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Old 12-28-2005, 12:06 PM
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Well, if Garland still is to be traded, I guess this ups his value exponentially, right? Now instead of just a potential one year rental, he's signed cheap (for the market) for three. I'd guess he'd know something if there's a sign and trade in the works.

Either keeping or trading him, this looks like a good move.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:07 PM
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When do we start the Contreras Appreciation threads?

Great NEWS! Awesome YOUNG STAFF! We'll be SCARRY for years to come!
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:07 PM
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I say keep all of the starters for now in case (god forbid) something happens to one of them during spring training or the WBC.

I guess the real Jon Garland stood up!
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:07 PM
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[quote=Brian26]I'm absolutely stunned. This is unbelievable. 3 years for less than 10 million a year.

The pessimist in me, or maybe the realist, still thinks that a trade may be looming. This has to be the highest budget the Sox have ever had.[/quote

Per Bruce Levine apparently the Sox are already over budget. As of last week it was reported that they were around 95-100 million and that was before this Garland signing.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:07 PM
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Fantastic move!
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:07 PM
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Let the Jose Contreras trade speculation begin!

Contreras/Vazquez for Tejada/Bedard?
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:07 PM
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Way to go, Jon. I am very happy for him. Thanks for re-upping with the good guys!

Having said that, who else is waiting for the other shoe to drop with the pitching staff? So many people speculated Jon being trade bait. Does this deal send McCarthy to the pen? Is this the beginning of a sign and trade? I just can't see us having 6 starters.

I'll just wait and see.

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Old 12-28-2005, 12:08 PM
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I'm sooo happy! Pretty solid deal, too.

White Sox Wednesday?
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:09 PM
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I'm really happy to hear about this signing for one reason, the Sox are showing they are not cheap. Reinsdorf also gets the short term deal he loves to give his pitchers. Seems to workout for both sides.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:11 PM
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Didnt see that one coming...now who do we get rid of? I really dont want to see Contreas go.
If one of the pitchers goes, I would have to think it would be Contreras. He only has one year remaining and is at least 34 years old. Coming off the 2nd half and postseason that he had, his stock will never be higher than it is right now.

I can't wait for next Wednesday to find out where Contreras goes.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:11 PM
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This just goes to prove how players are not all about the money. How they can be dedicated to a City/Team. That is the 3rd person to take less than the market would bear.

Props to Jon, Paulie and A.J.

I am so proud to have a group of guys like this!!! I feel like
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:11 PM
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This signing is the icing on the cake. KW has officially given the rest of the AL Central a swirlie this offseason.

Thank you, JR, for letting the best GM in the business go for the jugular.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:12 PM
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Awesome YOUNG STAFF! We'll be SCARRY for years to come!
I hope that scar tissue doesn't affect performance...

If we're set on keeping Garland, we ought to trade Contreras. DEspite his second half, he's only ever been incosistent, and he's OLD. WE should unload him now at the peak of his value and restock the system or something.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:12 PM
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This kind of changes the dynamic a little bit. I had pretty much resigned myself to Garland being gone by the AS break next year....
Or maybe you'll have to readjust your thinking of the way the White Sox do business. I hope that's the case anyway.

I would much rather see the Sox increase their payroll through astute trades and re-signing their own quality players (unless they the quality is an illusion as was the case with Julio Cruz) than to see them sign overpriced free agents.

I hope the Sox trade none of their pitching. I believe they're going to need it.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:12 PM
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Just heard about this on the Score. Awesome!

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