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Fukudome to Hit Second...

Postby IowaCubs » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:02 pm

Not sure if this makes Lou crazy, or a mad genius, but I guess I like it.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/articl ... p&c_id=chc

Some Quotes:
"He looks wonderful," Piniella said of Fukudome. "He's in really good shape. I told him we're holding a spot for him, and we'll put him out in center field and we'll try him in the No. 2 hole in the lineup.

"He said he's been working hard. He's excited about this World Baseball Classic and afterwards, he's looking forward to joining us."

"I think he's more acclimated this year," Piniella said. "I know he's worked hard. The Japanese national team, they work hard and have good coaches. He's gotten some good foundation put in. I think you'll see this young man play the way he did the first half of last season all year for us."

I've been hearing things about the Cubs sending over trainers and coaches and such to work on his conditioning and flexibility.

Not sure what to make of this, but it's worth noting anyway if you play in super deep or NL only leagues with OBP.
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Re: Fukudome to Hit Second...

Postby Grey » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:19 pm

Crazy. And it won't last.
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Re: Fukudome to Hit Second...

Postby Simply Fred » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:55 pm

I thought Lou not dumb enough to leave Fontenot out of the starting lineup this year. This proves he is dumb enough. Now I gotta drop Fontenot because Lou is a genie-ass and can't be trusted. Fuko back in Japan by A.S.

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Re: Fukudome to Hit Second...

Postby IowaCubs » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:47 am

In a way, it's not really Lou's fault. It's the management's aggressive behavior. They could have just given him a one year, $10 million offer with a team option for 09. Now they're stuck with him until the end of 2011 for another $36 mil.

This pisses me off as a fantasy owner. I wanted to be the guy who was ahead of the curve on Fontenot's breakout season, but with him batting a likely 6th or worse, 8th, we're stuck with another year of waiting on the Wonder Hampster.
14 team h2h keeper (keep 5), $101 FAAB budget. C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,U,5SP,2RP... It's standard 5x5, but we use quality starts instead of wins. I currently have $1 left in FAAB money.

Active Batters
Castro, Jason(C) HOU
Goldschmidt, Paul(1B) ARI
Carpenter, Matt(2B) STL
Longoria, Evan(3B) TB
Zobrist, Ben(,SS) TB
Profar, Jurickson(MI) TEX
Rodriguez, Alex(CI) NYY
Davis, Rajai(OF) TOR
Jones, Adam(OF) BAL
Trout, Mike(OF) LAA
Young, Eric(OF) NYM
Bogaerts, Xander(UT) BOS

Buxton, Byron(OF) MIN
Stanton, Giancarlo(OF) MIA

Active Pitchers
Corbin, Patrick(SP) ARI
Gonzalez, Gio(SP) WAS
Latos, Mat(SP) CIN
Liriano, Francisco(SP) PIT
Minor, Mike(SP) ATL
Benoit, Joaquin(RP) DET
Mujica, Edward(RP) STL

Burnett, A.J.(SP) PIT
Samardzija, Jeff(SP) CHC


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