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Rizzo to Cubs

Postby BUCCOFAN » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:14 pm

So much for Fielder going to the Cubbies, and all the talk Theo said yesterday about LaHair being there 1B for 2012.

Cubs acquired 1B Anthony Rizzo and RHP Zach Cates from the Padres in exchange for RHP Andrew Cashner and OF Kyung-Min Na.
The Cubs were viewed as a logical landing spot for Rizzo ever since the deal that landed Yonder Alonso in San Diego, as the Northsiders need a first baseman of the future and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein drafted him when he was with the Red Sox. Leaving Petco for Wrigley Field is great news for Rizzo's fantasy prospects, as Wrigley is favorable for left-handed batters and he should get a chance to start right away.
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Re: Rizzo to Cubs

Postby MasterX1918 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:58 pm

Probably a good trade for both clubs, Rizzo is immediately back on my radar and Cashner could be awesome in Petco.
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Re: Rizzo to Cubs

Postby Tavish » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:32 pm

Cashner is going to have to improve a ton to make him awesome anywhere. The Padres got bent over in this trade.
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Re: Rizzo to Cubs

Postby kab21 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:15 pm

Tavish wrote:Cashner is going to have to improve a ton to make him awesome anywhere. The Padres got bent over in this trade.


Now I'm really not understanding what the Padres are doing. Or they know something about rizzo and latos that we don't.

Cashner will be used out of the pen? Even more confusing
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Re: Rizzo to Cubs

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:41 am

Cashner should have dual eligibility, no? That plus Petco makes him very interesting in certain leagues.

Agreed about the Padres. Tough to get a handle on their offseason.
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Re: Rizzo to Cubs

Postby kab21 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:53 am

lane_anasazi2 wrote:Cashner should have dual eligibility, no? That plus Petco makes him very interesting in certain leagues.

Agreed about the Padres. Tough to get a handle on their offseason.


As I see it for the Padres. Grandal, Alonso and Cashner for Latos and Rizzo with the Padres coming out ahead with more spare parts. Most think that Rizzo about equal to Alonso so that leaves us with Grandal and a RP'er for Latos. Latos is an ace that's in arb for years.
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Re: Rizzo to Cubs

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:45 am

The main thing that can be said about this trade, is that Josh Byrnes needs one of these..........

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It doesn't matter if Cashner magically becomes a decent closer, this is an absolute hosing. And Theo somehow talked a lottery ticket SP into the deal as well 8-o
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Re: Rizzo to Cubs

Postby wrveres » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:26 am

Lol
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Re: Rizzo to Cubs

Postby chinch sacs » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:56 am

AussieDodger wrote:The main thing that can be said about this trade, is that Josh Byrnes needs one of these..........

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It doesn't matter if Cashner magically becomes a decent closer, this is an absolute hosing. And Theo somehow talked a lottery ticket SP into the deal as well 8-o


I really LOL at this. I like what Theo is doing in Chi town.
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