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#1 NathanDonald13

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:32 PM

Why isn't Samardzija's name being thrown around in the trade market? There is clearly a need for starting pitching and teams are willing to give pretty good packages for them? Red Sox, Blue Jays, Dodgers, and Rangers are just a few teams I think would go after Jeff. He is a good eough pitcher to get a sizeable return.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:36 AM

Because he is a good pitcher thats relatively young still. It would be downright stupid to trade all your pitchers. You need at least a couple to build around (Shark and, as of right now, Wood).

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:39 AM

Is he good enough to build around? If both Garza and Demp get trade he'll be our best pitcher, is he good enough to be an ace?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:46 AM

He's under team control for four more years and has considerably less mileage on his arm than the average pitcher his age. Not going to happen

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

Is he good enough to build around? If both Garza and Demp get trade he'll be our best pitcher, is he good enough to be an ace?


I don't think he is an ace, but the problem with Cubs is that he would have to be. I believe, from what I have seen this year, that he will certainly be a good building block for the staff

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

Short answer: We need to field a team between now and 2015-2016 when our young prospects that pan out begin to make their way to the big leagues.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

shorter answer: do you want Volstad/Coleman as your 1-2 starter combo in 2013?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

I would take Volstad/Coleman for 2013 if it meant going 2 top young pitching prospects for 2014 and 2015.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

I would take Volstad/Coleman for 2013 if it meant going 2 top young pitching prospects for 2014 and 2015.


so you'd be cool with having the worst record in baseball since the '03 Tigers?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

that 2003 season got em Verlander in the draft... Devil's Advocate

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

Somewhere in the past 10 months or so, people seem to have forgotten that while Theo, Jed, et. all seem to be going in a very different direction than the previous regime, the Cubs are still a big market club. Big market ball clubs do not go through 3-5 year stretches of awful teams.

We also seem to forget that the Cubs have the highest ticket prices in baseball. Casey Coleman, Chris Volstad, and Tony Campana do no sell seats, let alone ridiculously over priced seats.

I'm not saying that they should go back to the Hendry way, but they need to build a club that's at least has a snowball's hope in hell of competing.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

They will...it just isn't their number one priority.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

Somewhere in the past 10 months or so, people seem to have forgotten that while Theo, Jed, et. all seem to be going in a very different direction than the previous regime, the Cubs are still a big market club. Big market ball clubs do not go through 3-5 year stretches of awful teams.


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

Omar Minaya had the similar mind set as Jim Hendry in that if you go after the shiniest, most expensive free agents possible, you have to be good eventually. It is possible to spend money in the free agent market and acquire high profile players without throwing money around all willy nilly at the biggest names available whether or not they're a good fit for your team.




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