I understand that the new Cubs owners have no appetite to increase the payroll for 2010. And, if you look at it reasonably, one can understand. Yet we all know that the way in which Cubs GM Jim Hendry has spent the money has left a huge void and right now, as currently constructed, the Cubs are not a contending team. So we have to look for ways to use our assets to decrease payroll and use that to fill our gaps. While some players obviously cannot be moved, like Alfonso Soriano, the Milton Bradley trade saved the team a few million and if they can do a couple more of those moves, perhaps we can afford another starting pitcher. Maybe that pitcher can be Joel Pineiro. Now I'm not suggesting that Pineiro is a top starter. No, he's more of a fourth or fifth starter who can give you innings an ...
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