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Takahashi to the Cubs Rumor

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Takahashi to the Cubs Rumor
Sports Hochi is reporting that the Cubs are close to a deal with left handed pitcher Ken Takahashi. According to Hochi it's a one-year, major-league deal and the Cubs would look to him to start and pitch in middle relief.

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Re: Takahashi to the Cubs Rumor
[ Author: No.1BayFan | Posted: Jan 14, 2009 3:19 PM | YOK Fan ]

Um, I don't really think the Cubs need anymore starters at this point, and most certainly none in the age bracket that Takahashi is in.

I seriously don't know why the Cubs didn't go after Saito instead if they are indeed looking for more Japanese players as I've heard.

I personally compare Takahashi to what Shingo Takatsu was a couple of years back for the White Sox. He had 2 good years or so but after that he was done. I see Takahashi being more or less the same as Shingo was.

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