January 19, 1994
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Having failed in their quest to obtain a full-time shortstop, the New York Mets now are thinking of platooning at the most critical defensive position.While they continue to talk with the Cleveland Indians about Omar Vizquel and Mark Lewis, they have made an offer to 30-year-old free agent Luis Rivera.Jim Bronner, one of the agents representing Rivera, confirmed the offer yesterday and acknowledged that his client stood a better chance of playing regularly with the Mets than with any of the other clubs who have expressed an interest in Rivera.
December 12, 1994
Free agent Lee Smith, baseball's all-time saves leader and the major-league leader with 33 in strike-shortened 1994, would like to return to the Orioles.So what's the holdup?"I really don't know," Smith said last night. "I haven't even had an offer from them."Indications are the Orioles will decide within the next day or two whether to make Smith an offer.BSmith, a resident of Castor, La., said the Orioles had him go to a hospital in Shreveport to undergo an MRI on his ankle and knee."They saw the test results Friday morning and said everything was OK," Smith said.
September 2, 1994
County school principals have scuttled immediate plans for a job action that could have affected the boys' football season, citing progress in talks with the school board over a raise dispute.The principals had been considering "working to rule" by not chaperoning boys' football games, often held at night. The first game is scheduled for Sept. 9.Problems in labor relations surfaced in June when the eight-member school board told the four unions representing school employees that they would not receive raises given for length of service and guaranteed in the contracts.
September 4, 1994
Should I make an offer on an overpriced listing?There are several reasons why a listing might be overpriced. The sellers may be using a new or out-of-area real estate agent who's unfamiliar with local values and the sellers may be misinformed about the value of their home.Sometimes sellers who purchased their home at a time when values were higher have difficulty accepting that the value of their property has dropped. Or, the property may be unique and difficult to price. Finally, the sellers may have bought another dTC property before selling and they need to sell for a certain price in order to complete the purchase.
December 18, 1991
Jack Morris will meet with the Blue Jays today, giving Toronto the first chance to sign the Most Valuable Player of the World Series."I think it's really down to Toronto and Boston, both of which are acceptable alternatives, even though it's not his first choice," Morris' agent, Richard Moss, said late Monday from his home in Los Angeles.Morris, the highest-paid pitcher of 1991 at $3.7 million, declined to exercise his $3.65 million option with the Minnesota Twins, his hometown team. That move came a day after the seventh game of the World Series, when he pitched 10 shutout innings in Minnesota's 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
June 26, 1994
Is it wise to make an offer in competition?Buyers often shy away from making an offer on a property if there are rival offers from other buyers. Understandably, you'd rather buy without competition. But you shouldn't rule out a house just because there's healthy interest in the property. A house that's in demand will probably be a good investment.The first thing to do when you decide you want to make an offer to purchase a property is to let the seller or seller's agent know. Ask to be kept informed if any other offers are being made.