Hot Stove: How much did the Cubs really miss out on Sanchez?
Wed, 19 Dec 2012|
Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney discusses the Anibal Sanchez drama from last week on Tuesday's Chicago Baseball Hot Stove show - 12/18
They love the way that he pitches he can pitch your game plan. Make up character all that you have seen in chairman Tom rickets who on Miami. Unless there's a demand that Miami restaurant without Sanchez his wife and his agent. Had some when he got out there that it's you know that they had meant there was some of the side more or leaked it. I have some -- and I'm guessing it's not the Cubs didn't want to happen and I don't think anyone really took them on that seriously -- until it was out there and they kind of left their. They're ceiling was five years semi seven point five the next morning's incident were informed that Sanchez's heading back to Tigers and I think. Ever expected all along north on the Cubs would drive drive the price up. Looking back out and are you surprised not to be surprised to maybe what the Cubs could have done was gonna take -- leave a thing like Arnie Moreno did with the Angels and Josh Hamilton okay here's our -- take it. Or leave it because it allowed them in his represented go back to the -- Well I think if they knew all along that they're gonna go back to the Tigers saying that was the understanding housing they thought it would happen. All across -- with everyone talking proud of that. Certainly they kind of knew going in it was a long -- -- -- comfortable in Detroit and we won a world win a World Series ring and certainly has much better shot there. But they tried to sold sell him on the good idea of you know you'd be our. Number one guy you indeed start behind Verlander and masters here. I you'd you'd be it you know four of 2015 and they're in this to bridge years they can help album get there. Okay well you mentioned the word stealth. With the club as John West off the Tigers and vice president of baseball operations said this. -- the Detroit Free Press the Cubs were a bit of a surprise. What do you think that they wouldn't have the financial wherewithal to sign a guy that we didn't see their name associated with him. At all until the very end when we knew they were heavily. Involved and he's -- president she went this aggressively absent because it is your your ammo right now what we're gonna try and Simon got it eighty million dollars so soon seem like more points fourteen points. Fifties and it was a way to free agent market works now you kind of have to go after the guys that are out there and really. He's the only -- they may -- would have made that sort of commitment to right now but. When he checks off all those boxes that they talk about the you know they felt they had to. Kind of make that run and you know person so we don't look at you know the the price you know just look at whether it's a Smart Smart you know investment and that's the way they've they've they've viewed it this.