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DaleJRFan
11-15-2006, 01:45 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061115&content_id=1740928&vkey=hotstove2006&fext=.jsp

The Cubs kept one of their best backups, signing catcher Henry Blanco to a two-year contract with a mutual option for the 2009 season on Wednesday.

No big surprises here... though it would have been nice for the Sox to have a go at him...

WizardsofOzzie
11-15-2006, 02:11 PM
The question is how much money did the Cubs throw at him, now that they are in overpay everyone mode

DaleJRFan
11-15-2006, 02:24 PM
The question is how much money did the Cubs throw at him, now that they are in overpay everyone mode

According to Bruce Levine, its a two-year, $5MM contract.

jenn2080
11-15-2006, 02:24 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061115&content_id=1740928&vkey=hotstove2006&fext=.jsp



No big surprises here... though it would have been nice for the Sox to have a go at him...

Agreed. I would have welcomed him on the Sox.

WizardsofOzzie
11-15-2006, 02:29 PM
According to Bruce Levine, its a two-year, $5MM contract.
A reasonable contract? Its not possible!!!

DaleJRFan
11-15-2006, 02:31 PM
A reasonable contract? Its not possible!!!

2.5 million a year for a backup catcher? That's more than Mackowiak, Cintron, Iguchi, etc...

I guess you are right though. He is a pretty good player and after all, the Sox paid Ben Davis a million a year in 2005 to be Charlotte's bullpen catcher.

AuroraSoxFan
11-15-2006, 02:33 PM
The guy is solid as a backup catcher. But that is some serious $$ for a guy who will play maybe twice a week.

D. TODD
11-15-2006, 02:40 PM
Blanco is a solid backup. He would have fit in nicely backing up AJ. With the increased revenue for MLB, the salaries seem to be going up for everyone. 2.5 a year seems in line now a days for a Hank White type guy.

Ol' No. 2
11-15-2006, 02:42 PM
A reasonable contract? Its not possible!!!Henry Blanco needs to hire Mark DeRosa's agent.

TDog
11-15-2006, 03:05 PM
Maybe the Cubs figure adding a previously successful manager to a last-place team will be a formula for success. Losing 119 games brought the core of the Tigers together to win a pennant. Maybe finishing last will unify this Cubs team to do great things.

I think it's worth a try. But, then, I hate the Cubs.

chisoxmike
11-15-2006, 03:41 PM
Maybe the Cubs figure adding a previously successful manager to a last-place team will be a formula for success. Losing 119 games brought the core of the Tigers together to win a pennant. Maybe finishing last will unify this Cubs team to do great things.

I think it's worth a try. But, then, I hate the Cubs.

The Cubs tried to pose off the 04-05 White Sox offseason last year, now the Cubs are trying to pose off the 05-06 Tigers offseason.

:rolling:

palehozenychicty
11-15-2006, 04:40 PM
Maybe the Cubs figure adding a previously successful manager to a last-place team will be a formula for success. Losing 119 games brought the core of the Tigers together to win a pennant. Maybe finishing last will unify this Cubs team to do great things.

I think it's worth a try. But, then, I hate the Cubs.

:ozzie:

"If you don't have the horses, you cannot win the Kentucky Derby."


Period. The Cubs will not have the players or stones to do anything significant.