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The Sad Saga Of Lendy

  • RAMBLE
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Posted: 1/26/2013 5:38 PM

The Sad Saga Of Lendy 


He had s-o-o-o much potential. Gave so much hope. Now, he's just Lendy.

http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com...dy-castillo-dfa
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:41 PM

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RAMBLE wrote: He had s-o-o-o much potential. Gave so much hope. Now, he's just Lendy.

http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com...dy-castillo-dfa
My favorite, "Maybe someday, the Cubs will stop wasting roster spots on these guys."...and fill out the roster with whoever you want?  What the hell is the big deal with taking a flyer on a guy.  Who exactly would you have preferred for that specific spot?
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:03 PM

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zighawk73 wrote:
RAMBLE wrote: He had s-o-o-o much potential. Gave so much hope. Now, he's just Lendy.

http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com...dy-castillo-dfa
My favorite, "Maybe someday, the Cubs will stop wasting roster spots on these guys."...and fill out the roster with whoever you want?  What the hell is the big deal with taking a flyer on a guy.  Who exactly would you have preferred for that specific spot?
Agreed. Especially when you are a bad team and know it, there is no reason not to try the Rule 5 draft to try and get more prospects.

Couple other points:

(1)Poor Lendy? Lendy was on a major league roster for a full year. If that is as good as it gets for him, that is $480k he made for 2012, the MLB minimum salary. How long would it take you or I to make that? And if he actually does amount to something in the majors, he already gets credit for one year of major league service time in.

(2)The Cubs DFAd him. There is a chance he clears waivers and ends up with the Cubs. If that happens, then it wasn't a wasted exercise. If he doesn't clear waivers or doesn't end up with the Cubs...not all the prospects you get end up working out for you. It is a numbers game...and what did it really cost them to try it? Maybe a couple wins on a bad team?
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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:50 AM

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zighawk73 wrote:
RAMBLE wrote: He had s-o-o-o much potential. Gave so much hope. Now, he's just Lendy.

http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com...dy-castillo-dfa
My favorite, "Maybe someday, the Cubs will stop wasting roster spots on these guys."...and fill out the roster with whoever you want?  What the hell is the big deal with taking a flyer on a guy.  Who exactly would you have preferred for that specific spot?
The odds of a fringe prospect that hadn't pitched above A ball was wasting a roster spot. The odds of him being major league ready was not worth taking the chance. The roster should be filled with major league quality players that can contribute and have earned the opportunity and shown they are ready with their minor league performance.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:06 AM

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cubs2007 wrote:
zighawk73 wrote:
RAMBLE wrote: He had s-o-o-o much potential. Gave so much hope. Now, he's just Lendy.

http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com...dy-castillo-dfa
My favorite, "Maybe someday, the Cubs will stop wasting roster spots on these guys."...and fill out the roster with whoever you want?  What the hell is the big deal with taking a flyer on a guy.  Who exactly would you have preferred for that specific spot?
The odds of a fringe prospect that hadn't pitched above A ball was wasting a roster spot. The odds of him being major league ready was not worth taking the chance. The roster should be filled with major league quality players that can contribute and have earned the opportunity and shown they are ready with their minor league performance.
We have such players? A roster full of them? Really?
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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:12 AM

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RAMBLE wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
zighawk73 wrote:
RAMBLE wrote: He had s-o-o-o much potential. Gave so much hope. Now, he's just Lendy.

http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com...dy-castillo-dfa
My favorite, "Maybe someday, the Cubs will stop wasting roster spots on these guys."...and fill out the roster with whoever you want?  What the hell is the big deal with taking a flyer on a guy.  Who exactly would you have preferred for that specific spot?
The odds of a fringe prospect that hadn't pitched above A ball was wasting a roster spot. The odds of him being major league ready was not worth taking the chance. The roster should be filled with major league quality players that can contribute and have earned the opportunity and shown they are ready with their minor league performance.
We have such players? A roster full of them? Really?
I said the roster should be filled with mlb quality players. They did not have but nothing prevented them from obtaining those players over taking a flyer on a player that had not pitched above A ball.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:38 PM

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RAMBLE wrote: We have such players? A roster full of them? Really?


+1

There was nothing wrong with the Cubs picking up Rule 5 guys when the cupboard was bare on both the MLB and farm rosters.

I know a few people haven't noticed but that is already to significally change from Year 1 to Year 2.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:46 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
RAMBLE wrote: We have such players? A roster full of them? Really?


+1

There was nothing wrong with the Cubs picking up Rule 5 guys when the cupboard was bare on both the MLB and farm rosters.

I know a few people haven't noticed but that is already to significally change from Year 1 to Year 2.

When a rule 5 player has not played above A ball it is a waste of a roster spot. There was almost no chance he would be a productive player and be able to stay on the roster.

It is easy to make significant changes when you are a bad team. Some people don't notice that many teams make significant changes and many of those teams make the playoffs. Hard to congratulate the front office for doing their job.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:53 PM

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cubs2007 wrote: When a rule 5 player has not played above A ball it is a waste of a roster spot. There was almost no chance he would be a productive player and be able to stay on the roster.

It is easy to make significant changes when you are a bad team. Some people don't notice that many teams make significant changes and many of those teams make the playoffs. Hard to congratulate the front office for doing their job.

Nothing like asking questions for the sake of questions....
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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:59 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote: When a rule 5 player has not played above A ball it is a waste of a roster spot. There was almost no chance he would be a productive player and be able to stay on the roster.

It is easy to make significant changes when you are a bad team. Some people don't notice that many teams make significant changes and many of those teams make the playoffs. Hard to congratulate the front office for doing their job.

Nothing like asking questions for the sake of questions....
ramble asked the question
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:01 PM

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cubs2007 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote: When a rule 5 player has not played above A ball it is a waste of a roster spot. There was almost no chance he would be a productive player and be able to stay on the roster.

It is easy to make significant changes when you are a bad team. Some people don't notice that many teams make significant changes and many of those teams make the playoffs. Hard to congratulate the front office for doing their job.

Nothing like asking questions for the sake of questions....
ramble asked the question

Okay here's a question.  Why don't you become a general manager for some team, or even asst. GM?  You seem to love the job so much and you obviously know what other GM's don't.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:05 PM

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KatieCubFan wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote: When a rule 5 player has not played above A ball it is a waste of a roster spot. There was almost no chance he would be a productive player and be able to stay on the roster.

It is easy to make significant changes when you are a bad team. Some people don't notice that many teams make significant changes and many of those teams make the playoffs. Hard to congratulate the front office for doing their job.

Nothing like asking questions for the sake of questions....
ramble asked the question

Okay here's a question.  Why don't you become a general manager for some team, or even asst. GM?  You seem to love the job so much and you obviously know what other GM's don't.
Isn't this a forum to discuss potential moves and debate various baseball topics ?
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:06 PM

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KatieCubFan wrote: Okay here's a question.  Why don't you become a general manager for some team, or even asst. GM?  You seem to love the job so much and you obviously know what other GM's don't.
+100000

I nearly posted that earlier. Cubs2007, here is the Cubs front office information:

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/te...ce.jsp?c_id=chc

Give them a call. I am sure they love to hear from ya especially when only thoughts are from bloggers you steal from. But if that doesn't workout, why don't you go talk with Stats inc:

http://www.stats.com/


They are located in Northbrook and always looking for volunteers. I am sure they love to hear from you as well!
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:07 PM

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cubs2007 wrote: Isn't this a forum to discuss potential moves and debate various baseball topics ?

On cue, you answer a question with another question......biggrin
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:08 PM

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cubs2007 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote: When a rule 5 player has not played above A ball it is a waste of a roster spot. There was almost no chance he would be a productive player and be able to stay on the roster.

It is easy to make significant changes when you are a bad team. Some people don't notice that many teams make significant changes and many of those teams make the playoffs. Hard to congratulate the front office for doing their job.

Nothing like asking questions for the sake of questions....
ramble asked the question

Okay here's a question.  Why don't you become a general manager for some team, or even asst. GM?  You seem to love the job so much and you obviously know what other GM's don't.
Isn't this a forum to discuss potential moves and debate various baseball topics ?

Is debating a Rule 5 player worth the time?  Learn how to pick your battles already.

Last edited 1/28/2013 1:09 PM by KatieCubFan

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:13 PM

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KatieCubFan wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote: When a rule 5 player has not played above A ball it is a waste of a roster spot. There was almost no chance he would be a productive player and be able to stay on the roster.

It is easy to make significant changes when you are a bad team. Some people don't notice that many teams make significant changes and many of those teams make the playoffs. Hard to congratulate the front office for doing their job.

Nothing like asking questions for the sake of questions....
ramble asked the question

Okay here's a question.  Why don't you become a general manager for some team, or even asst. GM?  You seem to love the job so much and you obviously know what other GM's don't.
Isn't this a forum to discuss potential moves and debate various baseball topics ?

Is debating a Rule 5 player worth the time?  Learn how to pick your battles already.

Lendy Castillo is not even arguing over Lendy Castillo.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:15 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote: When a rule 5 player has not played above A ball it is a waste of a roster spot. There was almost no chance he would be a productive player and be able to stay on the roster.

It is easy to make significant changes when you are a bad team. Some people don't notice that many teams make significant changes and many of those teams make the playoffs. Hard to congratulate the front office for doing their job.

Nothing like asking questions for the sake of questions....
ramble asked the question

Okay here's a question.  Why don't you become a general manager for some team, or even asst. GM?  You seem to love the job so much and you obviously know what other GM's don't.
Isn't this a forum to discuss potential moves and debate various baseball topics ?

Is debating a Rule 5 player worth the time?  Learn how to pick your battles already.

Lendy Castillo is not even arguing over Lendy Castillo.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:27 PM

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KatieCubFan wrote:
Is debating a Rule 5 player worth the time?  Learn how to pick your battles already.
I felt the Cubs should not waste their time on Castillo from the start. Check with the other posters that feel he was worth the risk.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:39 PM

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cubs2007 wrote: I felt the Cubs should not waste their time on Castillo from the start. Check with the other posters that feel he was worth the risk.


You mean like how you were against going after Chease Headley in a trade circa 2011 only to changed your mind after this past season and worse yet, blame Cubs brass for not going after him. And to top it all off when faced with this information with "questions", you do not give a reply. Instead you just a link (which I will give you props for, you did show you can post a link) to a story that absolutely nothing to with your insanity.

Okay, will check then with "other posters!" biggrin

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:44 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote: I felt the Cubs should not waste their time on Castillo from the start. Check with the other posters that feel he was worth the risk.


You mean like how you were against going after Chease Headley in a trade circa 2011 only to changed your mind after this past season and worse yet, blame Cubs brass for not going after him. And to top it all off when faced with this information with "questions", you do not give a reply. Instead you just a link (which I will give you props for, you did show you can post a link) to a story that absolutely nothing to with your insanity.

Okay, will check then with "other posters!"

Can you ever just address the topic being discussed without bringing up an irrelevant subject ? I'd prefer the team not pursue rule 5 players with only A ball experience.
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