Are we not going to sign Vitters?

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Are we not going to sign Vitters?

Postby JonnyRed » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:18 pm

I was surprised to read in the paper today that we only have until today to get Vitters signed or we lose him? Boy, that would be a waste. What's going on?

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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:30 pm

They'll sign him, he's waiting til the last minute to see if Price or Moustakas will go over slot so that he could possibly get more too.

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Postby shnsajax » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:38 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:They'll sign him, he's waiting til the last minute to see if Price or Moustakas will go over slot so that he could possibly get more too.


Porcello surely not helping things.
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Postby oldcubsfan » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:09 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:They'll sign him, he's waiting til the last minute to see if Price or Moustakas will go over slot so that he could possibly get more too.


Listening to WGN radio during the rain delay, Dave Kaplan said Vitters is in Chicago but hasn't signed yet. I'm sure it will happen during the game so they can announce it on WGN tv.

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Postby shnsajax » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:06 pm

Price just signed a couple of hours ago so maybe things are in process.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:01 pm

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CaliforniaRaisin wrote:They'll sign him, he's waiting til the last minute to see if Price or Moustakas will go over slot so that he could possibly get more too.


Listening to WGN radio during the rain delay, Dave Kaplan said Vitters is in Chicago but hasn't signed yet. I'm sure it will happen during the game so they can announce it on WGN tv.


One hour left. I've heard a rumor that Vitters is signed and is in Chicago for his physical.

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Postby jiml60 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:11 pm

The draftees have to pass the physical and sign before the deadline - which is probably the hold up.
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Postby jiml60 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:04 pm

Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.
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Postby apete6 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:29 pm

jiml60 wrote:Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.


What a bad idea. An 18 year old kid who just signed and clearly hasn't been prepped for dealing with the media. That was absolutely hard to listen to. Bad move Cubs.

Good luck to Josh in the future...

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Postby Little Slide Rooter » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:34 pm

apete6 wrote:
jiml60 wrote:Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.


What a bad idea. An 18 year old kid who just signed and clearly hasn't been prepped for dealing with the media. That was absolutely hard to listen to. Bad move Cubs.

Good luck to Josh in the future...


Sure, he sounds like he could be borderline autistic, but its a shame its not possible to send Cedeno or Pie to AAA and get the kid in uniform by the end of the game.

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Postby jiml60 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:36 pm

apete6 wrote:
jiml60 wrote:Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.


What a bad idea. An 18 year old kid who just signed and clearly hasn't been prepped for dealing with the media. That was absolutely hard to listen to. Bad move Cubs.

Good luck to Josh in the future...


Yeah, that was brutal.
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Postby Let'sPlayTwo » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:01 am

Little Lord Fontenot wrote:
apete6 wrote:
jiml60 wrote:Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.


What a bad idea. An 18 year old kid who just signed and clearly hasn't been prepped for dealing with the media. That was absolutely hard to listen to. Bad move Cubs.

Good luck to Josh in the future...


Sure, he sounds like he could be borderline autistic, but its a shame its not possible to send Cedeno or Pie to AAA and get the kid in uniform by the end of the game.


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Postby Banedon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:21 am

Little Lord Fontenot wrote:
apete6 wrote:
jiml60 wrote:Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.


What a bad idea. An 18 year old kid who just signed and clearly hasn't been prepped for dealing with the media. That was absolutely hard to listen to. Bad move Cubs.

Good luck to Josh in the future...


Sure, he sounds like he could be borderline autistic, but its a shame its not possible to send Cedeno or Pie to AAA and get the kid in uniform by the end of the game.


You'd want to send him back to the minors by the end of the next game though.

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Postby C.C. » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:27 am

apete6 wrote:
jiml60 wrote:Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.


What a bad idea. An 18 year old kid who just signed and clearly hasn't been prepped for dealing with the media. That was absolutely hard to listen to. Bad move Cubs.

Good luck to Josh in the future...


Who gives a crap! As long as he can play ball, I don't care what he sounds like.

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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:06 am

Banedon wrote:
Little Lord Fontenot wrote:
apete6 wrote:
jiml60 wrote:Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.


What a bad idea. An 18 year old kid who just signed and clearly hasn't been prepped for dealing with the media. That was absolutely hard to listen to. Bad move Cubs.

Good luck to Josh in the future...


Sure, he sounds like he could be borderline autistic, but its a shame its not possible to send Cedeno or Pie to AAA and get the kid in uniform by the end of the game.


You'd want to send him back to the minors by the end of the next game though.


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Postby Skyballer » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:31 am

I wouldn't mind sending Cedeno down. :)
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Postby biittner77 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:39 am

jiml60 wrote:
apete6 wrote:
jiml60 wrote:Len just announced the signing. Vitters is going to be in the booth with Len & Bob to answer some questions.


What a bad idea. An 18 year old kid who just signed and clearly hasn't been prepped for dealing with the media. That was absolutely hard to listen to. Bad move Cubs.

Good luck to Josh in the future...


Yeah, that was brutal.


I remember when they brought Montanez to the booth after he signed. Monty at least managed to sound like he hadn't just drank a quart of Nyquil.

Actually, Vitters reminded me a little of Sandberg when he first came to the Cubs.
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