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Postby Yoda » Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:27 pm

A lot of people said that Miller signing was good when Red Sox got him. Then the Cubs last season. And now again this season? Come on guys.
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Postby gfantasy » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:27 pm

I don't really think that it's a HORRIBLE signing. The guy was a good pitcher when healthy. Think of it this way...as a 3 man (healthy, obviously.) there's no much better out there...
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Postby Yoda » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:35 pm

gfantasy wrote:I don't really think that it's a HORRIBLE signing. The guy was a good pitcher when healthy. Think of it this way...as a 3 man (healthy, obviously.) there's no much better out there...


When was the last time he was good? Or healthy? Or both?
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Postby slomo007 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:36 pm

I personally think the quality of this signing depends on the moves the Cubs make from here on out. If they don't have 6-7 healthy, capable starters on their roster when the season starts, then this is a poor signing because it means they are relying on Miller to be effective. If they signed him purely as a gravy pitcher...meaning, whatever he can give them is just gravy...then I actually quite like the signing. ;-D
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Postby gfantasy » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:52 pm

slomo007 wrote:I personally think the quality of this signing depends on the moves the Cubs make from here on out. If they don't have 6-7 healthy, capable starters on their roster when the season starts, then this is a poor signing because it means they are relying on Miller to be effective. If they signed him purely as a gravy pitcher...meaning, whatever he can give them is just gravy...then I actually quite like the signing. ;-D


I guess that's the assumption I made. I think Pinella will have at least 6 SP ready for the season. I cant see any way that no insurance was taken into consideration with this teams staff's health record.
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Postby BigLebowski » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:39 pm

slomo007 wrote:I personally think the quality of this signing depends on the moves the Cubs make from here on out. If they don't have 6-7 healthy, capable starters on their roster when the season starts, then this is a poor signing because it means they are relying on Miller to be effective. If they signed him purely as a gravy pitcher...meaning, whatever he can give them is just gravy...then I actually quite like the signing. ;-D


This is my thought process as well. I do like the Miller signing IF he isn't expected to throw 190+ innings. Can't judge the signing yet, but it's on the positive side of things right now IMO.
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Postby RugbyD » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:46 pm

BigLebowski wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I personally think the quality of this signing depends on the moves the Cubs make from here on out. If they don't have 6-7 healthy, capable starters on their roster when the season starts, then this is a poor signing because it means they are relying on Miller to be effective. If they signed him purely as a gravy pitcher...meaning, whatever he can give them is just gravy...then I actually quite like the signing. ;-D


This is my thought process as well. I do like the Miller signing IF he isn't expected to throw 190+ innings. Can't judge the signing yet, but it's on the positive side of things right now IMO.

i'll be happy with 120
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Postby eightball61 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:27 pm

I really like this guy. He did have a lot of potential but had a set-back because of the surgery. He is only 30 and has some time to shine. I think the Cubs made a smart move here because when he did come back in 2006 he showed some signs that he still has his stuff. I bet he'll be up in the running for comeback player of the year in 2007.
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Postby Joe LaCock » Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:20 pm

BigLebowski wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I personally think the quality of this signing depends on the moves the Cubs make from here on out. If they don't have 6-7 healthy, capable starters on their roster when the season starts, then this is a poor signing because it means they are relying on Miller to be effective. If they signed him purely as a gravy pitcher...meaning, whatever he can give them is just gravy...then I actually quite like the signing. ;-D


This is my thought process as well. I do like the Miller signing IF he isn't expected to throw 190+ innings. Can't judge the signing yet, but it's on the positive side of things right now IMO.



I agree with many of your posts. If the Cubs sign another ace (Zito?) and maybe a strong 3 (Lily?) with Zambrano, Hill, and then an assortment of Prior, Miller, and some of their other youngsters, then the Miller signing will be wise. But I predict that the Cubs will just miss out on Zito, then sign a Lily and have Prior and Miller as 3 and 4. With the money the Cubs gross with all their sucker fans and high prices, they should not be cheap! But you watch..... Joe
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Postby BigLebowski » Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:21 pm

eightball61 wrote:I really like this guy. He did have a lot of potential but had a set-back because of the surgery. He is only 30 and has some time to shine. I think the Cubs made a smart move here because when he did come back in 2006 he showed some signs that he still has his stuff. I bet he'll be up in the running for comeback player of the year in 2007.


I'd like to see that, cause I like the guy, but I really don't see that happening. If it does great, but not a very good chance it does.
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