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Jeff Williams' 2008 Contract?

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Jeff Williams' 2008 Contract?
Does anybody know the contract situation for Jeff Williams in 2008? He has had some great years the past few seasons with the Tigers and I was wondering if he might be leaving soon or trying to get back to MLB?

Thanks a lot.
Re: Jeff Williams' 2008 Contract?
[ Author: Christopher | Posted: Nov 16, 2007 10:06 AM | HAN Fan ]

There has been MLB interest and Williams is reportedly also interested. The Tigers will offer him a new contract, but no details have emerged yet.
Re: Jeff Williams' 2008 Contract?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Nov 16, 2007 1:31 PM | YBS Fan ]

Probably the main concern with Williams for 2008 will be whether or not he wants to represent Australia in the Peking Olympics. If his desire to represent Australia in the Olympics is greater than his desire to pitch in MLB, then staying in Japan is the obvious choice. Going to the MLB is essentially taking him out of the running for the Olympic team.

This is one of the perks of staying in Japan.
Re: Jeff Williams' 2008 Contract?
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Nov 17, 2007 3:45 AM ]

That's an interesting point that I didn't think about. I'm sure the pull of competing for his country in the Olympics is huge, so it should be interesting to see how it plays out.

Thanks for the info.

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