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http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diamondbacks/0918dbfinances0918.html

Sounds like the usual gloom and doom prophecy to me... in 2005 about half the people mentioned will be gone or retired anyway, so obviously the payroll will be lower...

or maybe i'm annoyed since this is taking precedent over the performances by Randy, Curt, and Brandon these past few days...

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Big salaries + lower attendance + subpr performance + deferred salaries = Tampa Bay.

I guess for D-Backs fans it was fun while it lasted...



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
    Originally posted by Grimis
    Big salaries + lower attendance + subpr performance + deferred salaries = Tampa Bay.

    I guess for D-Backs fans it was fun while it lasted...








Actually, that has also been the Orioles the last few years (and yes, I know, this means Baltimore takes 3 out of 4 in Boston this week).



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It all depends on how the 'baby backs' do next year, if this was just a fluke thing, we are SOL. if they are for real and have a good off-season, let's see what happens. I'm worried about the corners and BB's back and forth stuff.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Actually, that has also been the Orioles the last few years (and yes, I know, this means Baltimore takes 3 out of 4 in Boston this week).

And that's why with that money coming off the books Vlad Guerrero wears orange and black next year...



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22
    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Actually, that has also been the Orioles the last few years (and yes, I know, this means Baltimore takes 3 out of 4 in Boston this week).

    And that's why with that money coming off the books Vlad Guerrero wears orange and black next year...






Actually, I think they'd be better off not getting into a bidding war with the Mutts over Guerrero, which probably would be in the 15-17 million range, and instead sign Tejada and Milwood for 10 million each, and then sign another 2 solid pitchers.



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Not to mention that the Yankees are still craving another outfielder, and will need pitching to replace Clemens and possibly Wells.



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Guerrero appraently doesn't want to play in a really big city and wants to play with lots of other Hispanic ballplayers. That makes Baltimore his town...



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