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.
"Trying to hit him was like trying to drink coffee with a fork." - Willie Stargell on Sandy Koufax
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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."
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...
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 , 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.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
[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.