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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Hardball Talk: Cubs sign left-hander Dontrelle Willis to a minor league contract

El (as in 14-30 since 2006) Train…

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Dontrelle Willis has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cubs, who originally drafted him back in 2000. The deal includes an invite to minor league camp, but he could get a chance in major league spring training if he’s throwing well.

Willis announced his retirement last July after posting an 8.53 ERA in four appearances with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate, but he has had a change of heart.

The District Attorney Posted: January 05, 2013 at 12:03 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, dontrelle willis, transactions

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   1. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: January 05, 2013 at 07:49 AM (#4339534)
I know it's unlikely, but I always hope Willis will turn in some sort of swan song whenever he signs.
   2. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: January 05, 2013 at 08:11 AM (#4339539)
Me too. Willis was so much damn fun when he was good.
   3. Dock Ellis Posted: January 05, 2013 at 11:08 AM (#4339609)
He can hit for a pitcher. I still hold out hope he can reinvent himself as a LOOOGY/PH. That would be a lot of fun.
   4. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 05, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4339693)
"Can I try this career over?" Dontrelle Willis.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: January 05, 2013 at 02:32 PM (#4339697)
New contracts for Pierre and Willis. Urbina gets released from prison. Miggy wins the MVP. Things are looking up for the alumni of the Bartman game.
   6. tfbg9 Posted: January 05, 2013 at 02:35 PM (#4339699)
"Can I try this career over?" Dontrelle Willis.



$40,766,426?
   7. I Am Not a Number Posted: January 05, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4339833)
$40,766,426

2003-2006 (while good): 817 IP, 3.44 ERA, 5.3MM
2007-2011 (while bad): 414 IP, 5.65 ERA, 35.4MM
   8. Leroy Kincaid Posted: January 06, 2013 at 11:40 AM (#4340010)
the Cubs, who originally drafted him back in 2000

I did not know that. Weird. Wild.
   9. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: January 06, 2013 at 12:42 PM (#4340042)
I did not know that. Weird. Wild.

He was part of the Clement/Alfonseca deal with the Marlins.
   10. Hack Wilson Posted: January 06, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4340178)
Where position is Dontrelle going to play?

I don't know.

Third base.

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