I'm really hoping that there's some other better names in consideration. I don't want Tracy's crap managing or Riggleman holding this team hostage for a contract extension if we actually start winning.
imma just call him Mark B ....
YOU'RE JUST A MAN. WERE A TEAM. . . x
KAWASAKI NATION!! .. l
Buehrle should just live in Buffalo, it's only a 2 hour drive. No dog issues there. I hope Tracy, or Riggleman will not be the new manager.
Last edited by bobmarley; 11-17-2012 at 04:05 PM.
Why is that ALL Blue Jays fans can't read? It says that Tracy and Riggleman are two OF the finalist being discussed. NOT the two finalists being discussed. Those two little letters mean a lot guys. Stop freaking out
I dont believe that AA would allow his finalists to be leaked out and if the candidates advertised it I don't think they would remain finalists very long. AA just seems too secretive for this to be made public.
No interview of rigs
Beeston: "we should be able to support a $140-$150 million payroll and that's the direction that we're headed."
Talk Felipe Alou out of retirement for 2 seasons
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
How can people (even Toronto media...which isn't a surprise since it's the Sun) not understand that they are simply two of the finalists?The Jays are close to announcing their next manager. Two of the final names they discussed were Jim Tracy and Jim Riggleman
The taxes thing is all messed up.
I dont think players pay the full amount of their salary to canadian taxes. Considering a) They don't make their residence here since you are required to be present in Canada for 183 days or more per year and b) half the games they play are in the United States, I highly doubt the full $18 million of Mark Buehrle's contract is taxed at 47%.
I read somewhere you pay tax on parts of your salary where you play (ie. if you play 10 games in New York, you pay taxes in NY, if you play 3 games in Michigan you pay taxes for the games you play there, etc).
Its hard for us to know how much they fully pay and I doubt anyone will give us a 100% correct answer.
I think the tax thing is way overblown!
Buehrle is scheduled to make 16 million a year for 3 years. Thats is plenty of cash for 3-4 starter. Could trade him and sign a Marcum for half that
^Except Buehrle is better then Marcum and a hell of a lot more likely to pitch 200 innings
Reasonably you'd figure Marcum to get something around the lines of 3 years at 11-12 per. That's the kind of reasonable contract that you would hope to get bang for the buck value with him but in all honesty I wouldn't be surprised if he actually gets more. I'd pay the extra dime just to upgrade to Buehrle. 10 million more over 3 years for 1)better stuff 2)better chance to pitch more innings 3)being a LHP.
I have nothing against flipping Buehrle, but if we do I hope it's to clear more payroll and/or use it for someone that's better then Marcum (at that price atleast).