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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Maybe things with DeRosa aren't as good as they stated. I know they have wanted Roberts, but if DeRosa is worse off than advertised that could be why they have stepped it up.


    The Cubs suck.

    Just wanted to get it in there before the haters made there way into the thread.



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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    I really don't understand why the Cubs organization is so hell bent on making this trade.

    I think that D-ro is a GREAT option at second with Fotenenot backing him up.

    I don't see this as making the Cubs any better, no matter what you give up.



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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I really don't understand why the Cubs organization is so hell bent on making this trade.

    I think that D-ro is a GREAT option at second with Fotenenot backing him up.

    I don't see this as making the Cubs any better, no matter what you give up.
    I agree, especially becaue d ro is young and could be huge in coming years.


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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I really don't understand why the Cubs organization is so hell bent on making this trade.

    I think that D-ro is a GREAT option at second with Fotenenot backing him up.

    I don't see this as making the Cubs any better, no matter what you give up.
    You don't see how an all star 2nd baseman can make this team better? Not to mention he is a leadoff hitter which would help this team out in more ways than one. It would allow Soriano to move down in the order where he belongs, giving us a much more potent lineup. IMO, if we make this trade the Cubs will have a top 3 offense in the NL.



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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    I agree, especially becaue d ro is young and could be huge in coming years.
    You do realize that Derosa is 33 don't you? Thats not very young.



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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    You do realize that Derosa is 33 don't you? Thats not very young.
    No I didn't. I thought he was young. Just looked at the roster and I see I was an idiot. Thanks for pointing it out.


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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I really don't understand why the Cubs organization is so hell bent on making this trade.

    I think that D-ro is a GREAT option at second with Fotenenot backing him up.

    I don't see this as making the Cubs any better, no matter what you give up.
    True leadoff hitter...enough said



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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Okay... Soriano's numbers have always suffered when he is moved out of the leadoff spot. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

    We will have plenty of offense without Roberts...

    1) Soriano
    2) Fukudome
    3) Lee
    4) Rami
    5) Soto
    6) Derosa
    7) Pie
    8)Theriot



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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Okay... Soriano's numbers have always suffered when he is moved out of the leadoff spot. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

    We will have plenty of offense without Roberts...

    1) Soriano
    2) Fukudome
    3) Lee
    4) Rami
    5) Soto
    6) Derosa
    7) Pie
    8)Theriot
    soriano isn't a leadoff hitter tho. yeah he can hit home runs, and that is always a factor when he steps in the box, however i'd rather have him batting 3rd w/ roberts leading off/

    if roberts is aquired, i'd like to see.

    1)Roberts-2B
    2)Fukudome-RF
    3)Soriano-LF
    4)Aramis-3B
    5)D-Lee-1B
    6)Soto-C
    7)Pie-CF
    8)Theriot-SS
    9)Pitcher slot

    however, i'd rather see theriot batting 9th with the pitcher batting 8th. that way you have 2 leadoff hitters

    or

    1)Roberts-2B
    2)Theriot-SS
    3)Soriano-LF
    4)Aramis-3B
    5)Fukudome-RF
    6)D-Lee-1B
    7)Soto-C
    8)Pie-CF
    9)Pitcher slot


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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    Like I said before... Soriano's numbers will drop if he is moved from the leadoff spot.

    Check out this:
    The View From The Bleachers | A Chicago Cubs Blog & Fan Site Blog Archive Soriano is the Best Leadoff Hitter

    I can't post the actual tables here, but Fonzi bats .295 as a leadoff man, .260 in the third spot, and .268 in fifth.



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    Re: Cubs/Orioles Talks getting serious

    In my opinion Brian Roberts has always been very underrated... The guy can play



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