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 Post subject: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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 Post subject: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Welp. Can't say I saw this one coming.

I guess maybe a possible LOOGY candidate?


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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I know he sucks. But I smiled when I saw it.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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When's the last time he's been decent?


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

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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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If Willis can get back to his 2005 form, I would consider this a good signing.


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


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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When's the last time he's been decent?


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


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk

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


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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Nuts&Gum wrote:
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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Omar wrote:
Nuts&Gum wrote:
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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well this pushed back his hall of fame clock

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well this pushed back his hall of fame clock


There you go.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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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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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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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cubs Sign Dontrelle Willis to Minor League Deal
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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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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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