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Randall Simon
04-21-2010, 02:35 AM
Desperation is a stinky cologne:

http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/statuses/12549475661

croce_99
04-21-2010, 02:57 AM
Can't do ANY worse than the bullpen is doing now. Sign him

Ron!n
04-21-2010, 03:21 AM
I wouldnt mind taking a shot at him in the pen.

Second City
04-21-2010, 04:16 AM
Do it! Better than the garbage that we have out there now.

Ron!n
04-21-2010, 07:07 AM
Actually, when you look through his numbers hes been very good as a reliever. But hes struggled as a starter the last 3-4 years.

semperfi
04-21-2010, 08:53 AM
I'll take some more offense.

Mell413
04-21-2010, 09:08 AM
I wouldn't be opposed to this. As Ronin said he's been good as a reliever. He's also tough on righties, which is something the bullpen lacks right now. From what I've read this is Hendry's last shot and you would think with your job on the line you would be looking at someone better than Looper.

Str1fe5
04-21-2010, 09:11 AM
Yeah, he's been a pretty good reliever in his career. He's struggled as a starter, but at this point its worth taking a flier on him.

gocubs2118
04-21-2010, 09:21 AM
Looper > Stinkfish

BDawk4Prez
04-21-2010, 10:59 AM
Gonorreah+Syphilis-Crabs/Chlamydia > Stinkfish

Just as Croce

cowboydoc45
04-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Gonorreah+Syphilis-Crabs/Chlamydia > Stinkfish

Just as Croce

would that equal something like Gonnoherpasyphilaids?

BDawk4Prez
04-21-2010, 11:19 AM
would that equal something like Gonnoherpasyphilaids?

Depends who you ask.

its still early
04-21-2010, 11:48 AM
we just need some 11 year old to break his arm going after a fly ball during recess and then for the something to weird to happen when the bone is being reset then wait for his cast to come off and then wait for him to catch a homerun ball by the opposing team in the bleachers and then throw it back onto the field only to find that he now throws it super fast and the ball winds up in soto's glove. so hendry, keep your eyes open for that.

until then, sign looper or whoever else because these guys minus marmol, marshall, and russell flat out suck.

thanks.

Yagyu+
04-21-2010, 11:54 AM
we just need some 11 year old to break his arm going after a fly ball during recess and then for the something to weird to happen when the bone is being reset then wait for his cast to come off and then wait for him to catch a homerun ball by the opposing team in the bleachers and then throw it back onto the field only to find that he now throws it super fast and the ball winds up in soto's glove. so hendry, keep your eyes open for that.

until then, sign looper or whoever else because these guys minus marmol, marshall, and russell flat out suck.

thanks.

I hope you're suggesting that we all go to the nearest middle school and start breaking bones.

its still early
04-21-2010, 11:57 AM
I hope you're suggesting that we all go to the nearest middle school and start breaking bones.

:nod:

Milnertime
04-21-2010, 12:13 PM
I hope you're suggesting that we all go to the nearest middle school and start breaking bones.
And when the Cops show up we can all just say "We're helping the Cubs! Haven't you seen that movie! Don't taze me, bro!"

OFace
04-21-2010, 01:23 PM
Any contract predictions? Considering the guy is unemployed in late April and not talking to anyone, I'm guessing fat Jim is going to throw out something in the neighborhood of 3/9.5 and a no trade clause. He is only 35.

sarcasm btw

its still early
04-21-2010, 02:14 PM
i'd like to see us sign isringhausen and looper and send berg and gray back down. i'm not sure how much izzy or looper have left and normally i wouldn't use the "veteran experience over youth" argument, but i don't see the point in running these young guys out there anymore. i don't think it does them any good and it is certainly not helping the team. the bullpen was the biggest concern coming in to this season in my mind, and it has been exposed big time. isringhausen and looper have had success in relief roles before and would probably come cheap. i say see what they've got because it can't be worse than what we've been watching.

CubbieSteve
04-21-2010, 02:40 PM
Does Izzy still have a right arm?

Milnertime
04-21-2010, 02:40 PM
I'm pretty sure Izzy's done.

He was pretty torn up in his last stint with the Cards.

its still early
04-21-2010, 02:44 PM
I'm pretty sure Izzy's done.

He was pretty torn up in his last stint with the Cards.


yeah i wasn't sure what his status was. i saw last season he had under ten appearances with the rays. his numbers were good but clearly there was a health issue.

Tehjosha
04-21-2010, 03:32 PM
I never knew that croce had Gonnoherpasyphilaids. Shoulda figured.

Oh, and as far as Looper, he can't do much worse than what we've thrown out there thus far. Give him two looks.

gocubs2118
04-21-2010, 03:33 PM
Ugh, I can't believe our bullpen is that bad that we actually want to sign Braden Looper. I thought it was going to be a weakness but I didn't think it was going to be this bad.

DLEE4MVP
04-21-2010, 03:36 PM
Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that the Cubs watched free agent right-hander Braden Looper throw, however a signing is not expected.
The Cubs are currently considering many options for their hurting bullpen, so it's only natural that they gave the former closer a look. Looper, 35, has a 3.58 career ERA as a reliever, though he has pitched exclusively as a starting pitcher since 2007.

Via rotoworld

windycityD
04-21-2010, 03:38 PM
ah, Cashner or Stevens please.

turnaround3
04-21-2010, 03:40 PM
He lives on the same block as a friend of mine in Palos. Sign him for that reason.

MJ-BULLS
04-21-2010, 06:41 PM
I wouldn't mind him in the pen. Low risk deal.

pastorbutch
04-22-2010, 11:59 AM
Better Looper than to leave Z in the pen. Why not Pedro Martinez too?