MLB: Cubs Release Gaudin

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  1. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    This surprised me when I saw it. I thought he could end up as a decent pen arm/swingman for the Cubs, but they obviously didn't want him to eat his 2 mil+ salary like that. Was he pitching that badly this spring?
     
  2. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    He pitched horribly this spring with a 10.26 ERA but I still don't think they should have released him, especially for someone like Patton.
     
  3. hurdleisu24

    hurdleisu24 Well-Known Member

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    Because they waited this long the Cubs have to pay 1.6 mil of the 2 million salary if Gaudin gets a minmium deal. It will be interesting to see what happens because I don't think he ever recovered from his back injury he had last year. I like the way Patton has thrown the ball this spring and hopefully for the cubs he keeps it up.
     
  4. pyrocyz

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    you have to MLB guaranteed contracts.
     
  5. hurdleisu24

    hurdleisu24 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, But because the Cubs waited untill today to do that he couldn't be put on waivers and have the Cubs hope that someone would claim him and his 2 mil salary. Now the Cubs have to the difference up to 2 mil based on any contract that he signs
     
  6. hurdleisu24

    hurdleisu24 Well-Known Member

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    11:27pm: Peter Abraham of the LoHud Journal reminds us that the Cubs released Gaudin in April, so they're on the hook for all but the pro-rated league minimum. Surely the Cubs wish they'd non-tendered Gaudin, but perhaps they needed the spring to decide. - Tim Dierkes
    9:31: Kepner tweets that the "plan is for Gaudin to start off in the bullpen."
    9:17: Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that the Yankees "owe roughly $650K to Gaudin the rest of the year."
    9:07: Tyler Kepner of the New York Times is reporting on Twitter that the Yankees have acquired RHP Chad Gaudin from the Padres for a player to be named later.
    Gaudin signed a minor league deal with the Padres in April. He is 4-10 this year with a 5.13 ERA, but he is averaging a strikeout per inning and his FIP is at 3.68.
     

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