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    It's not as simple as just more or fewer profits...

    It's not as simple as just more or fewer profits profits. First, the Cubs already have the most or second most amount of debt in baseball. Therefore, borrowing isn't really a viable option (I...
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    There are a host of reasons the City doesn't want...

    There are a host of reasons the City doesn't want to help the Cubs with new tax streams but the primary one is leverage. It is widely believed (and correctly so I believe) that the Cubs will not...
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    This whole things is excessively petty. The Cubs...

    This whole things is excessively petty. The Cubs have sheared payroll under Ricketts with no signs of it going notably higher any time soon. Just forego the sign, do all the other renovations,...
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    Maddux Won't Be Unanimous HOF Inductee

    Thanks Ken Gurnick for being a complete jagbag! I'm appalled this idiot even gets a vote...

    From CNNSi...

    When the National Baseball Hall of Fame announces who will be the newest inductees on...
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    $468,400 for #2 slot and $316,300 for #3 slot. ...

    $468,400 for #2 slot and $316,300 for #3 slot.

    Overall, we shoul dhave just under $3 million available still. $4,557,200 plus $1,172,800 acquired from trades less $209,700 shipped out in trade...
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    Poll: From the things I've read, Appel is the most...

    From the things I've read, Appel is the most polished and MLB ready, Gray has the highest ceiling but not as polished as Appel and Bryant has a much needed power bat at a position that has produced...
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    I honestly don't think there was ever a chance of...

    I honestly don't think there was ever a chance of them leaving. The reality is that while Rosemont was pitching a nice package, it's a location that has way too much variability in attendance (i.e....
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    I'm not really sure anything has to be brewing...

    I'm not really sure anything has to be brewing because of this. They could take Camapana off the 40 man roster - he has 3 option years left so there's no real risk to doing that. They could...
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    I entirely agree with you. He's turning 28 next...

    I entirely agree with you. He's turning 28 next week and isn't going to settle for a deeply discounted contract that carries him until he's 33. I fully expect him to get $5.5 mm - $6 mm this year...
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    You could put Mike Schmidt in his prime at 3B and...

    You could put Mike Schmidt in his prime at 3B and this still isn't going to be a good team. It's basically a $2 million bet. If he truly is healthy and rebounds he'll definitely have trade value...
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    With the megadeal between Miami and Toronto I...

    With the megadeal between Miami and Toronto I guess we can close the book on Johnson playing in Cubbie blue.
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    Castro for Upton Article

    Let me begin by saying this is about as idiotic as they come. But, since it was written and I'm bored with the Liriano offer, return of Dempster and failed Haren deal threads, I figured I'd throw...
  13. well i guess dont let it happen again? ...

    well i guess dont let it happen again? lol[/QUOTE]

    Interesting. Marmol isn't a 5/10 guy and Cots doesn't list him as having a no trade clause. I'm sure the Cubs have the right info but the No...
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    His salary is $15.5 mm regardless of the buyout. ...

    His salary is $15.5 mm regardless of the buyout. They either pick up the option at $15.5 mm and trade him (or keep him) or buy him out for $3.5 mm and he becomes a free agent.
  15. And from ScoutingBook.com from SPring 2012... ...

    And from ScoutingBook.com from SPring 2012...

    "The ex-Miami Hurricanes closer throws a 98mph fastball that could get even faster as he comes back from TJ surgery. His breaking ball is still a bit...
  16. Baseball America scouting report after being...

    Baseball America scouting report after being drafted in 2008...

    A casualty to Tommy John surgery, Gutierrez redshirted at Miami last season. He is back to form this season, and is considered the...
  17. What makes it worse is that the vendors come down...

    What makes it worse is that the vendors come down and stop to serve people. So when you are that close it massively blocks your view and actually makes it a worse experience. Vendors should never...
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    His contract is actually 3/$36 mm and heavily...

    His contract is actually 3/$36 mm and heavily back-end loaded. He's having a very good year at age 34 but I'm still not sure that is sutainable at age 35 or 36. Yes, his bat would have improved the...
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    Since going to the park costs more and requires...

    Since going to the park costs more and requires more effort, I believe attendance is a better indicator of true fan behavior. But please feel free to find viewership numbers -- I searched high and...
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    Cubs Claim Socolovich, Designate Lalli

    Cubs Claim Socolovich, Designate Lalli
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 23 at 2:07pm CST]

    The Cubs have claimed right-hander Miguel Socolovich off of waivers from the Orioles, Doug Padilla of...
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    The "Sosa and McGwire saved baseball" concept is...

    The "Sosa and McGwire saved baseball" concept is a myth. Baseball was vibrant and growing well before the HR chase. Look at YOY change in avg attendance startig with 1996:

    1996: +19.1%
    1997:...
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    With existing contracts and penciling in for arb...

    With existing contracts and penciling in for arb eligible we only have about $60'ish million committed nextyear -- ample payroll flexibility given that we have the ability to run about a $125 million...
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    His incidences of infidelity are fairly well...

    His incidences of infidelity are fairly well known. That being said he still does live with his family and has admitted those acts as mistakes. There's no way in hell he'd play well with 7 kids and...
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    You do realize he has 7 kids right? Not really...

    You do realize he has 7 kids right? Not really easy traveling with a wife and 7 kids -- let alone while trying to focus on playing baseball. Perhaps he should just abandon them in pursuit of the...
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    Those are great points and I'd definitely put all...

    Those are great points and I'd definitely put all of them (Cobb, Dimaggio, GRiffer and Charleston) with Mays and Mantle into the same general cluster. So, hard to really compare those guys against...
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