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Marlins' Lowell unlikely to move until after All-Star Game

 

BY TONI GINNETTI

 

Cubs general manager Jim Hendry doesn't mind persistent speculation about what he'll do to strengthen the Cubs' offense, especially the possibility of acquiring Florida Marlins third baseman Mike Lowell.

 

"It's human nature,'' Hendry said. "Obviously, fans care. You always want to get better, but you have to think about what the rationale of the other team is. If someone lost a center fielder and called, I wouldn't trade Corey Patterson for anything.''

 

Hendry's pursuit of Lowell may be on hold because of Marlins general manager Admin Beinfest's posture to hold off on any possible move until after the All-Star Game on July 15. Lowell, who entered Tuesday as the major-league leader in home runs with 23, is all but assured of being selected, and Beinfest wants him wearing a Marlins uniform.

 

Lowell is on a number of teams' wish lists, but Hendry is as concerned about making the right deal as he is about making any deal. He isn't necessarily reluctant to trade away pitching prospects, as he did last year in trading then-Class A pitcher Dontrelle Willis to Florida for Matt Clement and Antonio Alfonseca. But Hendry has said no repeatedly to teams inquiring about current starters Kerry Wood, Mark Prior and Carlos Zambrano.

 

''There are some people we won't part with,'' he said. ''We worked hard to get our young pitching in order, not only for now but for 2004, 2005 and beyond.''

 

Hendry dismissed suggestions he wouldn't trade prospects again because Willis has emerged as a front-line starter for Florida.

 

"It's still a good deal,'' he said. ''Dontrelle is a great kid. I hope he wins every game when he's not pitching against the Cubs. We had a need for a closer, and Clement turned into either the second or third starter, however you want to consider it. I think both sides are happy with the deal.

 

''If people say why did you trade him, well, he was an eighth-round pick, so seven rounds passed with no one taking him. I think Admin Beinfest did a good job scouting our system. There were some people I didn't want to put in the deal and didn't. We knew Dontrelle had a chance to be good, but good for him.''

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Seems like Chicago can't survive without a Lowell rumor. I mean I've never seen so much sh*t for a player... it's like the northern section of Chicago is praying for Mike Lowell. They started their own religion called Lowell and they've renamed their baseball franchise to the Chicago Lowells. They even drink Diet Lowell.

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You never know. There could be the smallest 1% possibility that this team could be better off w/o Lowell and with all those awesome pitching prospects. We already have great pitching, and more would give us amazing pitching. Plus, you could always move Miggy to 3B and Stratton in LF...

 

Na!

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Stratton would never survive in the majors. If I'm correct he's leading professional baseball - all levels - in homers. He's also struck out 110 times. And has a .250 batting average. That all adds up to basically a nothing. Although, I'd like to have him off the bench...

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Stratton would never survive in the majors. If I'm correct he's leading professional baseball - all levels - in homers. He's also struck out 110 times. And has a .250 batting average. That all adds up to basically a nothing. Although, I'd like to have him off the bench...

no what that adds up to is the next adam dunn

 

dunn is the same exact way

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Stratton would never survive in the majors. If I'm correct he's leading professional baseball - all levels - in homers. He's also struck out 110 times. And has a .250 batting average. That all adds up to basically a nothing. Although, I'd like to have him off the bench...

no what that adds up to is the next adam dunn

 

dunn is the same exact way Doesn't look like the reds are getting rid of dunn anytime soon either. They like him so much he started leading off

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