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Postby GSU_EAGLE » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:03 pm

I fequently hear that the Cubs have one of the top farm system in baseball, yet I have rarely seen the results of the home grown talent. Look at the Braves, 7 of the 8 every day starters on their team right now have come from their farm system. Have all of the good prospects just been traded away? Well atleast the Cub's first round pick this year can play, Tyler Colvin hit a walk off grand slam in the college world series yesterday.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:54 pm

Zambrano, Cedeno, Wood, and Prior are all products of the farm system. Lee, A-Ram, Pierre, Murton, Barrett were all traded for using the farm system.
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Postby RugbyD » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:07 am

Ty Colvin barely made the top 200 and yet the Cubs drafted him 1st round. And they wonder why they haven't had a successful position player come though the minors in god knows how many years.
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Postby GSU_EAGLE » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:07 pm

I guess blind faith has become a staple of not only Cubs fans, but managment as well. I have heard alot about Felix Pie what are his chances getting called up this season?
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Postby statsman88 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:54 pm

GSU_EAGLE wrote:I guess blind faith has become a staple of not only Cubs fans, but managment as well. I have heard alot about Felix Pie what are his chances getting called up this season?


I guess it has benn discussed and talked about, but he is struggling right now, and they really don't have a spot for it, awhile ago when they didn't have Nevin, it was a possibility because they were talking about playing Matt Murton at first and calling him up to play outfield, but now, I don't see him coming up this year, unless they are 20 games out in July.
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Postby RugbyD » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:35 am

GSU_EAGLE wrote:I guess blind faith has become a staple of not only Cubs fans, but managment as well. I have heard alot about Felix Pie what are his chances getting called up this season?
still too raw for ML. issues with plate discipline
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Postby ironman » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:57 am

RugbyD wrote:
GSU_EAGLE wrote:I guess blind faith has become a staple of not only Cubs fans, but managment as well. I have heard alot about Felix Pie what are his chances getting called up this season?
still too raw for ML. issues with plate discipline


Yeah from what I've read he'd just be Corey Patterson-lite.


Pogotheostrich wrote:Zambrano, Cedeno, Wood, and Prior are all products of the farm system. Lee, A-Ram, Pierre, Murton, Barrett were all traded for using the farm system.


Pierre was a free agent signing.
Barrett was acquired for Damian Miller (not a farm product).
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:05 pm

ironman wrote:Pierre was a free agent signing.
Barrett was acquired for Damian Miller (not a farm product).


Pierre was just traded for this offseason. He'll be a FA next year.

Barrett was acquired in a trade for Miller in 2003. Miller was aquired from Arizona in 2002 for 2 minor leaguers.
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Postby ironman » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:53 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
ironman wrote:Pierre was a free agent signing.
Barrett was acquired for Damian Miller (not a farm product).


Pierre was just traded for this offseason. He'll be a FA next year.

Barrett was acquired in a trade for Miller in 2003. Miller was aquired from Arizona in 2002 for 2 minor leaguers.


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Postby ThatDude » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:01 pm

Mitre, Nolasco, and Pinto.

It's only a matter of time before we find out if that was just a horrible trade, an exceedingly horrible trade, or a Brock-Broglio level disaster.
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