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View Poll Results: How good of a team is this?

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  • Realistic, Long and Short Term Contender

    0 0%
  • Realistic, Long Term Contender

    3 21.43%
  • Realistic, Short Term Contender

    1 7.14%
  • Realistic, Not a Contender

    5 35.71%
  • Not Realistic

    5 35.71%
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  1. #1
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    Cubsfan365's Cubs Mock Offseason

    Remember, these are not based on what you think what will happen or whether or not the players want to come to Chicago. Vote based on whether the deals and trades are realistic and whether the team is a contender or not.

    2012-13 Cubs Mock Offseason

    FA

    1. Sign BJ Upton to 5-year/$72.5 million w/ 2018 option for $15 million
    2. Sign Torii Hunter to 2-year/$24 million
    3. Sign Jeff Keppinger to 2-year/$8 million w/ 2015 option for $4 million
    4. Sign Juan Rivera to 1 year/$3.5 million
    5. Sign Adam Kennedy to 1 year/$1.5 million
    6. Sign Brandon McCarthy to 1-year/$8 million w/ 2014 option for $10 million
    7. Sign Koji Uehara to 1 year/ $5 million w/ 2014 option for $5 million

    Trades

    Cubs send Alfonso Soriano (w/ $30 million), Bryan LaHair, Josh Vitters, and Junior Lake to Tampa Bay for P Alex Cobb, P Alex Colome, and OF Drew Vettelson.

    Cubs send Travis Wood, Marco Hernandez, and John Andreoli to Padres for 2B Jedd Gyorko and P Matthew Andriese.

    Cubs send Carlos Marmol (with $6 million) and Gioskar Amaya to Boston for C Jarrod Saltalamacchia and P Henry Owens

    Cubs send Darwin Barney and Jae-Hoon Ha to Tigers for P Casey Crosby, OF Tyler Collins, and P Adam Wilk.

    25-Man Roster

    IF
    Starlin Castro-$5.8 M
    Jeff Keppinger- $4 M
    Adam Kennedy- $1.5 M
    Luis Valbuena- $900K
    Anthony Rizzo- $400K
    Jedd Gyorko- $400K

    C
    Welington Castillo- $400K
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia- $3.9 M

    OF
    BJ Upton- $14.5 M
    Torii Hunter- $12 M
    David DeJesus- $4.25 M
    Juan Rivera- $3.25 M
    Tony Campana- $400K

    SP
    Matt Garza- $10 M
    Brandon McCarthy- $8 M
    Francisco Liriano- $5 M
    Jeff Samardzija- $2.9 M
    Alex Cobb- $400 K

    RP
    Koji Uehara- $5 M
    James Russell- $900K
    Rafael Dolis- $400K
    Michael Bowden- $400K
    Jeff Beliveau- $400K
    Casey Crosby- $400K (long relief, long-term starter)
    Tony Zych- $400K

    Other Costs:
    $15 M in 2013 for Alfonso Soriano
    $6 M in 2013 for Carlos Marmol
    $1.66 M for Jorge Soler
    $1.2 for Gerardo Concepcion
    $400 K for Steve Clevenger, Brett Jackson, Lendy Castillo, Arodys Vizcaino, Brooks Raley, Chris Rusin, and Adam Wilk

    Total Payroll: $112.56 million

    Starters
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Gyorko
    SS-Castro
    3B-Keppinger/Valbuena
    LF-DeJesus
    CF-Upton
    RF-Hunter
    C-Castillo/Saltalamacchia

    Rotation
    1. Garza
    2. Samardzija
    3. McCarthy
    4. Cobb
    5. Liriano

    Bullpen
    Crosby
    Bowden
    Dolis
    Beliveau
    Zych
    Russell
    Uehara

    Bench
    Rivera
    Campana
    Kennedy
    Valbuena(platoon)
    Saltalamacchia(platoon)

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  2. #2
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    Cobb, Gyorko, and Crosby are very meh talents for me. Big overpays for all of them and I don't see Gyorko as a 2B.

    OTOH, I would love that Boston trade, though that's because Boston gets bent over.

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    i actually like this mock the best of the ones that have been posted... now this isn't a WS contender but long term it would have been a great offseason....... too bad the salty trade and upton aren't happening

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    I'm glad that I was pretty darn close on Upton's deal and that the Keppinger deal could be a real possibility for us. I was thinking of Torii Hunter as a flippable piece, and the Barney and Soriano trade destinations look like they could be true as well.

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    That is a **** ton of turnover and the team isn't any better in the end.

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    I like it. Realistic long term gets my vote though because I don't see the short term lineup being that competitive.

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    I like the salty and upton pickups. I'm not big on Gyorko. I like the starting rotation. Bullpen seems weak, but who those are crapshoot so who knows. Bench is alright. I think this team could be competitive depending on the bullpen.

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    I like this one a bunch. Only qualm for me is I think Barney brings back more. I'm kind of hoping for Straily or Porcello straight up for him. But the general theme of short term deals fits, contracts seemed reasonable, etc. not a contender most likely in 2013, but I like the possibilities moving past that.

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    There's a large gap in production between Straily and Porcello. I would want more for the pop up A's arm that is Straily.

    I do like this one more than the others, but I thought the return talent was a notch below expectation except in the Boston trade.

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