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    Cubs hoping O's will call (Kevin Millar, Jeff Conine)
    http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-cub05.html

    Sending out an SOS
    http://chicagosports.chicagotribune....cubs-headlines

    Wishful Thinking? (Tony Clark)
    http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/cubs.asp?id=185488

    Clark Could be way to fix power outage

    http://chicagosports.chicagotribune....cubs-headlines

    Right-Handed hitting help tops Cubs wish list
    http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-csep03.html

    These are all reputable sources, and there is more where that came from to provide for the blowhard big mouthed skeptics.
    98 years of futility and counting...

  • #2
    None of those guys mentioned will do much of anything to improve the offense.


    And it's time to focus on the area that really needs to be addressed, the starting rotation. It's completely unacceptable that these guys are allowing any runs to cross the plate.

    They are fully aware of the fact that the offense can't score any more than once a game, if that much, so they really need to step up and throw nothing but shutout ball the rest of the season.
    Jerseys hanging in my den : Santo, Jenkins, Williams, Banks, Grace, Sandberg, Dawson, Eckersley, Sutcliffe, Wood, Prior, Zambrano, Lee

    Oddly enough, I never bought a Sosa jersey, even during his best years.

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    • #3
      Tony Clark is the best option out of those, but he's signed for $2 million in 2007 as well. And he can only play 1B, a position we just locked Lee into longterm. That and the Arizona GM has shown to be a very shrewd trade partner. Other than that, it's just peachy.

      As for Conine or Millar, it's likely to cost the Cubs a high ranking pitching prospect right now but Hendry and this offense are getting desperate. So much so it wouldn't suprise me to see Ryu shipped out to bring one of them in. Conine is 5 years older (40 this June), has better defense than Millar but Conine is getting to the point where he doesn't have much pop left in his swing. Millar (35 in Sept) on the other hand has some serious power and a real good eye at the plate. Both can hit lefties as well, so when Lee did return we'd have Jacque's platoon partner. Conine (.307/.379/.498/.876) gets the slight nod over Millar (.289/.369/.455/.824) against lefties as well as over the last 3 years; Conine .282/.369/.427/.796 and Millar .279/.357/.416/.773.
      What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
      Line Drive: .356
      HBP: .342
      Non-Intentional Walk: .315
      Intentional Walk: .176
      Outfield Fly: .035
      Groundball: -.101
      Bunts: -.103
      Infield Fly: -.243
      Strikeout: -.287
      It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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      • #4
        You know that feeling when you burp and get a little stomach acid/vomit in the back of your throat, just enough so that you can taste it?



        The thought of giving up Ryu for any of those 3 guys made me do that.
        Jerseys hanging in my den : Santo, Jenkins, Williams, Banks, Grace, Sandberg, Dawson, Eckersley, Sutcliffe, Wood, Prior, Zambrano, Lee

        Oddly enough, I never bought a Sosa jersey, even during his best years.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Slightly Sarcastic
          You know that feeling when you burp and get a little stomach acid/vomit in the back of your throat, just enough so that you can taste it?



          The thought of giving up Ryu for any of those 3 guys made me do that.
          you and me both. thats why it should be considered one of those "impossible early season trades".

          that wouldnt be desperate, that would be trying to cling to a tuft of grass while flying over the edge of a cliff.

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          • #6
            Bob I totally agree, Tony Clark would be my favorite out of those three. He had a decent year last year as well.As for the others, I never liked Millar and Conine is ancient.
            98 years of futility and counting...

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