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doublem23
11-30-2011, 01:31 PM
2 years, $10 M with a club option for a 3rd

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-cubs-sign-dejesus-20111130,0,88637.story

TheOldRoman
11-30-2011, 01:42 PM
Nobody ****s with DeJesus. That's all I've got.

Marqhead
11-30-2011, 01:43 PM
This ought to end all that Pujols and Fielder talk!

Chez
11-30-2011, 02:02 PM
This ought to end all that Pujols and Fielder talk!

You stole my post!

ElevenUp
11-30-2011, 02:03 PM
Nobody ****s with DeJesus. That's all I've got.


Haha! That's the first thing I thought when I saw the headline.

DirtySox
11-30-2011, 02:12 PM
Not a bad signing for a somewhat rebuilding club. Very reasonable price.

DrCrawdad
11-30-2011, 03:16 PM
2 years, $10 M with a club option for a 3rd

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-cubs-sign-dejesus-20111130,0,88637.story

WOW! David DeJesus the Cubs starting right fielder! 28 home runs! AWESOME!

Oh, that is 28 total HR over the last 3 years...

johnnyg83
11-30-2011, 03:23 PM
He'd be a great 4th OFer. I thought Colvin was going to be better.

g0g0
11-30-2011, 03:37 PM
Good pickup at a solid price. Bats left and is solid defensively. I'd say better than 2/3 of our last year's outfield!

Foulke You
11-30-2011, 03:53 PM
I'd say better than 2/3 of our last year's outfield!
Definitely better than what they have been trotting out there the last few years. I remember DeJesus being a very clutch hitter when he was on KC. (He is a career .299 hitter with RISP.) Not a splashy move but definitely a solid player. Health is sometimes an issue with him though.

DrCrawdad
11-30-2011, 04:03 PM
Good pickup at a solid price. Bats left and is solid defensively. I'd say better than 2/3 of our last year's outfield!

DeJesus is Fukudome at lesser price.

Marqhead
11-30-2011, 04:08 PM
DeJesus is Fukudome at lesser price.

If the Cubs signed Robinson Cano you'd probably find a way to compare him to Chris Getz.

DrCrawdad
11-30-2011, 04:11 PM
If the Cubs signed Robinson Cano you'd probably find a way to compare him to Chris Getz.

Thats cute and I'm really impressed with your amazing wit, but please enlighten me why statistically my comment is wrong.

DirtySox
11-30-2011, 04:17 PM
DeJesus is Fukudome at lesser price.

Which is fine. Especially the lesser price part.

PaleHoser
11-30-2011, 04:41 PM
E-mail from Cub fan friend of mine:

Subject: I GUESS THE CURSE ISN'T OVER YET...CUBS GM DOESN'T KNOW THAT DAVID'S A LH HITTER ONLY

"He's a player who's very versatile. We can work him in a lot of different spots in the lineup," Hoyer said. "Our priority was to get more balance in our lineup from the left side, and David being a switch-hitter helps us in that area."

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/7294530/chicago-cubs-sign-david-dejesus

:kneeslap:

cards press box
11-30-2011, 05:12 PM
Nobody ****s with DeJesus. That's all I've got.

"That's, like, your opinion, man."

http://media.sbs.com.au/films/upload_media/site_28_rand_1652551331_big_lebowski_the.jpg

Not a bad signing for a somewhat rebuilding club. Very reasonable price.

Eh, it's not a great signing, either. He's 32 and is coming off a season hitting .240. He certainly might come back but, even if he does, he's not really a difference maker.

SOXSINCE'70
11-30-2011, 05:34 PM
Just an opinion,but Theo better save some dollars for Darlin' Starlin.
At least if they're smart, they'll sign him long term soon.

cws05champ
11-30-2011, 06:03 PM
DeJesus is Fukudome at lesser price.

I would say DeJesus could be this years Melky Cabrera.....good signing. I wouldn't have minded him in LF for the Sox. He could bring a little balance to our lineup.

DrCrawdad
11-30-2011, 06:36 PM
I would say DeJesus could be this years Melky Cabrera.....good signing. I wouldn't have minded him in LF for the Sox. He could bring a little balance to our lineup.

Melky was 26 yrs old last year. DeJesus will be 32 in 2012.

DeJesus might have been a replacement for Pierre, comparable on base percent last year. But would you want DeJesus to be the Sox starting RF?

thomas35forever
11-30-2011, 10:48 PM
As long as he decided not to return to KC, I'm perfectly fine with it.

DeadMoney
12-01-2011, 12:21 PM
E-mail from Cub fan friend of mine:

Subject: I GUESS THE CURSE ISN'T OVER YET...CUBS GM DOESN'T KNOW THAT DAVID'S A LH HITTER ONLY

"He's a player who's very versatile. We can work him in a lot of different spots in the lineup," Hoyer said. "Our priority was to get more balance in our lineup from the left side, and David being a switch-hitter helps us in that area."

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/7294530/chicago-cubs-sign-david-dejesus

:kneeslap:

ESPN (or Bruce Levine; go figure) has edited the quote, but it does appear in other places if you look for it.

Wow. :scratch:

DrCrawdad
12-03-2011, 11:27 AM
I would say DeJesus could be this years Melky Cabrera.....good signing. I wouldn't have minded him in LF for the Sox. He could bring a little balance to our lineup.

Heard a moment of the Score this morning. Steve Rosenburg compared this to Theo signing David Ortiz. Let's see, Ortiz was 26 yrs old, had 20 hrs and then started taking 'roids (two years later he doubled his HRs). Which of those does DeJesus have?

sox1970
12-03-2011, 11:29 AM
Heard a moment of the Score this morning. Steve Rosenburg compared this to Theo signing David Ortiz. Let's see, Ortiz was 26 yrs old, had 20 hrs and then started taking 'roids (two years later he doubled his HRs). Which of those does DeJesus have?

Rosenbloom

DrCrawdad
12-03-2011, 11:32 AM
Rosenbloom

Thanks.

Funny thing, I knew that, said that in my head but typed Rosenburg.

DrCrawdad
12-08-2011, 12:12 AM
On Tuesday, 12/6, in the second hour of the Boers & Bernstein (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/show/the-boers-and-bernstein-show/#) show they talked to Kevin Goldstein, a writer for Baseball Prospectus, about the recent move the White Sox made. Here are a few of Goldstein's comments:

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT_wvfX-HPa4demqrRGg7AwzxwbHF6cktnOKlNOKAkFBGIrIhm3Pi3B5kL T

Not always right (in the draft with Boston). They spent a lot of money in the draft...and looked not able to do now...

Anything Theo & Jed do now is a stroke of genius. They sign David DeJesus and Cubs fans act like DeJesus is Pujols.

The Red Sox system is littered with guys Theo gave a million dollars that haven't worked out.