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  • Originally posted by Chucky View Post
    Seemed to me like the Rangers didn't get Lee because a) they didn't represent the place where Lee most wanted to go(obviously Philly and b) they couldn't offer the most money


    Seems like the Rangers were a distant third to be honest.
    You must not have been following this accurately then. The Yankees were out before the Rangers. ...and money wasn't what Lee wanted most.

    ...and Jon Daniels said if the Rangers offered a 7 year deal that Lee would be a Ranger.

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    • Pirates signed Lyle Overbay to a one year deal. He'll hit a lot of doubles that could be homers in PNC and play good defense. Not flashy, but I like it. Hopefully they go out and sign one more starter.

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      • I wanted to point something out. Lee actually got $120 million over 5 years, not the originally reported $100 million. That's $24 million per year, which is the highest per season salary of any pitcher and more money per season than either the Yankees or Rangers offered. The deal also includes a $27.5 million vesting option for a sixth year. The option vests if he pitches 200 innings in 2015 or 400 innings between 2014 and 2015. So if he stays healthy in that last year this is a 6-year, $147.5 million deal. That's by far the best deal he was offered.

        Anyone surprised that the Yankees offer was really the worst of the three teams? Sure, they guaranteed him the most but both the Phillies and Rangers offered him a chance to make more money.

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        • Originally posted by P-L View Post
          Anyone surprised that the Yankees offer was really the worst of the three teams? Sure, they guaranteed him the most but both the Phillies and Rangers offered him a chance to make more money.
          George Steinbrenner sure as hell would have been. Very odd for that organization. First time in awhile they've put all that energy into a guy and not come away with him.

          R.I.P. Junior Seau

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          • Not really surprised there was more to the deal. Taking $20M instead of $23M or whatever the Yanks offered per year doesn't make much sense given that the chance at a WS was pretty much the same. But yeah, really surprising that the Yankees just didn't give him a blank check and say call us in a week.


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            • Originally posted by P-L View Post
              Anyone surprised that the Yankees offer was really the worst of the three teams? Sure, they guaranteed him the most but both the Phillies and Rangers offered him a chance to make more money.
              I believe the Yankees eventually guaranteed his 7th year. With the 7th year I don't think either the Rangers or Phillies offered him a chance to make more money.

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              • The Yankees didn't just lose Lee... they lost their balls and manhood. I think we can all refer to them as the New York Pantees. :)

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                • Who wants Carlos Zambrano????

                  No one. Damn.

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                  • Originally posted by Jughead10 View Post
                    I believe the Yankees eventually guaranteed his 7th year. With the 7th year I don't think either the Rangers or Phillies offered him a chance to make more money.
                    Yankees offered 7/$148
                    Rangers offered 6/$138 with a vesting option that could make the contract 7/$161
                    Phillies offered 5/$120 with a vesting option that could make the contract 6/$147.5 million.

                    Technically, the max value of the Yankees offer is $500,000 more than the max value of the Phillies offer. However, he'd have to play a whole extra year just to make that half million. If he's able to pitch in 2017, he's going to make more than $500,000.

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                    • Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                      The Yankees didn't just lose Lee... they lost their balls and manhood. I think we can all refer to them as the New York Pantees. :)
                      The New York Crankees.
                      R.I.P. L.E.F.
                      "I am the one who knocks!"

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                      • Originally posted by P-L View Post
                        Yankees offered 7/$148
                        Rangers offered 6/$138 with a vesting option that could make the contract 7/$161
                        Phillies offered 5/$120 with a vesting option that could make the contract 6/$147.5 million.

                        Technically, the max value of the Yankees offer is $500,000 more than the max value of the Phillies offer. However, he'd have to play a whole extra year just to make that half million. If he's able to pitch in 2017, he's going to make more than $500,000.
                        I am a little suprised it was only 7/148. I figured it would be up closer to 160. I had not seen the exact figures.

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                        • Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                          The Yankees didn't just lose Lee... they lost their balls and manhood. I think we can all refer to them as the New York Pantees. :)
                          Not only does that not rhyme, but it's absolutely devoid of any actual creativity or effort on your part.

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                          • Originally posted by P-L View Post
                            Yankees offered 7/$148
                            Rangers offered 6/$138 with a vesting option that could make the contract 7/$161
                            Phillies offered 5/$120 with a vesting option that could make the contract 6/$147.5 million.

                            Technically, the max value of the Yankees offer is $500,000 more than the max value of the Phillies offer. However, he'd have to play a whole extra year just to make that half million. If he's able to pitch in 2017, he's going to make more than $500,000.
                            That's understandable, but would you be willing to risk 27 million dollars on you being healthy enough to pitch a full MLB season five years down the road, at 37 years old?

                            Idk, it doesn't seem like he did it because ultimately it was a better deal financially, but because it provided the best situation for him and he didn't really give up all that much money either. I don't think he ever really considered New York, and used them more as leverage.

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                            • Originally posted by Sniper View Post
                              I heard Abe Lincoln got shot, too. Can anyone confirm?
                              #Chop


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                              • Originally posted by Brodeur View Post
                                Webb is done boy.
                                Brodeur is right. I don't think anyone has come back from shoulder surgery and pitched well or even serviceable. Santana had a similar surgery as well I believe so I'm expecting squat from him on the last 3 years of his deal.
                                #Chop


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