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  1. #796
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyyfan4life View Post
    Dear ATM,

    I have two attempts left and figured I might give this a try. We have built a defending WS team to a potentially legendary team. Our offense is top notch, our rotation is top notch and our bullpen is top notch. We have added superstars such as Dan Haren, Huston Street and Carlos Marmol. We have resigned important pieces from our WS run in Andy Pettitte and Johnny Damon. We have even upgraded the CF position.

    I honestly don't know what I will do with the extra cash but it can't help. Boss himself said that winning back-to-back is the most important thing right now. He can sense his end soon, and we want to make sure we got the WS in lockdown mode.

    We can also use the money to get a Japanese player to keep our international revenue still open. Yes, I know we have Kei Igawa but the only marketable thing about him are his teeth and sunglasses. Neither are worth much.

    nyyfan4life, A.k.A- The Immortal
    That will probably guarantee a denial.

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    Trade 51:

    Tigers trade SP Nate Robertson and 6 mil

    Brewers trade OF prospect Caleb Gindl
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    Detroit Tigers
    Committed: 63,755,200
    Salary Cap: 79,350,000
    Budget: 15,244,800

    Milwaukee Brewers
    Committed: 68,837,500
    Salary Cap: 74,000,000
    Budget: 5,162,500
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

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    Trade 52:

    A's In:
    Brian Roberts 10M

    Orioles In:
    Brett Anderson 409k
    Mark Ellis 11M
    Jon Meloan 400k
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    Baltimore Orioles
    Committed: 66,732,000
    Salary Cap: 75,000,000
    Budget: 8,268,000

    Oakland A's
    Committed: 36,875,000
    Salary Cap: 45,000,000
    Budget: 8,125,000
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

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    Trade 53:

    Mets Trade:
    Angel Pagan OF 750K
    Brad Holt SP 400K
    Brad Kilby LHP 400K

    Pirates Trade:
    Paul Maholm SP 4.5 million
    Garrett Jones OF $400,000

    New York Mets
    Committed: 115,913,096
    Salary Cap: 130,000,000
    Budget: 14,086,904

    Pittsburgh Pirates
    Committed: 40,040,000
    Salary Cap: 60,350,000
    Budget: 20,310,000
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

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    x2 Post
    Last edited by JDIsMyGod23; 11-17-2009 at 10:08 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

  6. #801
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeman0000 View Post
    Our final request.

    Due to you feeling the need to use absolute power, explain this:

    in 2006- we were 17th in attendance
    in 2007 - 12th
    2008 - 9th
    2009 - 9th

    So in 4 years we almost increased 10 spots in the league wide attendance records.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

    The Last regime's decisions to hand out big contracts to players like Jeff Suppan, forced our hand to send money in deals. So punish the team by adding a tax.

    However to punish the fans by declining to add a 10 mllion bump to put us in the World Series equation is ludicrous. One of the top 10 teams in the MLB in revenue and attendance is not allowed to exceed a 85 million dollar payroll?

    We averaged more attendance than teams such as San Fran, Chicago White Sox and Minnesota. We play in a state of the art ballpark.

    Teams 1-9 in attendance..

    1 LA Dodgers
    2 NY Yankees
    3 Philadelphia
    4 St. Louis
    5 LA Angels
    6 Chicago Cubs
    7 NY Mets
    8 Boston

    How many of those teams have a payroll under 100 Million dollars?

    THATS WHAT WE'RE asking for. 95 Million dollars

    in 2005, when we were 18th in attendance the Brewers incoming revenue was 112 Million dollars. (Forbes.com)

    Now we're 9th and only looking up, and we're allotted a 85 million dollar payroll.

    It's time to face the facts and hold all vendetta's aside and realize that a team with the potential that the Brewers have, should be allowed to have a 95 million dollar payroll.
    Your ATM request is approved of 90M. I really don't feel you deserve it, and attendance is not all that matters in revenue, but since you made a good case I'll compromise and give you 5M since it's your last one.

    Quote Originally Posted by randomness View Post
    Dear ATM,

    With our final request, we ask for 5m cap space. We need this money to fill those seats up at the Rogers Centre. Last year, we broke our franchise low at a game with 11,159 people at the Rogers Centre. Our average this past year was just over 23,000, our lowest since 2003. Please accept our request to let us be financially flexible and let Blue Jays fans be happy. If 5m is too much, we will be happy with any amount given. Please help us ATM.

    The Toronto Blue Jays
    Your request is denied. You basically did what our old GM did, just when we though we finally cleared some money, we are now in the same problem as before.

    Quote Originally Posted by brewerboy View Post
    Atm,
    Marlins here. We would like to ask for $10 million. We feel that If we got $10 more million we could A) Upgrade at SS. B) We could take on a Bigger Contract of a star. C) We would have a Playoff tean on the field if you were to give us the $10 mill. We need to fill seats in Florida and a Winning team with great talent is a good way. We feel that we made out good in trading Hanley because we got a Young star in Sandoval, Clay Bucholz , a future Ace, Daisuke Matsuzaka who brings a great repatoir of pitches when healty and he can shut teams down! We feel that the only point of the Mock is try and win the whole thing because on here rebuilding is pointless. That is why we traded for Ichiro. We would be happy with any amount of money that comes our way.

    Thanks
    Marlins
    3 mil is what you get. This is enough to sign a good player, not an all star. We can't afford an all-star. Plain and simple.

    Quote Originally Posted by nyyfan4life View Post
    Dear ATM,

    I have two attempts left and figured I might give this a try. We have built a defending WS team to a potentially legendary team. Our offense is top notch, our rotation is top notch and our bullpen is top notch. We have added superstars such as Dan Haren, Huston Street and Carlos Marmol. We have resigned important pieces from our WS run in Andy Pettitte and Johnny Damon. We have even upgraded the CF position.

    I honestly don't know what I will do with the extra cash but it can't help. Boss himself said that winning back-to-back is the most important thing right now. He can sense his end soon, and we want to make sure we got the WS in lockdown mode.

    We can also use the money to get a Japanese player to keep our international revenue still open. Yes, I know we have Kei Igawa but the only marketable thing about him are his teeth and sunglasses. Neither are worth much.

    nyyfan4life, A.k.A- The Immortal
    Your request is denied. I don't know why I did it, but I did.
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

  7. #802
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    Day 7 signings

    RP Octavio Dotel - Mets
    SS Orlando Cabrera - Blue Jays
    SP Brad Penny - Giants
    RP Jose Valverde - Dodgers
    RP Joe Beimel - Braves
    C Gregg Zaun - Cardinals
    3B Hank Blalock - Indians
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

  8. #803
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    Please bump your current standing offer so I know.
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

  9. #804
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJoe View Post
    Pending our ATM request being accepted the Rangers would like to offer you a chance to come home and join what is one of the best rotations in baseball. You will join Felix Hernandez, Brandon Webb, and 17 game winner Scott Feldman in one of the best rotations in the league. You will also be able to stay within your division to stick it to your former Angel teammates. This is not a backloaded contract like all of the other ones and there are no opt outs or option years slowing you down just a straight 16.5 million dollar contract.

    4 year 66 million dollar contract (16.5 per)
    Bonuses:
    1 million for Cy young
    500,000 for 30 starts

    You will be signing only about 2 hours from your home in Abilene, Texas and you will be pitching in one of the best rotations behind one of the best offences in baseball. What have you got to lose.
    bump.

  10. #805
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    5 years, 100 million

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    Perfect, because the Padres want you to play second base and again our offer is 5 years 30 million

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    Placido,
    The Twins would just like to inform you that we will hopefully be making you an offer very soon. We have one more dire hole to fill first. Then we will begin internal discussions about making you our starting 2B. We thank you for your patience and if you wait for us, we promise it will be worth it for you.

    Terry Ryan

    Props to phins1983

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuckus View Post
    We appreciate Mr. Lackey's candor. Our new offer is five years, $90 million. Full NTC still included.

    2010: 15M
    2011: 18M
    2012: 19M
    2013: 19M
    2014: 19M

    We have the right league, the right pitching coach and the right contract for you. Come to St. Louis, Mr. Lackey. You won't be disappointed.
    Bizzump.

  14. #809
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5+7=DYNASTY!!! View Post
    Mets offer 5 years 94 million with a player option on the sixth year, so John can stay that extra year when he realizes how great New York is. We would like to team John with Johan Santana and another ace pitcher(on the way) to form possibly the greatest 1-2-3 punch in baseball history. Make history in New York Mr. Lackey.
    10: 15.5 million
    11: 18.5 million
    12: 20 million
    13: 20 million
    14: 20 million
    15: 19 million(player option)

    Incentives:
    1 million-Top 10 CY Young
    1 million-Top 10 MVP
    500K-ASG
    500K-200 IP
    1 million-World Series victory
    bump FTW!! Will need to get some more $$ from ATM first though

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    Dear Mr. Wilpon,

    Last year we opened a new stadium (Citi Field) to start a new age for the Mets. The results started off well with many sold out games but completely fell apart when we fell into injuries and could not compete anymore. We ended up watching the Yankees and Phillies play in the World Series, which did not make anyone happy. This year with all our players healthy and ready to go we feel we can compete for the championship and win it again.

    The Yankees and Phillies are the clear favorites, especially after the Phillies traded for Zack Greinke. We want to change that so Met fans won't have to sit at home while their two most hated teams compete for the World Series title. Because of that we ask you for an additional 30M raise from our current payroll (to get to 160M). The reason for this is so we can sign more free agents and make more trades, to put up the best team possible to compete.

    Why should we get this? Well we need to counter the moves the Phillies and Yankees have just made. Because of your lack of desire to over-slot and pay for unproven talents, we have struck out plenty of times in the draft due to not taking the best player available. The Phillies on the other hand overslot continually and gained the reigning two Cy Young winnings because of this fact (Cliff Lee and Zack Greinke). I understand why you do not want to overslot but this just means that we need more money to invest in trades and free agency, which is why the 30M is so essential.

    We also feel that the 30M is warranted and deserved because of the moves we have recently made to make people forget about the Yankees-Phillies World Series and our bad 2009. We have vastly improved the rotation with the acquisitions of Maholm, Lilly, and Bedard. We have also improved our outfield and infield with the moves for Garrett Jones, Aubrey Huff, Ryan Sweeney, Ramon Hernandez, and etc. We have also improved the bullpen with the signing of Octavio Dotel. And not only that, but we have also gotten rid of the bad contracts that the previous GM incorporated in Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, and we have turned them into good players in return. And we have done all this while keeping the top prospects in the system, not giving up on the future. We now need an additional 30M to go complete our offseason with a big bat signing and more. And another important fact is that our payroll last year was 150M [http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/200...ork-mets.html] and I don't know about you but fans DEFINITELY will not be happy if the payroll was to go down (which it did). After the year we had last year, fans are anticipating a higher payroll so we can go out and become the best team in baseball, not restrict spending. If you want fans to show up to games next year (and make a big profit) you will need to spend money to show them that you want us to forget about 2009 and want us to become the best team in the league.

    I know the Madoff scandal hurt the team and hurt you financially, but the best way to get through this is to spend money. Look at the Yankees this past year, even with the big payroll and the luxury tax they made a lot more money then they put in. The reason, they put up the best team possible in order to do this and because of that, won the World Series and made approximately 100+ million in profits from the World Series alone (http://riveraveblues.com/2009/10/yan...d-steak-19163/). We need this money to compete and get to the promise land, so we can finally bring a title back here since Queens needs one, it has been way too long since we had one (at least two decades: Last one being 1986). I know that we lost money last year because we did not win games and people stopped showing up (even with reduced ticket sales), and we need to change that this year. Not having the money needed for the best players have hurt us for way too many years, so we need it now. Look at what happened to our outfield last year, we did not want to spend money on Manny Ramirez or Raul Ibanez and ended up with the worst offense in the league. We took the chance on Pelfrey as a #2 instead of going after a Derek Lowe, CC Sabathia, or AJ Burnett and look how that hurt us also. We didn't even go get Randy Wolf and he ended up having a great year. Lets not make the same mistake this year, we need proven talent instead of "potential" talent (which we've tried in the past and failed).

    I feel that 30M increase will give us the opportunity to get the proven players and create a team that will be far superior to the Phillies and the Yankees. Lets make everyone forgot about the Phillies as the 2008 champions or the 2009 NLCS champions. And forget the Yankees as the 2009 champions.

    The Mets have not had a championship here in over two decades, lets change this. Lets become the best team in New York, the best team in the National Leagues, and the best team in baseball. Only with more money is this possible. So I feel 30M isn't too much to ask for as we would still just be in a 160M dollar payroll, still much less than the Evil Empire Yankees (so fans will not complain).

    And having less money than the Phillies is just unacceptable, especially since we are in a superior city and we are a superior team. You said in the beginning of the offseason that the Mets are spenders, show that to us then! If we are spenders than we should be able to spend... And bringing the payroll down from last year is not a way of spending.

    If anything can we just start with 15M so we can sign John Lackey today and complete the rotation so that it can beat the Phillies and Braves? Then from there we can focus on hitting and complete our championship team

    Sincerely,
    Kyubi256 + 5+7=Dynasty!!! + johnnydollaz89
    Last edited by kyubi256; 11-18-2009 at 08:03 PM.

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