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For a team with no pitching, we sure have a lot of candidates

Posted: 8/15/2014 3:28 PM

For a team with no pitching, we sure have a lot of candidates 


Let's start with the probables

Arrieta and Hendricks...both have been nice additions this year.

Wood I think needs to be traded...not just because he seems to be regressing...but because we need to open up some spots to give Doubronte, Straily, and Turner

Jackson needs to be traded but since that isnt likely...the bullpen may suit him

Wada also remains a longshot possibility

Plus 1 or 2 FA pitcher signings...Lester and Shields I think would thrill people

Then also u have the 2 arms that could be stretched out and given a shot....Ramirez and Grimm

Lets also consider a high prospect bat or Castro goes to a team for pitching sometime next year

So going into the offseason ur locks are

Arrieta
Hendricks

and then all these question marks

TOR FA
FA Starter
Wood
Jackson
Wada...if they extend him...which would then make him a lock I think
Turner
Duobront
Straily
Grimm
Ramirez
Blockbuster Trade midseason Pitcher???...maaybe

and once u figure that mess out u wont have time to breathe because then it will be time to decide what to do with CJ Edwards and Pierce Johnson
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Posted: 8/15/2014 3:45 PM

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They have depth and a lot of back of the rotation possibilities.

What they lack are the top of the rotation type starters that can win multiple games in the playoffs.
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Posted: 8/15/2014 3:51 PM

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HomerInGloamin wrote: They have depth and a lot of back of the rotation possibilities.

What they lack are the top of the rotation type starters that can win multiple games in the playoffs.
well some of these guys could definitely help in getting that...when the time comes
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Posted: 8/15/2014 4:19 PM

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I want:

1: Lester
2: Arrieta
3: Hendricks
4: Turner
5: Wood

I think that has the POTENTIAL to be a great rotation IF Arrieta keeps it up and IF Hendricks continues to prove he is the real deal and IF Turner get things sorted out.  You get one big contract and everything else is in-house.  Lots of IFs but you also have a ton of options as well.  I think Wada is on a one year deal so there may just not be room for him as a 33/34 year old.  Not counting EJax cause like I said, this is what I want.
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Posted: 8/15/2014 4:41 PM

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zighawk73 wrote: I want:

1: Lester
2: Arrieta
3: Hendricks
4: Turner
5: Wood

I think that has the POTENTIAL to be a great rotation IF Arrieta keeps it up and IF Hendricks continues to prove he is the real deal and IF Turner get things sorted out.  You get one big contract and everything else is in-house.  Lots of IFs but you also have a ton of options as well.  I think Wada is on a one year deal so there may just not be room for him as a 33/34 year old.  Not counting EJax cause like I said, this is what I want.
I think there are better options here than Wood...if we dont have them yet there is at least something in FA to replace Wood
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Posted: 8/15/2014 5:03 PM

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wrigleykid wrote:
zighawk73 wrote: I want:

1: Lester
2: Arrieta
3: Hendricks
4: Turner
5: Wood

I think that has the POTENTIAL to be a great rotation IF Arrieta keeps it up and IF Hendricks continues to prove he is the real deal and IF Turner get things sorted out.  You get one big contract and everything else is in-house.  Lots of IFs but you also have a ton of options as well.  I think Wada is on a one year deal so there may just not be room for him as a 33/34 year old.  Not counting EJax cause like I said, this is what I want.
I think there are better options here than Wood...if we dont have them yet there is at least something in FA to replace Wood
I put Wood in there over the other guys simply because I like him and he's had success in the past, but really that last spot should be open to all the other guys.  I just don't think it's worth it to spend the money in FA to fill the 5 spot.  Especially when you have your choice of Wood, EJax, Straily, Doubront, etc, etc.    Now if you wanna go really really big and sign another big ticket guy ok, but I think Lester, Arrieta, Hendricks could be our 1-3 easily and we have plenty of 4 and 5 options.
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Posted: 8/15/2014 5:14 PM

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zighawk73 wrote:
wrigleykid wrote:
zighawk73 wrote: I want:

1: Lester
2: Arrieta
3: Hendricks
4: Turner
5: Wood

I think that has the POTENTIAL to be a great rotation IF Arrieta keeps it up and IF Hendricks continues to prove he is the real deal and IF Turner get things sorted out.  You get one big contract and everything else is in-house.  Lots of IFs but you also have a ton of options as well.  I think Wada is on a one year deal so there may just not be room for him as a 33/34 year old.  Not counting EJax cause like I said, this is what I want.
I think there are better options here than Wood...if we dont have them yet there is at least something in FA to replace Wood
I put Wood in there over the other guys simply because I like him and he's had success in the past, but really that last spot should be open to all the other guys.  I just don't think it's worth it to spend the money in FA to fill the 5 spot.  Especially when you have your choice of Wood, EJax, Straily, Doubront, etc, etc.    Now if you wanna go really really big and sign another big ticket guy ok, but I think Lester, Arrieta, Hendricks could be our 1-3 easily and we have plenty of 4 and 5 options.
I would tend to agree....Jed Hoyer is definitely hinting at giving them all a shot before the season ends..
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Posted: 8/15/2014 7:59 PM

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Its really sounds like things are getting serious now...Jackson's appears to be on thin ice.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140815&content_id=89790278&notebook_id=89789848&vkey=notebook_chc&c_id=chc
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Posted: 8/20/2014 10:04 PM

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wrigleykid wrote: Its really sounds like things are getting serious now...Jackson's appears to be on thin ice.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140815&content_id=89790278&notebook_id=89789848&vkey=notebook_chc&c_id=chc

Has he fallen through yet?  If he's in the rotation next year the Cubs aren't interested in winning.  They should reassign him to the grounds crew.  If his spray chart against is any indication, he'll cover a lot of ground and quickly.
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