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Old 09-18-2003, 11:06 PM
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Default 2 Year extention for Valentin?

Per Bruce Levine, this is apparently being discussed,
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:08 PM
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Better than what we would have to pay for him if the option vests.....2 yrs 6 million at max?
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:09 PM
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I was wondering about this. I figured they would try to do it if they could then they can split the $5M he would have gotten next year between him and Robbie and try to keep them both.
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:11 PM
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I was wondering about this. I figured they would try to do it if they could then they can split the $5M he would have gotten next year between him and Robbie and try to keep them both.
That would answer the 2b/SS question....put Reed in CF and that just leaves pitching as the ???
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:13 PM
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Levine says this is because they have no one coming up, and they do not plan to bid for Tejada
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:17 PM
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Levine says this is because they have no one coming up, and they do not plan to bid for Tejada
Sounds like the reasoning.....also having Alomar/Valentin at 5-6 million total, leaves you alot more flexibility than Tejada at 9 per and a 2B on top of that..
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:24 PM
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I will be a bit surprised if Tejada is not playing for the A's next season.
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:40 PM
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I will be a bit surprised if Tejada is not playing for the A's next season.
I don't want Tejada. He is just another free swinging power hitter. We have enough.
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:42 PM
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Jose is done. Get rid of him and Everett. Pick up a SS and bring up Borchard. Do your best to keep Carlos, and try to trade Konerko. Keep as many Alamars as you can (preferably Roberto) and bring back the Ball Girl.

AND FOR GOD'S SAKE, FIRE JERRY MANUEL ON OCTOBER 1 (IF NOT SOONER)!!!
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:51 PM
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put Reed in CF and that just leaves pitching
Call me crazy, I say we try to keep Everett. I like him a lot. I like his heart, and how he is clutch. I don't think it's a coincidence how much better the record is with him.

Valentin on the other hand doesn't do much for me. I'm sure there's a good defensive shortstop out there somewhere.
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:18 AM
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I say keep everett too. He is the only guy on this team who seems to want to get hits as well as homeruns. i would rather him play DH instead of center but if Thomas is around that doesn't seem likely.

Valentin hits a lot of homers for a shortstop but that average just seems to get lower and lower. defensively he's been great since Robbie showed up so that's not too big of an issue with me. I just worry about locking up millions of dollars with a guy who is basically a platoon player.
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Jose is done. Get rid of him and Everett. Pick up a SS and bring up Borchard. Do your best to keep Carlos, and try to trade Konerko. Keep as many Alamars as you can (preferably Roberto) and bring back the Ball Girl.

AND FOR GOD'S SAKE, FIRE JERRY MANUEL ON OCTOBER 1 (IF NOT SOONER)!!!
Bring up Borchard? For what?
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Old 09-19-2003, 07:19 AM
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Bring up Borchard? For what?
because we need more strikeouts
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:52 AM
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I will be a bit surprised if Tejada is not playing for the A's next season.
I'd be shocked if Tejada is playing for the A's next year. They've got one of the best prospects in baseball, Bobby Crosby, sitting at AAA, and Tejada is not a guy I think Beane would overpay for.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:00 AM
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Keep Valentin for another two years? So his defensive skills can begin to erode back to what they were in 2000? So he can hit .144 from the right side of the plate against lefties? I don't think so.

Given the choice I'd much rather have Everett on this team as a DH and stopgap reserve outfielder. He's crazy, but he's good crazy. He actually seems to be able to hit situationally, has decent power, and is pretty smart on the basepaths. We need 4-5 more guys with those kind of attributes.
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