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Postby jfg » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:27 pm

.i like the cubs future..


I think I heard someone else say that (wait for it)......................

In 1906!

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Postby sportsaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:43 pm

jfg wrote:
.i like the cubs future..


I think I heard someone else say that (wait for it)......................

In 1906!

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Good work jfg. ;-D

You got me to chuckle a little bit. Mission accomplished. :-b
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Postby The Big Train » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:16 am

jfg wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/stor ... NHeadlines

Man, I'm going to fall into the trap of drafting him again. I just know it. But, if you can get him at Pedro Martinez price it would be worth it right?



I just love the following excerpt from the article:

Prior made only nine appearances in 2006, going 1-6 with a 7.21 earned run average -- well above his 3.51 career ERA.... After making $3.65 million last season, Prior is seeking a slight raise to $3.875 million in salary arbitration. The Cubs have offered a slight pay cut, to $3.4 million.

Prior told the Sun-Times the salary haggling is "just part of the business of baseball."


Yeah Mark, only in the business of sports could a complete bust like you actually have the nerve to ask for a raise.
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Postby krodisgreat » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:23 pm

Mark Prior, once thought to be the Cubs' ace, he has been throwing for 2 1/2 months without pain or difficulty. He's going to have to win a job in the rotation when spring training begins next month in Mesa, Ariz. Battling injuries, he's won just 18 total games the past three seasons. "It's been a rough couple of years, but you know I'm looking forward to this year and try not to think about what's happened," Prior said. "I can't change it, I can't change the reality of what it's been the last three years. I've had some unfortunate things, but I'm not making excuses. It hasn't been good. The reality is everybody wants to see me on the field. There isn't anybody else who wants to be on the field more than I do."
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Postby raiderrob1616 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:49 am

i cant count on him for more then 20 starts
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Postby casem2k2 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:07 pm

Even with his injury bug i think he still have the potential to have a solid season. I just cant count on him. But i believe in him.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:34 pm

Theres already a thread on Prior.

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... p?t=243964

Nice piece of news though. ;-D
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Postby jeter2411 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:14 pm

What do you feel his value is in my NL Only auction league (12 team). I drafted him last year (big mistake) but was able to hold onto him on the DL and could keep him this year for $20. Am I a fool for thinking about it? I know he is a huge injury risk but the reward could be great...
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:03 pm

jeter2411 wrote:What do you feel his value is in my NL Only auction league (12 team). I drafted him last year (big mistake) but was able to hold onto him on the DL and could keep him this year for $20. Am I a fool for thinking about it? I know he is a huge injury risk but the reward could be great...


I'll assume you're working with a $260 cap. I don't think you're a fool for thinking about it but I would definitely not pay that price. Unless you're playing in a Chicago-based league ;-7, Prior should go much cheaper than that. People can knock Prior all they want but his upside is far too high to ignore in an NL-only but I think you can beat out $20 in an open bid. And if not, letting someone else invest that much in a huge risk benefits your team in a roundabout manner.
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Postby Dhark » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:33 pm

[quote="bazzy_51"]the cubs look like they might finally have all of their ducks somewhat in line...singing lilly...signing marquis.../quote]

First off, singing is probably all Lilly will do for the Cubs this year. He was 4th in the AL in walks last year, and the year before that his ERA was 5.56.

Now for Marquis...the bad news, he led the league in R, ER, HR, and losses. But he did manage to keep his ERA under 7...it was 6.02. The good news is that he had 14 wins on a team that I could have pitched and still got that many wins.

Then they decide to keep Prior and Wood, probably only because they are not worth their contracts. They need to get rid of one. We made such a good step in Soriano, and then we give money away to sub-par players. I don't understand it.
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