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yanquis1972
02-21-04, 03:56 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/21/SPG5I55H1P1.DTL

With the roster a known quantity, the only real drama on the docket is Eric Chavez's contract extension -- and the A's third baseman is likely to sign a five-year deal worth between $50-$60 million sometime in the next week or so.
it's about time the a's manage to retain their own, i guess.

Rich
02-21-04, 04:07 PM
He has been the one offensive player that Beane has positioned the franchise's finances to be able to keep. They never offered Giambi the no-trade clause he sought, because, according to Baseball Prospectus, they didn't want to keep him.

flutie22
02-21-04, 04:11 PM
so much for him being the big free agent next year

Rich
02-21-04, 04:16 PM
The big free agent for the Yankees next year will be Beltran and/or a starting pitcher.

yanquis1972
02-21-04, 04:26 PM
hopefully, a 3B, since that would signify a-rod moving back to his proper position. i won't be able to stomach another year of jeter at short.

but beltran would be great.

Rich
02-21-04, 04:28 PM
Koskie could be acquired much more cheaply.

Goose54
02-21-04, 04:47 PM
Exactly Rich - BELTRAN!

You get Beltran next year and we really take a huge step in positioning the Yanks as the team to beat for 10 more years...

yanquis1972
02-21-04, 04:50 PM
i've loved beltran ever since the sori-beltran rumor and i examined him in-depth, but rich is right, koskie would be cheap (which is starting to actually matter for us, i think), could probably provide comprable O, and would get jeter out of the infield (hopefully).

here are their eqa's the past 3 years:

koskie
.292
.281
.298

beltran
.295
.285
.306

UZR runs (+arm runs):
koskie: +11
beltran: +8

of course, beltran is four years younger. acquiring koskie would pretty much solidify some really rough years in 3-6 years time.

Goose54
02-21-04, 04:52 PM
Wishing for the day Jeter is not an infielder anymore is a pipedream


down the road, sure maybe, but in the next couple of years? not going to happen...

Rich
02-21-04, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by yanquis1972
i've loved beltran ever since the sori-beltran rumor and i examined him in-depth, but rich is right, koskie would be cheap (which is starting to actually matter for us, i think), could probably provide comprable O, and would get jeter out of the infield (hopefully).

I argued against your position on a proposed Soriano for Beltran trade. In retrospect, I was wrong. I came to support that trade, although, obviously, the A-Rod deal is even better.

yanquis1972
02-21-04, 04:56 PM
hell yes. thank god we waited it out.

derekjeter916
02-21-04, 05:59 PM
Well, now that we got A-Rod it doesn't matter anyway. From a baseball standpoint I hope he DOES stay with the A's. It would be really bad for them and their fans to lose their three best hitters in four years.

Since we have a third baseman now, we should anxiously watch Beltran's contract status instead. ;)

Michaels07
02-21-04, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by Rich
The big free agent for the Yankees next year will be Beltran and/or a starting pitcher.

Is Hudson a FA?

KeepClaussen
02-21-04, 07:27 PM
We have 4 OFs already under contract for 2005 even if we assume one could become the Dh ( but Giambi probably should be the Full time DH then). The Yankees arent going to eat a Matsui or Lofton contract to get Beltran. Especially if the OF corps production is as it should be this year.

12soriano2B
02-21-04, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Michaels07


Is Hudson a FA? i am not sure when huddy becomes a free agent but i know it is after 2005.

yanquis1972
02-21-04, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by KeepClaussen
We have 4 OFs already under contract for 2005 even if we assume one could become the Dh ( but Giambi probably should be the Full time DH then). The Yankees arent going to eat a Matsui or Lofton contract to get Beltran. Especially if the OF corps production is as it should be this year.

my hope is that lofton is gone after this year in a trade for either jeter or beltran to settle in to centerfield.

Rich
02-21-04, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by 12soriano2B
i am not sure when huddy becomes a free agent but i know it is after 2005.

Correct:

http://www.bluemanc.demon.co.uk/baseball/mlb/mlbconhi.htm

MulderHudsonZito
02-21-04, 11:42 PM
The poetry of it is, the more Mr. Steinbrenner spends, the easier it will be for Oakland to keep its players in Oakland and out of New York. I for one am a HUGE fan of this ARod deal. Our payroll just jumped 15 million.

Chavvy down, three pitchers to go...

ruthianblast
02-22-04, 01:03 AM
Hopefully they can keep Delgado with the increase in revenue sharing and luxury tax, yeah!

sugmasterflex
02-22-04, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by Rich
The big free agent for the Yankees next year will be Beltran and/or a starting pitcher.


Where will Bernie go? Giambi is already at DH.

As for the pitcher, wasn't there a previous thread stating that the Cubs and Wood are looking for an extension?

rightfielder21
02-22-04, 07:13 AM
Matt Moris a a FA agent after this season...

12soriano2B
02-22-04, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by rightfielder21
Matt Moris a a FA agent after this season... morris would be great. 200 inning guy. but who's spot does he take in the rotation? liebers?