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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby smoovethug » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:41 pm

Hideously stupid, I wonder how long it lasts though. Maybe they'll consider a 6 man rotation if they're this enamored with their SP options?
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby DbacksRback » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:26 pm

m16a wrote:
thejusman1 wrote:
m16a wrote:So, is Silva worth a pickup for dropping Z?


I would rather have an empty roster spot on my fantasy team than start Carlos Silva.



Z was my #3 starter, so I need to replace him. He'd been solid cept for that first game. Pelfrey is on the WW, would he be a better pickup?


Absolutely get Pelffrey.
As for Z this makes no sense to me and blows my mind.
Last start: 6ip, 2er, 9k's and then he gets moved to the pen?
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:39 pm

smoovethug wrote:Hideously stupid, I wonder how long it lasts though.

Hopefully long enough for him to gain RP elig. }:-)
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:41 pm

The only thing that would make sense is some sort of fatigue or injury that has arisen. Paying a guy that much to be a setup man, when he's arguably your best starter, makes absolutely no sense. Cubs fans won't accept this decision, will they? I imagine it'll cause quite a backlash.
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby urbanbreez » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:43 pm

Some jackhole attempting to trade him today with everyone in our league based on us not knowing about this. Little does he know I wander the Cafe. What a jackhole.
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby SecretAgentMan » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:51 pm

Piniella being Piniella.

So how does the Cubs GM keep his job with the 2 contracts he has for CZam and Soriano?

Carlos Zambrano rhp
5 years/$91.5M (2008-12), plus 2013 vesting option
signed extension with Cubs 8/17/07
$5M signing bonus
08:$15M, 09:$17.75M, 10:$17.875M, 11:$17.875M, 12:$18M, 13:$19.25M vesting player option
full no-trade clause

Alfonso Soriano of
8 years/$136M (2007-14)
signed by Cubs as a free agent 11/06
$8M signing bonus
07:$9M, 08:$13M, 09:$16M, 10-14:$18M annually
full no-trade clause
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:59 pm

Can we rename this thread, Cubs FAIL?
I'm sure there will be a lot more to add as the season goes on. }:-)
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:14 pm

If Zambrano is fully fit, I don't understand the thought process of someone who comes up with this decision. :-S

Is Hendry making a late bid to enter "the contest"?
He better hurry up, Omar is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out ahead. ;-7
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby capsfan » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:45 pm

so whats everyone doing with him? im prob not gonna drop him and try to ride it out. anyone else?
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Re: Big Z to bullpen

Postby CMCrai » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:45 pm

He's dropped in our league. Now I have to figure out if I should pick him up and stash him. That is a FAST fall.
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