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Tim Crothers
April 20, 1998
Despite reports that Mike Piazza's contract negotiations with the Dodgers were on hold after he turned down a six-year, $80 million offer last week, both sides are still hoping to reach an agreement by the end of April. L.A.'s latest offer: six years, plus an option year, $85 million guaranteed ($95 million, if the option is exercised). Piazza is still holding out for a seven-year, $105 million contract. Likely compromise: a seven-year guaranteed deal worth about $94 million.
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April 20, 1998

The Buzz

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Despite reports that Mike Piazza's contract negotiations with the Dodgers were on hold after he turned down a six-year, $80 million offer last week, both sides are still hoping to reach an agreement by the end of April. L.A.'s latest offer: six years, plus an option year, $85 million guaranteed ($95 million, if the option is exercised). Piazza is still holding out for a seven-year, $105 million contract. Likely compromise: a seven-year guaranteed deal worth about $94 million.

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