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    Quote Originally Posted by os_cef View Post
    I am so tired of giving out multi year deals to average free agents. I realize that we have to because we are not a "contending team", but it still sucks.
    It sounds like the price for both years might be less than what we would have paid for one year of the aging alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobby View Post
    Betemit may turn out to be a better DH than Vlad was, but he's definitely not as exciting an acquisition. Two years with a vesting option? He'd better be so cheap that we could jettison him without thinking twice.
    Yeah, think of all those exciting DH options we coulda had if PA weren't so cheap: Matsui, Fukedome, Damon, Thome, Pena, Scott, Beltran, Fielder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spneca View Post
    What about Strop?
    Ah! Thank you, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spneca View Post
    What about Strop?
    Born: June 13, 1985 (age 26)
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    Quote Originally Posted by weams View Post
    It sounds like the price for both years might be less than what we would have paid for one year of the aging alternatives.
    If that's the case, it's a solid deal. Anxious to hear the dollar amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan-O View Post
    I hope you're right, it's just a gut feeling. Buck seems to be a Davis believer.
    Our chances of signing Fielder are the same as being attacked by a "Polar bear and a regular bear on the same day."

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    Quote Originally Posted by weams View Post
    So, if it is 1.5 or 2 you feel that is a great deal? And that he is then easily disposable if need be?
    I won't feel it's a "great" deal no matter what we are paying him. To me, he's a reasonably useful spare part, if he's not too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan-O View Post
    If that's the case, it's a solid deal. Anxious to hear the dollar amount.
    My guess is they gave him a guranteed $3M with an option for $3M or $500k buyout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33rdst View Post
    Our chances of signing Fielder are the same as being attacked by a "Polar bear and a regular bear on the same day."
    JTrea is heading to the Zoo as we speak.

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    If he made 1M last year then I would guess he gets 3/4.5M including the vesting option.

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    Is Davis out of options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erb8472 View Post
    Is Davis out of options?
    Yes...he would have to clear waivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erb8472 View Post
    JTrea is heading to the Zoo as we speak.
    What exactly is a "regular bear?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio View Post
    What exactly is a "regular bear?"
    Brian Urlacher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33rdst View Post
    Our chances of signing Fielder are the same as being attacked by a "Polar bear and a regular bear on the same day."
    Haha! You can make it happen given the initiative!

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