The Chicago Cubs decline two veterans options

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page by chinmusic on Sunday 4 November 2007 at 1:58 am

The Cubs have declined both Cliff Floyd and Steve Trachsel’s options for the 2008 season. Floyd played well last season in a limited role as he played in 108 games and he was 80 for 282 (.284 avg, .795 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 9 homers and 45 RBIs. Floyd will become a free agent and he should find a decent job for 2008. Floyd has now played in 1,531 career games and he is 1,411 for 5,057 (.279 avg, .843 OPS) with 792 runs, 222 homers, 846 RBIs and 147 stolen bases.

Steve Trachsel pitched bad enough in September to lose his $4.75 million dollar contract for the 2008 season. He pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Cubs last season and he was 1-3 with a 8.31 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP. Trachsel has now pitched in 410 games (409 starts) in his major league career and he is 141-154 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. With pitching scarce around baseball Trachsel will get a shot next season with someone who will give him some money.

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