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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby os_gamejunkie » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:46 am

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


It was probably a slight bid for whatever the Giants or Padres (which surprised me since they losing Bradley, lost out on Jones and probably won't resign Cameron.) Anyways, I think it's hard to gripe about FA prices lately due to the lack of talent. It's only 4 years, so I'm okay with this deal.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby mak1277 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:47 am

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


As opposed to 3 years at 12 million per for Jose Guillen? Or 5 years and 18 million per for Torii Hunter? C'mon, this is market value for a middle of the road corner OF.

.280/.345/.450 for Fukudome this year with 40 doubles and 18-22 HRs.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby ironman » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:38 am

mak1277 wrote:
davidmarver wrote:4 years at 12 million a pop for an unproven 30 year old coming off surgery? Pass.


As opposed to 3 years at 12 million per for Jose Guillen? Or 5 years and 18 million per for Torii Hunter? C'mon, this is market value for a middle of the road corner OF.

.280/.345/.450 for Fukudome this year with 40 doubles and 18-22 HRs.


I don't believe the surgery was going to hamper him too much. Not to mention Japanese players have a pretty strong work regimen to get themselves back into playing shape.

Unproven? Are we still devaluing what a player does in Japan? He was one of the best hitters over there and while it will take a little adjustment to the MLB parks, if he has the talent and ability at the plate I think he'll be fine. Either way it'll be a nice change over Jacque Jones.

Is this just sour grapes over the Padres not getting him? ;-)
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:00 pm

Too much money IMO but I'm not signing the checks. At least the Cubs will finally have someone besides D. Lee who will take a walk.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby Trot Nixon » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:05 pm

Pretty good signing, think he's worth the 1st WW pick up in a dynasty league?


His name does make me chuckle though! ;-D
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby LukeW9027 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:09 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Too much money IMO but I'm not signing the checks. At least the Cubs will finally have someone besides D. Lee who will take a walk.


This is the reason that makes this a good deal for the Cubs. We need OBP anyway we can get it.
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:27 pm

It sucks to be Matt Murton.

The Sox would like him back :-D
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:34 pm

In Wrigley he could put up Japenese like numbers
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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby dc928 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:29 pm

IllinoisBandit wrote: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.


I am sick and tired of teams thinks that they can get another Ichrio, I mean common guys there is only 1 Ichrio in Japan. There is no reason to pay 12 mils a year for this guy.

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Re: Fukudome to Cubs

Postby IllinoisBandit » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:06 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:It sucks to be Matt Murton.

The Sox would like him back :-D


Right! I hadn't even considered who he was replacing. Jones is one thing, because he has some sreious flaws in his game, but I think chances are that Murton and Fukudome are pretty comparable. Overpaying to fill a need is one thing, but overpaying to move sideways is a recipe... for another century without a WS.
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