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Randar68
08-21-2003, 12:33 PM
The Cubs have their own media to do it... From today's Tribune:

"On second thought

General manager Jim Hendry disputes published reports that said the Cubs were willing to trade pitching prospects Felix Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco to Texas in a potential deal for Rafael Palmeiro.

Nolasco looks like a guy to keep.

He turned in another dominant performance for Class A Daytona on Tuesday, striking out 12 in seven innings.

He's 10-5 with a 2.95 ERA.

Right-hander Jared Blasdell raised his Florida State League-leading save total to 25 in that game."

Guys in A and low A. Yeah, 4 years away and time to hype them. Yeeeesh.

RKMeibalane
08-21-2003, 12:56 PM
There are so many Cubs prospects that never amounted to anything:

1. Kevin Roberson
2. Eddie Zambrano
3. Brooks Keishnick
4. Ozzie Timmons
5. Jerome Walton
6. Dwight Smith

Both Walton and Smith went on to have fairly successful careers in the Major Leagues, but neither player was ever as good as the Cubs originally thought. Roberson, Zambrano, and Timmons were out of baseball the last time I checked. Keishnick is with the Brewers.

dougs78
08-21-2003, 01:14 PM
Don't forget Mike Harkey! And for that matter we can put Julio Zuleta on that list now I think.

Vsahajpal
08-21-2003, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by Randar68
The Cubs have their own media to do it... From today's Tribune:

"On second thought

General manager Jim Hendry disputes published reports that said the Cubs were willing to trade pitching prospects Felix Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco to Texas in a potential deal for Rafael Palmeiro.

Nolasco looks like a guy to keep.

He turned in another dominant performance for Class A Daytona on Tuesday, striking out 12 in seven innings.

He's 10-5 with a 2.95 ERA.

Right-hander Jared Blasdell raised his Florida State League-leading save total to 25 in that game."

Guys in A and low A. Yeah, 4 years away and time to hype them. Yeeeesh.


Daytona is high-A, Lansing is low-A. Nolasco's at Daytona, Sanchez is at double-A.

34 Inch Stick
08-21-2003, 01:28 PM
And what about Ty Griffen. He was the next Sandberg for how many years?

The list of "next Santo" is as long as this list of Schuler A pitching prospects.

Dadawg_77
08-21-2003, 01:39 PM
I am all for hyping prospects, I just don't like when the Sox buy into their own hype. You hype players to increase their trade market value when it gets high enough, pull the trigger. Look at the Yankees as a prime example, how many of their hyped prospects which were traded ever pan out? Now how many of those who were kept did pan out?

Hangar18
08-21-2003, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by 34 Inch Stick
And what about Ty Griffen. He was the next Sandberg for how many years?

The list of "next Santo" is as long as this list of Schuler A pitching prospects.

What about Gary Scott ??
or the great Tuffy Rhodes??

DrCrawdad
08-21-2003, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by Randar68
The Cubs have their own media to do it... From today's Tribune...
Guys in A and low A. Yeah, 4 years away and time to hype them. Yeeeesh.

The article was written by Phil Rogers. Phil seems to be an objective writer, not a Cubune robot.

bobj4400
08-21-2003, 02:46 PM
The greatest Cubune prospect hype job in the last few years has got to be Bobby Hill. This guy is an absolute disaster, and the Flubs apparently had the Marlins willing to trade Mike Lowell for him. Hill will never be a starting player on a team with any chance of winning anything. But if you listen to Chimp talk about him, you would think he was the second coming of Joe Morgan.