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Posted: December 07, 2006, 5:13 PM Post
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From Rotoworld.... unbelievable


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42-year-old Jim Leyritz, who last played in the majors in 2000, is considering a comeback in 2007.

This is what happens when guys like Gary Matthews Jr. and Gil Meche get $50 million contracts; all the old guys want another shot. Leyritz said he has been contacted by teams, and he thinks he could be of use as a reserve catcher and first baseman. "They asked me and I am going to start working out," he said.


a 7 year layoff from baseball.


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Posted: December 07, 2006, 5:18 PM Post
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He did hit .209 with a .575 OPS seven years ago, so why not?


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Posted: December 07, 2006, 5:36 PM Post
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He did hit .209 with a .575 OPS seven years ago, so why not?


In this free agent market, that will probably earn him a five-year deal worth almost 50 million dollars.


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Posted: December 07, 2006, 5:43 PM Post
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When i read the title i said out loud "That Jim Leyritz"


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Posted: December 07, 2006, 5:57 PM Post
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That's awesome! Grab that cash, Jimmy!

Willie Mays can still walk unassisted, right? That's a $2 million base salary right there.


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Posted: December 08, 2006, 1:25 AM Post
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Just to pile on Hank has to be worth atleast have of Bonds at this point, he's knees might even be better. And it's probably agood thing we got ourselves anotehr catcher less Ueck started to think he could give it one last go, our offense just couldn't take that much of a hit :)


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Posted: December 08, 2006, 1:51 AM Post
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A bit of postseason glory gets you a contract it seems. I can't wait for the epitome of the gritty battler, David Eckstein to retire...and unretire.


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Posted: December 08, 2006, 3:28 AM Post
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I seriously doubt it was the money given to Matthews Jr. or Meche that caught Leyritz' eye.

More likely it was the $6 million that Counsell got that sparked his interest.


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Posted: December 08, 2006, 4:23 AM Post
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I think it was the Rocky movie that inspired him to attempt a comeback. Surely it can't be old footage of Jim Palmer's comeback.


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Posted: December 08, 2006, 4:27 AM Post
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Well, if Julio Franco can come back...

...wait, he never left.

Some playoff contender would love to have Layritz come off the bench as a pinch hitter. The guy was atrosiously mediocre for 99% of his career, but for some reason, in big games, he turned into Reggie Jackson.

I can't want to here the PA announcer at Yankee Stadium next year say:

"Now pinch hitting for Alex Rodriguez....

Jimmmmmmmmm LEY-ritzzzzzz


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