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Postby Mad'sWife » Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:09 am


10/20/2003 8:10 PM ET
Alou to remain with Cubs
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com WorldSeries.com

CHICAGO -- It's no surprise, but Moises Alou will be back with the Chicago Cubs in 2004.
Alou exercised his option to renew his contract with the team, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry confirmed Monday.

Alou, 37, rebounded from a disappointing 2002 and batted .280 with the Cubs this year, hitting 22 home runs with 91 RBIs in 151 games, the second-highest games-played total of his career.

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The left fielder hit .388 (19-for-49) in 12 postseason games for the Cubs, including two home runs and two doubles. He drove in eight runs.

Alou batted .307 with runners in scoring position, and had a career-high five-hit day Sept. 3 in an 8-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

He will likely be best remembered for a catch he didn't make. The Cubs had a 3-0 lead in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against Florida. With one out, the Marlins' Juan Pierre doubled and Luis Castillo walked, although he might have been out if a fan hadn't appeared to interfere with a foul ball that Alou tried to catch along the left-field wall.

"Fans, they don't go to school to be taught what balls to touch and what balls not to touch," said Alou, who was visibly upset at the souvenir-seeking fan and threw his glove. "Things like that happen."


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Postby Madison » Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:09 am

It's a 9.5 million dollar player option. 8-o

With the market being so bad, it's not too surprising that he took the money. Plus, the Cubs are looking good for next year. ;-D
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Postby DK » Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:16 pm

yup.

jeez, imagine if they got oswalt... 8o
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Postby cwebb » Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:59 am

Oswalt?

Wood - Prior - Oswalt - Clement - Zambrano
sounds good
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Postby DK » Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:24 pm

sounds wonderful, but they still lack a lefty starter...
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Postby Madison » Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:55 pm

I wouldn't be concerned about not having a lefty starter if I had those 5. :-)
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Postby DK » Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:49 am

Madison wrote:I wouldn't be concerned about not having a lefty starter if I had those 5. :-)


true... ;-D
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Postby Swinger » Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:43 pm

They don't need another starter. They need a bullpen and some hitting (Luis Castillo looks good). Or they might turn into the Dodgers. 8-o
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Postby Shitney™ » Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:53 pm

DK wrote:yup.

jeez, imagine if they got oswalt... 8o


i'm sorry i "must have been living in a shoe(-guest)"

has there been talk about ChC going after oswalt.. is he even a free agent?
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Postby DK » Sun Nov 09, 2003 9:57 pm

no, it was just a random thought. :D
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