How Lowe Can We Go?
|Glendon Rusch, LHP
5-7, 4.35 ERA
89/45 K/BB, 10 HR in 111.2 IP
|Derek Lowe, RHP|
8-13, 4.11 ERA
115/41 K/BB, 26 HR in 175.0 IP
|LF Jayson Werth||LF Jerry Hairston Jr|
|SS *Oscar Robles||SS #Neifi Perez|
|2B Jeff Kent||1B Derrek Lee|
|1B Olmedo Saenz||RF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|C Jason Phillips||3B Nomar Garciaparra|
|3B Mike Edwards||2B *Todd Walker|
|RF #Jose Cruz Jr.||C Michael Barrett|
|Jason Repko||CF *Corey Patterson|
|P Derek Lowe||P *Glendon Rusch|
That is a hell of a lot if they don't get an extention done. I'm assuming Chapman is going to be the closer with Rondon in the 8th and Strop in the 7th. That sounds great but Rondon #s aren't as good in non-save situations so we'll see how he responds to being the setup man.
I certainly hope he signed an extension. I would have been ok with this package for Miller, it is too much for 2 (well 3, hopefully) of Chapman. Of course, we win the World Series, I will retract this immediately.
@JonHeyman: Yanks and Cubs have a deal. Torres, mckinney, Warren and likely 1 more to NYY.
Rumor McKinney part of package
I would rather have Ian Happ at second.
that is a hell of a lot of talent to shift for a reliever who's gonna get paid top-scale "free agent" type money in 2017+ after a 1/2 year rental for the remainder of 2016.
Cubs are going to need a 2nd baseman of the future. I'm still not convinced Baez can be that offensively on an everyday basis.
Updating: Per @Joelsherman1, #Cubs-#Yankees trade, if completed, would be Chapman for Torres, Warren and likely two others.
Can only imagine they'd only give that much up if he's signing an extension.
The official police report on Chapman:
You can draw your own conclusions.
Where is he going to play for the Cubs?
That was, ummmm, you know. A joke?
Even from an on-field perspective, Torres is a 19-year-old beating up High-A pitching who also plays a great SS. Even if he never develops a legit MLB power stroke, he's still an obvious 4-tool guy with a very high floor. Sucks to trade away his next 6-8 years for a closer, albeit a great one.
"Like the Chapman deal for Cubs from on-field POV, wish I didn't now have to feel lousy following an otherwise likable Cubs team." @jonahkeri
pretty much sums up my feelings
You mean Yankees?
You do have a point. The TheoJed certainly would need to address this in a transparent way. Milton Bradley was no help to the team.