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Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by hurdleisu24, Feb 20, 2010.
Cubs win arb case vs. Theriot. He'll make 2.6 mil
I really feel for him. A man's gotta eat!
If he cant eat with 2.6 Mill then i dont even know anymore
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...
I guess I should have used the exact quote because he (TheRiot) has a wife and 3 kids.
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.
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.
he asked for 3.4 mil
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.
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
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.
He doesn't have all of the gifts but he has certainly done a lot with what God gave him.
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.
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.
I miss DeRosa...:sad:
Sterlin Castro is who your talking about and there has been talk he could break camp with the cubs but most likely they will wait untill Sept if they are in the hunt
Yeah I hope so too....that is what I was getting at.
I refuse to buy into the Starlin Castro hype just yet.....but I heard an interview with Ryno yesterday and he says he is the real deal. It will be good for Castro to spend some time with Ryno this year
What about Darwin Barney
For a bunch of reasons...including he will likely be his manager for much of his career if he stays with the Cubs.