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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:13 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:I think it would be better for the Cubs but they wouldn't get much back and it would be a PR nightmare.


Exactly. No one else would want him enough to give up prospects/cash to justify the uproar from the fans IMO. :-t
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:27 am

All the Cubs fans in our office are 100% on board w/ unloading him somehow. Not to mention all of my family members and other folks up in Chicago (I'm in Champaign...).

Not quite sure who we could unload him ON though. Perhaps Colorado or something like that? I've said before that if he were to move about 3" closer to the plate in the box I think that he would return to form. Pitchers who can even get close to the outside corner just destroy him. Maybe a team with a forceful hitting coach would be able to turn him around.
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Postby Erboes » Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:39 am

That's what a lifetime of losing does to you -- knocks the sentimentality right out of you when you have a chance to win.

I don't think moving closer to the plate is going to help at all though. His problem is his bat is too slow and he wouldn't be quick enough to get around on the inside pitches if he moved closer. What you are witnessing is a player who is sacrificing everything for power (just like, ahem, Rotoguys.com said he would before the season and got roasted for). Moving away from the plate allows him to get around on the inside pitches, which keeps his power numbers up. If he moved closer pitchers would have jammed him all year just like they started doing at the end of last season. Either way, the net effect are mediocre numbers. Dump him, Chicago.
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Postby thetongueofire » Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:48 am

i agree. Sammy's clearly on the decline. when someone's OPS is in a decline for four consecutive years, make sure you stay away from him. O:-)
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