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Old Jan 5th 2014, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Dascenzo View Post
How often does a 24-year-old, entering the prime of his career, become a free-agent? Never. Players are around 31-years-old - with only a few prime years remaining - by the time they hit free-agency.

Who should the Cubs "wisely spend their money on"? The pitching-market will be scarce, next offseason.

In the case of a foreign talent, teams must trust their scouts. By most accounts, Tanaka is a very talented pitcher, with a nasty forkball. His upside may be too-much for a team to pass-up.
Ever hear of a guy named greg maddox? It happens. Tanaka hasnt pitched against the mlb hitters and has logged a lot of innings at a young age. No thanks. Especially for the money he will demand.
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