Cubs' budget may be tight for big names

Cubs' budget may be tight for big names

There are 92 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 27, 2008, titled Cubs' budget may be tight for big names. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Cubs' off-season may be quieter than in recent years, especially if Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood re-sign quickly, eating up a big chunk of general manager Jim Hendry's budget.

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Larry

Park Forest, IL

#1 Oct 28, 2008
Why in the world would the Padres want Fukudome??
jim

Japan

#2 Oct 28, 2008
To make the Cubs happy, of course.
aaa

Willow Springs, IL

#3 Oct 28, 2008
no one cares about the cubs
Shawon Dunston

Willowbrook, IL

#4 Oct 28, 2008
This is just silly.

This article does not set forth one plausible scenario.

Keep selling pipe dreams to the fans.

Desperation must be running high at Tribune tower.
Andy H

Rockford, IL

#5 Oct 28, 2008
I do not want to hear about the Cubs until next year, too painful to be talking about them
Wayne

Weihai, China

#6 Oct 28, 2008
I wouldn't trade Sean Marshall, unless he is packaged with someone else for a truly outstanding player. He is still young and has too much upside to just trade him for a middle-of-the road player.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#7 Oct 28, 2008
I wouldn't mind trying to get Roberts again, but other than that, I don't see anyone I would really want. We are not getting Peavy, so I am not including him. Nobody else on this list interests me at all.
Tom Joyner

United States

#8 Oct 28, 2008
Aw poor babies. Ha ha last place here they come.
My prediction:
Milwaukee 98-64
Houston 92-70
St. Louis 85-77
Cincinnati 81-81
Pittsburgh 72-90
Scrubs 63-99
HA! HA!
Ozzie

Chicago, IL

#9 Oct 28, 2008
I heard Holliday is on the trading block. Might be able to get him cheap.
BFP

Akron, OH

#10 Oct 28, 2008
Cubs likely won't do much in the offseason because the budget doesn't allow for much.
I see them bringing back mostly the same team as '08, which is enough to keep them in contention during the regular season, and then making a move or two at the trade deadline that will help them in the postseason.
BFP

Akron, OH

#11 Oct 28, 2008
aaa wrote:
no one cares about the cubs
Yet you cared enough to click on the link in order to read the article, then clicked on the link to comment on the article, and then cared enough to type in your well thought out comment. Brilliant.
Steve A

West Jordan, UT

#12 Oct 28, 2008
Tom Joyner wrote:
Aw poor babies. Ha ha last place here they come.
My prediction:
Milwaukee 98-64
Houston 92-70
St. Louis 85-77
Cincinnati 81-81
Pittsburgh 72-90
Scrubs 63-99
HA! HA!
Your prediction is flawed in that you lose Sabathia, Sheets and Fielder.

60 wins could be on your horizon!
slim jim

San Jose, CA

#13 Oct 28, 2008
aaa wrote:
no one cares about the cubs
no one cares about you!
slim jim

San Jose, CA

#14 Oct 28, 2008
Tom Joyner wrote:
Aw poor babies. Ha ha last place here they come.
My prediction:
Milwaukee 98-64
Houston 92-70
St. Louis 85-77
Cincinnati 81-81
Pittsburgh 72-90
Scrubs 63-99
HA! HA!
I highly doubt it!
slim jim

San Jose, CA

#15 Oct 28, 2008
Let's get Peavy, Roberts and Hamilton!
slim jim

San Jose, CA

#17 Oct 28, 2008
All Cub Fans wrote:
We predict we will get Joe DiMaggio in center, Babe Ruth in right, Lou Gehrig at first and Cy Young to bolster the starting rotation.
They are all free agents and I heard that Ruth is the highest paid at 100 k taxfree, wich is a steal!
Cubs 2009. Bo-Leeve.
Yeah and I bet your team is in this world series, huh?

Since: Dec 07

Roselle, IL

#18 Oct 28, 2008
Tom Joyner wrote:
Aw poor babies. Ha ha last place here they come.
My prediction:
Milwaukee 98-64
Houston 92-70
St. Louis 85-77
Cincinnati 81-81
Pittsburgh 72-90
Scrubs 63-99
HA! HA!
Stoners need not reply. Go back into your moms basement, twist a fatty, and think of someting intelligent to say. Something besides "Mom, can I have more cookies"!!
Rick

Gilberts, IL

#19 Oct 28, 2008
Just got back from Vegas Cubs/Red Sox favorites to win WS at 5-1. I know you are lurking White Sox fans. White Sox, 30-1.
Ralph

Cicero, IL

#20 Oct 28, 2008
Tom Joyner wrote:
Aw poor babies. Ha ha last place here they come.
My prediction:
Milwaukee 98-64
Houston 92-70
St. Louis 85-77
Cincinnati 81-81
Pittsburgh 72-90
Scrubs 63-99
HA! HA!
more like ;

Scrubs 99-63

and then a pack of losers.
Bud

United States

#21 Oct 28, 2008
Forget going for the big name guys. Cubs need to change their approach. They need new scouts to better assess the talent and desire of younger guys that have something to prove. Use the approach that has worked for the Marlins and Devil Rays.

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