Ren41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 995 times:
So far it's been an interesting few days with a lot of signings. How has you team fared so far this off-season? Do you agree with the transactions your team has made?
-Signed set-up man Matt Mantei cheap
-David Wells to 2-year deal.
-Pretty much agreed with Pedro on a contract(it's just a matter of time until it's official)
-Reportedly VERY close to signing SS Edgar Renteria to a 4-year deal.
-No one else seems interested in Varitek and he has lowered his demands for the Sox.
-Dave Roberts is expected to be traded to SD for Jay Payton and Ramon Vasquez
-Either Kevin Millar or Doug Mientkiewicz will probably be traded.
The World Champions have improved over last year if all these deals go through, which could very well happen over the weekend. The David Wells signing was a little suprising, but I like it. Nice job Theo!
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 947 times:
Now the Tigers are interested in Minnesota 3B Corey Koskie.
Too late. He signed with Toronto.
Indians have only made one deal-traded Matt Lawton to the Pirates for pitcher Arthur Rhodes. That does fill a need-the Indians need a solid left set-up man, and Rhodes can fit that bill.
But they wanted Russ Ortiz; they wanted John Leiber; they wanted Troy Percival; they wanted Matt Clement.
They wouldn't pony up enough for the first 3, and they're waiting to see if Clement will take their offer or not.
Unfortunately for the Indians, they have an owner that can't afford to run a MLB team, so he refuses to try and pay anyone. He keeps saying he'll step up when the team contends, but don't hold your breath.
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 948 times:
Hey ElectraBob, hang in there. Dombrowski is one of the smarter GMs in baseball, and all the money not spent on the likes of Glaus, Finley, et. al. can be spent elsewhere. If Al Kaline could not convince Pavano over a lunch at Oakland Hills, is was not going to happen.
It's just great to see an icon franchise like the Tigers back in the mix.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!