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Good news is he was on with hank goldberg today talking about his situation and the FO has convinced him that they are still trying to get back to the team they were when they made the trades last year. hes saying from what he has heard from the FO that the stadium deal is looking very good and he likes his chances of staying next year.BAD NEWS,you fools who play along with the news and updates who said we dont need lowell,hes not worth his money,he always slumps,will get back to wanting him once he decides to stay.

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MIAMI -- Signs are encouraging that three-time All-Star Mike Lowell will remain with the Marlins for next season and maybe beyond.

 

On his weekly radio segment Monday on the Marlins' flagship station, 560 WQAM, Lowell expressed optimism that he will be back.

 

"I'm happy to say there have been [discussions with the Marlins], and I think we're definitely moving in the right direction," Lowell said on his radio show. "I think something is really going to get worked out, so hopefully we're headed towards a big future."

 

Because Lowell's contract includes a clause hinging on the team getting a new stadium, the 30-year-old's status has been up in the air.

 

Last December, Lowell signed a four-year contract worth $32 million. However, it included a Nov. 1 deadline for a new stadium. Under the original deal, if financing for a stadium were in place by Nov. 1, Lowell automatically would be signed through 2007. Conversely, if a stadium isn't secured, then Lowell has a player's option to either stay for $7.5 million in 2005 or test the market as a free agent.

 

While Marlins president David Samson remains optimistic there will be a new stadium, he noted Monday that the total financing won't be worked out until 2005, when the Florida Legislature convenes in the spring.

 

"We hope to get a deal done locally, as soon as possible," Samson said. "We hope to secure the final piece from the state in the next Legislative session."

 

There remains a gap of $30 million in the proposed $340 million stadium project. The team plans to take a comprehensive proposal to the state in the spring in hopes of landing the final $30 million.

 

The Marlins continue negotiating with the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County to finalize a 38,000-seat retractable-roof stadium that would be built next to the Orange Bowl in Miami.

 

The Marlins are hopeful the new facility will open for the 2007 season. But if the deal isn't completed until next spring, Samson says he isn't exactly sure what that means for the opener of that season.

 

As for Lowell, Samson said: "There are rumors flying every which way but loose. We'll have an announcement shortly. It's Oct. 26. So we've got to get something done. He's got the chance to opt out if there is no stadium by [Nov. 1]. We've got to see what he does. We're talking to him. We've told him what's happening. We've spoken with him, as we've said we would."

 

Lowell is one of the most popular Marlins in their 12-year history. A Miami native who makes it clear he wants to stay in South Florida, he is the franchise's only three-time All-Star. He hit .293 with 27 homers and 85 RBIs last season. His 44 doubles were one shy of the franchise record.

 

From his discussions with general manager Admin Beinfest, Lowell believes the Marlins are optimistic about their stadium chances. He also is confident the team will be in position to make a competitive offer for potential free agent pitcher Carl Pavano, who went 18-8 and set a team record for wins in a season.

 

Although Lowell didn't give specifics regarding his talks with the club, there is a chance he can opt to stay in 2005, or the team can withdraw the stadium clause and pick up the next three seasons (through 2007) for $25.5 million.

 

"I think it also says that they believe the stadium issue is something that can be attained because doing this, and obviously taking on a little bit more salary, is somewhat tied to expected revenue is going to increase, and I've got to believe that's through a stadium," Lowell said. "I hope I can fall into place, and maybe Carl does as well. And I really think we'll have a good shot. We'll kind of be that team that we were right after that trade, during the trade deadline, but for the whole year at the beginning. And I like what I see when I look at that."

 

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Milton Bradley??? What the f*** are you crazy?

 

 

Hey, while were at it, lets get Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, Moises Alou, and some more club house cancers.

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who wants Gary Shefield?

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any team that wants 300 avg 35+HR 100+RBI and 400 OBP.

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Milton Bradley??? What the f*** are you crazy?

 

 

Hey, while were at it, lets get Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, Moises Alou, and some more club house cancers.

601725[/snapback]

yea

 

who wants Gary Shefield?

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any team that wants 300 avg 35+HR 100+RBI and 400 OBP.

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but that at the risk of being a club house cancer and nearly 40 years old?

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Milton Bradley??? What the f*** are you crazy?

 

 

Hey, while were at it, lets get Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, Moises Alou, and some more club house cancers.

601725[/snapback]

yea

 

who wants Gary Shefield?

601728[/snapback]

any team that wants 300 avg 35+HR 100+RBI and 400 OBP.

601743[/snapback]

 

but that at the risk of being a club house cancer and nearly 40 years old?

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if 35 is near 40 to u then ok. hes still 5 yrs away from 40 and still in his prime.

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