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Losing Prior a mistake?

Postby HarlemHonkie » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:56 pm

Do you think it was smart for us to lose Prior? I bungled at least two fantasy drafts, drafting Mark P. waaayyy too early, so yes I do have a bias in favor of the guy. But I really could see a resurgence from him in San Diego. SD has such a solid staff that he could easily take his time and nurse his arm back into being an ace without the pressure of Cubbies fans hinging every season's destiny on his shoulders. I really feel like he got a bad rap in Chicago.
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Re: Losing Prior a mistake?

Postby JimmyBaseball » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:12 am

I'll never understand the mentality of cubs fans. They somehow still think Kerry Wood and Mark Prior are going to revolutionize baseball. They are two well below mediocre pitchers who were overpaid for a long time.
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Re: Losing Prior a mistake?

Postby HarlemHonkie » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:11 am

I don't think they were below mediocre pitchers when they were healthy. Prior and Wood have shown flashes of brilliance in the past. For Wood it seems over. I don't see him resurrecting his career after so many injuries and his age. Prior on the other hand, is still relatively young (27) by pitching standards and seems like his problems now are more mental than physical. I believe Prior will be back to a fifteen game winner within two or three seasons. While not an ace those kind of numbers could be bad for the Cubs to let go of. Because of all of the surgeries Prior is likely to lose velocity on his pitches so it will be a question of whether or not he can figure out how to pitch effectively with lesser stuff.
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Re: Losing Prior a mistake?

Postby JimmyBaseball » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:55 pm

We'll see this year. Obviously Prior has a starting job. And Wood will probably get a shot at closing this spring. I'm a lifelong Cardinal fan, so I hope Wood fails and Prior wins 20 games this year. But I wish you the best.
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Re: Losing Prior a mistake?

Postby HarlemHonkie » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:06 am

You're a Cardinals fan? How do you feel about getting Clement? I personally think he's more of a middle reliever at this point. The Cards always seem to get guys with underwhelming stuff like Mulder and Clement.
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Re: Losing Prior a mistake?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:39 pm

I think the Cubs shouldve sign him for that $1.0 mill he is guaranteed plus another 1.0 mill if he stays on the 25-man roster for the full season, and $2.25 mill for 30 starts.
So the Padres gave him $1.0 mill. for nothing, but if he can make 30 starts, than he is well worth $3.25 mill. Not much of a risk.

BTW that jimmybaseball dude is a Cardinals fan. Ive seen him in other threads.
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Re: Losing Prior a mistake?

Postby LukeW9027 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:25 pm

JimmyBaseball wrote:I'll never understand the mentality of cubs fans. They somehow still think Kerry Wood and Mark Prior are going to revolutionize baseball. They are two well below mediocre pitchers who were overpaid for a long time.


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Yeah, Prior was well below mediocre before getting hurt.

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