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Old 08-26-2008, 12:13 PM
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I realize that the sox never go more than 4 years on pitchers, but i was thinking. What did we do with all that money by not signing Torii. Contreras leaving also frees up 10 million right there. Even though it might be a long shot, he would fit perfect with this team. I believe that we are the only team in playoff contention this year without a quote unquote dominant ace. What do y'all think?
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:14 PM
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If we could get him, I'd love to have him.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:17 PM
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Contreras is making 10 million next year to be hurt. His contract isn't going anywhere. Just because they approved 75 million to be spent on him, then didn't, doesn't mean they are obligated to spend it somehow.

CC wants to play in the National League, and preferably on the West Coast. No way does he come here. Dodgers are the front runners.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:18 PM
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We have more pressing needs.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:22 PM
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It would be nice to bring him to the South Side, but as stated elsewhere there are numerous tweaks that need to be made, and would probably be more beneficial, than simply adding C.C. Sabathia. But if Sox brass wanted to go crazy, I wouldn't object.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:23 PM
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Rotation isn't really a weakness, with Buehrle-Vazquez-Floyd-Danks-?. Also, signing a 300lb guy to a $100+million contract doesn't seem very prudent.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:24 PM
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:30 PM
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:37 PM
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Contreras is making 10 million next year to be hurt. His contract isn't going anywhere. Just because they approved 75 million to be spent on him, then didn't, doesn't mean they are obligated to spend it somehow.
Ya, might wanna check that. I am about 99% sure, his contract along with Uribe, and Cabrera's(sp?) are up at the end of the year. That is something like $25ish million?
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:42 PM
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Ya, might wanna check that. I am about 99% sure, his contract along with Uribe, and Cabrera's(sp?) are up at the end of the year. That is something like $25ish million?
This is me "checking that......." and, well, I guess I am your 1%.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/200...white-sox.html

He signed a 3 year extension in 2006 that started in 2007. 2009 is the last year of his deal, worth 10 million.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:45 PM
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The White Sox are on the hook for 10 million on Contreras next season.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:46 PM
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I could be wrong, but wouldn't insurance pick up the tab if he is unable to perform next year?
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:47 PM
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What happens to that $10m if Contreras decides to hang it up? Is there an MLB rule about that, or is that taken by the player/club/league up on a case-by-case basis?
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:00 PM
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Oh, they'll sign for him. When he's 38 and can't throw anymore.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:05 PM
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This is me "checking that......." and, well, I guess I am your 1%.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/200...white-sox.html

He signed a 3 year extension in 2006 that started in 2007. 2009 is the last year of his deal, worth 10 million.

I was pretty sure, Garland and Jose signed the same contract.
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