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    Carlos Lee is an Astro

    ESPN is reporting Carlos Lee signed with Houston on a 6 year contract.

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    Here is the story from ESPN

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2674398

    Source: Astros sign Lee to six-year, $100M deal
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    Carlos Lee is staying in Texas, but not with the Rangers.

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    A source told ESPN's Jayson Stark that the Houston Astros were set to announce Friday afternoon that they have signed the free-agent slugger to a six-year, $100 million deal. The only significant non-monetary clause in the contract is that Lee will have a complete no-trade clause for the first four years of the contract and a limited no-trade for the final two years.

    The Astros were one of several teams bidding for Lee, joining the Philadelphia Phillies, who failed to land Alfonso Soriano; Baltimore Orioles, who Stark previously reported had made serious overtures to Lee; and San Francisco Giants.

    "We're in the mix, definitely," Orioles vice president Jim Duquette said Tuesday.

    Lee batted .300 with 37 homers, 116 RBI and 19 steals with Texas and Milwaukee this year.

    "He's a nice-looking player, someone who would definitely draw some interest," Phillies GM Pat Gillick said Monday, adding he has spoken to Lee's representatives.

    Lee earned $8.5 million last season. Soriano's deal with the Chicago Cubs, which averages $17 million per year.

    The 30-year-old outfielder has averaged 33 homers and 111 RBI over the last four seasons. He's also been durable, having played at least 150 games in six of his eight seasons in the majors.

    Lee is listed at 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds and there have been questions about him being out of shape, but Gillick said his size isn't a concern.

    "Lee is a heck of an athlete," Gillick said.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
    Doesn't look like the Astros will be interested in Dunn anymore

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    $100M for 6 years?!?! I'm sure glad we didn't throw that kind of money at him.

    Now watch Zito get something like over 100M from the Mets next...
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    I was happy to see him out of the brew crew but now he landed with another division foe. OK so the question is what do we did in response?
    "Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22 View Post
    I was happy to see him out of the brew crew but now he landed with another division foe. OK so the question is what do we did in response?
    Get a good pitcher!

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    Lots of no trade clauses being handed out in these crazy contracts this offseason...
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    Re: Carlos Lee is an Astro

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Get a good pitcher!
    More like 3!!!

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    How about what we do is sign Tonya Harding and bodyguards to take care of Lee and Berkman in Spring Training!
    "Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."

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    Re: Carlos Lee is an Astro

    Money aside, I hate to see him go to Houston. It definitely improves them.

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    With this signing it eliminates one more team that we could dump Dunn on:thumbdown
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    Re: Carlos Lee is an Astro

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    With this signing it eliminates one more team that we could dump Dunn on:thumbdown
    I think there are plenty of teams that would love for us to "dump Dunn" on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    With this signing it eliminates one more team that we could dump Dunn on:thumbdown
    i think that the term "dump" is rather harsh...
    "Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."

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    Re: Carlos Lee is an Astro

    I like that an intradivisional rival is floating big money; maybe it will prick the conscience of the hometeam to get out there and make some noise instead of Scrooging the Reds with "unsexy moves that 'make you a winner.'"

    I like that it puts Castellini and his "I am not patient" credo to the test.

    Hell, I hope the Cardinals are next. I'm calling Castellini's bluff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terminator View Post
    Money aside, I hate to see him go to Houston. It definitely improves them.
    No doubt. Their offense goes from okay to very good. At least for a couple of seasons. Sure they have rotation issues, but who doesn't in the NL Central.

    Simply put, the Astros are DEFINITELY better than they were yesterday. I can't say that for the Reds' moves.

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    Re: Carlos Lee is an Astro

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I like that an intradivisional rival is floating big money; maybe it will prick the conscience of the hometeam to get out there and make some noise instead of Scrooging the Reds with "unsexy moves that 'make you a winner.'"

    I like that it puts Castellini and his "I am not patient" credo to the test.

    Hell, I hope the Cardinals are next. I'm calling Castellini's bluff.
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