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    GM Project 2007 - Chicago Cubs

    Just imagine you have more money than sense.

    2007 record 85-77, +62 run differential

    Offense

    752 runs (8th NL)
    .333 OB (9th NL)
    .422 SLG (8th NL)
    86-119 SB (11th NL)

    Strengths:

    1B - Derrek Lee (.913 OPS)
    3B - Aramis Ramirez (.915 OPS)
    LF - Alfonso Soriano (.897 OPS, 19 SB)

    Holes:

    CF
    RF

    Pitching

    4.02 ERA (2nd NL)
    .322 OB (2nd NL)
    .399 SLG (2nd NL)
    .712 DER (2nd MLB)

    Strengths:

    Carlos Zambrano (3.95 ERA, .701 OPS against)
    Ted Lilly (3.83 ERA, .692 OPS against)
    Rich Hill (3.92 ERA, .699 OPS against)
    RH setup (Howry, Marmol, Wuertz)

    Holes:

    Ace starter
    Closer
    LH setup

    Advanced Prospects

    OF - Felix Pie
    SS - Ronny Cedeno
    C- Geovany Soto
    2B/OF - Eric Patterson
    3B - Scott Moore
    RHP - Sean Gallagher
    OF - Tyler Colvin
    RHP - Jeff Samardzija
    LHP - Donald Veal
    LH reliever - Jerry Blevins
    RH reliever - Billy Petrick
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    Re: GM Project 2007 - Chicago Cubs

    Trade Rich Hill to the Reds for Josh Hamilton.
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: GM Project 2007 - Chicago Cubs

    - Install Pie in CF, Soto at C, and Cedeno at SS
    - Sign Barry Bonds to play LF, with Soriano moving to RF
    - Keep Jacque Jones as your 4th OF who splits times with Pie and Bonds as necessary
    - Make Sean Marshall the #4 starter and Ryan Dempster the #5 starter
    - Name Wuertz the closer (no platoon split),
    - Keep Marmol in the relief ace roll
    - Resign Eyre if he opts out, if not, go after Ray King or other reasonably priced LOOGY

    Bonds would make the Cubs the hands down NL favorites for 2008 in my opinion.

    EDIT: I forgot about Matt Murton, much like the Cubs themselves. I trade him somewhere for an arm so that his value can actually be realized.
    Last edited by RedsManRick; 11-08-2007 at 04:11 PM.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: GM Project 2007 - Chicago Cubs

    I'd go in to 2008 with Pie in mind as my CF, and Soto as my starting catcher. Soto can flat out hit. The Cubs big problem is they see Zambrano as their Ace, and he just isn't an ace pitcher. he's a very good #2, but he's a tick or two below Harang, and not just because Harang seems to beat him all the time. He walks too many guys and he's too damned emotional at times for his own good.

    The Reds right now have a little depth at LH setup (it may not be the best depth, but it's depth) Cout, Bray, Stanton, Guardado (if he re-signs) and Pelland at AAA. might be a fit for a trade, though it isn't likely. Oh, and Theriot should never, ever get 500 AB's again.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: GM Project 2007 - Chicago Cubs

    -Take RedsManRick's advice about Marshall and Dempster
    -Howry becomes the closer, Marmol remains the late-inning fireman
    -Stick Matt Murton in RF and let him sink or swim.
    -Pie takes over in CF
    -Figure out a way to get Miguel Tejada from the Orioles.
    -Make Cedeno a late-inning defensive replacement and/or part of a 2B platoon.
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    Re: GM Project 2007 - Chicago Cubs

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    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: GM Project 2007 - Chicago Cubs

    Sign A-rod:ughmamoru

    Forsake Pitching!
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: GM Project 2007 - Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Sign A-rod:ughmamoru

    Forsake Pitching!
    Your Opening Day SS in the North Side of Chicago, Alex Rodriguez.


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