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Postby GameOn » Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:21 am

Will he be the closer for the cubbies next year or not? I know he had some problems but I think he still has the stuff to be the closer. Has anyone heard anything or have an idea of what will happen?
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:41 am

Chicago Sun Times reported that the Cubs were going to make a bid for Benitez.
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Postby Jivedude » Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:49 am

Amazinz wrote:Chicago Sun Times reported that the Cubs were going to make a bid for Benitez.


Hmm, Cubs... Benitez... Playoffs... :-o
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Postby Mustangs989 » Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:49 am

It's extremely unlikely, they will most likely aquire a closer this offseason whether it be Benitez, Percival or someone else is the better question.
Also, if they weren't to acquire a closer in the offseason it's been hinted at that they would give Dempster a shot to close.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:27 am

I don't think Hawkins closes next year. The Twins tried it. It didn't work. The Cubs tried it. It didn't work. I can't imagine the Cubs would give him another chance to close unless there were no other options.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:11 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:I don't think Hawkins closes next year. The Twins tried it. It didn't work. The Cubs tried it. It didn't work. I can't imagine the Cubs would give him another chance to close unless there were no other options.


That's what I was thinking. He's a helluva setup man, so why not put him back in that role and find someone else to close? I think they'll go after someone, like Mustangs said, the real question is who.
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Postby rlee » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:40 pm

I think that the results with Hawkins closing last year, were mixed, at best. With the Cubbies financial capabilities I would think that they would look at Benitez or Percival.
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Postby jonnyblack » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:27 pm

IMO, Dennis Eckersley has more of a chance to close next year than Hawkins. The cubs would do better to try and sign percival (Benitez and the Curse???), and see what they can get for Hawk on the market. Several teams are looking for middle/set-up guys (Cubs included). I just don't think Hawkins is Cub material and it wouldn't suprise me if he is moved to another team before spring training.

Cub Fans are loyal, but they have little patience. Wrigley field is a horrible place to play if the fans have lost faith in you.

So, I'll just take a guess here, but, I'll say Hawkins ends up in Cleveland setting up for Benitez. ;-D
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