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Postby RynMan » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:29 pm

brandnew wrote::-? Isn't this the kind of player the Cubs didn't want? Another free-swinger in that lineup?


Yep.
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Postby Mustangs989 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:50 pm

I wish I could explain the reasoning for signing him to 3 years but honestly I can't...not pleased with this signing at all.
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Postby RugbyD » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:53 pm

Mustangs989 wrote:I wish I could explain the reasoning for signing him to 3 years but honestly I can't...not pleased with this signing at all.

me neither, but i'm struggling to think of a better option. it'll be interesting to see what C-Patt gets dealt for. he's too valuable to other teams for the cubs to use him as a 4th OF
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Re: Cubs Sign Jacque Jones

Postby Music2004Man » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:54 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Cubs signed outfielder Jacque Jones, who had been with the Twins, to a three-year, $16 million contract.
Jones should be an upgrade over Jeromy Burnitz, though not as much of one as the Cubs would like. He's only had an 800 OPS once in his career, but that's because the Twins never used him strictly against right-handers, as they should have. In addition to his reasonable offense, he'll play very good defense in right field. All in all, he's worth $5 million per year. It's just up to the Cubs to use him properly. That means sitting him against left-handers and keeping him in the bottom half of the batting order. Dec. 20 - 8:22 pm et


It sounds like they might only see him as a platoon player. If that's the case then I don't think he's a good signing at all at alittle over 5 mil a year. I guess if you look at the alternatives already in the Cubs outfield he might be an improvement.....
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Postby JTWood » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:54 pm

Thank God! I thought he was going to end up with the Cardinals in an even worse contract.

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Postby RynMan » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:10 am

RugbyD wrote:me neither, but i'm struggling to think of a better option.


Reggie Sanders for 2 years?
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Postby The Cow » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:20 am

So that is what a run of the mill OF is worth
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Postby JoeSoCal » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:31 am

Seems like a solid signing to me. He is nothing extraordinary, but at 5.5 mil a year...pretty serviceable.
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Postby dcskater619 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:51 am

RugbyD wrote:
Mustangs989 wrote:I wish I could explain the reasoning for signing him to 3 years but honestly I can't...not pleased with this signing at all.

me neither, but i'm struggling to think of a better option. it'll be interesting to see what C-Patt gets dealt for. he's too valuable to other teams for the cubs to use him as a 4th OF


the cubs know they cant get what they feel his value is, so for now he will be a 4th outfielder and probably play over jones vs left handers and sometimes play for murton..or if murton fails, patterson takes over..im happy theyre keeping him with his 5 tool potential and the situation the outfield is in now.
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Postby Half Massed » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:04 am

Well I wouldn't be too thrilled if I was a Cub's fan, but it's nothing too bad. There were definitely worse options out there.
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