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Unread 01-13-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Default Braves sign Derek Lowe

FOX Sports on MSN - MLB - Sources: Braves land Lowe on 4-year, $60M deal
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Unread 01-13-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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They way overpaid for him.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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They way overpaid for him.
Scott Boras strikes again. In this economy, yes that is too much money.

Now the Mets will have to keep looking at other pitchers.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Now the Mets will have to keep looking at other pitchers.
Yes, the Mets' offer of three years for $36 million apparently insulted either Lowe or Boras. Perhaps both!
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Unread 01-13-2009, 03:59 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Lowe will help the Braves, but I'm not sure it will put them over the Phillies, Mets, or Marlins.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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That contract seems a little excessive to me, I estimated his value at 3 years and $36 million.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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A little excessive, you say. After the Yankees threw $161 million at Sabathia, and then topped that with $180 million to Teixeira, what is the current standard for excessive? Though I must say, it certainly does sound like Atlanta made a bargain-basement signing!
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Unread 01-13-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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I agree Fred. With all the ridiculous money being thrown around, I guess $15 Mil a year is pennies.

It's funny how one could be insulted by being offered $12 Million a year to PLAY BASEBALL for a living. They're already lucky enough to play a game for money. Jeesh!
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Unread 01-14-2009, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Lowe will help the Braves, but I'm not sure it will put them over the Phillies, Mets, or Marlins.
Lowe will help them out a lot .... if he doesn't get hurt. The Braves have been having problems trying to keep their good pitchers from getting injured the past couple years. But they are also going to need @ least 1 more pitcher to try to match the Mets. I also think that the Braves have to try to find someone that can hit the ball. they're best hitter last year was Chipper Jones, My favorite ballplayer, and he got injured like halfway through the season, and wound playing like almost every other game
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Unread 01-14-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Lowe will help them out a lot .... if he doesn't get hurt. The Braves have been having problems trying to keep their good pitchers from getting injured the past couple years. But they are also going to need @ least 1 more pitcher to try to match the Mets.
Well, here's a suggestion for some enterprising General Manager in need of a pitcher: please, please, please make an offer to Pedro Martinez. That way he won't have to be "sitting on the fence" as regards another season with the Mets. Take him off our hands, and we promise to be the most grateful bunch of fans this side of the South Pole!
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