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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Colleti to the Dodgers-Giants make offer to Morris

Sorry for the long break between posts, I will try to be more frequent, but I've had a busy past 2 weeks. Obviously Giants fans know that Ned Colletti is now bleeding Dodger blue, and Scott Eyre will not return to the Giants, he now bleeds Cub blue. However, the Giants do have an offer on the table for right-handed starting pitcher Matt Morris. The offer is said to be a 3 year deal worth about 24 million dollars. I have stated before that I would like to have Morris on the team, but giving him 8 million a year is a little risky. He has had some injuries in his past and he did wear down a little towards the end of last season. I would try to offer him more along the lines of 6 million a year especially if we can't find a taker for Alfonzo. The Giants already have over 60 million locked up for next years payroll and they have about 15 roster spots open and now Sabean is missing his right hand man (Colletti). Maybe it's a blessing in disguise. The Giants didn't win any championships with Ned Colletti in the front office. Maybe now Sabean will change his philisophy a little bit. Maybe instead of signing the 35 year-old veteran, they may take a chance on a 24 year-old youngster. I find it funny how LA earlier interviewed Ron Wotus for the managerial opening, and later give their GM opening to Ned Colletti. I don't like it how rival's have such easy access to each other's employee's. I hope Colletti doesn't know the Giants whole game plan for this winter, but I guarantee you he has an idea. I wonder if his closeness with the Giants played into him getting the Dodgers job. Either way, I wish him good luck, but his team to suffer. He did help bring in some players that were key to the Giants success over the last 8 years. I believe he was the one that worked out the Reggie Sanders and David Bell deals, the same year the Giants went to the series. See ya Ned, hopefully next post there will be some actuall player news to talk about rather then all this speculation. On the baseball front in general, I hate to see the Marlins conduct their second fire-sale in less then a decade. They have already traded Beckett, Lowell and Delgado. Who knows how much longer Juan Pierre or Luis Castillo will be in South Beach? This team may only have Dontrell Willis and Miguel Cabrera to show from their championship team from just 2 seasons ago.
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