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Cubs Interested in a Dodgers Outfielder?

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  • In a chat over at FanGraphs, Dave Cameron mentioned that if the FA process drags out for Robinson Cano (and the price drops) “a smart team like the Cubs will jump in and sign him.” I’m sure Theo and Jed appreciate the comment, but MANY (most?) teams would be in on Cano if there is a significant price drop. Cameron also thinks that a good number for a Shark extension would be around 5yrs/60 million.
  • The Dodgers have an extra outfielder. Would one of Matt Kemp, Andre Either, or Carl Crawford make sense for the Cubs? The only one I would consider would be Matt Kemp IF he comes with a significant injury discount (dude is awesome, but always hurt). Some team(s) will pay full price for him, no doubt, so I don’t see the Cubs landing him. It wouldn’t be smart to overpay for someone with his injury history, IMO. The upfront asking price would have to be palatable, and the Dodgers would need to kick-in some significant salary relief.
  • The Cubs added Dallas Beeler and Arismendy (my favorite prospect first name) Alcantara to the 40-man roster, thus protecting them from the Rule 5 draft. Beeler really pitched his way onto the roster this fall, and he has all the physical tools you want (6’5”, mid-90s fastball). I’d look for Beeler to make a play for a bullpen spot this spring. It has been confirmed that Juan “mystery man” Paniagua is not eligible for the Rule 5 draft, so he didn’t need to be added to the 40-man for protection.
  • Our favorite topic: the proposed renovation of Wrigley Field. The Chicago Plan Commission approved the latest plans (which include bumping out the right field outer wall) and a proposed arch sign over Clark Street (which would take the place of the proposed-but-DOA pedestrian bridge).
  • Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and stay safe during your travels.
  • Doc Raker

    All this talk about free agents and roster who goes where and trades and what to pay who. Didn’t you read the previous post here at VFTB, the Cubs now have a Quality Assurance Coach so we are assured we will play quality baseball, we don’t have to worry about who is on the roster anymore, quality baseball will be played because we have a quality assurance baseball coach, it is as simple as making up a law that says the Cubs will play quality baseball. Easy. Kinda like just making up a law that says everyone will get affordable health care, it just has to happen because we made a law that says so. Don’t you people get it.

    • Jerry in Wisconsin

      Doc, this is an artical that explains some of the new titles they are giving coaches now. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22270 This is what happens when you start putting MBAs in the front office.

      • I wonder if he has to dress up. I get a kick out of grown men in fancy clothes doing pretend jobs. For some reason, either my Edward Jones agent or his secretary manages to leave me a voicemail weekly. I have no idea what his job is, but apparently he had to outsource his pretend stuff to an associate pretend stuff doer.

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        The government is the best at finding titles for pretend stuff doers!

      • Doc Raker

        Thanks but I am not a subscriber so I wasn’t able to read the entire article. I am so happy though, my baseball team has assured me they will play quality baseball, my president assured me I can keep my health insurance and will save $2400 a year and my friends in Iran can keep their nuclear weapons if they play nice with them, what could go wrong?

  • Doc Raker

    All this talk about free agents and roster who goes where and trades and what to pay who. Didn’t you read the previous post here at VFTB, the Cubs now have a Quality Assurance Coach so we are assured we will play quality baseball, we don’t have to worry about who is on the roster anymore, quality baseball will be played because we have a quality assurance baseball coach, it is as simple as making up a law that says the Cubs will play quality baseball. Easy. Kinda like just making up a law that says everyone will get affordable health care, it just has to happen because we made a law that says so. Don’t you people get it.

    • Jerry in Wisconsin

      Doc, this is an artical that explains some of the new titles they are giving coaches now. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22270 This is what happens when you start putting MBAs in the front office.

      • I wonder if he has to dress up. I get a kick out of grown men in fancy clothes doing pretend jobs. For some reason, either my Edward Jones agent or his secretary manages to leave me a voicemail weekly. I have no idea what his job is, but apparently he had to outsource his pretend stuff to an associate pretend stuff doer.

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        The government is the best at finding titles for pretend stuff doers!

      • Doc Raker

        Thanks but I am not a subscriber so I wasn’t able to read the entire article. I am so happy though, my baseball team has assured me they will play quality baseball, my president assured me I can keep my health insurance and will save $2400 a year and my friends in Iran can keep their nuclear weapons if they play nice with them, what could go wrong?

  • Doc Raker

    Testing testing 1…..2…..3……

  • Doc Raker

    Testing testing 1…..2…..3……