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4 responses to “Carlos Pena’s Deal is One Year, but It’s Still Backloaded”

  1. KB

    Ace, in all seriousness, do you honestly think Ricketts is saving up his pennies for a “big championship push” in 12 months?

    I ask that without sarcasm; you seemed to be plugged into the team’s thinking, and I’d like your opinion. Are you saying that next season, the Cubs will be chasing Pujols or Prince Fielder, or whatever SP is the Cliff Lee of next year’s market?

    1. pfk (Peter F. Kempf)

      I’m a born and raised Chicagoan and love our sports teams – especially the Cubs. I also went to college in St. Louis, have many friends there and follow the on-line sports pages. Anyone who thinks the Cubs have a chance at getting Pujols is as delusional as it gets. He loves St. Louis and the Cards will not let him get away. He is the biggest St. Louis sports star since Stan Musial.

      1. Serio

        I see what you are saying PFK, but to have the opportunity to win a World Series for a team that hasn’t won one in over 100 years might be hard to pass up

  2. Jeff

    It doesn’t look like there will be much to build a “big championship push” around outside of Fielder or Pujols in next years FA class. All the guys that could help the Cubs have club or vesting options for 2012.
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/03/2012-mlb-free-agents.html
    I don’t even see a suitable replacement for ARam on that list.