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Old 12-01-2012, 12:37 AM   #96 (permalink)
Cubsfan4life
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Originally Posted by MarshallCutler6 View Post
Like who? Another Volstad? They arent going to spend money on pitching they want their pitching to come from the minors. We have money, its time to spend it, Im so tired of hearing "Theres always next year" that you wouldnt believe it. We have to start getting some good players. YOu think Vitters or Jackson are going to become good? No, but theo thinks so. Its depressing.
They didn't sign Volstad, they traded for him to get rid of Zambrano. They would like pitching to come from the minors (every time does), but the system only currently has a few potential impact arms (Vizcaino, Johnson, Paniaqua), while the top of the system is loaded with position players. As a result, it would be much wiser to spend the money and get two top of the line starters when the time is right. Regardless of having the money right now, it doesn't mean you have to spend it. You don't want to overpay for free agents and have them on the decline already when you are trying to win. Theo has said nothing about Vitters and Jackson being good, and the team has already stated that they will be starting next season in the minors. They were only brought them up at the end of last season to see what they needed to improve on. They wouldn't be tendering contracts to guys like Valbuena if they thought Vitters was good.
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