+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 121
10-10-2006 03:14 PM #1
Matzusaka officially given permission...
..to pursue a MLB career.
10-10-2006 03:16 PM #2Originally Posted by Sports Guy
10-10-2006 03:18 PM #3Plus Member Since 03/06 Hall of Fame
- Join Date
- Sep 2003
The Orioles w/probably send him an email.
10-10-2006 03:19 PM #4
Go get him!
10-10-2006 03:20 PM #5
It would have been nice to know when the team has to make a decision on the posting system or not and that if they choose that system, what date the bids have to place by... stay tuned I suppose..
10-10-2006 03:22 PM #6
The Orioles shouldn't even take the time to send an e-mail.
From what I've read the posting fee could be $25-30m. From what I've read his contract has to be at least the same as or more than the posting fee. On the high end that is $20m a year for a guy who looks like a sure thing. However Irabu looked like a sure thing and we all know how that turned out.
Will he be able to withstand the rigors of pitching with only 4 days rest instead of the 6 he's used to? Will the outings of 140+ pitches he's endured come back to haunt him over the next couple of years?
I do think he'll be real good and likely will be a Yankee or Mariner. But he better be better than real good to justify what he'll cost.
10-10-2006 03:23 PM #7Originally Posted by RZNJ
10-10-2006 03:27 PM #8
If the Orioles don't at least try to win the post, I won't be upset if they make a competitive offer and lose to insane offer although I won't mind the Orioles making an insane offer either, my normally optimistic outlook on life could take a serious turn for the worse.
At least a sign of being a competent organization is all I ask.
10-10-2006 03:35 PM #9Originally Posted by Sports Guy
10-10-2006 03:38 PM #10Originally Posted by RZNJ
Texas, Mets, Dodgers, Red Sox and maybe the Cubs or White Sox are all thought to get into the bidding.
Hell, even the Royals have sent scouts to look at him and may try for him(that is funny, isn't it?)
10-10-2006 03:42 PM #11Originally Posted by Sports Guy
What's really funny is that if KC bids on him, they will be bidding against Steinbrenner with his own money..
10-10-2006 03:46 PM #12Originally Posted by Sports Guy
10-10-2006 03:47 PM #13Originally Posted by Fan4Life
Note, these are the same reasons the orioles should also bid on him.
10-10-2006 03:49 PM #14Originally Posted by RZNJ
No but you said there won't be any other serious competition for him....I think there will be.
The question is, are the Yanks willing to do what it takes to get him or do they have a limit?
10-10-2006 03:50 PM #15Originally Posted by RZNJ
It is a silent bid, no reason not to try.