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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    That's one roster spot opened up, right?

    Edit: I guess not, he was already designated for assignment and not on the 25 man.


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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Freel wasn't on the 25 man, but I believe Farney still is.



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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    That's one roster spot opened up, right?
    They designated him for assignment when they acquired Baker.

    Side note: Does Hendry have any clue what he is doing right now?



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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    He was being payed something like 5 mill a year for nothing. At least they dumped him and dont have to pay it all.


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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    They designated him for assignment when they acquired Baker.

    Side note: Does Hendry have any clue what he is doing right now?
    Exactly.

    Although to the credit, Jake Fox has been a pleasant surprise that I think has made them rethink things. At the beginning of the year I was thinking Fox was good trade bait, and still is, but seems to be one that might just be a keeper now.


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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
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    Side note: Does Hendry have any clue what he is doing right now?
    I don't think so. That is one of the reasons I divorced myself from the Cubs a couple of years ago.


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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    And thus, the cycle is complete.

    - Gathright is released by KC, and signed by the Cubs for the minimum.
    - Cubs realize that he is useless, and send his *** to Baltimore for Ryan Freel. Upon arriving in Chicago, Freel calls it a "dream come true" to play for the Cubs and tells the equipment manager to burn his Baltimore equipment bag.
    - Before his first game as a Cub, Freel is scratched from the line-up with a tight hamstring.
    - Realizing that Freel is also worthless, the Cubs DFA him, and sign Jeff Baker from the Rockies.
    - Cubs trade Freel to KC for next to nothing - which is what they got when they signed Gathright back in February.

    *sigh*



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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Trading for Baker was just stupid because he should be cut as well. They should have seen what it would take to get this guy from the Royals: Mark Teahen Stats, News, Photos - Kansas City Royals - ESPN He's a former outfielder turned infielder this year so he could be a cheaper version of Mark DeRosa. That and he's instantly be the leader on the Cubs in batting average amongst the regular starters...


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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    And thus, the cycle is complete.

    - Gathright is released by KC, and signed by the Cubs for the minimum.
    - Cubs realize that he is useless, and send his *** to Baltimore for Ryan Freel. Upon arriving in Chicago, Freel calls it a "dream come true" to play for the Cubs and tells the equipment manager to burn his Baltimore equipment bag.
    - Before his first game as a Cub, Freel is scratched from the line-up with a tight hamstring.
    - Realizing that Freel is also worthless, the Cubs DFA him, and sign Jeff Baker from the Rockies.
    - Cubs trade Freel to KC for next to nothing - which is what they got when they signed Gathright back in February.

    *sigh*
    The cycle will be complete once they cut Baker's worthless *** too and realize that was a pointless deal as well


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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    A trade can't be worthless if you don't give up anything to get him.



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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    A trade can't be worthless if you don't give up anything to get him.
    Right, but the idea is that if they hadn't signed Gathright in the first place, none of what happened later would have happened.

    They could have just re-signed Jim Edmonds and been done with it. Re-sign Edmonds, and letting go of DeRosa doesn't look so bad, as Fukudome could have slid over to right when Bradley was hurting early in the year.



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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    I think people are ripping on Hendry for no reason on this move. Freel was a "low risk, medium reward" pick up. He costed the cubs nearly no money. Hendry took a chance and it didn't work out. Didn't exactly bite him in the ***.

    Now the other moves he has made, I can't defend at all.



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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Trading for Baker was just stupid because he should be cut as well. They should have seen what it would take to get this guy from the Royals: Mark Teahen Stats, News, Photos - Kansas City Royals - ESPN He's a former outfielder turned infielder this year so he could be a cheaper version of Mark DeRosa. That and he's instantly be the leader on the Cubs in batting average amongst the regular starters...
    partly true....
    he is a former outfielder, turned infielder (3b), turned back to outfield when alex gordon started the 07 season in KC. now teahan is back to 3b while gordon rehabs. i also think he caught some in the minors and pitched a bit in college. kc will be stupid to let a man like him go but it sounds inevitable.


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    Re: Freel Traded to the Royals

    Thank God. It was sickening seeing him in a Cubs jersey.



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