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Postby Amazinz » Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:39 pm

RugbyD wrote:As if there was still any quaestion:

the Trib is reporting that once Sosa passes his physical and the deal is official, the Cubs will announce a 1-yr deal for $4m with Burnitz, mutual 2006 option.

I think the Sosa deal is completed. Press conference at 6pm ET.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:55 pm

RugbyD wrote:As if there was still any quaestion:

the Trib is reporting that once Sosa passes his physical and the deal is official, the Cubs will announce a 1-yr deal for $4m with Burnitz, mutual 2006 option.


So the Cubs pay $8 Million for Sammy to leave and $4 million for Burnitz...thats a $12 million total for a .250 hitter in RF....I guess it is better than the $19 million Sammy was owed...but I think there were better track to take.... :-/
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Postby daveblotto » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:56 pm

Hey at least we're used to a .250 hitter who can't play the outfield, and Strikes out 150 Times per year. I predict Burnitz's #'s to be very comparable to Sammy's by years end. I PRAY that this is not the only Move Hendry has left!!! :-o
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:59 pm

And so ends one of the worst offseason set of (non) moves this year. Yuck. Burnitz, Hairston, Patterson, theres an allstar lineup!!
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:01 pm

daveblotto wrote:Hey at least we're used to a .250 hitter who can't play the outfield, and Strikes out 150 Times per year. I predict Burnitz's #'s to be very comparable to Sammy's by years end. I PRAY that this is not the only Move Hendry has left!!! :-o


I am pretty sure Mr. Hendry has a move or two left up his sleeve...but like CubsFan said...It has been a pretty dismal offseason so far... :-/

But I still have faith in Mr. Hendry...and the Tribunes pocket book... B-)
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:41 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:
RugbyD wrote:As if there was still any quaestion:

the Trib is reporting that once Sosa passes his physical and the deal is official, the Cubs will announce a 1-yr deal for $4m with Burnitz, mutual 2006 option.


So the Cubs pay $8 Million for Sammy to leave and $4 million for Burnitz...thats a $12 million total for a .250 hitter in RF....I guess it is better than the $19 million Sammy was owed...but I think there were better track to take.... :-/


according to the numbers reported by rotoworld the cubs are paying $12 mil for sosa and $5 mil for burnitz. i think sosa was set to make about $17 so its basically an even swap of burnitz for sosa. :-t in my opinion. i would think it would be better to stage a fake makeup between baker and sosa for the media or even fire dusty (never liked him) and let sosa walk at the end of the year.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:43 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:I am pretty sure Mr. Hendry has a move or two left up his sleeve...but like CubsFan said...It has been a pretty dismal offseason so far... :-/

But I still have faith in Mr. Hendry...and the Tribunes pocket book... B-)


the cubs have enough prospects to swing a couple trades. they seem to be able to get what they want at the deadline for a bargain price. they just need to keep themselves in the race until then.

i dont necessarily have faith in the trib opening their pocket books, but i am a cards fan so i cant say it really bothers me.
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Postby Lil' Doug Dascenzo » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:44 pm

I've seen a couple of reports (Yahoo, ESPN) that the Cubs are getting Jorge Julio as part of the Sosa deal. If that is true, that makes the situation a little easier to swallow.
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:47 pm

the $12 figure for Sosa that's been reported is actually 2 separate things. They are picking up $8m of this year's salary and sporting the full $4.5 for next year's buyout in order for Sosa to waive the automatic 2006 $18m salary if traded.
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:48 pm

Lil' Doug Dascenzo wrote:I've seen a couple of reports (Yahoo, ESPN) that the Cubs are getting Jorge Julio as part of the Sosa deal. If that is true, that makes the situation a little easier to swallow.


Julio is not part of the deal, but the idea is likely to be revisited for a separate deal.
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