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    Aurilia Declines Option

    Aurilia on the market

    Rich Aurilia has decided to decline his $2 million mutual option for 2007.

    The veteran infielder is now a free agent and still would be able to re-sign with the Reds. You'll recall he went through the same process last winter.
    -Marc's blog.

    DO NOT OVERPAY FOR HIM.

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Must be getting some offers above 2 mill
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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    He deserves more.
    "Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Let him walk.. please let him walk.. I agree with reds44.. no need to over pay for a Rich Aurilia when you need a #3 starter and closer and those are going to cost a pretty penny. We can use Olmedo and Freel at 2B and Phillips at SS. Use that 2 mil elsewhere..

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    I think letting one of the only guys who hits "in the clutch" go would be a mistake. Bring him back but not for more that 4 or 5 million a year.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    the guys vorp was way better than Griffey's, amazing

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Let him walk.. please let him walk.. I agree with reds44.. no need to over pay for a Rich Aurilia when you need a #3 starter and closer and those are going to cost a pretty penny. We can use Olmedo and Freel at 2B and Phillips at SS. Use that 2 mil elsewhere..
    No way. He was the only position player who played well down the stretch. He played multiple skill positions--and played them well, the peanut gallery notwithstanding. He was capable of concentrating with men moving on base. 1(one) error in 25 starts at SS. He deserves a healthy raise, and IMO should start.
    Last edited by Wheelhouse; 10-31-2006 at 08:15 PM.
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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    No way. He was the only position player who played well down the stretch. He played multiple skill positions--and played them well, the peanut gallery notwithstanding. He was capable of concentrating with men moving on base. He deserves a healthy raise, and IMO should start.
    Where?

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Ss
    "Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    I think RA is mainly looking for an everyday job
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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    I'll take the draft pick.
    Me too. Why waste time playing games with a 38 year old?

    If you're not good enough to find a replacement for Aurilia, then you probably shouldn't be a GM.

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Quote Originally Posted by redsupport View Post
    the guys vorp was way better than Griffey's, amazing
    Doesn't say much.

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    Ss
    No.

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    Let him see what is out there, and let someone else overpay for him.

    Does he deserve a raise? Sure. I don't know what that amount should be. Maybe a 1 year contract for 3 Mil with another mutual option for '08. But he earned the right in accordance with his performance. It doesn't bother me one bit that he declined the option, or that he's looking for "greener pastures".

    What it does now is simply put more pressure on Krivsky, if he is not going to make any effort to bring RA back, to go out and find someone to fill that void. And yes, there will be a void.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Aurilia Declines Option

    My money is on Richie playing 3B in Philly next year.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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