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From Inside Baseball by Albert Chen SI

 

 

Pavano is eligible for free agency after this season, and he could join Martinez, Kevin Millwood and Matt Morris as the most-sought-after starters on the market next winter. But the easy-going Pavano says he'd like to stay in South Florida, even if the Marlins aren't able to offer as much money as other teams. "Money doesn't buy happiness," he said. " It doesn't take away problems, doesn't take away what you have to deal with and how you're going to get yourself ready. My biggest thing is the respect I have for this organization."

 

 

Shots at Pudge?

 

The more I hear him talk the more I like him. If he does stay with us it will prove what an honorable man he is.

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I don't see where are the shots at Pudge. He may decide to go against 99.99% of the pack in pro-sports. If he do so, he will be one of my biggest heros

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the words in bold read them closely.

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Pst marlin fan its

It takes a lot of you know what to take that pitch

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It takes a lot of you know what not to take that pitch

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i had just noticed that right before thanks anyway.

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I also read something like this in the Sun-Sentinel a while back. I sure hope he holds true to this......

 

I agree with you guys.....he will be my hero and I will have much respect for him if he stays.

 

Hope all of you are getting back to normalcy after these hurricanes!! Sick of living in my tomb (with the shutters up)!!

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He's found his happiness. So why go for bigger bucks when it takes you away from your happy situation?

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Plus, who knows if he would be as effective somewhere else? Its just like Benitez. Some people dont work well under pressure, and he's found comfort here. Theres no pressure in Florida. Most of the teams that are going to want to get him are in places where their teams are under pressure to perform well (Yankees). I'm pretty sure he's going to stay with us....and if he does...Pavano = :notworthy

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I didn't read Pudge into that quote either. Whether he meant it intentionally or it's something we're reading into it, let's wait and see.

 

Many ball players who make squat now say that money doesn't matter until they're offered huge contracts.

 

That's what separates the men from the boys.

 

The old 'put your money where your mouth is' stuff.

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I really think Carl is going to stick around.

 

He does genuinely have a lot of respect for this organization. Dont forget, they made that deal with Montreal and resurrected Pavano's career by believing in him. Loria has expressed his admiration for Pavano's ability. I think there really is a mutual respect that wont diminish.

 

Also, Pavs is wise enough to notice that staying where you are happy is more important than anything else. Florida may not be able to give him as much money as NY, but it costs a lot less to live in Florida and there is no state income tax. Besides, when you got a staff with Beckett, Burnett, and Willis and a lot of young pitching talent coming up, why wouldnt you want to be here?

 

I also think Benitez is going to be a lot more likely to stay than some think. I think he too feels comfortable here. There is a team culture here in Florida that isnt easily replicated elsewhere. I hope they keep it going. These guys actually love playing together and even the outsiders that come in blend in very well. It is infectious.

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u really think if the yanks want him the boss isent gonna make sum huge deal to make him go if he over pays back up 3rd basemen imagine what he'll do to a possible cy young winner,that being siad pav is the man i cant really hate him for leaveing for more money its only human to wanna make sure ur family is liveing good for years to come,but i hope he stays.

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One note it might also be about:

 

The Defense

 

St. Louis is the only defense that can hold a candle to ours. Pavs makes his living by pitching the ball down, getting nice ground balls, double plays, and weak pops. He has matured to know that if he lets this defense and this park work to his advantage, the days he can't strike everyone out he can still throw shutout ball. If he leaves to somewhere else, he likely won't be as successful just because of the immediate stepdown there would be anywhere but in St. Louis. Since they don't have the money, me thinks he stays.

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