Cubs sign Julian Tavarez for 2 years, $5 million
This was a bad move for
the Rockies to let pitcher Julian Tavarez go. While the Rockies are looking for pitching they
actually had somebody who could pitch in
Colorado. Tavarez had a 3.96 ERA at home last
season. Now the Cubs hope that he can pitch in
the next most hitter friendly park in the
National League, Wrigley Field. The Cubs are
paying Tavarez $5 million over two seasons, which
could be as high as $7 million with incentives. They signed the part-time starter, part-time
reliever to be a full-time starter. The Cubs did
not pay big bucks for what could be a potentially
good #3 starter. Tavarez is 27-years old and
should be hitting the prime of his career right
now, making it a good time to sign the right-hander. While he has had an up and down
career so far, he could help the Cubs have a
strong latter half of their rotation, without
spending too much to do it.
Triple Steal Rating: Triple
Cubs Team Page
Grand Slam - A can't miss move; automatically makes
the team considerably better.
Home Run - A great move;
will help the team now and down the road.
Triple - A good move; plugs
a temporary hole or will help in the future.
Double - An average move;
team will get what they paid for.
Single - A head-scratcher;
could help, but we definitely don't see how.
Out - A panic move; tells
fans "hey, we're trying..."
Double Play - A disaster;
will make fans angry just thinking about it.