Odds & Ends: Theriot, Delgado, Damon, Yankees

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the_show
5 years 4 months ago

Kenny Williams…Damon please

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Williams won’t sign Damon… the White Sox are one of the clubs that do NOT deal with Boras at all…

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the_show
5 years 4 months ago

You are right, but and this is a big but if Kenny can get him on the cheap you have to figure he would consider it.

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Suzysman
5 years 4 months ago

Dont forget doing so would mean Kenny would be forced to release Kotsay, tacking on 1.5 million to whatever he would be paying Damon.

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the_show
5 years 4 months ago

I rather release Jones and his 500k salary, is there any reason why he would not be able to do that?

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Suzysman
5 years 4 months ago

Jones is a much better hitter and fielder then Kotsay, plus has defensive flexibility that would allow him to cover Center during the course of the season.

Really, since Kenny has already signed Jones and Kotsay plus acquired Pierre, Rios and Teahen (who are now all on multi-year deals), its rather unlikely another OF or DH type is added. If he signs someone, I would think it would be someone who has the ability to provide positive production with the bat and cover 3rd with Nix ending up the roster victim. Only one FA really fits that though, Joe Crede. (although Nomar might in a stretch and Blalock could if he is healthy enough where he could play 3rd – all indications are he isnt though.)

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TwinsVet
5 years 4 months ago

“four or five offers right away” says Boras?

I don’t understand that. He’s the freakin’ agent for the guy. Why wouldn’t he know precisely how many offers he received for his client? Is he that negligent, or is he just making up numbers off the cuff that sound good?

If you asked me how many offers I had, I’d darn sure know exactly how many. And I’d expect my agent to know as well.

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NL_East_Rivalry
5 years 4 months ago

My idea is at least one of them were “iffy” offers. Not sure how you can receive an “iffy” offer for a guy like Damon, but agreed, 4 or 5 does sound a bit odd here.

I wouldn’t doubt it if Damon ends of getting an offer for 7MM/1 year from Detriot. Boras is just that good. How can guys like Manny and Bay (not Boras) get so much money when there is only one team that can sign them.

Braves will jump in for 3.5. Rays, O’s and others for 2.5, but Detriot is the only team right now with 5-7 mil freed up for a guy like Damon.

Not saying it’ll happen, but it wouldn’t be the most surprising thing Damon has done.

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CrisE
5 years 4 months ago

DET might do that, but they’d probably try to get a team option at a pretty decent discount. Maybe 1/6+1/6 option in case Johnny repeats his 09. It seems unlikely that he’ll be that good, but even if he is his skills are such (no arm for CF or RF, little power for DH or 1B) that the $10m paydays are gone.

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mike_sox
5 years 4 months ago

I agree twinsvet, when I read this post thats the first thing that I thought of aswell.
No suprise, hes just blowing smoke.

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leviticus6688
5 years 4 months ago

I wonder how many kids Boras has…

“Roughly less than 5, but probably more than 3.”

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Macfan1
5 years 4 months ago

Why are some going on and on in the media about the Yankees not negotiating with Jeter, Rivera, Girardi. That has always been what the Yankees do, they wait until the offseason and take care of the players they want back.

The only guy that got away a few years back was Pettitte going to Houston with Clemens after the 2003 season.

The media really need hobbies to take up their time when regurgitating these lame stories.