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  • Brewers excerise $8.5m option on Lee

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    Brewers exercise $8.5 million option on All-Star Lee
    Associated Press

    MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers exercised their club option on All-Star slugger Carlos Lee for next season Thursday.

    Lee, who will make $8.5 million, hit .265 last season with career highs of 32 home runs and 114 RBI.

    "This was not a difficult decision for us to make," general manager Doug Melvin said. "Carlos filled our greatest need last year by excelling in production from the middle of our order."

    The Brewers acquired Lee from the Chicago White Sox in 2004 for outfielder Scott Podsednik, pitcher Luis Vizcaino and a minor league player.

    If Milwaukee had declined the option, Lee would have received a $500,000 buyout. [/b][/quote]

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    Brewers are going to be very interesting to watch next year.
    The noise was good, but I thought they phoned in a lot of the funk.

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    • #3
      That's a no-fuckin-brainer right there.

      Guess it worked out OK for the White Sox, what with them winning their first pennant in 46 years and all, but trading Lee for Scott Podsednik is still mystifying.
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      • #4
        QUOTE(kah @ Oct 21 2005, 12:09 AM) Quoted post

        That's a no-fuckin-brainer right there.

        Guess it worked out OK for the White Sox, what with them winning their first pennant in 46 years and all, but trading Lee for Scott Podsednik is still mystifying.
        [/b][/quote]
        Not really. Podsednik has given them exactly what they needed in the leadoff spot. Jermaine Dye replaced Lee in his spot quite well.
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        • #5
          QUOTE(Brosnan2715 @ Oct 21 2005, 12:12 AM) Quoted post

          QUOTE(kah @ Oct 21 2005, 12:09 AM) Quoted post

          That's a no-fuckin-brainer right there.

          Guess it worked out OK for the White Sox, what with them winning their first pennant in 46 years and all, but trading Lee for Scott Podsednik is still mystifying.
          [/b][/quote]
          Not really. Podsednik has given them exactly what they needed in the leadoff spot. Jermaine Dye replaced Lee in his spot quite well.
          [/b][/quote]

          No one argues that the White Sox addressed a need.

          But did you really have to trade Lee to get a guy who can't get 100 runs hitting leadoff and gets caught stealing 30% of the time?
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          I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

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          • #6
            It was a money thing as well.
            Dude. Can. Fly.

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            • #7
              QUOTE(*007* @ Oct 20 2005, 11:53 PM) Quoted post

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              Brewers exercise $8.5 million option on All-Star Lee
              Associated Press

              MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers exercised their club option on All-Star slugger Carlos Lee for next season Thursday.

              Lee, who will make $8.5 million, hit .265 last season with career highs of 32 home runs and 114 RBI.

              "This was not a difficult decision for us to make," general manager Doug Melvin said. "Carlos filled our greatest need last year by excelling in production from the middle of our order."

              The Brewers acquired Lee from the Chicago White Sox in 2004 for outfielder Scott Podsednik, pitcher Luis Vizcaino and a minor league player.

              If Milwaukee had declined the option, Lee would have received a $500,000 buyout. [/b][/quote]
              [/b][/quote]


              Remember us arguing with the morons over at the Box who said the Brewers would trade him or that they wouldn't exercise his option? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
              Dude. Can. Fly.

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              • #8
                QUOTE(ppg shg @ Oct 21 2005, 01:27 AM) Quoted post

                QUOTE(Brosnan2715 @ Oct 21 2005, 12:12 AM) Quoted post

                QUOTE(kah @ Oct 21 2005, 12:09 AM) Quoted post

                That's a no-fuckin-brainer right there.

                Guess it worked out OK for the White Sox, what with them winning their first pennant in 46 years and all, but trading Lee for Scott Podsednik is still mystifying.
                [/b][/quote]
                Not really. Podsednik has given them exactly what they needed in the leadoff spot. Jermaine Dye replaced Lee in his spot quite well.
                [/b][/quote]

                No one argues that the White Sox addressed a need.

                But did you really have to trade Lee to get a guy who can't get 100 runs hitting leadoff and gets caught stealing 30% of the time?
                [/b][/quote]
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