Originally Posted by mth123
What she said!
Actually, I like the players you are proposing, just giving up too much for them. Wouldn't mind having Theriot and Marmol. Not sold on Murton yet, but I think he will be an ok guy. Maybe a Trot Nixon type. Don't know much about his defense. I don't understand why Aardsma isn't in a much bigger role somewhere by now. He either is a big disappointment or he's not been given a chance by Dusty Baker.
If you are talking Cubs, I think they could get better really quickly. Pie in CF. Lee back at 1B. Theriot all year at 2B. Solid Bullpen. They need to sign a starter. They have Pierre and Wood coming off the books so there is probably some cash available to sign some one. They need to sign Aramis Ramirez to an extension so he doesn't opt out.
I hope you're right and we can get more for him. After the Nats trade, I'm not holding my breath. Aardsma could be a closer somewhere for a long time; I'd rather take a chance on him than someone like Borowski.
I agree about the Cubs, though reportedly they want to bring Pierre back. Freel would make a great stopgap til Pie is ready; it would be way better than 3-5 years of Slappy.
A lot of Cub fans aren't sold on Theriot since he never did anything in the minors, but he looks like a Freel-type overachiever so far. Love to see him and Olmedo share the other middle infield spot -- they both play second and short, so if Phillips doesn't work out at SS, we're still okay.