Cubs still eye Abreu, Peavy

Cubs still eye Abreu, Peavy

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 8, 2008, titled Cubs still eye Abreu, Peavy. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The view from Jim Hendry's hotel room includes a facsimile of the Eiffel Tower, giving the Cubs general manager an opportunity to think big.

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Mel

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 8, 2008
Peavy and Abreau while shedding Jason Marquis. Now, that is what I call a Christmas present. Losing Bobby Howry to the Giants was already a great stocking stuffer.
BOB A LOU

Chicago, IL

#2 Dec 9, 2008
We should get Peavy and sign Sabathia and Abreu. Then we can trade Felix Pie for Brian Roberts and Mark DeRosa for Michael Young. I think we should also sign Frankie Rodriguez as our closer and see if the Rangers would trade Josh Hamilton for Sean Marshall. That should be fine. Everyone wants the Cubs to win.
CUBS-4-LIFE

Aurora, IL

#3 Dec 9, 2008
Pull the trigger Jimmy!!! Get em both!!!
jerbear

Louisville, KY

#4 Dec 9, 2008
Hey Hendry: Go get Peavy. Go get Abreu. Hold onto Marquis. By mid-season there will be a couple of teams in need of a starter.
Move Marquis then - you might even get something for him.
Say What

Champaign, IL

#5 Dec 9, 2008
BOB A LOU wrote:
We should get Peavy and sign Sabathia and Abreu. Then we can trade Felix Pie for Brian Roberts and Mark DeRosa for Michael Young. I think we should also sign Frankie Rodriguez as our closer and see if the Rangers would trade Josh Hamilton for Sean Marshall. That should be fine. Everyone wants the Cubs to win.
This is something like a video game.
Larry

Champaign, IL

#6 Dec 9, 2008
Definitely Abreu before Peavy. Peavy would not fare well at hitter-friendly Wrigley as opposed to his pitcher-friendly Petco Park. Abreu probably has a couple of good years left in the tank, albeit he is on the downhill side of his career.
paul jaeger

Alachua, FL

#8 Dec 9, 2008
No dice.! Abreu's best days are behind him.
JoJo

Montgomery, AL

#9 Dec 9, 2008
Hearing news like this gets me giddy again after the debacle from last season, but then I remember last season and the season before that. Do I really see anything here that would change what happened last season, honestly, not really.
Loudo

Des Plaines, IL

#10 Dec 9, 2008
Abreu is horrible. Stay away from him.
Peavy seems OK, but remember he had elbow problems, and with Harden and Zambrano, that's 3/5 of your rotation with arm problems.
Marquis was better last year, may be better this year. He's had no injuries, and Cubs could actually rely on him to take the ball.
DeRosa will not be missed. Career year last year. Trade him.
I would sign Milton Bradley, but right field bleachers are so racist I'm not sure he will survive though.
JoJo

Montgomery, AL

#11 Dec 9, 2008
If you look the Cubs are becoming the Yankees of the NL great team on paper but can't produce.
retcop

Spring Valley, IL

#12 Dec 9, 2008
Don't count your IR stints before they're hatched.

Since: Jan 08

Chicago

#13 Dec 9, 2008
Giving up 4 or 5 prospects is a lot considering the Cubs are rated pretty badly in terms of young talent and have a mediocre farm system.
Wait till 2108

Laurel, MD

#14 Dec 9, 2008
JoJo wrote:
If you look the Cubs are becoming the Yankees of the NL great team on paper but can't produce.
I couldn't have said it much better myself. Huge payroll, outlandish talent, but in the end a team of mercenaries that can't produce in crunch time.
TheRiot

Roy, WA

#15 Dec 9, 2008
Wait till 2108 wrote:
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I couldn't have said it much better myself. Huge payroll, outlandish talent, but in the end a team of mercenaries that can't produce in crunch time.
Mercenaries ? Sure that's what Pro sports are all about. College sports fit that description also. High School sports aren't without blemish also. We live in a money driven society, look at what that fool the Illinois Govenor stepped in,I assume the doo doo will be permanently fixed to his shoes when this scandal is over.
Real List

Robbins, IL

#16 Dec 9, 2008
But will these signings turn the tide after the Cubs' disastrous 2008 where:

1. Cubs fans account for a significant portion of the "stupid vote" in the 2008 elections. http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml...

2. A White Sox fan becomes President of the United States.

3. Blago, a HUGE Cubs fan, is indicted by the feds.
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#17 Dec 9, 2008
The Cubs are just too close right now, to not try to add Peavy and Abreu. When a franchise hasn't won in as long as the Cubs have went without winning, and the opportunity is there to add a couple top line players, Hendry best somehow get this deal done. The current group of Cub players are nearing their peaks, if not having already peaked, in their abilities, so there's no doubt it's now or never, if the Cubs are to win with these players. I'd say there's about a 2 year window open for them right now, and Peavy and Abreu would at least show the fans the Cubs have tried about as hard as they could.
jack perconte

Lisle, IL

#18 Dec 9, 2008
Suggesting Abreu receives 15 mil per year is absolutely ludicrous and totally inaccurate. He likely won't even get 10 mil per year, probably closer to 8. Even at that price he's not worth it.
Portland Cub Fan

Bellevue, WA

#19 Dec 9, 2008
Has Abreu won anything? Haven't followed him closely enough to determine whether he is a clutch hitter or not.

And not to water down any expectations, but Peavy has a 12.20 ERA in the post-season. That game in '06 against Colorado? 5.1 innings, 11 hits, 5 earned runs, 8.44 ERA. That, my friends, must be what Hendry is so excited about. He will fit RIGHT into the rotation with the other regular-season studs.

I wanna believe, but facts are facts. Dumpster choked in the playoffs, Harden will have trouble getting through the season, and the line-up is chock full of non-clutch hitters, with no proven playoff performers coming aboard.

101 years and counting....
Portland Cub Fan

Bellevue, WA

#20 Dec 9, 2008
Oops, I meant St. Louis, not Colorado.....
16 losses

Bloomington, IL

#21 Dec 9, 2008
cannot really call em mercenaries when players such as Adam Dunn are currently begging the Cubs to sign him...when players like Kerry Wood say he would take a lower end one year deal (after already taking a paycut) to stay in the CHI...when players like Dempster resign for substantially less than he could have got on the market...just to name a few.

Players come to Wrigley because they know they will be playing in front of the best fan base in sports, in the best venue in sports, with the team that is currently the best in the NL, for one of the best managers in baseball, and in prime position for its 3rd straight division title....

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