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#1 Mike Taylor (no relation)

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

This primes us for 2nd half of '14 and beyond for success.


A) Assuming Samardzija will not sign an extension, start up talks with Arizona again.

Jeff Samardzija + PTBNL to Dbacks for:

#1 Archie Bradley SP (will start 2014 in AAA or MLB)

#12 Michael Perez C (will start 2014 in A+)

#15 Brandon Drury 3B/1B (will start 2014 in A+)


B) Combing what they'll end up getting for David Price, we can agree on a smaller deal.

Welington Castillo + #20 Alberto Cabrera to Rays for:

#5 Enny Romero LHSP (will start 2014 in AAA or MLB)

Curt Casali C (will start 2014 in AAA)

Kyeong Kang OF (will start 2014 in AAA)


C) RF is a hole and the Royals have one more year to "go for it".

Nate Schierholtz + Darwin Barney to Royals for:

C/1B Mitch Canham (will start 2014 in AAA)

LF Brian Fletcher (will start 2014 in AAA)


[16.5] LF Shin-Soo Choo (L)

[0.55] CF Junior Lake

[1.50] RF Ryan Sweeney (L)

[1.25] 1B Anthony Rizzo (L)

[1.00] 2B Donnie Murphy

[1.50] 3B Luis Valbuena (L)

[5.00] SS Starlin Castro

[9.00] C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S)


[0.55] 3B/LF Josh Vitters

[0.55] UT Logan Watkins (L)

[0.75] C Wil Nieves

[2.50] RF Rajai Davis

[0.55] OF Brian Bogusevic (L)


[3.50] SP Travis Wood (L)

[11.0] SP Edwin Jackson

[0.55] SP Enny Romero (L)

[4.25] SP Scott Baker

[0.55] SP Jake Arrieta


[5.00] LR Carlos Villanueva

[0.55] LR Chris Rusin (L)

[1.85] RP Daniel Bard

[0.55] RP Justin Grimm

[0.75] SU Pedro Strop

[1.75] SU James Russell (L)

[0.55] CL Blake Parker



[4.00] Fujikawa + [13.00] Soriano + [0.50] Hairston + [2.00] Soler + [7.70] 14 roster slots


99.25 MLB Payroll



LF Brian Fletcher

CF Matt Szczur

RF Kyeong Kang

1B Mike Olt

2B Arismendy Alcantara (S)

3B Christian Villanueva

SS Javier Baez

C Curt Casali

C Mitch Canham

DH Mat Gamel

BN Dave Sappelt

BN Jae-Hoon Ha

BN Rubi Silva

BN Justin Bour


SP Archie Bradley

SP Eric Jokisch (L)

SP Kyle Hendricks

SP Neil Ramirez or Dae-Eun Rhee

SP Brooks Raley (L)


LR Casey Coleman

LR Yoanner Negrin

RP Chang-Yong Lim

RP Zach Putnam

RP Brian Schlitter

SU Armando Rivero

CL Frank Batista

#2 Patrick G

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:59 PM

If that's the Cubs roster next season, pretty sure it'll be another 100 loss season

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:03 PM

Seriously would trade a cost controlled starting pitcher that could be up next year for a pitcher that might not sign an extension? Really?

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:53 PM

Yea that is a terrible lineup. Personally I would like to see the Cubs go for a power bat. We need a 4 or 5 hole hitter. 

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