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    The 2008 Hotstove Baseball Discussion Thread

    Well...It looks like Mr. Pettitte doesn't want to pitch for the Yankees this upcoming season.

    Pettitte rejects 16M

    Meanwhile, it appears that the Sox and the best post season pitcher of all time Curt Schilling arethisclose to agreeing on a 1 year incentive laden deal.

    Who's going to pay ARod his $35M/year? Wouldn't it be nice to see all the times tell ARod to go fuck himself?

    Let's discuss this upcoming off season here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    Well...It looks like Mr. Pettitte doesn't want to pitch for the Yankees this upcoming season.
    Well, would you, considering the state of disarray the franchise is in, with over $1.3 billion wasted since their last achievement? Looks like a frustrating winter for our fucking moronฎ friend.

    Looks like a boring winter for the Sox. Assuming the Schilling deal is done today, and with progress being made on the Lowell re-signing, the Sox really only need to piece in a few bullpen slots and backups at catcher and outfield. (I'm all for signing Bobby Kielty or even bringing free agent Trot back as a backup.) Beyond that, all the Sox have on the calendar is selling a few more ads in the ballpark and putting a couple hundred seats on top of the Citgo sign.

    There appears to be a ton of interest in Coco, given his inexpensive contract and his Rawlingsฎ Gold Gloveฎ skills in center.
    The mounties always get their man.

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    Will the Red Sox repeat?

    No fucking way!!!

    Way too tough to repeat championships in sports, Girardi and the boys will take it this year, Joba Chamberlain, Phillip Hughes, Ian Kennedy will be coming into 2008 with MLB experience and add to the fact that the Yankees are always active in free agency, a trade for Santana would be icing on the cake, two bits says that he's a Yankee at some point next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.t
    Way too tough to repeat championships in sports, Girardi and the boys will take it this year, Joba Chamberlain, Phillip Hughes, Ian Kennedy will be coming into 2008 with MLB experience and add to the fact that the Yankees are always active in free agency, a trade for Santana would be icing on the cake, two bits says that he's a Yankee at some point next year.
    Hello Joe.t,

    Are you awake when you write this? Only Chamberlain has proven he is a winner. You have no improvement at the pitching positions. You may even lose Pettitte. A-Slob may be gone, the Yankers say they won't even talk to him. Posada may be gone soon. Damon may be traded for who knows. And the way Rivera pitches now, possibly signing him isn't exactly a good thing. Things are getting worse for the Steinboner boys not better. If you think there is anything certain at this time about "Girardi and the boys" taking it next year, you must be writing while seriously influenced by some sort of chemicals...medical or recreational.

    perplexed,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.t
    Joba Chamberlain, Phillip Hughes, Ian Kennedy will be coming into 2008 with very little MLB experience and add to the fact that the Yankees are always active in free agency, a trade for Santana would be icing on the cake, two bits says that he's a Yankee at some point next year.
    Joe, you lovable fucking moron, you left out a couple of words. I've taken the liberty of adding them, bold so you don't miss them.

    And this just in, the Sox and Schilling have reached agreement on an $8 M deal for next year, a bargain considering how well he pitched last year, with another 3 wins in the post-season.
    The mounties always get their man.

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    Schilling

    Hello all,

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/7414738

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Curt Schilling and the Boston Red Sox reached a preliminary agreement on an $8 million, one-year contract that will allow the star right-hander to return next season to the World Series champions.

    The agreement provides for him to make an additional $5 million in bonuses and match his 2007 salary. The deal is subject to him passing a physical, contains $3 million in performance bonuses based on innings pitched and $2 million based on weight clauses, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet made an announcement.

    "Talks with the Red Sox are moving," Schilling said in a posting on his Web site early Tuesday. "Theo and I have spoken multiple times daily over the past week and given the current situation, I am feeling very confident that we will be able to finalize a one-year contract to allow us a chance to finish our career as members of the Red Sox organization. There are some things to iron out and details that must be finalized for both sides, but barring something unforeseen or outrageously odd happening, I feel very comfortable that I will finish my career here."

    Not bad. Certainly far better than $28,000,000 for a consistent playoff choker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.t
    Will the Red Sox repeat?

    No fucking way!!!

    Way too tough to repeat championships in sports,...
    Hey Josey,

    Are you still waiting for the Rockies to take it in 6...bwahahahahahahaha! It's over you know. I saw the Red Sox victory parade in Boston...yes...yes...yes!

    Toodles,

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    I heard a preliminary report on the radio this afternoon that Mariano Rivera signed a 3 year/ $40M deal with the Yanks. Looking online for confirmation now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumpleforeskiin
    And this just in, the Sox and Schilling have reached agreement on an $8 M deal for next year, a bargain considering how well he pitched last year, with another 3 wins in the post-season.
    Thats fantastic news rumples, the old geezer will be another year older in a declining career so the signing should make him good for say 7 wins at the most next year if he stays healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.t
    Thats fantastic news rumples, the old geezer will be another year older in a declining career so the signing should make him good for say 7 wins at the most next year if he stays healthy.
    Schilling won three games in the post-season this year; the Yankees won one.

    One Yankee starting pitcher had a better ERA than Schilling this year.

    One regular poster in the baseball thread is a fucking moron.
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    Gold Gloves 2007

    Kevin Youkilis wins the GG at 1st base this year!! It's a travesty that Coco Crisp did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    Kevin Youkilis wins the GG at 1st base this year!! It's a travesty that Coco Crisp did not.
    Neither Ichiro or Tori Hunter were replaced by a combination of a rookie and Willie Mo Pena.

    Youkilis earned the award. Neither league is loaded with first basemen known for their gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastender
    Neither Ichiro or Tori Hunter were replaced by a combination of a rookie and Willie Mo Pena.
    Not sure what you're referring to here. As for Youkilis, it's no doubt he earned his GG this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    Not sure what you're referring to here. As for Youkilis, it's no doubt he earned his GG this year.
    Pena and Ellsbury plus Drew played the equivalent of 24+ games in centerfield for Boston creating a perception that Crisp in the eyes of the Red Sox was not in the same class as Ichiro and Hunter. So why would voters pick Crisp when it is obvious that Boston felt that Crisp could be replaced?

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    Because he still played the best CF in the AL last season. Bottom line. BTW, what does Ichiro have to do with this, he didn't win the CF GG, Hunter did.

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