Prior done for the season

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  1. cycloneworld

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    Too bad. I have a strong feeling Prior may be done for good. Not many people can come back from so many injuries to one arm.
     
  2. A-town Cy

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    It's Deja Vu all over again!
     
  3. psycln11

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    Did you expect anything less?? It's the CUBS!!
     
  4. BvK1126

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    Wow, that really surprises me. He's been such a rock in their lineup over the last few years... :rolleyes5cz:
     
  5. ISUFan22

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    Well, there's something absolutely no one expected.

    Sad deal for Prior. For the Cubs? Well...I can't say I feel for them with as many problems as Wood and Prior have had over the last few years and not making moves for pitchers.

    Wait...did I just talk baseball? Yeesh!

    *running away screaming in pain*
     
  6. mike4cy

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    Oh boy, I love being a Cubs fan...
     
  7. HILLCYD

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    Like I said on another thread, I for one didn't expect to get anything out of Prior or Wood this year, or last. Doesn't hurt the Cubs at all.
     
  8. mwitt

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    Couldn't have happened to a better guy.
     
  9. aeroclone

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    It is time for the Cubs to cut Prior and Wood loose. These guys both had tremendous potential earlier in their careers, but at this point it looks like neither one will overcome all of the injuries. I just don't see either player making significant contributions to the Cubs, ever. Time to move on. Maybe it will finally come together next year.
     
  10. chadm

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    When you signed up for your username, you forgot to put the "di" infront of it.:no6xn:
    Yes I know better, but why attack a guy who is hurt?
     
  11. BryceC

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    That Prior for Tejada trade offer from a few years back is looking better and better.
     
  12. Tweedt4Cy

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    Hate to say it but priors career is probly over. He may be able to come back but there is a slim chance
     
  13. HILLCYD

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    What??? I don't even know how to respond to that. :baffled5wh:

    Do you have some inside information on Mark Prior that says he is puppy killer or something?

    You shouldn't wish injury on anyone.
     
  14. CYdTracked

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    No surprise but at least this year they went out and got some pitchers and weren't pinning their rotation on Wood and Prior to be healthy this year like they did last year. That was a complete disaster last year when it was basically Zambrano and 4 rookies in the rotation.
     
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    Agreed. Another perspective, is the Minnesota Twins came out the big winner by picking Joe Mauer over Prior.
     
  16. jtd9046

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    God love those critics who ripped apart the Twins for selecting Mauer over Prior.

    Mauer will hit .400 at least once before his career is done. I'd put money on it.
     
  17. 247cy

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    That's a tall order for a catcher. Good luck making any money.
     
  18. jtd9046

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    It's a tall order for any player.
     
  19. CloneFan65

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    Most people knew both players had great potential. But if you can get a kid that can throw like Prior threw you'd be nuts not to take him. No one could have predicted the injury problems Prior has had. Prior was probably the smarter pick at the time, even though it looks like injuries have shortened Prior's career.
     
  20. jtd9046

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    #20 jtd9046, Apr 25, 2007
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    Even without the injuries you would be nuts to say Prior would have been the better pick. Would the Cubs like to have the batting champ on their team?

    The Twins at the time made the smarter pick. They picked up a hometown kid and a potential face of the team. That helps put fans in the seats.
     

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