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Old Oct 26th 2010, 10:08 pm
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0ff-season moves

In the spirit of trying to get pumped for the coming off-season...and in an attempt to talk Cubs baseball again...let's come up with some trades of our own. Let's try and make them realistic...and work financially. I'll start things off:

Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees for A.J. Burnett

The Yankees are poised to make some big changes this off-season, and Soriano is a fan favorite in New York. The Yankees are desperate to unload A. J. Burnett after his 5.26/1.511 season. Soriano has 4 yrs left on his contract, at $19M per. Burnett has 3 yrs left on his contract, at $16.5M per. The Cubs would save $2.5M, and get a talented arm in their rotation who should bounce back in the NL.
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Old Oct 27th 2010, 1:07 pm
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I can't see much, sign Dunn as option A, LaRouche as option B.

Sign low-risk, high reward SP whose been injured (maybe Bedard, although SP is pretty cluttered), and another one possibly for the pen, or trade for some pen help. It will be interesting to see what the Cubs do with Chris Carpenter, Chris Coleman, or Jay Jackson. I hear CArpenter's been pitching out of the pen in the AFL.

I'm pretty positive they'll end up trading Fukudome because they think Colvin can hack it full-time in RF, and they have two good options (Guyer and Jackson) in the minors if he can't.
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I see Jim doing his addition by subtraction moves again . He may trade Big Z and not get anything just free up some of the payroll. Then he will get a couple aged vets who had down years and hope for a Jimmy Baseball Edmonds year from them.

He won't trade Fuku , Sori or Ram , he wants to prove he was right with these guys. It is get Jim Cartman a job year , either here or some other dumbass organization.
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He won't trade Fuku , Sori or Ram , he wants to prove he was right with these guys. It is get Jim Cartman a job year , either here or some other dumbass organization.
He'd be stupid to trade them anyway. the Cubs will get more value from them if they are traded closer to the trade deadline.
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Old Oct 31st 2010, 12:48 am
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I believe there's a chance that Aramis and Fukudome get traded...a team like Boston would make sense for both guys.

Javier Vazquez would be an IDEAL "buy low" signing.
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I believe there's a chance that Aramis and Fukudome get traded...a team like Boston would make sense for both guys.

Javier Vazquez would be an IDEAL "buy low" signing.
I agree there is a chance but I doubt it. He will wait for the spring when the clearance stores open up. Look for Kenny Wiliams type signings , a year or two too late veteran signings. Like maybe Jason Giambi for first base,
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It'd be stupid to trade them just to trade them. Besides there's still the issue of NTCs, and Aram's $16 million dollar team option for 2012 kicks-in I believe if he is traded (unless he waives it).
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My opinion of Aramis changed when I saw him playing this year when we were out of it. The guy is a loser , with a loser mentality. Quade sat the rookie but never sat Rameriz when it was obvious that he stopped playing . If Quade won't hold everyone to the same standard then you need to put in guys that he feels he can hold accountable.
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My opinion of Aramis changed when I saw him playing this year when we were out of it. The guy is a loser , with a loser mentality. Quade sat the rookie but never sat Rameriz when it was obvious that he stopped playing . If Quade won't hold everyone to the same standard then you need to put in guys that he feels he can hold accountable.
Sorry Lee, you know I don't buy that 'it looks like he's not trying' excuse. When a fan watches a game on TV he sees less than 10% of a player's involvement with the team.

Aramis is still the best hitter on this team. you can't go into the offseason looking to replace both your 1b/3b.
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Sorry Lee, you know I don't buy that 'it looks like he's not trying' excuse. When a fan watches a game on TV he sees less than 10% of a player's involvement with the team.
It is not some subjective assumption by me. It was plain out poor play. He would not position himself behind the ball and played everything to the side. If he found it too far he would give up on it and let it trickle to Soriano. It was so blatant that even Ron Santo commented on it.
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