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Padres want to throw Hoffman in jail

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:07 am    Post subject: Padres want to throw Hoffman in jail Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Padres want to throw Hoffman in jail. Reply with quote

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You've got a future in political speech writing.
Throw in a couple of winks and Palin's got her new man.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salt in the wound department (from the link above):

Quote:
Sox Machine tries to determine the trade value of the White Sox roster. They consider John Danks,
Carlos Quentin, Gordon Beckham, and Aaron Poreda
basically untouchable.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EvilJuan wrote:
Salt in the wound department (from the link above):

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Sox Machine tries to determine the trade value of the White Sox roster. They consider John Danks,
Carlos Quentin, Gordon Beckham, and Aaron Poreda
basically untouchable.


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But surely they'd drop CQ's "untouchable" status for a shot at a face of the franchise like Eric Byrnes!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAP wrote:
EvilJuan wrote:
Salt in the wound department (from the link above):

Quote:
Sox Machine tries to determine the trade value of the White Sox roster. They consider John Danks,
Carlos Quentin, Gordon Beckham, and Aaron Poreda
basically untouchable.


Crying or Very sad

But surely they'd drop CQ's "untouchable" status for a shot at a face of the franchise like Eric Byrnes!


Dick Cheney is running the White Sox?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contract impasse forces Hoffman out of San Diego

Hoffman made $7 million last season, and the Padres' initial offer to him for 2009 was for $4 million, plus some incentive bonuses. Some friends of Hoffman felt San Diego's offer was a polite way to nudge him out the door; sources familiar with the Padres' offer said it reflected, to a degree, Hoffman's diminished performance in 2008.

The Padres indicated that their $4 million offer was the best that they could do, so Hoffman asked Thurman to arrange a meeting -- with Padres president Sandy Alderson, Towers and Moores. If Hoffman's time with the Padres was going to end, his feeling was that he wanted to hear it directly from the team's executives.

But the Padres declined to arrange the meeting, and last Friday, the day after Thurman spoke publicly about Hoffman's desire for a face-to-face sit-down, Towers called Thurman and indicated to him that the Padres intended to withdraw the offer. The organization was upset, Towers told Thurman, that the details of Hoffman's offer had leaked out.

Hoffman, in Puerto Rico, again told Thurman that he wanted to arrange a meeting, with Alderson and Towers. He wanted to be told by Alderson that the Padres were ending his time with the team.

Towers told Thurman that the offer was withdrawn, the negotiation was over. He spoke to Hoffman over the phone Monday night.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's shaping up as an interesting off season. We've already had three teams (San Diego, Arizona, and Colorado) making personnel and/or front office moves seemingly on the basis of shaky finaces. The poor economy may have a large impact on free agency, with fewer dollars being thrown at all but the top tier players than in years past.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAP wrote:
Contract impasse forces Hoffman out of San Diego

Hoffman made $7 million last season, and the Padres' initial offer to him for 2009 was for $4 million, plus some incentive bonuses. Some friends of Hoffman felt San Diego's offer was a polite way to nudge him out the door; sources familiar with the Padres' offer said it reflected, to a degree, Hoffman's diminished performance in 2008.

The Padres indicated that their $4 million offer was the best that they could do, so Hoffman asked Thurman to arrange a meeting -- with Padres president Sandy Alderson, Towers and Moores. If Hoffman's time with the Padres was going to end, his feeling was that he wanted to hear it directly from the team's executives.

But the Padres declined to arrange the meeting, and last Friday, the day after Thurman spoke publicly about Hoffman's desire for a face-to-face sit-down, Towers called Thurman and indicated to him that the Padres intended to withdraw the offer. The organization was upset, Towers told Thurman, that the details of Hoffman's offer had leaked out.

Hoffman, in Puerto Rico, again told Thurman that he wanted to arrange a meeting, with Alderson and Towers. He wanted to be told by Alderson that the Padres were ending his time with the team.

Towers told Thurman that the offer was withdrawn, the negotiation was over. He spoke to Hoffman over the phone Monday night.


That's all G&A are talking about right now. Gambo's all up on Hoffman's jock.

I wouldn't mind seeing him pitch here, but we need to make sure we lock Randy down first before spending money on a closer.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xjwheelr wrote:
Gambo's all up on Hoffman's jock.

Trevor knew how to make an entrance Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAP wrote:
xjwheelr wrote:
Gambo's all up on Hoffman's jock.

Trevor knew how to make an entrance Cool


Better than this???? Shocked Shocked Shocked Laughing Laughing

I can't believe I couldn't find a dbacks fan that uploaded video showing how wild and crazy the fans at the BOB got when that gem started playing?!?!? Confused Laughing

Seriously, Hoffmans "Hells Bells" is the best entrance song for a closer ever, with Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn a close second. Wink
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