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13 responses to “Casey Coleman to Chicago, Carlos Silva to the DL”

  1. Bric

    The Cubs are seeming to be either very careful or very leery of bringing up Jackson and the shark (no ma’am, I’m just a dolphin). I’ve heard that Jackson had personality problems in the past but don’t know the story. Samarjia’s already ruffled a few feathers with the club. I’m just wondering if these back stories have anything to do with so many others getting the call before them in the last two months. Thoughts?

    1. jstraw

      Thoughts? Samardzija is a terrible, terrible pitcher.

  2. Kevin G

    Ace can team make minor league trade after the trade Deadline?

  3. Tanner

    Samardzija is nothing but a minor league pitcher. He has shown everybody in the majors, that he can NOT pitch at the major league level. He is going in the minor league, so they should keep him down there or trade him. I say trade him for whatever you can get.

    1. wax_eagle

      He has an NTC he would have to waive.

      1. jstraw

        Piece of cake.

        “Jeff, I know you want to be a starter. You’re never going to be a starter on this club. In fact, you may find yourself here in Des Moines until your contract expires. A change of scenery might do you some good. How would you like to waive that NTC, son?”

        1. Bric

          Yep, pretty simple to me. Except that Hendry gave him a huge signing bonus (I think it was 10 mil) and Hendry rarely ever admits to wasting money or being wrong. So the Dolphin will get another shot of pitching some meaningless late season innings in order to prove Hendry right. Until next year, that is.

  4. Gargantua!

    I remember his dad pitching for the Cubs…he was sort of an old-fashioned side-armer.

    He got hurt a couple of times on line drives back to the box…