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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    Maybe the Cubs will be able to throw out base stealers now.



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    Does this mean Hill will be the full time starter? Or are they expecting the trade backup to move to the starter role?

    Any word on who the pitcher is?



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    ESPN.com is saying that the minor-league player is an outfielder. Seems like conflicting reports.

    ESPN - Sources: Cubs dump Barrett via trade to Padres - MLB



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    This is a good move that would be even better if Jacque Jones were packaged with it.



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    San Diego paper is reporting the minor leaguer is outfielder Kyler Burke

    SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Padres acquire Barrett from Cubs in trade of catchers



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    That doesn't make any sense....why pick up another outfielder when we have plenty....I would have loved if they would have traded Maddeux back to us for Barrett...



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    That doesn't make any sense....why pick up another outfielder when we have plenty....I would have loved if they would have traded Maddeux back to us for Barrett...
    He plays class A ball. I don't think he'll be in the majors too soon.



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    As it says in the ESPN link that I posted above, Kyler Burke was selected last year in the first year draft. He is only 18 so it will be awhile until he makes it to the majors.



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    That doesn't make any sense....why pick up another outfielder when we have plenty....I would have loved if they would have traded Maddeux back to us for Barrett...
    If it is the OF, he won't see the light of day in the majors for years - he's 18. The substinance of this trade is dumping Barrett and his contract, while getting that second catcher and perhaps a good prospect for 5 years down the road. Floyd isn't going to be around forever, I doubt Murton much longer, nor Jones.

    But otherwise, you're right and I hope the initial report is correct that the Cubs are getting a pitching prospect. Hopefully a relief pitcher.



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    There are conflicting reports everywhere. I have heard they are getting a catcher and a pitcher. Then I have heard they are getting any outfielder. In any case, I just think they wanted Barrett out of the clubhouse. He is a major doof and a drain on the team.



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    It's a minor league pitcher...this straight from cubs.com

    Link



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    Good news. We need pitching at all levels. Hopefully a reliever.



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    It's a minor league pitcher...this straight from cubs.com

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    The story has been changed to say outfielder.



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    Re: Michael Barrett traded to San Diego

    Yea cubs.com is saying that it is Kyler Burke, the 18 year old outfielder.



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