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Sockinchisox
07-16-2009, 04:13 PM
http://twitter.com/espnchicago/status/2676212862

JermaineDye05
07-16-2009, 04:21 PM
Makes sense, Cubs need bullpen help. If he can become anywhere near as dominating as he was the last couple of years, he could be a big lift for the Cubs.

Rocky Soprano
07-16-2009, 04:24 PM
Not a bad pickup at all!

JermaineDye05
07-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Well it worked with Randy Wells and Reed Johnson.

ewokpelts
07-16-2009, 04:31 PM
Hendry the thief!

RedHeadPaleHoser
07-16-2009, 04:39 PM
Good signing.

I heard on the radio today(Mac's show on the Score) that Kevin Gregg should be shopped. I wonder if this is step one of that process.

BadBobbyJenks
07-16-2009, 05:09 PM
I didnt even realize the Blue Jays let him go.

The Immigrant
07-16-2009, 05:10 PM
Good signing.

It's a great signing...if you're a Cardinals fan! Ryan has looked terrible this year and can't even throw strikes anymore (17 walks in 20 innings).

GregO23
07-16-2009, 05:14 PM
Nothing to lose, worth the shot.
Minimum Risk, could be Maximum Reward.


With that said, I wouldnt want to take a chance on him on the MLB roster unless he proves he could throw it over the plate without it getting crushed

BadBobbyJenks
07-16-2009, 05:25 PM
It's a great signing...if you're a Cardinals fan! Ryan has looked terrible this year and can't even throw strikes anymore (17 walks in 20 innings).

Have you seen the lefties they have been trotting out there so far this season?

chisoxfanatic
07-16-2009, 05:38 PM
It's a great signing...if you're a Cardinals fan! Ryan has looked terrible this year and can't even throw strikes anymore (17 walks in 20 innings).
He's moving to the NL though...much easier!

The Immigrant
07-16-2009, 05:38 PM
Have you seen the lefties they have been trotting out there so far this season?

Marshall seems to be pretty good. :dunno:

guillensdisciple
07-16-2009, 07:37 PM
This might help them if Rothschild fixes him.

soltrain21
07-16-2009, 09:01 PM
He's moving to the NL though...much easier!

Is it easier to have command in the NL? Not finding the strike zone is not finding the strike zone.

jabrch
07-16-2009, 11:14 PM
He was so bad the Jays paid $15mm to never have to see him again. How is he going to be better as a Cub?

cws05champ
07-17-2009, 08:48 AM
He was so bad the Jays paid $15mm to never have to see him again. How is he going to be better as a Cub?
No risk, medium reward. Can't say it's a bad move to take a chance he can regain his form. Anyone that has seen him pitch this year though knows why he was released. Throwing 87 mph fastballs well out of the zone in late inning situations won't cut it.

Foulke You
07-17-2009, 04:49 PM
The Cubs are desperate for left handed relief. They don't have anything close to major league ready lefties in their system right now. When you have to put Marshall in LF to keep your only lefty bullpen guy in the game, it's time to make a move. BJ Ryan might not be the answer but you can certainly understand the interest the Cubs have in him. Seems like a low risk move.

PatK
07-18-2009, 09:41 AM
Nothing to lose, worth the shot.
Minimum Risk, could be Maximum Reward.


With that said, I wouldnt want to take a chance on him on the MLB roster unless he proves he could throw it over the plate without it getting crushed

I agree 100%

soxfanreggie
07-19-2009, 11:57 PM
I see him as the type of pitcher that could return to his role as a lefty specialist or a set-up man. I don't see him returning to the closer role on a competing team. Right now I don't think he cares what his role is as long as he gets back into the game on the Major League level. He has more than enough money to do whatever he wants anyway.