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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby blankman » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:20 pm

The Yankees would be stupid to trade the best hitter in their league.

Opt-out or not, if they trade him, he's definitely not coming back.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby Danger » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:33 pm

I don't see it happening. The Yankees didn't sign a 44 yr old for 28 million to pitch half a season if they didn't think they still had a shot at winning this year. Trading away their biggest bat while their offense is fluttering the way it is will just cause more problems that it will solve.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby LukeW9027 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:34 pm

Why do you figure that Big Z isnt happy in Chicago? the Cubs are having a lot of success and Zambrano is pitching great right now. Take a look at the video clips of the Cubs 2 recent walk off wins, Zambrano is the first guy out there to congratulate his teammates and looks like he's celebrating a world series win.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby Zito is God » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:43 am

Isn't happening for the following reasons:

1. Since the Cubs are in the process of being sold they cannot take on that much salary without the new ownership approving it and from what I hear the only reason the Cus haven't given Zam his new deal is because the new ownership is unclear and thus the team cannot legally spend more money.

2. The Yankees aren't trading the best hitter in baseball for a guy who throws once every 5 games and is as streaky as it gets with poor control. We need A-Rod's offense.

3. A-Rod would sell a hell of a lot more tickets than Zam ever will.

4. No one knows if ARod is opting out or not. Chances are Zam IS becoming a free agent though. I am taking that chance as the Yankees that IF a-Rod does opt out we have a famn good shot to simply sign Zam instead of trading for him.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby Seanyfever » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:32 am

Agreed. Absolute Zero.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby fantasybaseballfan1 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:16 am

If Brian Cashman trades Alex Rodriguez for Carlos Zambrano he will be fired.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby dryice » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:47 am

Yanks won't resign him cuz they lose the free Texas dough..

that would be dumb for the parties taking advantage of free Texas dough (Yanks and arod) wouldn't it...opt out of the contract, no more Texas dough and then resign w/ Yanks?

Could extend him tho and keep the dough.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:58 am

I really don't think either team would do that. So no, not going to happen.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:00 pm

3. A-Rod would sell a hell of a lot more tickets than Zam ever will.


I fail to see why this is an issue here.

dryice wrote:Yanks won't resign him cuz they lose the free Texas dough..

that would be dumb for the parties taking advantage of free Texas dough (Yanks and arod) wouldn't it...opt out of the contract, no more Texas dough and then resign w/ Yanks?

Could extend him tho and keep the dough.


While the Yankees would love to continue to have Texas picking up some of the tab, that is a nonfactor here.
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Re: Chances of Arod going to the Cubs this year for Zambrano?

Postby Tavish » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:10 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
dryice wrote:Yanks won't resign him cuz they lose the free Texas dough..

that would be dumb for the parties taking advantage of free Texas dough (Yanks and arod) wouldn't it...opt out of the contract, no more Texas dough and then resign w/ Yanks?

Could extend him tho and keep the dough.


While the Yankees would love to continue to have Texas picking up some of the tab, that is a nonfactor here.


Exactly. A-Rod is going to get paid, he doesn't care where it comes from and the Yankees don't have much choice in the matter. There is no way you will ever hear A-Rod say that he won't resign with the Yankees, even though I don't see any way it happens. But neither A-Rod nor Boras are stupid enough to eliminate a team that could help drive his price in the free market up. If people thought his contract with Texas was ridiculous, wait until they get a load of the one he gets this next offseason. Teams won't only be bidding for his services, they will also be bidding for the chance to have A-Rod on their roster as he chases down whatever mark Barry sets the HR record at. 7 or 8 years at $30 per isn't out of the question.
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