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 Post subject: Jim Edmonds put on Waivers, Cubs going to Claim him
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:38 pm 
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http://www.suntimes.com/sports/948313,C ... 14.article

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Worst-case scenario, the Cubs spend $289,000 this season on veteran center fielder Jim Edmonds. Which, come to think of it, also describes the best-case scenario.

Unless something goes terribly wrong, the Cubs are poised to make their first key in-season addition of 2008 tonight when they sign Edmonds a few hours after he clears waivers. They're expected to announce the move after their game tonight, when young center fielder Felix Pie will be returned to Class AAA Iowa.



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By all accounts, Edmonds is done -- at least judging from his play in 26 games with the San Diego Padres. He hit .178 and had more strikeouts (24) than hits (16) in 90 at-bats. Early scouting reports indicated the man who had a strained calf much worse than the one that put Alfonso Soriano on the shelf for two weeks had no range left in center. And there were whispers he was a clubhouse cancer in San Diego, helping to expedite his exit.

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 Post subject: Re: Jim Edmonds put on Waivers, Cubs going to Claim him
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:46 pm 
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http://www.suntimes.com/sports/948313,CST-SPT-deluca14.article

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Worst-case scenario, the Cubs spend $289,000 this season on veteran center fielder Jim Edmonds. Which, come to think of it, also describes the best-case scenario.

Unless something goes terribly wrong, the Cubs are poised to make their first key in-season addition of 2008 tonight when they sign Edmonds a few hours after he clears waivers. They're expected to announce the move after their game tonight, when young center fielder Felix Pie will be returned to Class AAA Iowa.



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By all accounts, Edmonds is done -- at least judging from his play in 26 games with the San Diego Padres. He hit .178 and had more strikeouts (24) than hits (16) in 90 at-bats. Early scouting reports indicated the man who had a strained calf much worse than the one that put Alfonso Soriano on the shelf for two weeks had no range left in center. And there were whispers he was a clubhouse cancer in San Diego, helping to expedite his exit.


Damn the guy has fallen. I'll try not to forget what he once was.


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 Post subject: Re: Jim Edmonds put on Waivers, Cubs going to Claim him
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:40 pm 
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This move sounds exactly what one of Jim Hendry's special assistants would have done, doesn't it? Hmmm...who am I thinking of...can't quite place the name...


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 Post subject: Re: Jim Edmonds put on Waivers, Cubs going to Claim him
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:42 pm 
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This move sounds exactly what one of Jim Hendry's special assistants would have done, doesn't it? Hmmm...who am I thinking of...can't quite place the name...

I'd bet that No. 9 would back me up when I say that Hendry doesn't need any help from Littlefield to make a move this stupid.

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