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Astros Sign Carlos Lee (6 years, 100 Million)

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Brando2101, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Brando2101

    Brando2101 Contributing Member

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2674398



    Thank god they got this done. 100 Mill or not, There would of been the same crap we've been hearing about Tim if this doesn't happen. What do you expect he would get? If you can't improve the team through trades, you are going to overpay on the Market.

    This could be the ManRam/BigPappy of the NL
     
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  2. SuperS32

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    Waaaaaaaay too much
     
  3. weakfromtoday

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    I'll be glad to see Lee in the Astros' batting order, but 6 years/$90M is too much IMO.

    MLBtraderumors (yeah, I know) reported a rumor that Baltimore had gone as high as $100M. So, maybe $90M is a "homestate discount". :(
     
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    WOW I guess he did get his $90 Mill after all!

    I think no noo I KNOW thats over paying but thats how this offseason has been for all teams...

    Welcome to the Houston Astros Carlos!
     
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    Nice.

    Resign Pettitte, resign Huff.
     
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    Next order of business is to sign Woody, Kip, and Huff. Trade Ensberg, Lane, and Lidge. Trade Burke for Jennings if possible.
     
  9. askball

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    wow...
    Kelvin Cato anyone???
     
  10. rikesh316

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    What? Carlos Lee actually has a proven track record.
     
  11. askball

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    ya but not worth 100 million over 6 years
     
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    berkman and oswalt both make less correct?

    talk about some big time inflation in the FA market this year.
     
  13. RocketManJosh

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    Yeah Carlos Lee has performed very well ... Carlos Lee at $100 mil is a WAY better deal than what Soriano got
     
  14. askball

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    I think 100 million is too much but at the same time I am happy Purpora made a bold move, albeit maybe having to overspend a little to get it done.
     
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    Lee's deal is for six years and close to $90 million, a Major League Baseball official has told the Chronicle.

    I gotta believe the Chronicle over ESPN. I don't think the Stros would 100 million dollars for any player.
     
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    Terrible comparison.

    Dude has averaged over 30HRs, 110 RBIs, 15 SB, and .290 over past 4 years.

    BATTING STATS
    Year Team G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
    1999 CHW 127 492 66 144 16 84 13 72 4 2 .312 .463 .293
    2000 CHW 152 572 107 172 24 92 38 94 13 4 .345 .484 .301
    2001 CHW 150 558 75 150 24 84 38 85 17 7 .321 .468 .269
    2002 CHW 140 492 82 130 26 80 75 73 1 4 .359 .484 .264
    2003 CHW 158 623 100 181 31 113 37 91 18 4 .331 .499 .291
    2004 CHW 153 591 103 180 31 99 54 86 11 5 .366 .525 .305
    2005 MIL 162 618 85 164 32 114 57 87 13 4 .324 .487 .265
    2006 MIL-TEX 161 624 102 187 37 116 58 65 19 2 .355 .540 .300
     
  17. Nick

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    As long as this move doesn't preclude them from making other moves (re-signing Pettite/Clemens or other pitchers, figuring out Huff/Ensberg)... its a great move.

    Lee will be overpaid for the rest of his career, as will Soriano. Its the price of doing business this year... hopefully Lee can crack 40 HR's at least once to make the deal somewhat applicable.

    Also, Pupurra being fat didn't prevent him from making a deal... what a shocker.
     
  18. Nick

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    What difference does it make in this market? $136 million is equivalent to around $110 million just as early as a year ago.

    Besides $100 million being a nice round number, it has no bearing on what the Astros or any other team are willing to pay... everything is different this year, and I expect this team to continue to make more moves and payroll to go through the roof (whereas in previous years, this deal would be "it"... but they have glaring pitching holes they HAVE to fix now).
     
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    This is a bad deal. Think Bagwell, and Bagwell was a much much better player.
     
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    I think they will sign Woody. I hope they sign Kip Wells. His value is real low right now but he could be a solid 4th or 5th starter that likely won't cost a lot. Ensberg/Huff is a tossup but it would Huff if it was up to me.
     

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