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#1 CubsBearsHawksBulls


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:19 PM

Now that the trade deadline has passed us, we can think ahead to the offseason. We still have Garza, Lahair, and Soriano that we could trade to continue to rebuild with. Here are some trades that mostly include Garza and Soriano that have little chance of happening, but hey we can still dream cant we.

For Garza to Jays. We get Travis d’Arnaud C and Noah Syndergaard RHP/Daniel Morris LHP, Jays get Garza, medium/low prospect(s) and Baker

For Garza to Reds. We get Billy Hamilton SS, Mesoraco C and Robert Stephenson RHP, Reds get Garza, Vitters and a medium prospect

For Garza to Red Sox Matt Barnes RHP and Ryan Lavarnway C, and the Red Sox get Garza and Soriano

For Garza to Rangers. We get Mike Olt 3B and Jorge Alfaro C, Rangers get Garza, Soriano/Vitters, Baker/medium prospect ( might be giving up too much/little here)

If you have any trades/free agent signings you would like to see this offseason, post them.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

Well, the Red Sox deal is easily the best for the other team. Lavarnway is not a starter.

The other deals are getting way too much.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

LaHair, Baker and Pin-Chieh Chen to Baltimore for Eduardo Rodriguez and Mike Wright.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

We do not need to worry to much about starting pitching next year – there is no reason we cannot find 2 pitchers similar to Ryan Dempster or Paul Maholm in the off-season. Please remember that Ryan D. had a terrible year last year (10-14 / 4+ ERA). He had a great contract year for us – enabling us to trade him. Here is the list of potential starting and relief free agents after the season ( Star: Means potential option). I have noted the players that have gotten an extension already, but I think there are several great candidates for a contract like Malholm (1 year + option) OR a 2 year deal.
Starting Pitchers
Scott Baker *
Joe Blanton
Fausto Carmona * – maybe
Kevin Correia
Jorge De La Rosa * – maybe
R.A. Dickey *- METS will re-up
Scott Feldman *- maybe
Gavin Floyd *- maybe
Zack Greinke – TOO EXPENSIVE
Jeremy Guthrie
Dan Haren * – probably not available
Tim Hudson *- probably not available
Colby Lewis – just blew out arm – might be interesting
Francisco Liriano – I think it would be worth a shot
Kyle Lohse – former Cub farmhand – maybe?
Derek Lowe- too old – could not do this year
Shaun Marcum- probably out of price range
Daisuke Matsuzaka- maybe – probably not
Brandon McCarthy- maybe
Brett Myers *
Carl Pavano
Jake Peavy *- could we finaly get him?
Anibal Sanchez – worth a shot – probably out of price range
Jonathan Sanchez – good idea
Ervin Santana * – sure (sould always move to bullpen)
Joe Saunders – maybe
James Shields * – TB probably re-ups – cheap contract
Jake Westbrook * – sure
Randy Wolf *
Carlos Zambrano * – HA HA HA – no way
Relief Pitchers
David Aardsma
Jeremy Accardo
Mike Adams
Grant Balfour *
Matt Belisle
Rafael Betancourt *
Taylor Buchholz
Sean Burnett *
D.J. Carrasco
Randy Choate
Jose Contreras *
Pedro Feliciano *
Brian Fuentes *
Sean Green
Kevin Gregg *
J.P. Howell
Hong-Chih Kuo
Casey Janssen
Bobby Jenks
Brandon League
Matt Lindstrom * – maybe something to think about
Mark Lowe
Brandon Lyon
Dustin McGowan
Peter Moylan
Pat Neshek
Will Ohman
Juan Carlos Oviedo (aka Leo Nunez)
Tony Pena
Joel Peralta
J.J. Putz *
Ramon Ramirez
Mariano Rivera
Joakim Soria *
Hisanori Takahashi
Robinson Tejeda
Carlos Villanueva

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:55 PM

christian villenueva was ranked #100 by baseball america, not to shabby. also before he was injured vizcaino was ranked #148.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

Love Brandon McCarthey,Mike Adams,Scott Baker, and the Noah Syndergaard/Travis d'Arnaud trade.

Who do the Cubs keep or trade?
Matt Garza
Jeff Samardzija
Starlin Castro
Josh Vitters
Darwin Barney
Cleavenger/Castillo(If we trade for d'Arnaud)
David DeJesus
Carlos Marmol
Alfonso Soriano
Brett Jackson
Bryan LaHair

For the guys that get traded what are they worth?

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:04 PM

I'd love to see them sign Jorge De La Rosa and/or Colby Lewis for a Maholm like deal
Soria could be interesting too

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