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Pedro Back to Boston Looks More & More Likely

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by sears3820, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    Breaking News: CBS-4 in Boston reports that the Martinez "social visit" went so well that Pedro and the Red Sox are very close on a three-year deal worth $40 million. Pete will be re-signed soon.


    Looks like "The Terminal" meeting went well....


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  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

  3. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    Sears: "Pedro and the Red Sox are very close on a three-year deal worth $40 million. Pete will be re-signed soon."

    Is there any word on how this will affect the Pavano negotiations? Can they sign Pedro, Varitek, and Pavano?
     
  4. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Its not likely... but not impossible... and you know that if Theo thinks that's the best way to eat the innings... he'll do it... but I tend to think he'll look for two cheaper pitchers.
     
  5. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    AKAK: "but I tend to think he'll look for two cheaper pitchers."

    I don't know about that. If I'm the Red Sox, I sign Pavano. They only have two position players making big money (ManRam & soon to be Varitek). Ortiz is a bargain, and they will always get offense in Fenway.

    They can piece together a great offense around the two centerpieces, and flaunt the best rotation in baseball. I'd sign Pavano in a heartbeat.
     
  6. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    Many on Sons of Sam Horn seem to think that they will go for Pavano too, and try for Varitek, to a point, and fail. They are going to go cheap-o on a shortstop, I guess. They are waiting for Hanley to be ready (probably in 2006).

    That doesn't leave much room for the bullpen and bench, however. . .
     
  7. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    But you are thinking the way the Yankees would think... not the way Theo thinks.... and Pavano is way overpriced.

    Also- how much longer is Ortiz a Bargain? Which will be in the back of his head.
     
  8. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    kinch: "Many on Sons of Sam Horn seem to think that they will go for Pavano too"

    I met Sam Horn at a Bridgeport Bluefish game three years ago. He's been DH-ing in the Minors (Independant League) for years. He can still rake a little.

    AKAK: "But you are thinking the way the Yankees would think... not the way Theo thinks.... and Pavano is way overpriced."

    I don't know about that. $10 million/season for Pavano seems pretty reasonable for me. Kris Benson, Al Leiter, and Jon Lieber each signed for $7 to $8 million this offseason. He's a lot better with a lot more upside than all three of those guys.

    "Also- how much longer is Ortiz a Bargain? Which will be in the back of his head."

    Ortiz signed a multi-year extension a year or so ago. He's one of the top 5 offensive players in baseball, and was the SEVENTH highest paid player on the Red Sox last year at just under $5 million annually. He's locked up for awhile at a very reasonable price, and I don't think he's the type to crow about it.
     
  9. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    The 5 million number that was a one year arbitration deal. What is he making this year? I do think he's signe thru 06 or 7 now that you mention it.
     
  10. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    AKAK: "The 5 million number that was a one year arbitration deal. What is he making this year? I do think he's signe thru 06 or 7 now that you mention it."

    I don't think so. Maybe Sears can back me up on this, because I'm not sure. I think that figure is part of his original deal with the Sox or part of his extension. I know his extension doesn't break the bank, no matter what it is.

    I mean, Ortiz (in '03) hit .288 with 31 dongs and 101 RBI. I've got to think that he would win a arbitration case for more money than that in '04.
     
  11. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    He did the arbitration (actually they avoided arbitration) in January...for the 4.9 mill or whatever... and then the extension was in May.
     

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