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Old 01-04-2010, 11:13 PM   #181
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According to word from my DODGERS camp....

these talks can go on at least until nap time for our prospects...

right now management cannot come to an agreement on lunch money....

Do any of these kids pitch ?
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Do any of these kids pitch ?
They all throw the "Little League" curve....
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Matt Holliday has signed with the Cards.

About time Matt. Took you long enough.

7 years $120 million

So how much is it going to cost me when we go to the games this year for food and drink?

I'm glad we got him but that's a lot of money. Albert's contract will be up in 2011 dear knows what it will cost to resign him
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Matt Holliday has signed with the Cards.

About time Matt. Took you long enough.

7 years $120 million

So how much is it going to cost me when we go to the games this year for food and drink?

I'm glad we got him but that's a lot of money. Albert's contract will be up in 2011 dear knows what it will cost to resign him


... That's a big contract ! I'm glad that saga is over...

ADRIAN... ADRIAN...
Sox signed Adrian Beltre ... will he play third base instead of Lowell ?? First base instead of Youk ??
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Beltre was good for us a few years...I think he had those same fertility pills Manny did...

that's a lot of money for Holliday...wow....

guess the recession is over for baseball...at least in St. Louie!!!
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Wow, Clyde. I don't know if Matt is worth THAT much. Love the guy, but is anyone worth that much? But, congrats on keeping him there.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:44 PM   #187
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I would love to know the total MLB salaries for a year...
I'll bet it would put a dent in our national deficit... or purchase a small country in Africa...

BILL ...
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... this stuff doesn't really bother me during the season, when the Sox are contending, I constantly say things like "Oh, I'm so glad we got him"... "He was worth every cent"..... must be the bipolar ...
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:53 PM   #188
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whoa........... Yankees should be ashamed of themselves....

2009 payroll

Yankees $201,449,189
Mets $149,373,987
Cubs $134,809,000
Red Sox $121,745,999
Tigers $115,085,145
Angels $113,709,000
Phillies $113,004,046
Astros $102,996,414
Dodgers $100,414,592
Mariners $98,904,166
Braves $96,726,166
White Sox $96,068,500
Giants $82,616,450
Indians $81,579,166
Blue Jays $80,538,300
Brewers $80,182,502
Cardinals $77,605,109
Rockies $75,201,000
Reds $73,558,500
Diamondbacks $73,516,666
Royals $70,519,333
Rangers $68,178,798
Orioles $67,101,666
Twins $65,299,266
Rays $63,313,034
Athletics $62,310,000
Nationals $60,328,000
Pirates $48,693,000
Padres $43,734,200
Marlins $36,834,000


SOURCE: USA Today
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And just think...20 years ago OREL HERSHISER won the Cy Young...the NLCS MVP...and the World Series MVP....signed a 3year...

that's right....a 3 year contract for 7.9 million....

people couldn't stop talking about that for weeks....

how much per game...pitch...etc....and that was at a little over 1 million a year...

ho hum...to Holliday's almost 20 million a year for 7 years...

although baseball still seems a bit shocked at that contract...

hope it works out for BIG BIRD!!!
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I hope so too Gary.

That works out at just over $100,000 per game.
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And the countdown begins..........
Feb. 18 — Spring training: Reporting day for Red Sox pitchers and catchers; MLB voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players
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I'm ready TEAM...

let's meet at the park and throw a few.....
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:47 PM   #193
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Speaking of that, I think I'll look for a mitt to have around... I've never had one... do you guys have mitts ?
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Speaking of that, I think I'll look for a mitt to have around... I've never had one... do you guys have mitts ?
I DO!! In fact about 6 years ago my son got it restrung at the sporting goods store he worked at through high school and college...

too bad my shoulder is so busted up from hanging and taping drywall to throw now....

but I sure remember the days when he was a little guy waiting for me to come home to play catch almost every single day....good times
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40 days, won't be long

I don't have a glove. I've never thrown a baseball.
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