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Member Since 22 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 15 2013 10:41 AM

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In Topic: Dodger Dogs

28 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for the heads up mitten. I'm planning on going to a Dodger, Cubs game next year and was looking forward to trying the famous Dodger Dog... Not so much anymore.

In Topic: Best Hitter in Baseball

22 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

My knock on Griffey is longevity when you start talking about careers. He was injured for most of his time with the Reds.

Very true. Like I said though, it's more of a respect thing for me. I just imagine what Griffey would of done with steroids and it makes me cringe.

In Topic: Best Hitter in Baseball

22 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

Griffey jr for me. I'm taking into account steroids of course. If you exclude the steroid use Bonds is far and away the best I've ever seen. I just love Griffey and respect the hell out of him. The guy put up better numbers then most when he was at a disadvantage through out his career.(he was clean while most were juicing) I don't think I could respect a player more then I did Ken Griffey Jr.

In Topic: So, positives?

19 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

I would say watching Travis Wood establish himself as a bonafied starter is tops on my list. The Feldman trade has impacted the major league team for the better. As jh03 said. Castillo and Navarro have been solid pretty much all year. Lake's suprising start has been fun to watch as well. I would also say the Gregg pickup was a positive... Or a negative. We could of been in the running for Rodon if it weren't for Gregg.

In Topic: All out this offseason?

14 August 2013 - 05:18 PM

If the Cubs go all in this offseason, I hope it's not on Cano and Sizemore.  Not that I would mind having either, but there are three guys who are looking likely to be available that I want the Cubs to spend some of that money on, and all three could be cornerstone players going forward.
1.  Jose Abreu, 1b/Cuban defector.  Won't require a posting fee, but will cost a lot of money.  He's a former shortstop, who has played third and outfield prior to settling at first, so Rizzo won't be huge roadblock when considering him.  He's patient, has power, and is still fairly young while dominating international competition for years.  For all the hype on Puig and Cespedes, this guys is the really big fish, he seems likely to get 100 milllion. This guy should be the number one desire for every Cubs fan this winter.
2.  Masahiro Tanaka P/Japan NPD.  Younger than Darvish, but not as much of a freak.  He's a potential ace, with one of the nastiest splitters you'll ever see.  With the lack of starting pitching younger than 30 on the free agent market, Tanaka is a rare commodity that won't be coming around very often.  He's likely to be posted this year, and the Cubs should be all over this guy.
3.  Yoshio Itoi  OF/Japan NPB.  Itoi is another high OBP of from Japan.  He is 31, but he's still got decent speed, a little pop, and can play all three outfield spots.  Scouts rate him higher than Aoki of the Brewers, and if the Cubs are going to spend on an older outfielder, I think Itoi should be their guy.  He is also old enough and has enough service time that he won't need to be posted and will be a true free agent this winter.  I've seen a lot of clamoring for Choo and Ellsbury, but I think Itoi is the far better fit for the Cubs.

Good stuff King. I like your way of thinking and agree 100% on Abreu and Tanaka. If we ended up with those two instead of Cano and Ellsbury I think I would be just as happy if not even more exited. I honestly have no idea who Itoi is. I take your word though. Sounds like a good fit.

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