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Vestigio
02-01-2005, 09:56 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/3368704


Burnitz will receive a one-year, $5 million contract with a mutual option for 2006 that could raise the total value to $11.5 million. However, the Burnitz signing is contingent on the Sosa trade going through without a hitch.



...And they say the Sox overpay our players

BridgePortNative
02-01-2005, 10:03 PM
That means.....................

MAGGS AIN'T GOIN' TO THE FLUBBIES!!!!!!!!!!! :supernana:

Jabroni
02-01-2005, 10:26 PM
Now I'm sure it will happen. The Flubs even posted the possible Burnitz signing on their own official website...

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/chc/news/chc_news.jsp?ymd=20050201&content_id=938043&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jspReports in Chicago had the Cubs signing Burnitz as soon as the Sosa deal is completed. A free agent, Burnitz batted .283 for Colorado with 37 homers and 110 RBIs, although his numbers were distinctly different at home and away. In Denver, Burnitz batted .322 with 24 home runs and 68 RBIs, while on the road, he hit .244 with 13 home runs and 42 RBIs.

Burnitz is a career .256 hitter at Wrigley Field with 14 home runs and 38 RBIs in 47 games there.

He'll have big shoes to fill in replacing Sosa in right. Sosa was the toast of Chicago in 1998 when he and Mark McGwire staged a captivating home run race and won the National League Most Valuable Player award that year.They wouldn't be posting this if it wasn't going to happen. :bandance:

ChiWhiteSox1337
02-01-2005, 10:29 PM
Haha. Fast forward to April in the bleachers at the urinal
Drunk frat boy: "Bu...what? When did Sosa become white?" It'll be even worse now for the cub fans since they got rid of the nameplates on the back of their uniforms!

Jabroni
02-01-2005, 10:30 PM
Haha. Fast forward to April in the bleachers at the urinal
Drunk frat boy: "Bu...what? When did Sosa become white?" It'll be even worse now for the cub fans since they got rid of the nameplates on the back of their uniforms!Yep, I'm sure those lovable loser fans will love their Kerry Woods and Jeromy Beernuts. :tongue:

Jjav829
02-01-2005, 10:42 PM
Ha, good. This is what I've been hoping for. Predictions for Burnitz?

I'd go about .240/.310/.460 with about 25 HRs and 160 K's.

Jabroni
02-01-2005, 10:54 PM
Ha, good. This is what I've been hoping for. Predictions for Burnitz?

I'd go about .240/.310/.460 with about 25 HRs and 160 K's.I just doubled his road splits from last season...

.244 AVG
.327 OBP
.448 SLG
26 HR
84 RBI
58 BB
134 SO

samram
02-01-2005, 11:04 PM
Burnitz is Henry Rodriguez with a worse batting average. I hope he's Kal-Daniels-bad, but that's probably too much to hope for.

Jabroni
02-01-2005, 11:30 PM
http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/2000/04/040500burnitz.jpg

:) :) :)

Jabroni
02-01-2005, 11:36 PM
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05033/451463.stm)Burnitz decided yesterday to accept an offer from the Chicago Cubs for one year worth $5 million, plus a mutual option year that could bring the package to $11.5 million. The Pirates' final offer, made late Monday, was for one year in the range of $4.25 million.

The Burnitz agreement will not be official until Major League Baseball approves the Cubs' trade of outfielder Sammy Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles. That is expected today or tomorrow, pending Sosa passing a physical.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/sports/pirateslive/s_299316.html)The Chicago Cubs came up with the right money and the right opportunity at the right time and have snagged free agent slugging outfielder Jeromy Burnitz away from the Pirates.

Once Chicago trades Sammy Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles -- a transaction that could be completed today -- the Cubs will announce the signing of Burnitz to a one-year contract with a club option for 2006.

The Cubs outbid the Pirates by giving Burnitz a guaranteed $5 million. He will make $4.5 million this season and get a $500,000 buyout for 2006 if the Cubs decline a $7 million option.:supernana:

samram
02-01-2005, 11:38 PM
Well, I just crossed the Buckos off my division winners list. What a blow to their chances. He was the final piece.

Banix12
02-02-2005, 12:05 AM
Eh, just another aging slugger. However I liked Burnitz when he was a Brewer, he was a better player then but he was fun to watch.

Overall he's cheaper, gives similar to Sosa output and is a defensive upgrade, mostly because his arm is still very good in the OF.

I wish bad luck to the cubs season as a whole, but to the guys they acquired, Burnitz and Hairston, I wish the best of luck. I like em both

PAPChiSox729
02-02-2005, 07:34 PM
The Cubs' offseason has been absolutely dismal. They lost Clement, Alou, and Mercker and traded away Sosa. They basically got nothing in return.

Oh wait I forgot about Henry "Pudge" Blanco, Jerry Hairston Jr., Stephen Randolph, and "The Sultan of Swat" Jeromy Burnitz.

I am glad I am not a Cubs fan.
:D:

RKMeibalane
02-02-2005, 07:45 PM
The Cubs replaced one strikeout machine with another. Burnitz will provide power, but that's about it. His best days are clearly behind him. The Cubs aren't going anywhere in 2005.