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Astros Sign Carlos Lee (6 years, 100 Million)

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

  1. shawn786

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    Yahoo is reporting $100 Mill

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_y...2d0RvLYF?slug=ap-astros-lee&prov=ap&type=lgns

    Astros sign Carlos Lee to 6-year deal

    November 24, 2006

    AP - Nov 24, 2:43 pm EST


    HOUSTON (AP) -- Outfielder Carlos Lee, one of the top free agents on the market, has signed with the Houston Astros, a source close to the negotiations said Friday.

    Lee signed a six-year, $100 million deal with the Astros, the source told The Associated Press. Lee, a two-time All-Star left fielder who played with the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers last season, is coming off his fifth straight season with at least 30 home runs and 99 RBIs.

    The Astros have scheduled an afternoon news conference. General manager Tim Purpura declined to comment.

    Houston went into the offseason looking for help with an offense that finished last in the NL in batting average and struggled to score runs despite the presence of All-Star first baseman Lance Berkman, who had 45 homers and 136 RBIs and finished third in NL MVP voting.
     
  2. Storm Surge

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    why did they sign lee but refused to give Beltran that money?
     
  3. JunkyardDwg

    JunkyardDwg Contributing Member

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    Great news. Now let's hope Pettite and Clemens feel compelled to come back.

    One, this isn't quite Beltran money. Two, Beltran refused us, not the other way around.
     
  4. shawn786

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    Well Beltran was going to NY anyways, he was just taking us along for the ride...
     
  5. Brando2101

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    We offered Beltran 109
     
  6. rikesh316

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    Live Press Conference on mlb.com
     
  7. mateo

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    They offered Beltran 7 yrs $108...and he turned it down. At the time that was a huge offer.
     
  8. MadMax

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    The Astros offered Beltran 7 years, $108 million.
     
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    It's on LIVE right now on nbc. Woody also signed for 2 years for 12.5 year and Lee is signed of course. He looks thinner on tv... could be the suit :D .
     
  10. MadMax

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    actually, i think the strong reaction to your posts came from your pessimism about the astros to get a deal done, at all.
     
  11. Howyalikemenow

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    Tim just said live.... 6 year 100 million. No clause for the first 4 years. Wow, he's gonna be a rich man
     
  12. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    No cable here- are you saying that we signed them BOTH?
     
  13. rikesh316

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    Yes, Press Conference on mlb.com
     
  14. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

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    Woody and Lee!!! Wow...good day!!

    When my son found out we got Woody he was like, "Dad! Let's go play baseball!!!" So we got to miss the 4th quarter of the Horns game. What a blessing!! :)
     
  15. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    Hot damn that's good news. Also a good indicator that we won't get Clemens back.
     
  16. Brando2101

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    We offered Beltran 109
     
  17. MadMax

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    why??
     
  18. mateo

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    Dont be so fast.....the Sox arent gonna get him.
     
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    what does this have to do with clemens? woody still fits right in with roy, andy, and roger. if anything i think it increases the chances he comes back.
     
  20. JunkyardDwg

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    I think Woody would fill Backe's spot essentially, definitely leaving room for Pettite and Clemens. If not, we still need some rotation help as Oswalt and Woody and Hirsch won't get it done.
     

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