Author Topic: 2005 Free Agency - 1st Tier  (Read 6713 times)

Robb

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2005 Free Agency - 1st Tier
« Reply #15 on: 19 Jan 2005 8:16:40 AM »
Pedro Martinez Press Conference

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved their already strong starting staff today by adding Pedro Martinez.  The deal will guarantee Pedro $9 million a year through his 39th birthday.  The Pirates starting rotation now includes, along with Martinez, Mark Prior, Josh Beckett, Odalis Perez, and Al Leiter.

Top 3 Bids

Pirates, $9 million per, 6 years, no option
Red Sox, $10 million per, 3 years, no option
Angels, $9.17 million per, 4 years, no option

Russ Branyan

The 29 year old, left handed hitting 3rd baseman is now on the market.

Robb

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« Reply #16 on: 20 Jan 2005 8:12:25 AM »
Russ Branyan Press Conference

The Cincinnati Reds jumped into the free agent market today, signing Russ Branyan to a 1 year deal for just over $6 million.  The deal also has a team option for the 2006 season.  “I’m glad the Reds are giving me a chance” said Branyan.  Branyan has hit 89 home runs over the last 2 years in DMBO.

Top 3 Bids

Reds, $6.349 million per, 1 year, option
Athletics, $3.76 million per, 5 years, no option
Blue Jays, $3.11 million per, 2 years, option

Derek Lowe

The 32 year old right handed starting pitcher is now accepting bids.

Robb

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« Reply #17 on: 21 Jan 2005 7:48:05 AM »
Derek Lowe Press Conference

The Boston Red Sox brought back Derek Lowe for the 2005 season, locking him up for 4 years at a total price of $30 million.  “I’m so glad to be going back to Boston” said Lowe.  “Maybe I can help them win their first World Series in 87 years.”

Top 3 Bids

Red Sox, $7.25 million per, 4 years, no option
Rockies, $5.678 million, 4 years, no option
Reds, $5.209 million, 4 years, option

Steve Finley

The 40 year old, left handed hitting centerfielder will close down the 1st tier of free agency this weekend.

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« Reply #18 on: 24 Jan 2005 9:13:46 AM »
Steve Finley

Negotiations for Steve Finley have not quite been completed.  Currently, the Anaheim Angels are leading the bidding for Mr. Finley, having offered him a 2 year deal worth close to $10 million.  However, the Atlanta Braves are still in the mix to bring him back at a discounted rate, should they decide to do so.  The final decision from the Braves camp is expected today.

Top 3 Bids

Angels, $4.92 million per, 2 years, no option
Orioles, $4.21 million, 1 year, no option
Braves, $1.5 million, 1 year, option

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« Reply #19 on: 13 Aug 2005 5:06:34 AM »