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Thread: Roberts to Cubs update
01-05-2008 08:09 PM #46
Had MacPhail actually traded Bedard before Haren was traded he would be recieving the players he wanted, but since he waited, Haren was traded and Bedard's value dropped. Now he's going to have to settle instead of continuing to have an unrealistic price tag for Bedard, otherwise Bedard will be an Oriole on Opening Day.
If MacPhail is actually serious about rebuilding Bedard has to go this offseason, otherwise you waste the best opportunity to maximize the return for him. He's waited until Haren got traded and will most likely wait for a Santana trade which will net a package of only one stud prospect such as Hughes/Buchholz/Ellsbury. The longer MacPhail waits, the lower Bedard's value is going to go...
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01-05-2008 08:24 PM #47
Little Lord Fontenot
All this talk of Cubs' prospects while our old prospect has done a decent job in the bigs.
Fontenot seems to be in Chicago's plans for the future.
Damn this deal better go down.
Cedeno is ABSOLUTELY ready to play everyday in the show.
01-05-2008 08:30 PM #48
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01-05-2008 08:38 PM #50
That's pretty much the equivalent to what MacPhail is asking from teams for Bedard. I have no doubt Beane could have got 3 blue chip prospects for Haren, yet he decided he wanted more than three players so he took less talent to get more players from Arizona.
Now had Beane held out say until after Bedard was traded, the price tag for Haren would still be 3-4 blue chip prospects. Therefore MacPhail would be justified in asking for three top prospects, but Haren was dealt before Bedard. Beane took less and now MacPhail looks unreasonable for not realizing the market price for Bedard has changed. Had MacPhail set the market before Beane traded Haren, I think he could actually get the players he wanted with the exception of Bruce.
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01-05-2008 08:41 PM #51
I've been hoping that Marshall would blossom more. I followed him when he pitched for VCU, and he pitched well for them while he was in college.
He also dated my girlfriends' best friends' sorority sister, which practically makes us family, and family should hook each other up with tickets!
01-05-2008 08:50 PM #52Shorebirds
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Marshall played collegiately at VCU and continues to haunt me to this day. Personally, I hoped to never have to see him again.
01-05-2008 08:55 PM #53
01-05-2008 09:08 PM #54
I cannot help but think they're lining up to trade off some of this glut of pitching at some point next year in the hopes of picking up a key bat or 2.
01-05-2008 09:10 PM #55Plus Member since 02/03 All-Star
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There are way too many other unknown factors involved for your "black and white" conclusion on Bedard's decreased trade value.
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01-05-2008 10:48 PM #59Plus Member since 03/04
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01-05-2008 10:50 PM #60
I'm certain they could straighten Patterson out... Patterson looks like he could replace Roberts at the lead off role. Cedeno well ???? I 'm not sure but 10 HR Power ...Not a lot of speed... We could get lucky & LH might hit 10