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#1 fromthemitten

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

Maybe too soon to speculate, but I'm pretty pumped about this acquisition.

If him and Garza wind up healthy the Cubs could have a formidable top three in the rotation going into 2013

Garza
Samardizja
Haren
Wood
???

If the Cubs can get Marcum or another 2nd tier starter (money shouldn't be an issue with all those awful Hendry deals coming off the books) they could win up being a rotation full of 2-3 starters with Wood being the #5 guy. While an ace is preferable, that balanced rotation could give them one of the top 5 rotation in the NL

and if it doesn't wind up being one of the best rotations and the Cubs are out of contention, he's still significantly more valuable than Marmol as a trade chip.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

imma go ahead and blame all this shit on you.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:41 AM

I seriously just laughed out loud.
Please don't feed the psychos.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

ZOMG THE FRONT OFFICE DERPED THIS ONE UP - THEY SUCK - SERIOUSLY THEY ARE THE DUMBEST COLLECTION OF INDIVIDUALS EVER - AND WHEN THEIR POWERS COMBINE:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:57 AM

Aside from the unavoidable Manny situation, Epstein had a history of running a covert operation in Boston, rarely allowing leaks. Since coming to Chicago, there have been huge leaks of moves that didn't happen:

Winter 2011-2012- Multiple "done deals" for Matt Garza to the Tigers, Blue Jays, and Rangers

April 2012-Jorge Soler, before he was even eligible to sign with anyone. Almost landed them in hot water for negotating with an ineligible player.

July 2012-Dempster

November 2012-Haren/Marmol

Anyone else find this odd?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

Chicago media is second only to New York. It is odd, but I imagine there are a lot of players who have people they give inside scoops to. I hope as time goes by, this happens less and less. I would guess that this is one of the culture change things that the FO is working on.

I agree with you, though - it is odd and a bit frustrating.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

Aside from the unavoidable Manny situation, Epstein had a history of running a covert operation in Boston, rarely allowing leaks. Since coming to Chicago, there have been huge leaks of moves that didn't happen:

Winter 2011-2012- Multiple "done deals" for Matt Garza to the Tigers, Blue Jays, and Rangers

April 2012-Jorge Soler, before he was even eligible to sign with anyone. Almost landed them in hot water for negotating with an ineligible player.

July 2012-Dempster

November 2012-Haren/Marmol

Anyone else find this odd?


The common theme is that the leaks have been coming from the other side. Seems leaks from Chicago are few and far between and Chicago media gets their "sources" after the story breaks

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Boston has a pretty obtrusive media as well... though I'm pretty sure Cardafo's sources are primarily the voices in my head

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

In Boston there were many leaks. At first. Theo stopped up many of them. The biggest leak was his President of Baseball Ops. (So that's not the problem here!) Theo changed the culture there, so Tommy has something.

But, most of these leaks are coming from the other side or from player tweets. MLB and the inter-nest are two pretty big cultures to get to bend to ones will. But, to some degree, I think the Cubs can. And (slowly, like turning a supertanker) are.



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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

imma go ahead and blame all this shit on you.


I'll be sure to take credit when Haren puts up a 5+ ERA and Marmol doesn't blow a save and nets us WIl Myers/Oscar Taveras at the trade deadline




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