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7 responses to “Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Ted Lilly “Will Get Traded””

  1. Penny

    I know the Cubs need to do something, but why does it have to be getting rid of one of their best pitchers?? I understand the trade value, but it’s so hard to watch them always cut the best players loose!

    1. Kevin G

      We arent getting rid of Maddux in his prime or anything. We are getting rid of a pitcher on the decline for pieces that can help us next year and beyond.

    2. Tanner

      Penny, Lilly is a free agent at the end of the year. So why would the Cubs hold on to him and get nothing out of him, since they aren’t going anywhere this year? I do think that Lilly is out of his prime, but if there are teams that think he is still worth a trade, then I will take whatever they can get out of him. Hopefully, the Cubs wont want to resign him during the off season.

  2. Raymond Robert Koenig

    Not sure about the logic. If there are several teams interested in Lilly, that means the Cubs won’t have to pick up any of his salary AND they should receive something decent in return.

  3. Marvin Ferguson

    The Cubs should think twice before they get rid of a good lefty. Velocity isn’t the most important thing in a pitcher. The Cub organization has made some poor trading decisions through the years, and the fact that they still aren’t in a World Series for a long time proves that. How many good lefties are there? I’ve been a Cub fan for many many years, and there is a good long lists of star players (former Cubs), that performed very well for other teams. And when I reflect over 50 years as a die hard Cub fan, what did the Cubs get for those players they traded off? I hope the head office makes some wise decision so that long time Cub fans can get what they deserve, a winning team.