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10:23 AM ET 12.09 | The Cubs were disappointed to lose Brandon McCarthy to the Diamondbacks. According to MLB sources, the Cubs offered the right-hander a two-year contract that would have allowed him to earn more than his $15.5 million deal with Arizona if he stayed healthy and pitched well, but it did not include as much guaranteed money.

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December 9, 2012  10:49 AM ET

If they really wanted them that badly, they should have offered more guaranteed money.

December 9, 2012  11:07 AM ET

Another sign and trade player that got away. The Cubs hate to deviate anyway from budget players like Scott Baker(5.5 mil) and Scott Feldman(6 mil). This is about the going rate for potential 5th starters. There's plenty more left in the scrap heap out there. You just have to dig deep

December 9, 2012  11:10 AM ET

Cubs aren't likely to be competitive in the next 2 years; D Backs might be. It is hard to re-build a reputation on a lousy team.

December 9, 2012  12:09 PM ET

didn't include much guarantee money, wonder why mcCARTHY refuse to accept the cubies offer?? it seems as if the cubies were not to sure about the pitcher's health!!!

December 9, 2012  12:22 PM ET

cubs offer was way too small, wonder why McCARTHY didn't agree with those numbers???

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December 9, 2012  01:22 PM ET

And?

December 9, 2012  02:50 PM ET

If the Cubbies want to sign free-agents, Theo had better offer more guaranteed money than other teams. Otherwise, why would they want to sign with a perennial loser?

December 9, 2012  05:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If the Cubbies want to sign free-agents, Theo had better offer more guaranteed money than other teams. Otherwise, why would they want to sign with a perennial loser?

Ja hey der, why do you always feel the need to defecate here? Maybe you should go cry in your Bearsies, if you aren't already hanging yourself in your closet. Go Cutler!

December 9, 2012  05:25 PM ET

I wish mark's mom would stop by too.

December 9, 2012  07:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I wish mark's mom would stop by too.

Ja hey der, you'll have to part with some cash.

 
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