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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby mul21 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:47 pm

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Guancous wrote:Jurickson Profar is out for 10-12 weeks. Think they would take Barney or Valbuena?


And apparently Andrus has a sore right arm, though I don't think it's supposed to be serious. Seems like they could definitely use Barney. I doubt they bring up Odor, and I don't see many internal options for them.


They might be a little gun shy about dealing with Theo again after the last 2 trade deadline deals we've made with them. Especially after their GM pretty much admitted to being short sighted and getting taken advantage of in the Garza deal.
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:48 pm

mul21 wrote:
Gilby wrote:
Guancous wrote:Jurickson Profar is out for 10-12 weeks. Think they would take Barney or Valbuena?


And apparently Andrus has a sore right arm, though I don't think it's supposed to be serious. Seems like they could definitely use Barney. I doubt they bring up Odor, and I don't see many internal options for them.


They might be a little gun shy about dealing with Theo again after the last 2 trade deadline deals we've made with them. Especially after their GM pretty much admitted to being short sighted and getting taken advantage of in the Garza deal.

That's fine, just get rid of Barney and take cash
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Pushfrog98 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:49 pm

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mul21 wrote:
Gilby wrote:
Guancous wrote:Jurickson Profar is out for 10-12 weeks. Think they would take Barney or Valbuena?


And apparently Andrus has a sore right arm, though I don't think it's supposed to be serious. Seems like they could definitely use Barney. I doubt they bring up Odor, and I don't see many internal options for them.


They might be a little gun shy about dealing with Theo again after the last 2 trade deadline deals we've made with them. Especially after their GM pretty much admitted to being short sighted and getting taken advantage of in the Garza deal.

That's fine, just get rid of Barney and take cash

That's my thought. How is Valbuena at 2nd? I'd be ok with him there if he is even mediocre.

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:49 pm

Feels like this spring has been heavy on injuries around the league.

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Gilby » Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:07 pm

mul21 wrote:
Gilby wrote:
Guancous wrote:Jurickson Profar is out for 10-12 weeks. Think they would take Barney or Valbuena?


And apparently Andrus has a sore right arm, though I don't think it's supposed to be serious. Seems like they could definitely use Barney. I doubt they bring up Odor, and I don't see many internal options for them.


They might be a little gun shy about dealing with Theo again after the last 2 trade deadline deals we've made with them. Especially after their GM pretty much admitted to being short sighted and getting taken advantage of in the Garza deal.


If they need middle infield help, Daniels probably has enough confidence in himself to make a deal work.

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby The Logan » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:48 am

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Ian Desmond rejected an offer from the Nationals of a multi-year contract extension worth a reported $90 million.
The offer was believed to be for up to seven years, which would have covered the last two years of Desmond's arbitration and five years on the open market. While it's unknown why he turned down the offer, Heyman notes that he could be seeking something closer to the eight-year $120 million that Elvis Andrus received from the Rangers.


I still maintain that Andrus contract is awful
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Postby ctcf » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:36 pm

Shark has apparently put his Chicago home up for sale. SPECULATION TIME

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:39 pm

ctcf wrote:Shark has apparently put his Chicago home up for sale. SPECULATION TIME

it's that time of year (condo selling time)
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:42 pm

Probably a smart move, either he's gone in about 6-8 months to another city or he's getting PAID to stay here and he'll be looking for an upgrade anyways.
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:53 pm

The article says that he has another house in Chicago and had been renting out the place that he's selling.
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:08 pm

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After losing Geo Soto to injury. Texas taking hard look at Cub catcher George Kottaras .
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:12 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:Bruce Levine ‏@MLBBruceLevine 49m
After losing Geo Soto to injury. Texas taking hard look at Cub catcher George Kottaras .


Wasn't there an out-of-nowhere rumor today that one of the crummy third catchers was making the team?

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:18 pm

Barney and Kottaras for Tepesch

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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:21 pm

It'd be pretty funny if we did trade Kottaras.

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Backtobanks » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:35 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:Bruce Levine ‏@MLBBruceLevine 49m
After losing Geo Soto to injury. Texas taking hard look at Cub catcher George Kottaras .


Instead of jersey numbers, we ought to put price stickers on their backs like a garage sale.

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby The Logan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:57 pm

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have been scouting the Cubs' infielders in recent days.
Sullivan notes that the Rangers appear most interested in Darwin Barney, something that Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times has also reported. Donnie Murphy and Luis Valbuena could also potentially be looked at as Texas pursues potential replacements for Jurickson Profar (shoulder). Additionally, Sullivan lists Ronny Cedeno, Kevin Frandsen and Cesar Izturis as possible veteran options.
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:04 am

Sounds like they really like Barney and they could use the catching depth, too. This does come a day or two after Daniels basically said he has nightmares over the Garza trade, so I don't think we take him for a ride again.

I'd rather have Kotteras as the backup C, obviously. John Baker had a nice start to his career but that was like 5 years ago and he's basically been Koyie Hill since.

I'm curious what we reasonably could get from the Rangers in return for Barney/Kotteras.
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby pitchcs » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:35 am

Post Count Padder wrote:Sounds like they really like Barney and they could use the catching depth, too. This does come a day or two after Daniels basically said he has nightmares over the Garza trade, so I don't think we take him for a ride again.

I'd rather have Kotteras as the backup C, obviously. John Baker had a nice start to his career but that was like 5 years ago and he's basically been Koyie Hill since.

I'm curious what we reasonably could get from the Rangers in return for Barney/Kotteras.


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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:24 am

ConstableRabbit wrote:Bruce Levine ‏@MLBBruceLevine 49m
After losing Geo Soto to injury. Texas taking hard look at Cub catcher George Kottaras .


Also, I apologize for slacking in my duties here. What I meant to say was "What do they need Kottaras for, they have Chirinos under team control through 2018!"

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:32 am

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George Kottaras cleared waivers. Given unconditional release. #Cubs


Well that's a bummer. So our backup catcher will be a black hole in the lineup at least once a week.
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Offseason Rumors

Postby treebird » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:36 am

this is very confusing to me. are we just putting all these guys up for grabs as a favor to the rangers?

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby MWV » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:36 am

Didn't see that coming. I could be worng, but I don't believe that there is another catcher on the 40 man roster. Baker or Whiteside to be added, I would guess.

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:37 am

MWV wrote:Didn't see that coming. I could be worng, but I don't believe that there is another catcher on the 40 man roster. Baker or Whiteside to be added, I would guess.


There is not one currently.
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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:38 am

Why on earth would they do that? Even if for some reason they thought he wasn't the guy for the backup job, Iowa's catcher is who? Flores?

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Re: Offseason Rumors

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:39 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Why on earth would they do that? Even if for some reason they thought he wasn't the guy for the backup job, Iowa's catcher is who? Flores?


trading Samardzija for multiple 40-man guys?
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