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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby Padsin05 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:18 am

17.9 mil for a setup guy

avg setup guy's salary

1.2 mil

genius
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby slomo007 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:14 am

It's almost not even fun to root against the Cubs anymore.




Who am I kidding, yes it is. :-B
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby luckygehrig » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:53 pm

thedude wrote:They would have been better off moving him to the outfield.



He has performed about as well at the plate in his career as Soriano did last season. With the amount of money they're paying him I'm surprised they didn't ask if he would consider a platoon in left field. I wonder if Yahoo would let me start getting his offensive stats that way... :-? At least then I could have wasted my 13th round pick on a mediocre outfielder rather than on a setup(?) guy.
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby Nerfherders » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:57 pm

Eventually one of Carlos Silva, Randy Wells, or Tom Gorzellany, none of whom have great peripherals, are going to fail, and Z will be back in the rotation. However, this whole drama might take a toll on Z mentally, which is what I would be afraid of.

In the one team I have him, I am holding, mostly because I don't really have a choice (pay to drop), but also he will A) be a good reliever, and B) get his job back. The jury is still out on if he will want to play for the team at that point though.
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:25 pm

:-t Big Z is going to kick Lou Pinella's butt.
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby jackie hayes » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:44 pm

Nerfherders wrote:Eventually one of Carlos Silva, Randy Wells, or Tom Gorzellany, none of whom have great peripherals, are going to fail, and Z will be back in the rotation. However, this whole drama might take a toll on Z mentally, which is what I would be afraid of.

In the one team I have him, I am holding, mostly because I don't really have a choice (pay to drop), but also he will A) be a good reliever, and B) get his job back. The jury is still out on if he will want to play for the team at that point though.


Okay, none are "great", but Wells's peripherals look fine to me. I don't think he's even in the discussion as far as losing a rotation spot.
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby garf112 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:12 pm

yeah, it is really just gorzelanny and silva that are the choices for "guys who should have lost their starting spot over Z."
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby coma » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:52 pm

Rotoworld wrote:Carlos Zambrano said he has been told that his move to the bullpen will only be temporary as the Cubs search for a set-up man.
"Yeah, that's what [Cubs manager] Lou [Piniella] said, that's what we agreed [upon]," said Zambrano, who was moved to the bullpen last week and threw 1 1/3 innings on Saturday. "They are looking for a setup man. That's what they told me. I don't think I'll be here [in the bullpen] too long in this role. But I will be there when they need me."
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby AcidRock23 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:19 pm

He looked sharp tonight. I haven't relaxed this much in the 8th inning since uhhhhh......
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby Havok1517 » Tue May 18, 2010 6:49 pm

Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Tuesday that Carlos Zambrano will throw three more times in long relief in preparation to return to the starting rotation...

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/n ... id=5199380
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