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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

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Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby gscool89 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:42 pm

#cubs sign dontrelle willis to minor-league deal

http://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/ ... 1078686720

Can you say full circle?

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:46 pm

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Nope.
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Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby weis21 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:51 pm

Welp. Can't say I saw this one coming.

I guess maybe a possible LOOGY candidate?

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby davell » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:55 pm

I know he sucks. But I smiled when I saw it.

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby sweetpeteman » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:57 pm

weis21 wrote:Welp. Can't say I saw this one coming.

I guess maybe a possible LOOGY candidate?



Until he gets pissy about not being a starter and retires again. I understand bringing people in for looks and needing minor league filler, but I don't see Willis sticking around for more then a month.

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:57 pm

Yikes. Didn't he retire?

That said, even his last two years in the majors, which sucked, he was pretty decent against lefties. Held them to a .369 OPS in 2011 and a .581 OPS in 2010. He might end up not terrible if we use him strictly as a LOOGY. Worth a shot, I guess.
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby bcl412 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:07 pm

When's the last time he's been decent?

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby OleMissCub » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:10 pm

Can he play third base?
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Slide Castro Slide » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:16 pm

Weve re-captured the one that got away.I guess we're just another in the line of teams hoping that they can help him conquer his anxiety disorder.

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:23 pm

I honestly spent 30 seconds staring at your post trying to figure out who the [expletive] "Weve" is and what he or she does in the front office.
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Omar » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:02 pm

If Willis can get back to his 2005 form, I would consider this a good signing.

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:08 pm

I wouldn't. In fact, it would be the worst signing ever.
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby soccer10k » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:19 pm

bcl412 wrote:When's the last time he's been decent?


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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Omar » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:27 pm

Nuts&Gum wrote:I wouldn't. In fact, it would be the worst signing ever.


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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:29 pm

...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk

That, and your bold support for a player repeating a 7 WAR season.
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Omar » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:34 pm

Nuts&Gum wrote:...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk

That, and your bold support for a player repeating a 7 WAR season.


Original post was also a joke, but yeah, weird signing.

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Slide Castro Slide » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:33 am

Omar wrote:
Nuts&Gum wrote:...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk

That, and your bold support for a player repeating a 7 WAR season.


Original post was also a joke, but yeah, weird signing.


Not really. More often than not, minor league "signings" of this type are simply spring training invites, and the player has the option of walking if they don't make the big league roster.

If nothing else it reminds me of a teary and broken Dirk Diggler crawling back to Burt Reynolds after his meteoric rise to fame and subsequent plummet to the depths of hell.

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Bunts Lick Butts » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:18 am

well this pushed back his hall of fame clock
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby RynoRules » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:15 am

imb! wrote:well this pushed back his hall of fame clock


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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Fro » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:59 am

Worth taking a chance on for sure. I think he could be useful as a LOOGY at least, and there's always the lottery ticket chance he could get his mojo back.

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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:02 pm

Fro wrote:Worth taking a chance on for sure. I think he could be useful as a LOOGY at least, and there's always the lottery ticket chance he could get his mojo back.

Yes, but there is the much bigger chance that you just wasted your money on a lottery ticket.
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby dew » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:42 pm

Irrelevant Dude wrote:
Fro wrote:Worth taking a chance on for sure. I think he could be useful as a LOOGY at least, and there's always the lottery ticket chance he could get his mojo back.

Yes, but there is the much bigger chance that you just wasted your money on a lottery ticket.


We have the free money to spend, though. Even if we make all the moves people (realistically) want to see, I don't think we'll be that close to our payroll limit.
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby The Logan » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:03 pm

Irrelevant Dude wrote:
Fro wrote:Worth taking a chance on for sure. I think he could be useful as a LOOGY at least, and there's always the lottery ticket chance he could get his mojo back.

Yes, but there is the much bigger chance that you just wasted your money on a lottery ticket.


Wasted money? On a minor league contract? Alrighty.
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Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:42 pm

The Logan wrote:
Irrelevant Dude wrote:
Fro wrote:Worth taking a chance on for sure. I think he could be useful as a LOOGY at least, and there's always the lottery ticket chance he could get his mojo back.

Yes, but there is the much bigger chance that you just wasted your money on a lottery ticket.


Wasted money? On a minor league contract? Alrighty.

It was really just a generic response to the lottery ticket analogy. I'm not concerned with the Cubs having wasted money on Dontrelle Willis.
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Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal

Postby Soul » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:34 pm

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