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Postby Surfs up » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:00 pm

What are your guesses on what happens to Urbina? There was a rumor the White Sox were interested. The Cubs still need a closer.
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Postby kentx12 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:08 pm

If Smoltz goes back to starting I would love to se UU in Atl.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:33 pm

i would think the cubs would be pushing hard for UU considering their bullpens woes from last year...... and i would think the white sox would not be interested now with the signing of hermanson to go along with shingo and marte....... but as kentx12 said the braves might make a push for him if smoltz goes back to starting.......
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:45 pm

Like the others said, the only real suitors out there now are the Cubs and Braves if Smoltz is indeed going back to the rotation IMO. Both of these would increase his value substantially I would think, at least higher than it would have been for the Tigers.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:14 am

I don't want Smoltz to go back to being a SP!

I wouldn't mind having Urbina as a setup man though.
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Postby Registered_Guest » Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:02 am

Cubs look like a contender for his services, but they have no problem giving Dempster the job until he proves he can or can't handle it.

I think the Cubs will look for a leadoff guy now (Pods from Milwaukee has been mentioned a lot) that Walker/Nomar are in the fold before they look to add a closer.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:46 am

Registered_Guest wrote:Cubs look like a contender for his services, but they have no problem giving Dempster the job until he proves he can or can't handle it.

I think the Cubs will look for a leadoff guy now (Pods from Milwaukee has been mentioned a lot) that Walker/Nomar are in the fold before they look to add a closer.


Man..if the Cubs could sign Pods that would be awesome for them. I wouldn't like to see Patterson losing the SBs but with Pods getting 2 at a time Cory could still steal 2nd base

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Postby Surfs up » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:47 am

At 4.5 million being a setup man is a lot of money. But the Tigers may end up keeping him in that spot. Urbina was 21 for 24 in save chances but the Tigers middle relief blew 9 chances to get to Urbina in the 7th and 8th innings. They don't have anybody dependable to get to Percival. My guess is they keep Urbina unless they get an offer they can't refuse.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:47 am

well..has Urbina even found his Mother yet? He might not come back this year...
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:08 am

trevisc wrote:well..has Urbina even found his Mother yet? He might not come back this year...


no he hasent.

This is a really touchy situation, and it may not have a happy ending. Uggey could be a head case coming into the season.

Detroit decided not to give in to arbitration with Yan and Levine recently, so they wont be in Detroit next yr. Franklin German has actually had a very good offseason in the Dominican league, and we are getting back two pitchers who had TJ surgery about a yr ago in Rodney and Sperling. Indications are that the FA market for middle relievers is getting costly, so the Tigers may very well end up keeping Urbina for a few more months. well see.
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