Posted: 9/4/2008 7:52 PM
(Note: The original 100-page thread has been moved to the "Archives" board, which is listed at the bottom of our forum list. Here is the direct link to the old thread: link)
I see the original stickied thread has reached the limit of posts allowed. I guess it is time to start a new one.On the old board that there was a similar post that got a lot of traffic and the tradition has continued here. Please post anything trade or rumor related here and see if we can fill up another thread. The more we post here, the more space we have to start other topics without good discussions falling off. I think a lot of us here enjoy reading the rumors and ideas everyone has. Plus it allows for a nice spot for people to throw out their own ideas and see what everyone else thinks.I have to give Jager the credit for some of the wording here as it was pulled from his opening post on the other trade and rumor thread.
Last edited 9/30/2008 3:26 PM by Domeboys
Posted: 9/5/2008 8:51 AM
Posted: 9/5/2008 9:40 AM
CariocaCardinal wrote: Why offer Looper arbitration if there is no pick involved? Just settle on a one year deal with him at a price you find acceptable or don't sign him.Hard to believe there is almost no difference between Looper an Piniero especially since Piniero spent a good part of last year in the minors.
Last edited 9/5/2008 9:41 AM by AustinCardinal
Posted: 9/5/2008 10:16 AM
The question then becomes whether we save money through arbitration or through negotiating a new contract.
If we only want him for one year, arb seems the way to go.
Posted: 9/5/2008 10:51 AM
AustinCardinal wrote: CariocaCardinal wrote: Why offer Looper arbitration if there is no pick involved? Just settle on a one year deal with him at a price you find acceptable or don't sign him.Hard to believe there is almost no difference between Looper an Piniero especially since Piniero spent a good part of last year in the minors.If we don't offer him arbitration, wouldn't there be a window of time (after he doesn't accept it) that we could not negotiate with him? Plus, on the chance that he accepts (unlikely), that is the best case scenario. I would love to have a solid vet starter on a one year deal.
Posted: 9/6/2008 8:49 PM
Posted: 9/6/2008 8:56 PM
jaym123 wrote: Just sign Lowe for god sakes. Carp AdamLoweWellyPiniero, K-MAC, Boggs,...but really let the best guy have the job! I think it would be K-MAC. I think he would be more effective and less tired going out there every 5 days then being overused in the pen. Plus off season conditioning will continue to make him stronger. I think K-MAC in your 5th spot with that rotation you have a playoff rotationHopefully you can unload Piniero if you eat some salary. We can use Boggs, Todd, Worell, Morty, Motte, Perrez, etc in the pen we don't need Jo-el
Posted: 9/6/2008 9:11 PM
Posted: 9/7/2008 3:22 AM
Drive by......Expect More!
Posted: 9/7/2008 6:31 PM
Posted: 9/7/2008 6:56 PM
Posted: 9/7/2008 7:45 PM
duckymedwick7 wrote: if we add hudson and lowe in the offseason i think we're a 90+ win team.
Posted: 9/7/2008 9:18 PM
Posted: 9/7/2008 9:41 PM
Posted: 9/7/2008 10:21 PM
Posted: 9/8/2008 12:09 AM
CariocaCardinal wrote: I think Brandon Wood would be excellent for this club as he could play SS next year and slide over to 3rd if none of the other candidates can handle it there. It would give us a lot of flexability. I'd give up Ankiel for him with the cost difference.
Posted: 9/8/2008 1:36 AM
Posted: 9/8/2008 7:19 AM
jrocke217 wrote: No Relief In Site
Hampton has something leftMike Hampton, who turns 36 Tuesday, will likely pitch himself into a new contract - believe it or not - after his eight-year, $121 million deal ends this year. While it was one of the greatest bust deals ever, Hampton has gone 1-1 with a 3.81 ERA in his last four outings, all quality starts. He is resigned to the fact that he won't be back in Atlanta. But a lefty is a lefty, right? "It'll be a one-year deal somewhere," said a National League GM, "but given the way he's throwing, I'll bet you there'll be a few teams - especially in the National League - who will be after him."
Posted: 9/8/2008 9:28 AM
Posted: 9/8/2008 10:59 AM