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 Post subject: Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Off waivers from Twins, and DFA Recker.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez
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2008 1st round pick, was off to a tremendous start in AAA last year before July shoulder surgery. Another ticket for the reliever lottery it looks like.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez
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As long as we're still still dumpster diving, it may as well be for former 1st rounders.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez
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2008 1st round pick, was off to a tremendous start in AAA last year before July shoulder surgery. Another ticket for the reliever lottery it looks like.


At least this one has actual upside, or so it appears. He's my favorite so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez
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Decent move. He has potential and is better use of a spot than others. Could be a useful option out of the pen.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez
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And Recker was claimed by the Mets.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez
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KG had Gutierrez 17th in the Twins system heading into the year. We also outrighted Berken, Mateo, Socolovich, and Cardenas to Iowa today, opening up 4 spots on the 40 man.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs claim Carlos Gutierrez
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It's a very nice gamble. Even if it fails, the only thing we really lost was an organizational catcher. Not the biggest deal.

I just don't know what type of stuff he has right now. Well, I guess no one does. At his best, he seemed like a possible setup type arm with some closing potential. IIRC, he was working on a cutter/slider pitch last year to try and go the next step.


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