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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    Well, we don't have Harden for fragility, so Sheets would fit right in.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    he's asking for 8-10 million a year. the cubs payroll is at 125 million now, and all of the arbitration eligible players are going to get some hefty raises (marmol, theriot). ricketts already said they want to stay at the 140 million dollar mark, so there is no way they are going to sign sheets. they already have 5 guys battling for the number 5 spot in the rotation, and another spot in the first month while lilly rehabs. the only signing i see that is left is another bullpen guy to set up marmol, or take over for him if he struggles.



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    Is it me or have the Cubs been fairly quiet this off season?



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    I think they were initially, but I saw something somewhere that said they were no longer interested. Let me try to find it.

    Does not say they are not interested, just agrees with agroncolne...http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/no...s/236652973413



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    Here's the full Tribune article from today.

    Chicago Cubs have eyes on free-agent pitcher Ben Sheets - chicagotribune.com

    as the article and the blurb above state, the Cubs believe they can land him with an incentive laden deal with a base below what he is purportedly asking. The article also states that the Cubs are a preferred destination for Ben.



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Is it me or have the Cubs been fairly quiet this off season?
    Yup



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    they have their reasons to be quiet this offseason. after a 97 win 2008 season, they went on the market and made all sorts of moves, pretty much all of which didn't pan out. they are just wanting the stars of 08 to come back in 2010. soto, soriano, fontenot, and a healthy ramirez will go a long way to securing another central division crown this season. the brass just wants to see if that will happen this year. if not, the offseason after 2010 could be ugly...and busy.



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    I think the cubs are interested in an incentive laced deal for Sheets with a base of 5 million or so.

    The cubs have had some interested in Orlando Hudson but I don't see them spending money on him. I would think a trade for Luis Castillo is more likely.



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    Send in Maddux!


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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    Here's the full Tribune article from today.

    Chicago Cubs have eyes on free-agent pitcher Ben Sheets - chicagotribune.com

    as the article and the blurb above state, the Cubs believe they can land him with an incentive laden deal with a base below what he is purportedly asking. The article also states that the Cubs are a preferred destination for Ben.
    If the Cubs could get him for a base salary well below market value it would be an awesome deal for the Cubs.
    If Sheets meets the incentives and wins big for the Cubs, they should be happy to pay him the bonuses.



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    was stated at the beggining of the season that they will be...just going to tinker and fill the voids



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    This is a classic "if you can't beat em, join em" deal... but for the Cubs, not Ben Sheets. HE USED TO SLAY US AT WRIGLEY... I HATED seeing him come in to pitch against us because it was sure he was going 8 innings and allowing 2 or fewer runs...

    I say sign him to a 1 or 2 year deal.. INCENTIVE based... maxing out at about 6-7.5 mil a year...



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    If Sheets meets the incentives and wins big for the Cubs, they should be happy to pay him the bonuses.
    I wish all of professional sports paid all of the athletes this way! Think how much more competitive professional sports would be!



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    Re: Cubs Interested In Ben Sheets?

    Active Roster | cubs.com: Team

    If any one is interested the new roster #s are up.
    The only big changes were that Jeff Stevens moved from 52 to 44 to accommodate Carlos Silva and Bobby Scales moved from 24 to 15 for Marlon Byrd. I guess Marlon couldn't get 22 from Gorzelanny.



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