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05-04-2012, 02:04 PM
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Illinihockey
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Originally Posted by RayP View Post


Call Rizzo and Jackson up this year, continue to clear as much payroll as possible, and give Rizzo and co. all of next year with the team. THen hope to complete the following year at the earliest, if not hte year after that. You'll have plenty of money to spend, and hopefully Starlin, Rizzo, and Jackson are beginning to enter their primes.
I don't see how that plan precludes you from keeping Garza. He'd be 31 at that point, far from being past his prime. If they trade Garza and Dempster who is at the top of your rotation next year? Samardzjia and Maholm? I understand rebuilding but you can't turn the Chicago Cubs into the Iowa Cubs.

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