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19 responses to “Lukewarm Stove: Cubs At Least Kicking the Tires on Zack Greinke”

  1. KB

    Acer, spill the beans…who are the players that the Royals are interested in?

    BTW, why does everyone hate Harang? (Oh, cuz he’s sucked for 3 straight years).
    But wasn’t he injured, or something?

  2. droc2822

    Zack Greinke is the only pitcher that i would be willing to give up H. Lee, and T. McNutt for maybe not C. Archer and Jackson but a package of Vitters, HLee, T. McNutt and Jay Jackson could possible swing a deal for Greinke. Your not going to find many Cy young caliber pitchers available and he is that.

  3. KB

    …but a package of Vitters, HLee, T. McNutt and Jay Jackson could possible swing a deal for Greinke. (?!)

    I’m not even sure that I like that deal. I think the Royals would jump on it, or should.
    They’re about the dumbest franchise in MLB; why can’t Jimbo talk them into some low-OBP guy?

    Oh yeah, cuz Jim worships them too.

    1. droc2822

      How many times have we have been fooled by Cubs Prospects lets see. Corey Patterson, Felix Pie and Shark prospects are just that prospects unproven who could amount to something. In Greinke you get a proven ace front of the rotation pitcher. You still keep are two best guys who will be ready 2012. You would have Z, Greinke, Demp, Archer in your rotation looks good to me

    2. Serio

      For all that you should get the whole Royals organization

      1. Serio

        You know its funny im ready for the cubs to go young. Havent really seen it, but 10mildo to Pena is just crazy i get nuts thinking about it. Seriously $10MM for 1year. Yeah no

        1. NUwildcat2007

          he is getting paid 5 million this season, and then will get paid 5 million next year. Also, Pena is making 10 million as a tradeoff for taking a 1 year deal. I am sure he could have gotten 14 for 2 years or 20 for 3.

  4. art

    I say why settle for one, go for both Greinke and Garza. back load the contracts. most of the time a team will ask for the moon and accept less. think big and if we only get one, fine.

  5. pfk

    Ahhh, the life of being a Cubs fan: watching Boston get Gonzales, sign Crawford and not being done reloading for another push – even though they had one of the best records in baseball last year. And here are the Cubs, making a big deal of signing Pena – he of the .196 average – retaining Hill and Baker. Ouch! Boy does it hurt to watch this. As a Cubs fan, I go forward thinking someday others will watch the Cubs wheel and deal and bemoan the fact they wish they could be like the Cubs. I’ve been waiting 50 years. Somebody please tell me it will happen. Please. Lie to me.