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    Quote Originally Posted by No coincidences View Post
    Wow -- I don't know about that one.
    He'll have 1000 by 24... It'd be shocking if he didn't get to 3K to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No coincidences View Post
    Yeah, but Matheny makes a lot of stupid mistakes and Duncan isn't there anymore....
    Matheny a retard no doubt, maybe he will learn as he goes..sure duncan aint there but the guys that are pitching all know/believe/still follow his philosophies....Mozalock will make a move that impact the team (prob wont be glamorous but effective)...but with Berkman about to return and with the abundance of very good bats in this lineup it is moronic to discount them in this division.. every year we here same bs bout cincy "hasnt played their best ball yet", well i got news for folks it doesnt get much better for them and their coach has been a fukkin retard a lot longer than matheney and will surely have his arms run into the ground by sept..

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    pwad you are a bit bipolar on the topic of castro....and i get that

    as a fanof the pirates i'm the same way...

    but i can't continue to type one handed and address your castrood swings lol.

    be encouraged i think theo is on the right track. i hope he gives us a lot to talk about leading up to july 31st

    as a bucco fan that has been my christmas morning for years

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    To shift the topic back to McCutchen... McCutchen didn't improve much from year 1 to year 3... but now year 4 and he is playing like a superstar... at age 25.

    So it is probably dumb to even project Castro out until he has (or doesn't have) his WHOA season, and I'd probably give him til at least 25-26 on that before you say it isn't coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    pwad you are a bit bipolar on the topic of castro....and i get that

    as a fanof the pirates i'm the same way...

    but i can't continue to type one handed and address your castrood swings lol.

    be encouraged i think theo is on the right track. i hope he gives us a lot to talk about leading up to july 31st

    as a bucco fan that has been my christmas morning for years
    Castro is the most frustrating player I've ever seen in a Cubs uniform so I change my mind on him often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    many chapters left to be written about Castro, hopefully penned by castro. at his age now, mccutchen was just getting a call up. and he didn't get really goo till like may of this year. after a few months people are falling all over themselves to suick his kok.

    Starlin has alot of time to develop on his side.

    and if you are a cub fan you kinda want it to take awhile, so his peak coincides with theo's rebuilding plan and allows the cubs to extend castro to a reasonable contract like the pirates did with AM this offseason
    yeah most guys castro's age are in AA figuring out off speed stuff still

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    be encouraged i think theo is on the right track.
    What makes you say/think that Arch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No coincidences View Post
    What makes you say/think that Arch?
    The Cashner vs Rizzo trade looks like a fantastic success, for one thing. Rizzo's swing is very easy and pure and the ball flies off his bat. And again, he's just 22.

    Also, Marshall for Wood was another pretty solid trade. Wood is pitching pretty well and Marshall is struggling badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickWinnerAllDay View Post
    The Cashner vs Rizzo trade looks like a fantastic success, for one thing. Rizzo's swing is very easy and pure and the ball flies off his bat. And again, he's just 22.

    Also, Marshall for Wood was another pretty solid trade. Wood is pitching pretty well and Marshall is struggling badly.
    Do Drew and Lackey worry you at all for the future? Two of the worst contracts I've ever seen in baseball -- especially Lackey. Theo should've known better re: the west coast/Heath Bell advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No coincidences View Post
    Do Drew and Lackey worry you at all for the future? Two of the worst contracts I've ever seen in baseball -- especially Lackey. Theo should've known better re: the west coast/Heath Bell advantage.
    Sometimes bad deals are made in hopes they will pay out at least for a couple of seasons when you need them the most, AKA, in the window.

    For instance, if you know you need a pitcher, and suspect a guy will suck down the road, but think he can be successful for a few years in your window, do you make the deal and overpay him? It is a fine line at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickWinnerAllDay View Post
    Sometimes bad deals are made in hopes they will pay out at least for a couple of seasons when you need them the most, AKA, in the window.

    For instance, if you know you need a pitcher, and suspect a guy will suck down the road, but think he can be successful for a few years in your window, do you make the deal and overpay him? It is a fine line at times.
    What would Theo have seen in Lackey to justify that kind of contract though? Are you telling me that was his best available option?

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    2005 33 33 1 0 209.0 208 85 80 13 71 199 14 5 0 0 0 1.33 3.44
    2006 33 33 3 2 217.2 203 98 86 14 72 190 13 11 0 0 0 1.26 3.56
    2007 33 33 2 2 224.0 219 87 75 18 52 179 19 9 0 0 0 1.21 3.01
    2008 24 24 3 0 163.1 161 71 68 26 40 130 12 5 0 0 0 1.23 3.75
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    Could you post his numbers in AL East and Central parks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No coincidences View Post
    Could you post his numbers in AL East and Central parks?
    That might be going a little in depth.

    That being said, he was obviously overpaid... but any free agent starting pitcher who eats innings, wins games, posts a solid ERA, avoids the DL consistently will be dramatically overpaid.

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    This guy doesn't slow down does he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Proffett View Post
    This guy doesn't slow down does he?
    Last 6 weeks have been off the hook! Must be hitting over.500 in july

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    Best player in baseball right now

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    Can this guy win Player of the week 3 Weeks in a row?

    gonna start making triple crown noise if this keeps ups


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    Quote Originally Posted by PickWinnerAllDay View Post
    Castro is a unique player... never misses games, never takes walks, hits for a good average. Add in that he started his career so young and he is a lock to get to 3000 hits unless he has serious injury problems.

    Castro needs to pull his head out of his ass

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    making a run for MVP

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