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Since: 6.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
Please God, let Vlad somehow choose the Mets over the Orioles and I will never ask for anything again...or atleast not for a while.

The way I understand it is that the Mets are interested in Vlad. Right now they are only able to offer a three year deal, and the Orioles have a six year deal on the table. But it seems Guerrero is so disappointed in the interest he has gotten that he might take a big one year contract to prove he is healthy and then test free agency again next season. So if he was willing to take a 1 - 3 year contract then the Mets could match whatever Baltimore can offer. Plus going to the Mets would mean he would stay in the National League, he'd be in a city with more of a Dominican fan base than Baltimore, and there's also some Dominicans on the team (although the only one i think of off the top of my head is Jose Reyes).

Man the Mets haven't had any good outfielders in a decade and we could start this season with Cliff Floyd, Mike Cameron, and Vladimir Guerrero in the outfield? Sounds great to me. Then we also have Piazza and four very talented young guys making up the infield. Pitching could still use some work but if Glavine can return to form then we atleast have a good one two punch with Glavine/Leiter.



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No, no, and dear God, NO. NYC's WAY too big of a media market for Vlad (although it'd probably be much worse if it were the Yankees). It's not as bad as trying to argue that he should go to the Yankees, but Vlad to the Orioles still makes more sense.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
He's coming here....sorry.



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Since: 6.12.03
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
The Mets have absolutely zero shot of landing Vlad. Zero.
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Since: 19.3.02
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ESPN.com story

All of the sudden, the defending champs are in the mix. Will another team be willing to pony up more money for only one year? You'd THINK they would (I mean, it's fucking Vladimir Guererro), and for whatever reason, I doubt the Marlins will be the last team we hear from.

BUT, the Marlins do have a handful of spanish-speaking players (as well as their general population), they ARE the defending champs, and they're as about as close to the Dominican as you can get in the MLB.

If I'm the Orioles, I need to come up with some cash quick.
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I've been hearing Vlad-to-the-Marlins rumors since the offseason began from people on a Marlins message board I go to. I just don't think it's gonna happen, as a fan though I would LOVE to see him come to Florida. I just think too many things have to fall into place for it to happen.
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And out of no where...the ANGELS seem to win the Guerrero war, 5 year 70 million. All i can say is WOW.

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Since: 6.1.02
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That was one of the strangest free agent signings I've seen. At first it seemed like Baltimore was the only one with interest. Then the Mets showed interest, and there were rumors that the Marlins were in it too.

Then within about 24 hours he said no to the Mets, no to the Orioles, no to the Marlins and Detroit, LA, and Anaheim were the candidates. And he chose Anaheim. Very strange.



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Vlad's siging allows the Angels to get Tim Salmon out of RF and the injury-prone Darrin Erstad to 1B. I think it's a great move for the Angels. All it took was $14 million per to get Vlad to change his mind about playing in the AL.



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Anaheim has quietly improved themselves in the offseason. Given Oakland's lack of movement, the Angels might have moved themselves into at least second place next season.



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I don't see how anyone in the AL West can realistically compete with Aneheim. Seattle and Oakland don't have enough bats, Texas doesn't have enough pitching. The Angels have that division locked up.

Not so strange that Vlad chose Aneheim. He will be reunited with ex-teamate, Bartolo Colon, so at least he'll have one familiar face who speaks Spanish in the clubhouse.
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    Originally posted by The Atomic Tomato
    I don't see how anyone in the AL West can realistically compete with Aneheim. Seattle and Oakland don't have enough bats, Texas doesn't have enough pitching. The Angels have that division locked up.

    Not so strange that Vlad chose Aneheim. He will be reunited with ex-teamate, Bartolo Colon, so at least he'll have one familiar face who speaks Spanish in the clubhouse.


Oakland still has the pitching to make that division fight interesting though. That being said, I think that it's between Seattle and Anehiem for the AL West title next season, with the edge right now to Anehiem.

(edited by BOSsportsfan34 on 12.1.04 1249)


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    Originally posted by The Atomic Tomato
    I don't see how anyone in the AL West can realistically compete with Aneheim. Seattle and Oakland don't have enough bats, Texas doesn't have enough pitching. The Angels have that division locked up.



Um, why don't we see how they do over 162 games. It's a long season and lots of weird things can happen.




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That was very disappointing. I was really looking forward to seeing him at Camden. Hey, at least we got Raffy!



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
If Vlad didn't want to be an Oriole, no great loss. We don't need another Albert Belle situation. Really. That does free up enough money to sign additional players, not even including the Ponson money we've found.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.57
Glad to see Vlad come out here to Anaheim, where he can help win us our SECOND World Series title. If his signing can punch Darin Erstad's ticket out of Anaheim, even better!




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    If Vlad didn't want to be an Oriole, no great loss. We don't need another Albert Belle situation. Really. That does free up enough money to sign additional players, not even including the Ponson money we've found.


Wait a minute, a couple of weeks ago you were all "Vlad's coming to Baltimore, it's a done deal, the sky will open and God will send orange-and-black light down across the plains" etc. Now it's no big deal that he didn't sign?

Raffy Palmeiro ain't that good of a plan B, either.




Rob asks Dave and Ric if they want to go backstage to play Hungry Hungry Hippos and Flair and Batista immediately bail. Flair wants to be Green. Man, EVERYBODY wants to be green. Except the girl in the commercials. She wanted to be pink. That either means that the ad agency was sexist or that she was communist. Of course Hungry Hungry Hippos is a rather capitalist game isnít it? No self respecting communist would play Hungry Hungry Hippos. Except Stalin. He LOVED Hungry Hungry Hippos. God, Iíve got no clue what the hell Iím rambling about anymore.-- Matt "Excalibur05" Hocking, Raw Satire writer extraordinaire

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    Originally posted by Big Bad

      If Vlad didn't want to be an Oriole, no great loss. We don't need another Albert Belle situation. Really. That does free up enough money to sign additional players, not even including the Ponson money we've found.


    Wait a minute, a couple of weeks ago you were all "Vlad's coming to Baltimore, it's a done deal, the sky will open and God will send orange-and-black light down across the plains" etc. Now it's no big deal that he didn't sign?

    Raffy Palmeiro ain't that good of a plan B, either.



Well, it's not like they lost out on everyone. They got Tejada and Javy. And it's much easier to find a great OF than it is a great SS or catcher.



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I wouldn't exactly call Javy a great catcher, but that's not really here or there.



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