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    Cubs Non-Tender Ian Stewart

    I figure this is thread worthy since he was a major point of contention for many Cubs fans.

    The Chicago Cubs non-tendered three players before Friday nightís deadline, including last seasonís opening day third baseman Ian Stewart.

    Two minor league pitchers, Zach Putnam and Jaye Chapman, were not offered contracts and become free agents as does Stewart.

    Stewart had an aborted 2012 season due to a persistent wrist injury, playing only 55 games and hitting .201 with five home runs and 17 RBIs.

    The Cubs can still negotiate a new contract with Stewart, who would have been arbitration eligible after making $2.237 million last year. General manager Jed Hoyer said that the two sides had been in contact and alluded that they had hoped to get an agreement with the 27-year-old infielder before Fridayís deadline.

    The Cubs acquired Stewart from the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder DJ LeMahieu on Dec. 8, 2011. The Cubs also received right-hander Casey Weathers in the deal.

    Also Friday, right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Iowa.

    The Cubsí 40-man roster stands at 37 going into the winter meetings on Dec. 3 in Nashville.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs...er-ian-stewart

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    Bring him back minor league deal to see if wrist is healed
    BUTTERFLIES AND RAINBOWS!!!!! JP611 Just called me an ecstasy user!!!! WTF!!!

    Welcome Tyler Kolek or Brady Aiken or Carlos Rodon if not one of them say hello To Alex Jackson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABE32 View Post
    Bring him back minor league deal to see if wrist is healed
    Time to move on and try and get a solution that fixes the problem longterm and actually improves the team. You already have Vitters back in AAA so he should be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1972 Cubs View Post
    Time to move on and try and get a solution that fixes the problem longterm and actually improves the team. You already have Vitters back in AAA so he should be gone.
    He's 27. We invested Colvin and DJ, a year, a couple million, and fixed his wrist. It's probably worth a minor league deal to see if surgery helped him regain his power stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABE32 View Post
    Bring him back minor league deal to see if wrist is healed
    It's been 7 years. Maybe time to accept that it will never be permanently healed.

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    No need to extend the error.

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    We've all seen how long it takes power to return after wrist surgery. I expect Valbuena to hold it down at third.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    We've all seen how long it takes power to return after wrist surgery.
    And that was for good players.

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    Just a bad trade all around, losing DJ doesn't matter, but Colvin looked solid last year and that blows

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubbieSteve View Post
    Just a bad trade all around, losing DJ doesn't matter, but Colvin looked solid last year and that blows
    Only at Coors.
    #WhyNot?

    People ask me, "Why here? Why Kentucky?", I said "Why not"? It can be done here. It will be done here. Lay the foundation. Recruit and develop. Prepare to win. Day by day. Play by play. A new era of high performance. Why Kentucky? Why not? -Mark Stoops

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1908_Cubs View Post
    Only at Coors.
    I know but still, he did put up a plus 800 OPS with the Cubs so I don't really consider it a fluke

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubbieSteve View Post
    Just a bad trade all around, losing DJ doesn't matter, but Colvin looked solid last year and that blows
    He's garbage outside of Coors.

    Home: .338/380/3652/1.032
    Away: .244/.274/.413/.687

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    Quote Originally Posted by thawv View Post
    He's garbage outside of Coors.

    Home: .338/380/3652/1.032
    Away: .244/.274/.413/.687
    A .687 OPS out of a guy who can play CF in a pinch isn't garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleJRM View Post
    A .687 OPS out of a guy who can play CF in a pinch isn't garbage.
    But saying he's garbage helps the Stewart sympathizers sleep at night.
    On Cam Newton:

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    So it's official.

    This jerk off is going to be the first QB taken in the first round (or maybe the first 5) in the modern era to throw less than 300 passes at DI level. and he might go #1 overall.


    hahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Nfl scouting is a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleJRM View Post
    A .687 OPS out of a guy who can play CF in a pinch isn't garbage.
    We're defending a sub .690 OPS from a guy who can barely play a premium position? C'mon now, Kyle. The dude's a complete product of Coors and can barely play CF. He's a worse option in CF than DeJesus.

    Not even defending the trade, but that kind of production in CF is garbage. Better than Joe Mather? Yes. But still garbage for any sort of team who wants any sort of idea of winning to permeate their brain.
    Last edited by 1908_Cubs; 12-04-2012 at 02:49 PM.
    #WhyNot?

    People ask me, "Why here? Why Kentucky?", I said "Why not"? It can be done here. It will be done here. Lay the foundation. Recruit and develop. Prepare to win. Day by day. Play by play. A new era of high performance. Why Kentucky? Why not? -Mark Stoops

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