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    Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    The Cubs have yet to declare themselves buyers or sellers despite a 37-47 record, but Ken Davidoff of Newsday tweets that the team is starting to get "more serious" about making deals. Davidoff also mentions that the Mets "like the idea" of adding Ted Lilly to their rotation while assuming the $6MM left on his contract in order to give up fewer prospects in a trade.
    Lilly is just one of several pieces the Cubs could shop, along with Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot, Jeff Baker, Derrek Lee, Kosuke Fukudome, and Xavier Nady. The Giants could have interest in Theriot and Chicago tried to push Fukudome on the Red Sox, but nothing has materialized just yet.
    The Mets have expressed interest in adding a quality starter, and Lilly would certainly fit the bill. There is some uncertainty about the team's ability to add payroll however, so whether or not they can actually take on Lilly's salary remains to be seen.



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    The Cubs have very little to sell.



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    If we could get some help for the Bullpen and a Bat we could develop I would go for it. Although, Ted would be a loss.


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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    Well we are nearing August, might as well start getting ready for next year.



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    They should demote all of them to Des Moines and promote the whole I-cubs team to chicago.

    Might as well see if it works, because their team now is crap.



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Well we are nearing August, might as well start getting ready for next year.
    Sad thing is that we're not really that close to August


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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag
    Makes sense - most fans started waving it about a month ago....



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    The problem is the pieces we want to shop are the pieces nobody wants, and the players people want are guys we want to try to keep.


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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    IMO -- It's time to blow the team up. You can't keep trying to put band-aids on like they have the past 4 years. You end up with a massive payroll and nothing to show for it.



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    I am not a fan of Jim Hendry.
    He has done a few good things....but hes done more less than questionable things.
    I think right now he is just stuck in limbo with what to do with this team.
    I am-was- a huge backer of Tom Ricketts taking over the ownership of the Cubs but he needs to step up and do something. I know he went to Africa on a safari but he is setting a bad example for any future hope of the organization.
    Does anyone know if he's back from Africa yet?
    I have to assume that Hendry's hands are tied until the new owner tells him what to do.


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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Well we are nearing August, might as well start getting ready for next year.
    Doesn't this normally happen in May for the Cubs?


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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    If Ricketts is really as big of a Cubs fan as he's shown, I would hope he'd get things turned around soon



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    If Ricketts is really as big of a Cubs fan as he's shown, I would hope he'd get things turned around soon
    Your right he hasn't been trying to do that already...



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytsunami View Post
    Your right he hasn't been trying to do that already...
    I meant future-wise. I'm hoping he makes some moves in the offseason, get rid of Hendry, that kind of stuff



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    Re: Cubs getting closer to waving the white flag

    The Cubs are increasing their efforts on the trade market to get rid of some of their higher-salaried players, sources have told the Chicago Tribune.

    Read more: RealGM Baseball: Wiretap Archives: Cubs Ready To Begin Dumping Salaries



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