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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    How many players live in Texas or were born there?

    Do they all want to be astros?

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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    Adam Dunn may very well end up in Houston. That fact should have no bearing on if/where Adam Dunn is traded this year. Dunn should only be traded if the return immediately makes the Reds competitive (impossible) or remarkably improves their future. Otherwise the Reds should use the remaining two years to continue LTC discussions while waiting for a team with a rich farm system to come calling.

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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Astrobuddy
    Yea.. actually it does. It is probably more than $3 million. NY has state and city taxes, Texas has neither. Dunn has to buy a home there, he already has one here and on and on.....
    The tax argument doesn't hold water. Many athletes have their official residence in states like Florida or Texas that don't have state income taxes. It's pretty common for a guy to have residence in one of those states and play in any other city he so chooses.

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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    I believe the state of New York has a 4% sales tax, whereas the Great State of Texas has an 8.25% sales tax. I'm pretty sure each state has its own way of picketing its residents pockets effectively enough.

    For example, Adam can choose to continue living 40 miles north of downtown Houston if he plays for the Astros, where land is much cheaper and the frills are much more mundane and likely more inexpensive, but he'll also be paying for the extra gasoline for his F-550 pickup and the tolls for the highway to boot. The NY-is-more-expensive-than-everwhere-else-by-definition argument is intellectually lazy.

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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Be sure to move him to first.

    Them gams are gonna go. And how.
    Uh-oh! That might be what busts Astrobuddy's bubble. The 'Stros already have an OF that has to move to the infield because of gimpy limbs, and he just happens to be a franchise player, locked into a big contract...Lance Berkman. If you sign Dunn, where does he play? OF? Won't stay healthy for the contract if so. Not going to move Berkman off 1B after 2006.
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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    Astrobuddy - seriously, unless you personally know Adam Dunn and he's told you these things, you're stating a lot of opinions with absolute certainty. The fact is, you don't know anything you're saying for a fact.

    * You don't know that Dunn won't sign long term with Cincy
    * You don't know that Dunn will spurn any other offer to sign with Houston
    * You don't know that Dunn would choose Houston over NY regardless of money
    * You don't know that taxes are even a consideration for Dunn (remember, when you consider taxes our offer for Beltran was higher than the Mets).

    Please stop presenting your statements as facts.

    We're guests here...please treat other fans nicely.

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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    Quote Originally Posted by tts1stros
    Astrobuddy - seriously, unless you personally know Adam Dunn and he's told you these things, you're stating a lot of opinions with absolute certainty. The fact is, you don't know anything you're saying for a fact.

    * You don't know that Dunn won't sign long term with Cincy
    * You don't know that Dunn will spurn any other offer to sign with Houston
    * You don't know that Dunn would choose Houston over NY regardless of money
    * You don't know that taxes are even a consideration for Dunn (remember, when you consider taxes our offer for Beltran was higher than the Mets).

    Please stop presenting your statements as facts.

    We're guests here...please treat other fans nicely.




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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    Quote Originally Posted by tts1stros
    Astrobuddy - seriously, unless you personally know Adam Dunn and he's told you these things, you're stating a lot of opinions with absolute certainty. The fact is, you don't know anything you're saying for a fact.

    * You don't know that Dunn won't sign long term with Cincy
    * You don't know that Dunn will spurn any other offer to sign with Houston
    * You don't know that Dunn would choose Houston over NY regardless of money
    * You don't know that taxes are even a consideration for Dunn (remember, when you consider taxes our offer for Beltran was higher than the Mets).

    Please stop presenting your statements as facts.

    We're guests here...please treat other fans nicely.
    And you are a most welcome guest.

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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    Finally some logic

    Thanks TTS
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    Re: Dunn for Lidge?

    All that hometown crap could very well be outweighed by his affection for playing w/ Kearns in Cincy. It might be, it might not be; only 1 person knows for sure. I know he loves him some Kearns.
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