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kheidg-
06-14-2006, 12:44 AM
The guy has been hurt a bit lately, so injury may be a risk but he surely would help out our bullpen. Depending on what we'd have to give up for him and how much of his salary the Giants take, I'd probably be for trading for him. His salary for 2006: $6.6 million, 2007: $7.6 million. It probably is a bit high but if the Giants would pick up a bit of it and he'd stay healthy - it wouldn't be a bad deal for a legit closer.

Sounds like he's begging to get out of SF and may be available if the Giants slip too much further...


Jun 13 The Oakland Tribune's Andrew Baggarly reports San Francisco Giants CL Armando Benitez is unhappy with the team and is upset with what he perceives as excessive criticism from the team's broadcaster Jon Miller. He's hinted at problems inside the clubhouse and expressed second thoughts about signing with the team in 2005.

Krusty
06-14-2006, 09:47 AM
The guy has been hurt a bit lately, so injury may be a risk but he surely would help out our bullpen. Depending on what we'd have to give up for him and how much of his salary the Giants take, I'd probably be for trading for him. His salary for 2006: $6.6 million, 2007: $7.6 million. It probably is a bit high but if the Giants would pick up a bit of it and he'd stay healthy - it wouldn't be a bad deal for a legit closer.

Sounds like he's begging to get out of SF and may be available if the Giants slip too much further...

No need to take on another contract for an aging former closer.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 09:49 AM
excessive criticism from the team's broadcasterHe would just love Marty.

Heath
06-14-2006, 10:14 AM
Give Benitez some Kleenex.

Then ship him to Kansas City.

Puffy
06-14-2006, 10:18 AM
Anyone interested in Benitez?

As a friend maybe, but I'm just not looking to date right now.

Heath
06-14-2006, 10:19 AM
As a friend maybe, but I'm just not looking to date right now.

Mrs. Puffy might be upset.

MrCinatit
06-14-2006, 10:52 AM
I officially draw up this amendment to Wayne's contract, regarding pitchers:
No!
More!
Old!
Guys!

Johnny Footstool
06-14-2006, 11:32 AM
Depends on the deal, but I'd definitely be interested.

Most likely, he'll end up with the Braves, though.

Heath
06-14-2006, 02:09 PM
Depends on the deal, but I'd definitely be interested.

Most likely, he'll end up with the Braves, though.

Or the Orioles to reunite with Mazzone.

flyer85
06-14-2006, 03:02 PM
Or the Orioles to reunite with Mazzone.IIRC, he was never with Mazzone

KronoRed
06-14-2006, 03:10 PM
I officially draw up this amendment to Wayne's contract, regarding pitchers:
No!
More!
Old!
Guys!
The NMOG clause, Dan O could have used it as well :D

kheidg-
06-14-2006, 03:13 PM
I officially draw up this amendment to Wayne's contract, regarding pitchers:
No!
More!
Old!
Guys!

The guy is 33 years old, not exactly an old guy. He's had lots of success as closer most recently in 2004 with the Marlins with a 1.29 ERA and 47 saves. He missed the majority of the 2005 season with an injury. He has blown a few saves this seasons, but his ERA stands at 1.88 this year and is 4-0 with 4 saves in just a month of action.

Most importantly, he'd be our best reliever out of the bullpen and we can move Coffey back to the setup role. What we'd have to give up for him probably wouldn't be all that much if we'd take on his salary. He's making 13 million over the next two years and that isn't all that bad considering we were paying Danny Graves about the same.

Heath
06-14-2006, 04:26 PM
IIRC, he was never with Mazzone

I got this thread mixed up with the one on Ortiz.

Whoops.

Falls City Beer
06-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Absolutely I'd look into Benitez. That's a great big hell yes.

traderumor
06-14-2006, 04:44 PM
Absolutely I'd look into Benitez. That's a great big hell yes.Indubitably.