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05-01-2012, 01:39 PM
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He'll have to play left field. If he is still hitting really well by the TD, trade him.
That's kinda my thinking. I consider it good problem to have to have a productive guy on the Major League roster and a kid down in AAA trying to do everything he can to force him out. If he keeps up his play all season he could be an attractive addition to a playoff-bound team and could yield a nice return.

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He'll have to play left field. If he is still hitting really well by the TD, trade him.


Yeah, because of course the Cubs wouldn't want to keep a power hitting left handed bat who is cost controlled for the next half decade. I'm sure they're going to want to trade him for the not so great return they could get at the trade deadline.

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Yeah, because of course the Cubs wouldn't want to keep a power hitting left handed bat who is cost controlled for the next half decade. I'm sure they're going to want to trade him for the not so great return they could get at the trade deadline.
You don't want LaHair in the outfield when the Cubs are good. Disaster written all over it, Brant Brown all over again. This organization cannot afford to do things like that unless they guy is hitting 50 bombs every year and you know he can more than make up for it next at bat.

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Yeah, because of course the Cubs wouldn't want to keep a power hitting left handed bat who is cost controlled for the next half decade. I'm sure they're going to want to trade him for the not so great return they could get at the trade deadline.
Where do you propose they put him? You really think they're going to sit Soriano for him in left? Left's about the only place you could put him other than first, and you're not going to stall a hot, young up and comer chomping at the bit for that same spot in order to keep a 30 year old there who's having his first good season ever as a Major Leaguer which may or may not be an anomaly-type season. They're not sending Rizzo anywhere, and this team isn't winning anything this year. Sell high, if it makes sense for the club and the return is right.

And what makes you think and assume they'd get a not so great return? If it's not so great, they don't pull the trigger. Simple. You don't give the guy away for the simple fact of getting rid of him, but if there's a deal that makes sense than can yield you two or three young players in return, which is what this organization is trying to do in building from the ground up, you have to at least take a look at it.

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05-01-2012, 02:44 PM
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Where do you propose they put him? You really think they're going to sit Soriano for him in left? Left's about the only place you could put him other than first, and you're not going to stall a hot, young up and comer chomping at the bit for that same spot in order to keep a 30 year old there who's having his first good season ever as a Major Leaguer which may or may not be an anomaly-type season. They're not sending Rizzo anywhere, and this team isn't winning anything this year. Sell high, if it makes sense for the club and the return is right.

And what makes you think and assume they'd get a not so great return? If it's not so great, they don't pull the trigger. Simple. You don't give the guy away for the simple fact of getting rid of him, but if there's a deal that makes sense than can yield you two or three young players in return, which is what this organization is trying to do in building from the ground up, you have to at least take a look at it.
It depends on what kind of outfielder he is. He could possibly play in right but left would be ideal.

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05-01-2012, 02:51 PM
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His arm is decent for a 1st baseman but below average for an outfielder. If he can make all of the routine plays on defense and get good jumps, it would work but there isn't much margin for error. You don't have to go out of your way to trade him, obviously, but if you can get a quality prospect for him, I think that would be a good move. By quality, I mean top 10 in a good prospect pool. If not, keep him.

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The Cubs had 9 home runs in April. Matt Kemp had 12.

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If the Cubs trade LaHair this guy should be packaged with him.

Gerardo Concepcion, LHP, Cubs (Low-A Peoria): 0.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 0 K. Through two starts, the Midwest League is hitting .464 against him.

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If we get a solid return for LaHair move him. Otherwise hope Soriano rebounds and somebody gets stupid.

Bulls without Rose are still the second best team in the East. Have said it since last year, but I think Watson is at worst a slightly below average starting point guard.

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05-01-2012, 08:33 PM
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If we get a solid return for LaHair move him. Otherwise hope Soriano rebounds and somebody gets stupid.

Bulls without Rose are still the second best team in the East. Have said it since last year, but I think Watson is at worst a slightly below average starting point guard.
Agreed on all points. If the Cubs were to trade Soriano, they'd have to eat almost all of the $50 mil or so left on his salary.


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05-01-2012, 08:49 PM
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If the Bulls were to trade Soriano, they'd have to eat almost all of the $50 mil or so left on his salary.
I'm so lost...

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05-01-2012, 09:05 PM
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Not watching the game, as I don't care about the NBA, but am hearing on Twitter that the UC sounds like a freaking graveyard right now.

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Well that makes a lot more sense

Wasn't sure if it was a typo or I was missing a joke.

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05-01-2012, 10:16 PM
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They lose Rose and the defense goes to ****

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Bulls play in a library. I thought they would come out hard tonight. They played damn well in the first half, but they got away from everything that gave them an eight-point lead in the first half. They need a much better effort on both ends Friday. I hope it was just one bad game.

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I figured we could make it out of the first round without rose, but now I'm not so sure. Philly plays good d and if we don't play better offensively I'm not sure we can score with them.

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Relax, Philly isn't gonna shoot 60% every game the rest of the series. As long as the Bulls can manage to get good offense out of two secondary guys, they will be fine. The offense went dry in the 2nd half but the defense was ****ing atrocious. Part of that was transition off horrible shots, part bad defense, and part Philly's shooting.

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I had the same amount of HR in April as Albert Puljols. Where is my $250,000,000 contract?

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The Bulls played well in the first half, but couldn't make a shot in the 2nd half. The 76ers did not miss in the second half. It's hard to beat a team that isn't missing anything.

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You don't want LaHair in the outfield when the Cubs are good. Disaster written all over it, Brant Brown all over again. This organization cannot afford to do things like that unless they guy is hitting 50 bombs every year and you know he can more than make up for it next at bat.
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Where do you propose they put him? You really think they're going to sit Soriano for him in left? Left's about the only place you could put him other than first, and you're not going to stall a hot, young up and comer chomping at the bit for that same spot in order to keep a 30 year old there who's having his first good season ever as a Major Leaguer which may or may not be an anomaly-type season. They're not sending Rizzo anywhere, and this team isn't winning anything this year. Sell high, if it makes sense for the club and the return is right.

And what makes you think and assume they'd get a not so great return? If it's not so great, they don't pull the trigger. Simple. You don't give the guy away for the simple fact of getting rid of him, but if there's a deal that makes sense than can yield you two or three young players in return, which is what this organization is trying to do in building from the ground up, you have to at least take a look at it.
Lahair's defense in left shouldn't be a deterrent from putting him there. He's a bad defensive first baseman right now anyway and left field defense is less important than first base defense. Also, no way in hell is Soriano the starting left fielder through 2014 just because of his contract-not even at all related to the Lahair situation.

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