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12-08-2003, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by mcphee
They made him a good offer, he turned it down. That's the way it goes. They couldn't afford to go to arbitration, he could have got 15-20 M and taken up too much of next year's budget. That's sports today. He was the most talented player I saw in Mtl and I've followed them since 69, but I'll get over it. He'll hit 50+ somewhere next year.
Well said, this makes me more sad than some of the others before him leaving... I thought he might stay for a little less money and a longer term. If there is 1 GM who can recover from this it's Omar!!! BTW, Orioles, White Sox and Dodgers and Mets are the front runners... $$$$ has ruined sports!

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