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Cubs should sign Anibal Sanchez. Here's why:


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#1 Mike Taylor (no relation)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

He is asking 6 years ($90M) or 7 years ($100M).

He has been consistent. Around 195 IP per year, 44.5% GB rate, with a .300 BABIP, 0.82 HR/9, around 10% HR/FB, LOB 73.5%. His WHIP has been down-trending as well as his BB%, so I think we'll get his strongest years around '15-'16 (when we'll be competitive).

$15M in '13 (29 years old) for $100M payroll is 15%
$15M in '14 (30 years old) for $105M payroll is 14%
$15M in '15 (31 years old) for $110M payroll is 13.6%
$15M in '16 (32 years old) for $115M payroll is 13%
$15M in '17 (33 years old) for $120M payroll is 12.5%
$15M in '18 (34 years old) for $125M payroll is 12%

No reason to flip this free agent. His playoff experience should also help in the future.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

I completely Agree. I think Anibal Sanchez should be the Cubs #1 target. If we manage to sign him, then Liriano also signs, it makes the Liriano signing look a little better. Plus 15m per year for a good starter is starting to look like a great bargain. Get it done Jed.
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#3 Fishin Phil

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

Add Sanchez to a healthy Garza, Shark, Wood, and some one like Marcum, and all of a sudden you have a rotation that looks pretty good.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

I like to see Sanchez get added and I agree with BlueBud, with they way contracts are going up 15 million per year might be a bargain in 2 years. With Garza and Baker coming back from injuries it would be nice to have 2 or 3 starters who are coming off of healthy seasons.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

Add Sanchez to a healthy Garza, Shark, Wood, and some one like Marcum, and all of a sudden you have a rotation that looks pretty good.


Yes, Yes, Yes. That would be a pretty good (and flippable, if need be). Even if you were able to trade 2 of Garza, Marcum and Baker you would still have some solid pieces going into next offseason in Shark, Wood and Sanchez.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:06 AM

Call me crazy, but I believe the Cubs will make a serious play for Sanchez.
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#7 Mike Taylor (no relation)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Only 5 years, not bad.

If Baker is at full strength at Spring Training, I believe Feldman gets the 5th spot and TWood makes the 2nd lefty arm in the pen.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if it goes up to 5 years 80/90 mil for five years before the bidding is said and done. Mike Ilitch doesn't give a fuck about payroll limitations because he's independently wealthy. The Red Wings used to have the highest payroll (some years it was the Rangers) had the highest payroll in the NHL in the years leading up to the salary cap despite the size of their market relative to other teams.




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