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DrCrawdad
03-25-2003, 11:59 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/story/2003-03/7144827.jpg

RON SCHUELER IS A SCOUT FOR THE CUBBIES!

CUBUNE (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-030325soxcubsschueler,1,6861012.story?coll=cs%2Dho me%2Dheadlines)

Unregistered
03-26-2003, 12:04 AM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/story/2003-03/7144827.jpg

RON SCHUELER IS A SCOUT FOR THE CUBBIES!

CUBUNE (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-030325soxcubsschueler,1,6861012.story?coll=cs%2Dho me%2Dheadlines) Yeah, this was already discussed like a week or two ago... the turncoat.

DrCrawdad
03-26-2003, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by Unregistered
Yeah, this was already discussed like a week or two ago... the turncoat.

I missed that. Maybe Schu can convince the Cub 'braintrust' to go after guys like Ruffcorn, Toad Ritchie, Navarro, etc.

What's with the Cub's love of former Sox personel? Can we expect the Cubs to hire KW once he leaves the Sox?

TornLabrum
03-26-2003, 12:30 AM
Reading the subject for this thread, my first thought was, "Isn't he a little old for that?"

Lip Man 1
03-26-2003, 12:43 AM
Let's hope Jumbotron Ron does just as good a job for the Cubs as he did for the Sox (LOL)

and like I've said before, the Cubs aren't stupid, they know getting ex- Sox people and players whenever possible is good PR.
(that doesn't necessarily translate into wins on the field however...)

Lip

Brian26
03-26-2003, 01:04 PM
Schueler made some good moves when he was with the Sox, so it's not really fair to complete rip him. Picking up guys like Burks in '93 and DJ and Franco in '94 were solid. Getting Bo Jackson in a Sox uniform was a good PR move. Except for the Jamie Navarro disaster, I think he was a pretty solid GM for his 9 or 10 yrs here.

Lip Man 1
03-26-2003, 03:24 PM
Brian:

With respect do the names George Bell, Steve Sax and Lyle Mouton mean anything to you? (In exchange for Sammy Sosa, Bob Wickman and Jack McDowell)

Lip

Brian26
03-27-2003, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
Brian:

With respect do the names George Bell, Steve Sax and Lyle Mouton mean anything to you? (In exchange for Sammy Sosa, Bob Wickman and Jack McDowell)

Lip

Whoa! Lip, are you serious?

The Bell/Sosa thing is a broken record at this point. You brought it up almost like a typical ignorant Cub fan would. Can I blame Schu because he didn't have the foresight to see that Sosa would stop hitting his wife over the head with an empty rum bottle long enough to learn how to "use Met-Rx" and start hitting ungodly homerun numbers in a future juiced ball era? I don't blame Schu for that at all. At the time, it was a good deal. Bell, an MVP 4 years earlier, was the solid bat we needed in the DH slot to protect Frank and try to get that talented young team into the playoffs. That trade was fine.

McDowell for Mouton? Black Jack had one productive year left in him (95 for the Yankees). He didn't do much at all after he gave up the hit to Edgar in the playoffs. Mouton never materialized as a star-slugger, but I can't really say we got ripped off in that trade. McDowell told Reinsdorf point blank he wasn't coming back to Chicago anyway after he became a free agent! The feud was between McDowell and the owner. I give Schu credit for getting a halfway decent bat in return when he almost lost McDowell for nothing.

The Sax trade didn't work out at all. Wickman has been a very good reliever, and it would have been nice to have him in the bullpen. I understood what he was going for with the Sax trade though- The veteran leadership and playoff experience. I agree with you on this one. The other two trades I disagree.