Hot Stove on Cubs signing Fujikawa
Tue, 11 Dec 2012|
The panel on Chicago Baseball Hot Stove give their take on the Cubs signing Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa - 12/11
It's play a little ball Cubs get QG food you can't start with you what do you think -- this signing it was does -- help me well I. Think it's a good fighting every year you're adding inventory when you go overseas. No different than headache you know free agent from Major League team. When you're adding a car without really given up anything. Sold. There's no reason not polite did you know I think he brings. Low ninety's fast ball. You know ability that to throw a swing and miss slider you know along with that and you know I think it'll be. You know a worthwhile -- Well I think for the Cubs if you remember last year when they made a lot of their deals they made them out of the bullpen they treated Sean Marshall they treated Andrew Cashner. So they needed some help certainly at the back -- and certainly the idea I think going forward is that Carlos Marmol will likely get traded -- she's making close to ten million dollars which is a luxury. On a team in a different position for the Cubs because they're not at the point -- You feel like they contend so here's a guy who presents an option for you he can become a closer you can strengthen the back into the bullpen. You know certainly help -- guys like James Russell and Shawn Camp. What time who. Overworked last year he received -- here and opening day no I think he will be traded and I I think. You know I think -- -- Dan Haren. Possibility came up a few weeks ago. There was some thought of man Marmol would wind you know surprise he has value or they can't pay all of that contract. You break -- season down you look at him in the second half last year. He was very very good upstanding and just was sort of back to the way he had been before throwing the fastball to set up the slider as opposed to early in the -- or slider slider slider and hitters started to get on it. I think Marmol is a guy that has some of the free agents have. Come off the board some already have I think there's going to be some serious trade interest.