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Fukudome to Cubs

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:42 pm

Can't find a link...but I'm hearing buzz that he signed with the Cubs for 4 years at around 50 mil.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs?

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:44 pm

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Re: Fukudome to Cubs?

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:47 pm

If true, that should be a good signing for them.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:50 pm

Done deal

sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3151060
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby Old_Style » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:02 am

This is a pretty good deal for the Cubs based on what Hunter and Jones are getting. He may not be the caliber player both of those guys are, but he also might not be that far behind.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby IllinoisBandit » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:12 am

I'm not hearing buzz, I'm hearing bust. Completely uninformed Japanese import bashing from me. The money big market teams are willing to throw at unproven talent blows me away.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby RugbyD » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:29 am

First season will be an adjustment year like it was for Hideki, but after that I think he'll be decent.

Looks like this paves the way for Murton to be on the move since Ward, DeRosa, Pagan, and Fuld are all legit backup options.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:34 am

Meh... I'm so over Japanese imports. They can be solid players and maybe even a star but they get too overhyped.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby Scooter1027 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:44 am

Interesting signing. I think he'll be Matt Murton with better defense -- a .285ish hitter with 15-20 HR and good OBP. I think he'll end up being a solid player, but worth 12-14 million? I don't know, maybe, maybe not. Certainly a gamble. He should almost certainly be an upgrade over Jacque Jones though (hard not to be).
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby davidmarver » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:52 am

4 years at 12 million a pop for an unproven 30 year old coming off surgery? Pass.
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