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DumpJerry
10-08-2008, 03:11 PM
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20081008&content_id=3603579&vkey=pr_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc

There is slight risk here for the Cubs given his injury history, but probably not a bad move.

oeo
10-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Here come FORH...

Best pitcher in baseball, baby!

ChiSoxFan81
10-08-2008, 03:19 PM
What's the over/under on when his arm falls off?

esbrechtel
10-08-2008, 03:20 PM
I really do not think anyone doubted this move at all....pretty much a no-brainer...keeps him out of our division.

btrain929
10-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Is he a free agent after '09?

CashMan
10-08-2008, 03:36 PM
Is he a free agent after '09?

I would assume, since they are picking up his option. IDK, if he as arbitration coming up though.

oeo
10-08-2008, 03:47 PM
Is he a free agent after '09?

The better question is: will his arm still be attached after '09?

1908<2005
10-08-2008, 03:56 PM
This isn't a shock. He would have been back either way.

Mohoney
10-08-2008, 03:59 PM
Does anybody know how much money the option was?

ChiSoxFan81
10-08-2008, 04:02 PM
Does anybody know how much money the option was?

I believe $7 million.

JermaineDye05
10-08-2008, 04:13 PM
Well I think it's a forgone conclusion that the Cubs will win the world series in 2009. Don't worry sox fans there's always 2010.

I was in Barnes & Noble today and saw "Believe It: Story of the 2009 Chicago Cubs. Highlights include the greatest pitching performance ever, Rich Harden throws 9 perfect innings striking out 27 to clinch the first World Series for the Cubs in over 100 years."

Soxfanspcu11
10-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Well I think it's a forgone conclusion that the Cubs will win the world series in 2009. Don't worry sox fans there's always 2010.

I was in Barnes & Noble today and saw "Believe It: Story of the 2009 Chicago Cubs. Highlights include the greatest pitching performance ever, Rich Harden throws 9 perfect innings striking out 27 to clinch the first World Series for the Cubs in over 100 years."

Yup, with Harden back, they have got to be the favorites next year. Check that, they ARE the favorites and will win 162 games, and sweep the Playoffs. Infact, each cub starter in the playoffs will strike out every single batter faced in the Playoffs to total 324 strikeouts.

If they have not planned the parade route using a permanent marker yet, I do not know what they are waiting for! GO CUBS GO!! :gulp::bandance::D:

Risk
10-08-2008, 05:15 PM
Yup, with Harden back, they have got to be the favorites next year. Check that, they ARE the favorites and will win 162 games, and sweep the Playoffs. Infact, each cub starter in the playoffs will strike out every single batter faced in the Playoffs to total 324 strikeouts.

If they have not planned the parade route using a permanent marker yet, I do not know what they are waiting for! GO CUBS GO!! :gulp::bandance::D:

I'll take it a step further. Chairman Bud Selig will have MLB play an extra 10 games for the regular season, just so the Beloved Cute and Cuddlies can show their dominance over major league baseball. Followed by a world wide good will tour that will bestow upon all of the world the greatness of the Chicago National League Ballclub. Peace will be obtained, wars will end, ethnic, religious, social and political divisions shall crumble, and planet Earth shall become the great utopia that the Cubs all of Cubbie Nation shall bring forth.

No teal necessary.:wink:

Risk

DumpJerry
10-08-2008, 06:33 PM
June 27, 2009. The Cubs are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. After losing to the beloved White Sox that day.

WhiteSoxOnly
10-08-2008, 09:12 PM
June 27, 2009. The Cubs are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. After losing to the beloved White Sox that day.

Would we have a rally then ? :wink:

chaerulez
10-08-2008, 09:42 PM
You can't be a FA unless you have six years of MLB service. Until then you can only be eligible for arbitration. If the team declines to offer arbitration, then you become a FA.

CubKilla
10-09-2008, 01:01 AM
I'd probably have done what the Cubs did but $7 million is alot for a 5-6 inning pitcher.

SoxSpeed22
10-09-2008, 01:08 AM
I'd probably have done what the Cubs did but $7 million is alot for a 5-6 inning pitcher.I'd rather do that then spend $10 Million on a 10-11, 4.87 ERA pitcher.

BadBobbyJenks
10-09-2008, 01:13 AM
7 Million, you would be a fool not to pick up the option.

soltrain21
10-09-2008, 01:21 AM
Yup, with Harden back, they have got to be the favorites next year. Check that, they ARE the favorites and will win 162 games, and sweep the Playoffs. Infact, each cub starter in the playoffs will strike out every single batter faced in the Playoffs to total 324 strikeouts.

If they have not planned the parade route using a permanent marker yet, I do not know what they are waiting for! GO CUBS GO!! :gulp::bandance::D:

I think your math is wrong.

oeo
10-09-2008, 01:25 AM
June 27, 2009. The Cubs are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. After losing to the beloved White Sox that day.

Not true. 2009 is THE year. This is it! It's gonna happen!

kittle42
10-09-2008, 10:55 AM
I'd probably have done what the Cubs did but $7 million is alot for a 5-6 inning pitcher.

It's a no-brainer. Look at the price of pitching. You know what Harden will give you (though you never know for how long), and you always hope you can squeeze more. I'd take him at $7 mil every time.