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11-20-05 08:38 AM #126
Re: Yanks preparing offer for GordonBut yesterday, Gordon's agent, Rick Thurman, said eight to 10 teams have told him Gordon would be their closer. He indicated some of those teams are considering three-year deals.
The Yankees, as of yesterday, were still absolutely unwilling to offer Gordon three years. Thurman was asked if this would be a deal-breaker.
"Is it absolutely necessary?" Thurman said. "Well, it's a probability that he'll get a three-year deal.
"I suppose it depends on what a two-year deal would be. If you give a number in two years that you would get over three, that would probably [remedy] the situation."
The reality of this market for Gordon is that there are enough teams looking for a closer that would offer him a three year deal. So, the Yankees have to compete with that if they truly want to keep him. Remember, these teams will not only offer the three years, they can also make him their closer.
Like it or not, if the Yankees truly want to keep him, they will have to offer that third year, or grossly overpay for two years in order to keep him as their setup guy. In the end, it will cost them alot to keep Gordon regardless of whether or not he's worth it.[SIZE=1][COLOR=Navy][FONT=Verdana]Mastery is identifying the gap and filling it in.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
11-20-05 08:43 AM #127
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Re: Yanks preparing offer for Gordon"Is it absolutely necessary?" Thurman said. "Well, it's a probability that he'll get a three-year deal.
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