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    Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    Cubs win arb case vs. Theriot. He'll make 2.6 mil



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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    I really feel for him. A man's gotta eat!


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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I really feel for him. A man's gotta eat!
    If he cant eat with 2.6 Mill then i dont even know anymore


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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    It's a nod to Latrell Sprewell.

    I've included an excerpt from Wiki if you are not familiar with the incident:

    "On October 31, 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves offered Sprewell a 3-year, $21 million contract extension, substantially less than what his then-current contract paid him. Insulted, he publicly vented his outrage, declaring, "I have a family to feed." He declined the extension, and, having once more drawn the ire of fans and sports media, had the worst season of his career in the final year of his contract."

    I didn't think I could use the exact quote because as far as I know TheRiot is still single.

    Sorry, I'm in Minnesota and just about everyone up here would instantly know what I was referencing...


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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    I guess I should have used the exact quote because he (TheRiot) has a wife and 3 kids.


    Last edited by VeloClone; 02-20-2010 at 11:21 AM. Reason: Clarity
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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    I'm glad for Ryan...I wish he would have won his case but he certainly deserves at least $2.6 million.

    He does have a wife and kids...they are really cute kids too. He is 30 years old. He spent a lot of years in the minors making squat and has been very underpaid by the Cubs in the last 2-3 years for the production he has had. It is likely that he only has about 3-5 more years to play.

    I hope this helps set him up for the rest of his life. He is a great guy from a great family. I always like to see great guys do well.



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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    Don't get me wrong, I like TheRiot. I just thought the fact that he lost the arbitration and is getting only $2,600,000 per year begged the quote.


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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    he asked for 3.4 mil



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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    If The Riot puts up one more solid season i say give him the money.


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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    If The Riot puts up one more solid season i say give him the money.
    I can't argue with that. He's the kind of player you keep happy and he's around for a long time - never a franchise but always contributing in a positive way day in and day out.


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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    If The Riot puts up one more solid season i say give him the money.
    Hopefully they will be moving him over to 2nd next season. His range isn't the greatest for a SS but as a 2nd baseman with his bat skills he would be a huge upgrade



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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    Ryan is a winner and he is going to do whatever is asked of him. They ask him to play some OF...he'll do it. They ask him to provide some more power like they did last year and he'll do it. Piniella was the perfect manager for Ryan because he rewards guys that produce. The $2.6 is a one year deal so I hope Ryan has a great year and gets a $3+ deal for 4 or 5 years.



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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    He doesn't have all of the gifts but he has certainly done a lot with what God gave him.


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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    Ryan is a winner and he is going to do whatever is asked of him. They ask him to play some OF...he'll do it. They ask him to provide some more power like they did last year and he'll do it. Piniella was the perfect manager for Ryan because he rewards guys that produce. The $2.6 is a one year deal so I hope Ryan has a great year and gets a $3+ deal for 4 or 5 years.
    The way he works and produces, I think he has a good shot at a better deal next year. I love this guy to death.


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    Re: Cubs win arbitration vs Theroit.

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrelrobert View Post
    Hopefully they will be moving him over to 2nd next season. His range isn't the greatest for a SS but as a 2nd baseman with his bat skills he would be a huge upgrade

    I think this 19 year old phenom SS that will be in AAA this year is "the future"...quite likely that this will be Ryan's last year with a lot of time at SS.



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