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#1 MightyBear

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:10 AM

Does anyone think Theo and the Cubs will sign Ben Sheets, Kevin Millwood, Chris Young, Brad Penny or Joel Pineiro, etc to a one year deal to add to the rotation as a low risk, high upside reward in order to give the farm system time to develop some quality starting pitchers? This list is not limited so feel free to add and don't mention Rodrigo Lopez cause we know he could be back. Who would be the best option here.

#2 Oswego Chris

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:40 AM

I think you will see one of those type of guys come in....I would have to look at them closely...just by vague memory I think Penny or Pineiro had the best year of those guys.....

those are definietly some used up arms....lots and lots of mileage on those tires...

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

Agreed. I can't see the Cubs not bringing in at least one reclamation type like that.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:40 PM

Ben Sheets would be my choice. It's been awhile since hes done anything, and all the others you mentioned have pitched recently and shown that theyre done

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:28 PM

Whoever it is I hope they can go 160 innings and stay healthy, I just want pitcher that can go 6 innings regularly and keep the ERA below 5.00

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#6 MightyBear

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:44 PM

I think Theo's expectation's will be a little higher.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

I've always liked Chris Young but doubt he can stay healthy anymore. How about bringing in Paul Maholm? He'll likely be more expensive then those guys but if his shoulders better he can throw at least 160 innings.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:37 AM

Maholm is definitely a better choice than the others on the list IMO even if its a more expensive contract. Kuroda would be a good option as well.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

I read Kurod turned down 12 million from the Yankees because he wants multiple years. I think he would be good but not sure Theo and the boys want to go that route.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:28 PM

Here's a link to unsigned free agent starting pitchers. Which of these will the Cubs sign as a reclamation project? All suggestions welcome but WARNING - slim pickings here.

http://transactions....igningStatus=UN

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:53 PM

Personally I think they should try to sign Javier Vazquez from this list but I don't know how much it would take to get him. I think Saunders would be a good pickup as well.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:23 AM

I'm all for taking a chance on Saunders.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:09 PM

I'm all for taking a chance on Saunders.

My guess is Saunders gets more than a "take a chance" contract. Wouldn't be the tiniest bit surprised to see him get 2/$10, 3/$15.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:31 PM

Latest report on Young was his agent said last week he would be ready by the time P/C report to spring training. Great numbers last year until he got hurt. Could bring high return... ...

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:05 PM


I'm all for taking a chance on Saunders.

My guess is Saunders gets more than a "take a chance" contract. Wouldn't be the tiniest bit surprised to see him get 2/$10, 3/$15.

That wouldn't be the worst contract

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