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Old 11-19-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default OT: Cubs Sign Soriano

The cubs just signed Soriano for 8 years 136 million...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2668465


WOW! They overpaid...
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Jesus Christ. That's NBA money. That's even overpaid by NBA standards.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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8 year contract for a 30 year old? Yikes.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:06 PM   #4
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Damn I wonder what the Phillies are going to target next. They had there sights on Soriano, but I knew they had no shot in hell.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:08 PM   #5
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what the hell were the cubs thinking? 136 million dollars?
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Wow, that is a ridiculous contract.


The only way he might even come close to being worth it is if they plan on playing him in CF and he does well there otherwise, not a chance.

$17million for a very good (but not great) LF is insane.


I guess the Jays better start looking for Vernon Wells trades because the price for him likely just shot up to $14-16million per year.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:17 PM   #7
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1. He's older than 32.
2. Does the deal involve a no trade clause?
3. Cubs got robbed by a guy who was waving a stick & a mango fruit
4. Phillies offerred 6yrs 98mil initially, so glad he didnt touch it but Phillies need another bat for Ryan.
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Jesus Christ. That's NBA money. That's even overpaid by NBA standards.

Nah MLB superstars fetch bigger paychecks than NBAers normally. We have them beat in the pay of our average starters and fringe players only.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:23 PM   #9
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It's a lot of money but its not really "overpaid". They have been saying he would get in the $14-$17 million range since he got to DC. He got the top end of his expected market value.
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It's a lot of money but its not really "overpaid". They have been saying he would get in the $14-$17 million range since he got to DC. He got the top end of his expected market value.
Hes had a 317 obp the last 2 years... Hes a bad fielder at a position with very little defensive value... This is definitely overpaid...
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His range may have been 14-17mil but 8yrs is the killer. Anything over 6yrs isnt a good deal.
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Congrats to Sori.
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Hes had a 317 obp the last 2 years... Hes a bad fielder at a position with very little defensive value... This is definitely overpaid...
He's a 40/40 threat every year. Was in the top 10 for HR's, R's, SLG, and SB's last season. Plus, he lead all Major League LF's in Put Outs with 326.

I'm not arguing that you should feel he's worth $17 million. I'm simply pointing out that the market value for Soriano has been at $14-$17 million all year.
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It's not the per year pay rate that's nutty, it's the length of the deal for a player of his age. Only way he's worth it when he's 40 is if he hooks up with BalCo.
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His range may have been 14-17mil but 8yrs is the killer. Anything over 6yrs isnt a good deal.
I can't argue with this. I didn't think he'd get 8 years either.

He has a good off-season work ethic but I didn't think people would sign a 30 year old gut to a 8 year deal.
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