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Thread: Cubs claim former 1st rounder Gutierrez off waivers

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    Carlos Gutierezzzz claimed by the cubs

    meh..

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    Cubs claim former 1st rounder Gutierrez off waivers

    If Twins can't re-sign Hunter, plans are to trade, sign a FA or go in-house to find a replacement.

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    another worthless first rounder...

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    Disappointing, to say the least.

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    matt capps option was declined as well
    yeah finally go capps

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    Anyone know what caused the Twins to waive him now? I'm just trying to understand the timing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    Anyone know what caused the Twins to waive him now? I'm just trying to understand the timing.
    hopefuly to clear space on the 40 man roster

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    They removed a bunch of pitchers from the 40-man: Perdomo, Walters, Waldrop, Vasquez, Manship. Also, Matt Carson.

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    Nice first round pick.....he was a college reliever, right?

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    Once he gets healthy & a shot, I think he'll be a legit reliever for CHI.....probably next yr. Clears out the 2 first rounder misses from Billy Smith as well as Capps. Need to get rid of Blackburn & the majority of Bill Smith disasters will be gone

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    The GM does not make the picks in the baseball draft......especially not for the Twins. I believe the man that made those picks is still in charge of the draft.

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    Was he out of options next year? I'm a a little surprised by this, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    Was he out of options next year? I'm a a little surprised by this, too.
    I believe so, this would have been his 6th year and he hasn't really done anything in his time in the minors anwyays.

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    Just realized this thread is also going in the Minor League forum. I'm going to move it over there and then merge it with the other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    The GM does not make the picks in the baseball draft......especially not for the Twins. I believe the man that made those picks is still in charge of the draft.
    I understand.....but the stink from Billy Smith's era is still 'on' it. Just looking to rid us of all that was that era.

    Carlos only used one option year last season. He has 2 seasons left as a 95mph thrower.....which I guess we have too much of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Once he gets healthy & a shot, I think he'll be a legit reliever for CHI.....probably next yr. Clears out the 2 first rounder misses from Billy Smith as well as Capps. Need to get rid of Blackburn & the majority of Bill Smith disasters will be gone
    Criticize Bill Smith all you want, TR had a lot of stinker 1st round picks too.

    Remember BJ Garbe, Adam Johnson, Matt Moses, Matthew Fox, Jay Rainville, and Hank Sanchez? Me neither.

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    Wasted time trying to make him a starter.

    History is repeating itself in the minors with Summers/Boer,and am sure they'll waste time with a couple of hard throwers drafted this year,too.

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    I agree with Mr ed....and they repeated it in the last draft.....

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    Use the bullpen of flame throwers to shut down games. Look at what that did for the Red this year, with a group of decent starters.

    Advance the College bullpen guys sooner than later.

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    with 7-8 spots open on 40 man.....its still surprising that they essentially waived him. They tried to send him to ROC but didnt think he'd be claimed. Wonder if they thought there was a chance he'd be claimed if they woulda outrighted him when they didnt need to.

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