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Old 12-10-2008, 02:53 PM   #76
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Can someone explain to me why the Cubs are going after Peavy, especially with Sabathia leaving Milwaukee?

Pitching is not the problem, in my estimation. Most teams would kill for a Zambrano/Dempster/Harden/Lilly rotation. They can get rid of Marquis and STILL have an intimidating lineup.

It makes more sense to me to get two big left-handed hitters.
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Apparently the Cubs #1 priority is to acquire a left-handed hitting outfielder. But, yes, they're also pursuing Peavy. And, if they have the money to do both, why not? Peavy's a stud.

The rumor is that the three-team Peavy trade would include the Cubbies sending DeRosa to the Phillies or the Twins. I know a bunch of people who will be very pissed off if the Cubs trade DeRosa. That guy has somehow become a big fan favorite.
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Also, the Yankees are gonna be really good next year. Dammit.
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Have you guys been going ape shit over the Tigers picking up Adam Everrett and Gerald Laird?

WS here we come!
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Also, the Yankees are gonna be really good next year. Dammit.
We'll see. I'm not convinced that Sabathia will work out well.
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CC threw more innings than Jesus last year.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:28 PM   #82
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We'll see. I'm not convinced that Sabathia will work out well.
ditto that - he's a guy that's thrown a ton of innings and doesn't appear to have the best physique.

The Yankees now need to go sign AJ Burnett for 5 years and maybe get 16 starts out of him.
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The big man C.C. has been his doin his thing for 8 years now. I see no reason why he would just all of a sudden stop being a badass pitcher next year.
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The big man C.C. has been his doin his thing for 8 years now. I see no reason why he would just all of a sudden stop being a badass pitcher next year.
He all of a sudden stopped being badass when the playoffs started the past 2 seasons.
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You're right, he's struggled so far in the postseason. But he'll be back in October soon with something to prove. I just have a very hard time believing that Sabathia turns out to be a bust in New York. You pointed to his innings and his physique...the dude has been pitching around 200 innings a year every year this entire decade. Hasn't slowed him down. And he's had the same physique since he came into the league. Hasn't hurt him. He's still a fucking beast...every year. The guy is the model of consistency and he's only 28.

We'll see, of course. But I say you can book C.C. for another typical C.C. season in the Bronx.

I just wonder if the Steinbrenners will still let him wear his hat all cocked to one side.
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Apparently the Cubs #1 priority is to acquire a left-handed hitting outfielder. But, yes, they're also pursuing Peavy. And, if they have the money to do both, why not? Peavy's a stud.

The rumor is that the three-team Peavy trade would include the Cubbies sending DeRosa to the Phillies or the Twins. I know a bunch of people who will be very pissed off if the Cubs trade DeRosa. That guy has somehow become a big fan favorite.

I'll be one of the pissed fans.

Sure, they have the money to get Peavy, but again, pitching isn't the problem. I think the last two playoff appearances suffered from weak bats more than anything else.
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You see the Angels TRIED REALLY HARD to keep him...
Sarcasm?
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Sarcasm?
Definitely...they all but opened the door and drove him to the airport...

It all started last spring when Arte Moreno announced that he and the new GM, Reagans (sp.) would make signing him a priority; in April, when the season was young, K-Rod said he wasn't signing anything and would try free agency...he did, he's gone. I've attached this morning's LA Times...

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...,5328911.story
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If the Red Sox signed CC, Sox fans would sing a different tune, GAF. That's just how it works. If we sign Lowe, it'll be a mistake, but if they do, great move. It works in reverse as well, of course. CC might not work out for the length of his deal, but anyone that feels like he will not pitch well the next few years is kidding himself.

Did I just read that the Mets traded for JJ Putz? Wow, they're not fucking around with the 'pen.
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Did I just read that the Mets traded for JJ Putz? Wow, they're not fucking around with the 'pen.
Sean Green's not too bad himself. If JJ's in top form, the Mets will have the best 8th-9th inning punch in the game.

I'm just looking forward to the SEVEN guys we (Seattle) got in the deal.
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