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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Beltran Update

Well it looks like the Cubs have made a formal offer to Carlos Beltran according to Dave van Dyck. The only problem is that it is rumored that we are the lowest bidders and the least amount of years. Come on Tribune and Hendry, don't make these kind of offers just to say well we tried. This is not trying. If the Cubs really aren't going to try to sign him, then they should put their efforts into Magglio Ordonez and see if he will sign a 1 yr deal. By offering Beltran what they did, they now have to wait for his answer and which mostly likely will be no and in the mean time lose out on valuable time to sign an OF replacement of value.
I do understand that 75 million dollars for 5 years is not chump change and that the Tribune is a publicly traded company and has a responsibility to its share holders to spend money wisely, but don't you think winning a WS would make the Cubs more money than the Tribune can imagine. Think of all the memorabilia they could sell with Word Series Champs on it, or the end of the Curse (which I don't believe in), or heck even on the tickets from the game (they already make a ton of money scalping regular season tickets, imagine what they could sell WS tickets for). If the Tribune company does not want to make the Cubs a real contender instead of a pretender, they should sell the team then if they think it is a financial burden (which it is not or they would have sold it years ago).


  • Hold off on calling the Trib' cheap skates. I don't know where you got your supposed contract offer figures from. Maybe Scott Boras?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:35 PM  

  • Well in all my years of being a Cubs fan and since the Tribune company has owned it they haven't done anything to prove otherwise in my opinion.

    By Blogger Greg Abcarian, at 10:27 PM  

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