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Postby Minor League Skilz » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:04 am

DALLAS -- The fire sale continues.


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The Florida Marlins have tentatively agreed on a four-player deal that would send Juan Pierre to the Chicago Cubs, for three young pitchers -- Sergio Mitre and prospects Renyel Pinto and Ricky Nolasco, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reported early Wednesday.

The deal is pending physicals examinations.

So far this offseason, the Marlins have traded Carlos Delgado, Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Luis Castillo, Paul Lo Duca and Guillermo Mota. Pitcher A.J. Burnett, who signed with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, left via free agency.

The 28-year-old Pierre hit .276 and stole 57 bases this past season and is eligible for arbitration. He earned $3.7 million last season.

Pierre is expected to lead off and play center field in Chicago.
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Postby cordscords » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:20 am

I think the Marlins just might challenge for the worst record in a season.
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Postby Mustangs989 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:33 am

I'll take this deal for the Cubs....Mitre really isn't anything special and while both Pinto and Nolasco have some potential we have other pitching prospects that should fill in fine. Finally got a leadoff man we needed, now just hopefully he returns to 04 form.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:39 am

Cubs get the leadoff hitter they need and don't have to give up too much to get him.

Is this the expected lineup?
Pierre
Walker
D. Lee
A-Ram
Murton
Patterson
Barrett
Neifi/Cedeno
Pitcher
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:59 am

great trade for the cubs. seems like they acted fast after missing out on furcal and finally got the lead-off hitter they wanted. good for the cubbies. ;-D
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Postby ironman » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:02 am

Mustangs989 wrote:I'll take this deal for the Cubs....Mitre really isn't anything special and while both Pinto and Nolasco have some potential we have other pitching prospects that should fill in fine. Finally got a leadoff man we needed, now just hopefully he returns to 04 form.


Agreed. Should someone tell Dusty that Juan is a legitimate lead-off guy and he doesn't need to "tinker" with the lineup every flipping day?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:04 am

Nice deal for the Cubs,as the 2 prospects are not great by any means. They both could help the Marlins in a few years or so but by no means are the best the Cubs had to offer. If Pierre can get his groove back the top 4 or 5 of the Cubs order should be very dangerous. A healthy Prior and Wood all season long will definitely give the Cubs a chance against the Cards
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:09 am

raiders_umpire wrote:A healthy Prior and Wood all season long will definitely give the Cubs a chance against the Cards

Whoa, let's not get crazy here. :-D
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:12 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:A healthy Prior and Wood all season long will definitely give the Cubs a chance against the Cards

Whoa, let's not get crazy here. :-D




notice the word chance and I might add on paper as well :-D
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Postby stevethumb » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:07 pm

geez you would have thought the cubs would have had to give up rich hill .. seems like the marlins are rolling over on these deals when they could hold out for a lil better prospect..mitre is worse than most pitchers currently on the marlins and rpinto's stock has fallen..i didnt expect the marlins to get felix pie but hill and nolasco would have been better
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