View Full Version : Piniella in discussions to buy out his 2006 season there?

Jersey Yankee
09-21-05, 09:39 PM
I know it seems presumptious of me, but I'm wondering if this could work out to anything. If ya knows what I mean.

Devil Rays 7, Red Sox 4 (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/recap/MLB_20050921_BOS@TB) (scroll down)

Before the game, Tampa Bay manager Lou Piniella declined to discuss reports that the Devil Rays have reached an agreement with him to buy out the final season of a $13 million contract that runs through 2006.

"I'm going to steal a page from Joe Torre, and I'm not going to comment about this at all until the end of the year," Piniella said.

"My primary concern here is our team and our players. I don't want any distractions. When the time is appropriate, we'll comment about my situation."

The Devil Rays also declined comment.

09-21-05, 10:06 PM
On the YES post game they said they heard from "sources" that Lou was being bought out for $2.2 mil of the $4 mil he is owed next year and that he likely will take next year off but is free to manage. Its just a source, so take it for what its worth...

ETA: Oops, saw this thread before the other...