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Cubs get Marquis

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:22 pm
by hersch223

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:29 pm
by Pogotheostrich
He needed a change of scenery but I don't think the Cubs are a good match. Reports vary on the actually amount for the 3 years. Some have $28 million and some have $20 million.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:50 pm
by Lofunzo
He might get $9M+ per season?? He better hit .300 with 30 jacks as well. 8-o

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:51 pm
by AcidRock23
That made me laugh out loud. I am in Champaign, IL so we are pretty much on the border between Cubs/ Cards as far as NL fans go and I am well aware of what the Cards' fans think of Marquis...

I'm sure that having his bat on the bench may add some value though...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:57 pm
by Pogotheostrich
IMO Marquis is in the same neighborhood as Lily, Meche and Eaton so if it is only $20 million for 3 years that would surprise me. He's got a live arm and an injury free past. The problem is he is stubborn and thinks he can blow it by hitters and it ends up in the stands.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:02 pm
by suppasonic
Soooo.....

CZam
Prior
Marquis
Lilly
Hill/Wood?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:03 pm
by Pogotheostrich
suppasonic wrote:Soooo.....

CZam
Prior
Marquis
Lilly
Hill/Wood?


Wood is going to be in the pen.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:05 pm
by Another Blown Save
suppasonic wrote:Soooo.....

CZam
Prior
Marquis
Lilly
Hill/Wood?

More like
CZam
Lilly
Marquis
Hill
Prior/Miller (you have to assume that one of them is going to be on the DL)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:08 pm
by sportsaddict
Pogotheostrich wrote:IMO Marquis is in the same neighborhood as Lily, Meche and Eaton so if it is only $20 million for 3 years that would surprise me. He's got a live arm and an injury free past. The problem is he is stubborn and thinks he can blow it by hitters and it ends up in the stands.


Right on with the stubborn part. He doesn't listen to coaches, he has a great sinker but doesn't use it. He thinks he's the second coming of Randy Johnson when he's really just a poor man's Tim Hudson :-b

And he's not even that good. Sure, he did have 14 wins last season. But he also had 16 losses and an ERA of 6.02 8-o

He had the highest ERA in the history of baseball for a starter with enough innings to qualify for the ERA title. I don't think he's even in the same neighborhood as those guys. I think he's a mediocre pitcher with potential to be an average pitcher.[/b]

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:14 pm
by RugbyD
AcidRock23 wrote:I'm sure that having his bat on the bench may add some value though...

I agree. I estimate it to be in the range of $3.00-$7.48