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    Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Jason Kendall from the Oakland Athletics for catcher Rob Bowen and minor league pitcher Jerry Blevins.

    Kendall is expected to be in uniform for the Cubs for Tuesday night's game against the Giants. Kendall, 33, is batting .226 with 2 home runs, 10 doubles and 22 RBIs in 92 games this year.

    Bowen, 26, was acquired from San Diego, along with minor league outfielder Kyler Burke, for catcher Michael Barrett and cash considerations on June 20. Blevins, 23, has gone 3-2 with nine saves and a 1.02 ERA between Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee this season.
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    If the Cubs took the whole salary, this is a win for the A's.

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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    If the Cubs took the whole salary, this is a win for the A's.
    IMO, it's a win for the A's even if they didn't. Addition by subtraction.
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    Point.

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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    I would think the A's just wanted out from under the salary, now Suzuki can become their starter at catcher.
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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Why would you give up anything so you can pay Kendall that much cash to stink it up?
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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Why would you give up anything so you can pay Kendall that much cash to stink it up?
    Because the Reds wouldn't give up Chad Moeller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder View Post
    Because the Reds wouldn't give up Chad Moeller?
    He's a ballplayer
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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Why would you give up anything so you can pay Kendall that much cash to stink it up?
    sounds like a big win for Beane. I don't see why the Cubs need a high salary guy like Kendall. He's washed up.
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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Well apparently guys who play good defense, but have no stick at all are ok to carry as long as the pitchers like them. Once they stop though, the party's over.

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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia Beach Reds View Post
    sounds like a big win for Beane. I don't see why the Cubs need a high salary guy like Kendall. He's washed up.
    The As have already paid half of the $8M they owe for Kendall's '07 and they've sent cash with him to Chicago (my guess is probably $2M which would be half of the remaining $4M on the contract). Basically this is classic Beane giving a guy away to save what most GMs might consider pocket change. To Beane saving $2M (and that's hypothetical because we don't really know how much cash went with Kendall) for a player he has no use for is a huge victory though.
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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    The As have already paid half of the $8M they owe for Kendall's '07 and they've sent cash with him to Chicago (my guess is probably $2M which would be half of the remaining $4M on the contract). Basically this is classic Beane giving a guy away to save what most GMs might consider pocket change. To Beane saving $2M (and that's hypothetical because we don't really know how much cash went with Kendall) for a player he has no use for is a huge victory though.
    Thats 2 million that can go to the draft this or next year to help sign players.

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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    The As have already paid half of the $8M they owe for Kendall's '07 and they've sent cash with him to Chicago (my guess is probably $2M which would be half of the remaining $4M on the contract). Basically this is classic Beane giving a guy away to save what most GMs might consider pocket change. To Beane saving $2M (and that's hypothetical because we don't really know how much cash went with Kendall) for a player he has no use for is a huge victory though.
    Exactly. I hate to reference Moneyball again, but if you read the book you saw the lengths Beane would go to in order to either save some money to get a player he may need later or find a way to scrap together the cash he needed. I'd wager that this isn't strictly a money saving move to stash it away a few dollars in the A's coffers, but rather the extra bit of payflex he needs to go get someone he really wants.
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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Jason Kendall vs. Koyie Hill.

    Who would you rather have behind the plate?

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    Re: Cubs trade for Jason Kendall

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    If the Cubs took the whole salary, this is a win for the A's.
    Unless Jason Kendall arrived in a DeLorean from the year 2000, this is probably a win for the As.
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