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 Post subject: Do prices go down as we get closer to Spring Training?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:09 pm 
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We're about 6 weeks away from the first hints of Spring Training and there are some big names left on the free agent market.

I'm not saying Pittsburgh will all of a sudden become a player for Derek Lowe or Adam Dunn, but do you guys think some of these free agent's demands will come down as we get close to the start of Spring Training?


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 Post subject: Re: Do prices go down as we get closer to Spring Training?
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The guys on MLB think that Adam Dunn will end up in Washington.


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 Post subject: Re: Do prices go down as we get closer to Spring Training?
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One would think so, but I'm not sure it has worked out that way historically. A lot of teams seem to be waiting it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Do prices go down as we get closer to Spring Training?
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Certain players may come cheaper or for less years (guys like Manny that only can go to a handful of teams), but overall I think not. Guys like Lowe may have to lower their demands (because they are silly). This year, it seems a lot of teams are trying to use this tactic to drive down the prices of free-agents as a whole since it has got so out of hand lately with outragous contracts (see Andruw Jones, Barry Zito). I just see it as a way for ownership to combat the power of the players union and the Scott Boras's of the world. Eventually though, teams will probably give in and realize they want to win no matter what the cost (at least some). All us lowly Pirates fans can hope for is a salary cap or reduction in value of players so that maybe one day we can bid on some players for real and hope they want to come to pittsburgh.


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