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6 responses to “No Joel Pineiro for the Cubs – But You Already Knew That”

  1. xolager

    Ugh, that sucks. 2@$16tot seems reasonable.

    Make you wonder if the Cards offered a similar deal, but backloaded it to pay out until 2035.

  2. Butcher

    The contract will seem reasonable until he comes crashing back down to earth after leaving St. Louis. Pineiro didn’t miss enough bats for me to believe that what was saw last season was “real.”

  3. xolager

    Good point, but if he can keep his ground ball rate close to where it was in 09, he’ll cover the bet.

  4. Cardfan

    He cracked the code and pitched consistently well. If he has a good infield behind him, he will win 12-15 games. Of course, Mulder or Sheets are INFINITELY better gambles for the money…