Odds & Ends: Alexei Ramirez, Crawford, Hall

Five years ago today, the Blue Jays signed closer B.J. Ryan to a five-year, $47MM deal, the largest ever for a reliever (the contract was later matched in total by Joe Nathan).  Ryan gave the Jays two solid seasons, earning his release in '09.  Today's links:

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  1. wickedkevin 5 years ago

    Free iPad with loaded material? hahaha. Because sending a link to a youtube channel would make you look bad.

  2. Bob George 5 years ago

    Did they get them at TJ Maxx?

  3. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    As with many things said by Scott Boras this reply will have to start with me saying Boras has gotta be kidding.

    It’d take me a while to explain but basically I’d see this happening: 1) Back up players would be less likely to get guaranteed deals, can’t waste a spot for them on the roster if you need to protect a prospect. 2a) Prospect rich teams are seemingly penalized if they want their farm intact as they’d have to match the posting price. 2b) Basically it would force prospect rich teams to sell or trade several prospects, basically it would hurt them in trade negotiations. 3) Teams like the Marlins and Pirates have shown through revenue sharing that they’re not always interested in signing big free agents.

    • MikhelB 5 years ago

      3b) Teams like the Marlins often sell/trade their best players before signing a big free agent, but just enough so as to ensure them they’ll win 60-70 games per season, while looking “good” on paper and having another player to trade come July 31.

  4. My slow pitch softball team is very interested in signing Crawford. Can I get a free iPad?

    • You willing to offer $100 million. They’ll get you all the iPads you need.

  5. moonraker45 5 years ago

    Thanks for bringing up old wounds Tim!

  6. Hspangler 5 years ago

    Hey my softball team is interested. Can I get the Crawford IPad.

    • Hspangler 5 years ago

      Sorry Bryan, we are going to do some major battle for him. I got some cap room. But I would have to DFA my wife to get the roster spot.

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

        I’m guessing you need to sleep on the couch a lot.

        • Infield Fly 5 years ago

          Well if he didn’t before…he will NOW!!

      • We can only offer Double Doubles at every game, and that may be stretching it.

  7. ugotrpk3113 5 years ago

    Kenny Powers should take notes from Crawford. If you want to land a free agent deal, you send ipads with pre-loaded videos. You don’t send DVDs in a clear case.

  8. Bill Spiers Is My Hero 5 years ago

    So…does the iPad come with any games pre-loaded? Maybe Angry Birds or that Zombies vs. Flowers game! Is it the WiFi or 3G version? How much memory does it have? Come on, report the important details!

    Seriously though, is Crawford campaigning for the Heisman? Why does he need to “sell” himself? I think it’s pretty obvious that he damn good. I wonder if my Astros got an iPad..? Lord knows Uncle Drayton wouldn’t have bought one on his own! Have you seen how expensive they are?

  9. Borass is an idiot. The only ones coming out ahead in this proposal are the agents.

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