The W
Views: 130711387
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
17.2.11 1724
The 7 - Baseball - Zambrano gives the Cubs an ultimatum Register and log in to post!
(410 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (7 total)
Aldo D 2112
Goetta
Level: 39

Posts: 279/302
EXP: 399058
For next: 5717

Since: 21.4.02
From: West Palm Beach, FL

Since last post: 3780 days
Last activity: 3609 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#1 Posted on 13.2.07 1004.21
Reposted on: 13.2.14 1004.27
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2763803

Sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself, how much money is too much?
Promote this thread!
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 145

Posts: 1789/6136
EXP: 36960313
For next: 643859

Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 20 hours
Last activity: 20 hours
#2 Posted on 13.2.07 1113.43
Reposted on: 13.2.14 1116.47
He's better and younger than Zito (just not lefty), so Carlos asking for that deal has been obvious since Barry signed his. The deadline is sorta news, but then I don't know many baseball players who DO negotiate during the season - it seems like everyone wants it done before the games start.

The Cubs have a history of not going to arbitration, so some sort of deal will get done in the next few months. A 3-4 year deal is probably better for both sides - Cubs get the injury protection, Z gets another big contract in his prime - but there's been little word about if Z wants just the money or the years and money from Zito's deal. It doesn't seem like much serious negotiation has gone on yet.
spf
Scrapple
Level: 137

Posts: 3822/5410
EXP: 30538629
For next: 334304

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 839 days
Last activity: 259 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on 13.2.07 1533.20
Reposted on: 13.2.14 1533.31
I think the interesting thing is that in the news reports I saw this morning he basically worded it to say that if he wasn't signed by the beginning of the season that he was going to leave, not simply explore FA. That seemed a bit unusual to me.
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 152

Posts: 3331/7019
EXP: 44068561
For next: 233201

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 59 days
Last activity: 30 days
#4 Posted on 13.2.07 1553.05
Reposted on: 13.2.14 1554.59
He certainly likes to refer to himself in third person.
Bullitt
Shot in the dark
Level: 88

Posts: 1691/1933
EXP: 6517674
For next: 133016

Since: 11.1.02
From: Houston

Since last post: 536 days
Last activity: 536 days
#5 Posted on 13.2.07 1655.09
Reposted on: 13.2.14 1655.22
As I've learned from many girlfriends in the past, ultimatums never work.
redsoxnation
Scrapple
Level: 157

Posts: 5514/7534
EXP: 49316583
For next: 262759

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 1692 days
Last activity: 1692 days
#6 Posted on 13.2.07 2028.20
Reposted on: 13.2.14 2028.36
If Santana doesn't sign an extension by the end of the 2008 season and doesn't get injured, wait until a pitcher with at least 2 Cy Youngs and is left-handed hits the market. Price should start somewhere between $20 and $25 million per for him.
Java
Head cheese
Level: 40

Posts: 206/320
EXP: 439340
For next: 1973

Since: 2.1.02
From: Chandler, AZ

Since last post: 325 days
Last activity: 7 hours
#7 Posted on 14.2.07 0817.02
Reposted on: 14.2.14 0817.36
The Cubs need to learn from how they handled Aramis Ramirez last year. They could have extended his contract at the beginning of the year, and he probably would have taken $11-12 million per year. He went nuts the 2nd half of the year, and the Cubs were lucky he still took a below market (albeit an insane market) at 5 years, $75 million.

With Zambrano, I would say they will have to go 6 years for $100 - $110 million. Is it smart? Probably not, but at least he has had no injury issues (other than missing a couple starts with a sore arm from too much Internet usage.. loved that one), ala Wood and Prior.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: more ManRam drama,
Next thread: Kerry Wood Injured
Previous thread: Turner Selling The Braves,
(410 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Ryne Sandberg - Class A manager? - Cubs sign Alfonso Soriano - Cubs re-sign Ramirez and Wood - More...
The 7 - Baseball - Zambrano gives the Cubs an ultimatumRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2018 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 1.064 seconds.