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  1. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezombie View Post
    No, that's not really what I'm saying. In reality the A's would only be paying 8.5 million for the 1 year as the 1.5 buyout is already a sunk cost. So 8.5 million for one year of Drew? I say it's worth the risk, and it's only 1 year. If he declines, fine, we don't have to pay our "sunk cost". But that's not the way it went. Frankly, I think Drew is going elsewhere, and so we have no SS. When was the last time a FA Boras client signed with us?
    oh yeah you traded pennington,
    Quote Originally Posted by Kings Analyst View Post
    We had that with Pennington and we all got frustrated after a while.
    lol i was going to say this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stash View Post
    All we really need at SS is someone who can play D. Sure, it'd be nice to get an all around player but those guys are hard to come by at SS.

    Of course, we could go after Scutaro...
    Eh Scutaro isn't really a SS anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings Analyst View Post
    We had that with Pennington and we all got frustrated after a while.
    I know, we should have just accepted him for what he was, a good, solid defender. He reached his ceiling.

    ahhh... the good ole days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings Analyst View Post
    We had that with Pennington and we all got frustrated after a while.
    Who didn't we get frustrated with? Over the course of a season, fans will get frustrated with every player on the team.

    I think most of the frustration with Cliffy had to do with the large drop off in production. We had gotten used to him performing at a certain level at the plate (even though it was never that good), but for most of the season he was well below that. Towards the end, he hit more like he did in previous years and I don't remember hearing many complaints at that point.

    Anyway, my point wasn't that a guy like that is the permanent solution, just a good enough solution for the time being.

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    He was also selected in the first round, so that made fans expect a certain level of production, that he didn't live up to.

    ahhh... the good ole days

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    Eh well that was the back end of the first round and there are plenty of first rounders who never even sniff the majors. He's actually a pretty successful draft pick.

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    Not really sure what is going to happen at catcher, would anyone be up to bringing Ramon Hernandez back? What wasn't long ago he was still regarded as a good catcher. I know he is nothing compared to what he used to be, would he be be better than Norris and or George?

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    And free agency begins..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezombie View Post
    And free agency begins..
    Should be fun, we probably make any big splashes, but this is the time last year we started making some moves.

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    Dan Haren is a FA now...

    Ana traded him to CHC for carlos marmol and the trade failed

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    Quote Originally Posted by agureghian View Post
    Dan Haren is a FA now...

    Ana traded him to CHC for carlos marmol and the trade failed
    Would love to bring him back, maybe a 2 year 18 million, or a one year reclamation project, but unlikely because we just resigned fatman Colon.

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    Lets get Greinke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zito4Prez View Post
    Lets get Greinke!
    That won't happen. He is the best starter on the market, will probably get at least a 5 year deal of at least 100 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zito4Prez View Post
    Lets get Greinke!
    Umm....did our organization all of a sudden have the ability to A. outbid other teams who actually have the money, and B. sign free agents worth extremely high amounts of money that we won't spend.
    Why in the world is it so important to get the calls right ?
    -7chuck7


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings Analyst View Post
    Umm....did our organization all of a sudden have the ability to A. outbid other teams who actually have the money, and B. sign free agents worth extremely high amounts of money that we won't spend.
    It was a ****ing joke.

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