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Sanchez Signed Maybe

Posted: 12/13/2012 4:46 PM

Sanchez Signed Maybe 


Cubs come out swinging for Sanchez.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosent...355645986230273

Last edited 12/13/2012 4:54 PM by zighawk73

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Posted: 12/13/2012 4:49 PM

Re: Sanchez 


Could be something to finally get excited about.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 4:50 PM

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@BNightengale

Breaking: The Chicago #Cubs have just signed Anibal Sanchez.

 

Last edited 12/13/2012 5:29 PM by dharrisfan2003

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Posted: 12/13/2012 4:51 PM

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Holy crap that was quick.
Don't completely trust twitter to be the final word, but let's hope.

https://twitter.com/BNightenga...356528736235520

Last edited 12/13/2012 4:55 PM by zighawk73

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Posted: 12/13/2012 4:58 PM

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O.M.G.  What happened?  I had no idea.

That's a reasonable deal if it goes through.  I was expecting him to get at least $100 million in this market.

Last edited 12/13/2012 5:02 PM by KatieCubFan

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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:05 PM

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wow did not see this comeing
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:10 PM

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Pending physical, just goes to show that all this prediction of doom and gloom is based on opinion and not what the front office is actually planning.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:11 PM

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Let's make sure this goes through first before really getting exicted but a few things:

1. What does this mean for Garza's future?
2. To all those who were saying the Cubs are being cheap, how do you like them apples!?!?? lol!!
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:14 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote: Let's make sure this goes through first before really getting exicted but a few things:

1. What does this mean for Garza's future?
2. To all those who were saying the Cubs are being cheap, how do you like them apples!?!?? lol!!
It likely indicates that Garza will be extended. Unless we're overwhelmed with an offer, I'd try to lock Garza up to ensure that you have two steady number 2 types at the top.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:18 PM

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cubbyfan25 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote: Let's make sure this goes through first before really getting exicted but a few things:

1. What does this mean for Garza's future?
2. To all those who were saying the Cubs are being cheap, how do you like them apples!?!?? lol!!
It likely indicates that Garza will be extended. Unless we're overwhelmed with an offer, I'd try to lock Garza up to ensure that you have two steady number 2 types at the top.
I wonder if they're going to put Wood on the block now.  Who's the odd man out when Baker is ready?  I guess it depends how Wood and Feldman are doing at that point.

Last edited 12/13/2012 5:20 PM by KatieCubFan

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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:19 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote: Let's make sure this goes through first before really getting exicted but a few things:

1. What does this mean for Garza's future?
2. To all those who were saying the Cubs are being cheap, how do you like them apples!?!?? lol!!
It likely indicates that Garza will be extended. Unless we're overwhelmed with an offer, I'd try to lock Garza up to ensure that you have two steady number 2 types at the top.

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Really? My first reaction was most likely will be traded your point. If this deal goes through and the Cubs hold onto Garza their rotation is:

1. Garza
2. Sanchez
3. Shark
4. Wood
5. Baker/Feldman

That has some potential. Two guys at the top who have a proven record of being quality starters,2 guys in the middle who are still young with upside and two resurrection projects in the 5th slot who shown the ability to be descent solid starters at the MLB level, especially Baker.

Last edited 12/13/2012 5:27 PM by PorkChopExpress12

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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:21 PM

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cubbyfan25 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote: Let's make sure this goes through first before really getting exicted but a few things:

1. What does this mean for Garza's future?
2. To all those who were saying the Cubs are being cheap, how do you like them apples!?!?? lol!!
It likely indicates that Garza will be extended. Unless we're overwhelmed with an offer, I'd try to lock Garza up to ensure that you have two steady number 2 types at the top.
I wonder if they're going to put Wood on the block now.  Who's the odd man out when Baker is ready?

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My guess whoever isn't pitching well out of Wood and Feldmann. I guess Wood could be trade bait though I be surprised if he got moved after being acquired only a year ago.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:23 PM

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There were a few posters on this board predicting huge cuts to payroll this season. With this signing it will take payroll to 100 million once the arb players are negotiated.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:26 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:

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--- cubbyfan25 wrote:


PorkChopExpress12 wrote: Let's make sure this goes through first before really getting exicted but a few things:

1. What does this mean for Garza's future?
2. To all those who were saying the Cubs are being cheap, how do you like them apples!?!?? lol!!
It likely indicates that Garza will be extended. Unless we're overwhelmed with an offer, I'd try to lock Garza up to ensure that you have two steady number 2 types at the top.

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Really? My first reaction was most likely will be traded your point. If this deal goes through and the Cubs hold onto Garza their rotation is:

1. Garza
2. Sanchez
3. Shark
4. Wood
5. Baker/Feldman

That has some potential. Two guys at the top who have a proven record of being quality starters,2 guys in the middle who are still young with upside and two resurrection projects in the 5th slot who shown the ability to solid starters at the MLB level, especially Baker.
three guys coming off injuries. I don't think there should be worry over too many starters.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:27 PM

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why sign him on a rebuilding team, doesnt make sense. unless you are looking to trade garza and then have sanchez take over as ace by default.

for example garza will look more attractive to teams, than dickey imo for a 1 yr short term acquisition
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:29 PM

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arly2380 wrote: why sign him on a rebuilding team, doesnt make sense. unless you are looking to trade garza and then have sanchez take over as ace by default.

for example garza will look more attractive to teams, than dickey imo for a 1 yr short term acquisition
If Garza were traded for Olt, this then would make some sense...
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:30 PM

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Good point especically when you consider how crappy the Cubs MLB ready now starters are. There isn't a Sean Marshall or even a Rich Hill lurking down in AAA. Theo and Company are quitely stockpiling a whole armory of young SP prospects but obviously they are a few years away.
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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:

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--- cubbyfan25 wrote:


PorkChopExpress12 wrote: Let's make sure this goes through first before really getting exicted but a few things:

1. What does this mean for Garza's future?
2. To all those who were saying the Cubs are being cheap, how do you like them apples!?!?? lol!!
It likely indicates that Garza will be extended. Unless we're overwhelmed with an offer, I'd try to lock Garza up to ensure that you have two steady number 2 types at the top.

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Really? My first reaction was most likely will be traded your point. If this deal goes through and the Cubs hold onto Garza their rotation is:

1. Garza
2. Sanchez
3. Shark
4. Wood
5. Baker/Feldman

That has some potential. Two guys at the top who have a proven record of being quality starters,2 guys in the middle who are still young with upside and two resurrection projects in the 5th slot who shown the ability to solid starters at the MLB level, especially Baker.
three guys coming off injuries. I don't think there should be worry over too many starters.

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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:30 PM

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arly2380 wrote: why sign him on a rebuilding team, doesnt make sense. unless you are looking to trade garza and then have sanchez take over as ace by default.

for example garza will look more attractive to teams, than dickey imo for a 1 yr short term acquisition
is this facetious? why add a 28-year-old #2 quality pitcher? while we don't anticipate contention this season, our window probably opens in 2014. i think we're likelier to extend Garza now and this signing effectively accelerated the rebuild.

fewer quality starters are reaching free agency each year. you can't count on waiting around for another opportunity like this.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:33 PM

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arly2380 wrote: why sign him on a rebuilding team, doesnt make sense. unless you are looking to trade garza and then have sanchez take over as ace by default.

for example garza will look more attractive to teams, than dickey imo for a 1 yr short term acquisition
Well, he'll only be 33 when his deal is complete and the Cubs probably figure to be relevant by then.  Also, per club policy I'm sure he doesn't have a no trade clause.  Finally, they didn't break the bank for him.  He was reportedly seeking at least $95 million.
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Posted: 12/13/2012 5:35 PM

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if this move was predicated on the intent to move Garza, the front office effectively insulated ourselves against the loss by bringing in a steady comparable. the greatest benefit from this signing may be the options it presents.
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