PDA

View Full Version : Cubs decline option on Lieber


duke of dorwood
11-01-2002, 02:27 PM
CHICAGO -- Jon Lieber's $6.25 million option was declined Friday by the Chicago Cubs, making the right-hander eligible for free agency.


Lieber, the Cubs' Opening-Day starter the past three years, gets a $250,000 buyout.


Lieber hopes to stay with the Cubs, and the team would like to have him back, as well. But he had reconstructive elbow surgery Aug. 8 and won't pitch again until at least July.


He was 6-8 with a 3.70 ERA in 21 starts before surgery. He had just 12 walks in 141 innings.

Iwritecode
11-01-2002, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by duke of dorwood
CHICAGO -- Jon Lieber's $6.25 million option was declined Friday by the Chicago Cubs, making the right-hander eligible for free agency.


Lieber, the Cubs' Opening-Day starter the past three years, gets a $250,000 buyout.


Lieber hopes to stay with the Cubs, and the team would like to have him back, as well. But he had reconstructive elbow surgery Aug. 8 and won't pitch again until at least July.


He was 6-8 with a 3.70 ERA in 21 starts before surgery. He had just 12 walks in 141 innings.

:KW

A pitcher that's just coming off of surgery and won't be ready til July? Sounds like my kind of guy.

bc2k
11-01-2002, 04:26 PM
Lieber, even post-surgery is too good for the Cubs. That guy is a horse and a damn good one. He's the type of pitcher I thought we were getting in Todd Ritchie. If Lieber was healthy and a free agent, I would love to see him fill the #2 role on the Sox. But he's not, so hello Maddux.

duke of dorwood
11-01-2002, 04:28 PM
We probably had guys on our team last year with worse arms than his is now.

Daver
11-01-2002, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by bc2k
Lieber, even post-surgery is too good for the Cubs. That guy is a horse and a damn good one. He's the type of pitcher I thought we were getting in Todd Ritchie. If Lieber was healthy and a free agent, I would love to see him fill the #2 role on the Sox. But he's not, so hello Maddux.

Why do I get the feeling that if the Sox were to sign Maddux it would end up just like the Tom Seaver experiment did.........

duke of dorwood
11-01-2002, 04:33 PM
That's exactly how I feel. If we just missed last year, fine. But we were just break even and way out.

MisterB
11-01-2002, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by duke of dorwood
We probably had guys on our team last year with worse arms than his is now.

:butter
"You rang?"

Lip Man 1
11-01-2002, 06:31 PM
Tom Seaver with the Sox:

1984 15-11 3.95 236 IP 131 K 4 SHUTOUTS
1985 16-11 3.17 238 134 1

I'd take that in a HEARTBEAT (especially from Garland, Ritchie or Wright...)

Lip

doublem23
11-01-2002, 07:43 PM
If I had to choose between Garland or Maddux...

:jon

Nellie_Fox
11-02-2002, 01:33 AM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
Tom Seaver with the Sox:

1984 15-11 3.95 236 IP 131 K 4 SHUTOUTS
1985 16-11 3.17 238 134 1

I'd take that in a HEARTBEAT (especially from Garland, Ritchie or Wright...) It's a different game, being played with a different ball now.

34 Inch Stick
11-04-2002, 12:38 PM
I was very young in those years. However, my memories of the Seaver years are that he was preety good. Was I just a foolish boy tainted by the excitement of the 300th victory game?