep the cash the D-backs sent with him, and save it for Buherle's next contract!!
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:01 PM
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Hmm, very interesting...but good news. Someone will be traded...question is who? For what? Thanks Kenny for making even the offseason interesting.
I agree, but I say Kenny will wait until June or the trading deadline. Player's values are much higher in season and it lets them wait it out for injuries, fatigue, kryptonite, etc.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:04 PM
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What a nice surprise.

It's all good, especially if we re-sign Contreras, our best pitcher even if he's not our most popular one.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:08 PM
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:15 PM
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Yes, agreed, another fine move. Folks, we very well could be in the midst of a mini-dynasty. Although, they DID say that about the Bears after 85.

Anyways, great to retain a young pitcher, to go along with a pretty young staff. Contreras looks ripe for the dealing - considering his age, but then again, it looks like he finally turned the corner consistency wise. I like the idea of keeping the six, and having one hang in the bullpen based on spring training results. We do need another arm or two in there as it is.

Otherwise, I'm outright giddy at our lineup! LET'S ROLL!!!
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:17 PM
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Contreras has a lower trade value than Garland, due to his age and past history (though I'd argue that Contreras has far better stuff). Hopefully that quiets the movement to trade away one of our starters.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:20 PM
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This team is destined to be a dynasty! Garland's performance last year is not just smokescreen; he's just getting into the type of pitcher he will be for the bulk of his career. This is a great move by the Sox, as Jon is one of the key ingredients to our awesome start last year.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:20 PM
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I could see Vasquez being sent to the Mets or Baltimore. They both had a major want for him, and I'm sure he wouldn't mind it either. Plus, either team would have him for three years.

KW can keep the cash the D-backs sent with him, and save it for Buherle's next contract!!
This is my favorite scenario. In my opinion, Vazquez is the weakest of the six. I guess we don't really know enough about Fingernails on a blackboard, but he seems to have the stuff and the composure. I talked to a friend who is a Yankee fan recently, and he had good things to say about Vazquez, at least in terms of ability. That made me feel a little better about the deal with Arizona, but I still feel like it was a bad move.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:23 PM
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:26 PM
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Great move! Thanks Jon! Thanks Kenny! Thanks Jerry!

Now the Sox can ship Vasquez plus prospects to the Devil Rays for Carl Crawford!
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