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by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL DH by 2021?
Replies: 60
Views: 1210

Re: NL DH by 2021?

Brian wrote:probably still would have done the trade and still was worth it, but come on no one can honestly say the wouldn't want Vogey mashing monster dongs as a DH for the Cubs


I was reading along with this totally thinking it was going to say Eloy.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Would this be allowed to skirt the LT..... Lester has a LT hit of $25 million currently. He’s owed $20 million this year and has a $10 mil buyout/$25 mil option next year. Could we sign him to like 2/35 so his LT hit comes down ~$8 million? I don't see why not, Lester gets a guaranteed 2021 and mor...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna to the Braves
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Marcell Ozuna to the Braves

horsefeathers, well glad he didn’t go back to the Cardinals on that. Castellanos shouldn’t get more than that on an AAV basis. Does Castellanos take more than 3/30-40 right now? Ozuna has had higher highs and is only 1.5 years older. If he gets 3 for 30, the Cubs better figure out a way to be all o...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 277
Views: 15857

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Brian wrote:MLB was able to put this all together in like 2 months and we can't even get an arbitrator to read the CBA and say everything is kosher here for a 5 year old issue.

In conclusion award the Cubs the Astros' draft picks.


This.........is an excellent observation.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Recent talks between the Cubs and Nationals regarding Kris Bryant have “gone nowhere,” reports Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic (via Twitter). Negotiations seemed to hit an impasse a few weeks ago, when the Cubs reportedly insisted upon the inclusion of promising center fielder Víctor Robles in any Br...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I like these moves. Between Eloy and Robert, they’ve committed $100M. Very likely they get at least that much value in return, with a high probability of getting value that far exceeds that amount. I still think I'd rather go cheap for three years and see what I have, but the rewards certainly can ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Neither one of those What are you saying? In this case that the media didn't make up a narrative so much as ran with the most click-baity one available and the Cubs both entertained and discussed trading Kris Bryant with other teams OK, fair. I do disagree with this though: What I'm saying is that ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

TomtheBombadil wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Are you saying you don't think the Cubs have entertained trading KB and/or haven't had any discussions with other teams and it's just been a made up narrative by the media?


Neither one of those


What are you saying?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

So basically they're not trading Bryant...Could have told you this in June 2013....How many days until ST? No, that’s not what I’m saying. I’d still lean we are trading Bryant in the next 45-60 days. I think trading KB and then trading for Arenado seems rather far fetched/a lot of moving parts and ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

For a team with no money, they sure have wasted money on all of these ridiculous signings. They've spent maaaaaaybe $6-7 million give or take on like a dozen players and most of that is non-guaranteed. It's not wasted in a few ways: so much $/WAR potential, more MiL options, and all that non-guaran...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shogo
Replies: 60
Views: 3378

Re: Shogo

If it's true that the money now "exceeds" $20 million, he did a lot better for himself than the 2 years and $10 million that was projected.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Question. Does a Javy extension for sure impact this year's tax?

Couldn't they just start it next season, with his figure this season being whatever it was going to be through arbitration and the big(ger) money starting in 2021?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

This is a difficult question because nobody really knows what the exact profit is that a team like the Cubs make after all the expenses, but what is a good guess as to what the payroll should be and one that would get people to go, 'OK, they spend enough.'

$300 million? $400 million?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Still don't get how a trade expected to be bad for 2020 will magically become good in 2021. Especially if it's a growth and development thing then the realistic scenario card is out Not to mention wasting Quintana and Lester's last year, and one of few remaining years for Rizzo, Schwarber, maybe Co...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hernan Perez Signed to NRI
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: Hernan Perez Signed to NRI

Is that the guy who hit two grand slams in like a week this season, or was that some other horsefeathering Brewers scrub who played hero?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Imagine looking at the Brewers and Cardinals roster and thinking the best case scenario with a KB/Baez/Hendricks (Rizzo/Contreras/Yu...) led team is "a mediocre team that hopefully somehow sneaks into the playoffs". Of course, to be fair, the team with KB/Baez/Hendricks (Rizzo/Contreras/Y...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

No, not run the Cubs. I will say Duke Silver was pretty smart and I wonder how good he could be as an analyst inside baseball Ops for an MLB team... No, I wasn't trying to make a comparison between running the Cubs and creating a small business selling custom made candles; just trying to point out ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Backtobanks wrote:The problem isn't necessarily the FO, it's more on ownership.


That sucks and they are a huge part of the problem, but also this is too weak. I don't want excuses. They have to do better.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I changed it for you and I agree. It's damn hard running a team and making these decisions, but I trust Theo (for the most part). I don't trust the scouts and people under him making the right decisions, but I guess they're rectifying that by changing personnel pretty heavily throughout the organiz...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

This post is only being written for myself so I have somewhere to look back and see how wrong I was. Just pretend I'm talking to myself here. I'd trade Bryant to the Braves for a package that includes Max Fried. I like his ability and pedigree and having him locked up for the next five seasons. A Q ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Having a young center fielder who legit plays great defense and who easily can beat out slow grounders in the infield would be amazing.

I just don't think they will be willing to deal him, though.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

KB won't be traded in January. He will be traded by next week.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66723

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I know you all love Margot, but that + part coming along with him for Willy better be horsefeathering good.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Has Charles the Cat given any info about Bryant?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 58847

Re: 2020 roster

As I have previously wrote, we better be in the top-5 in payroll moving forward every year. The market and the popularity of this team is a huge advantage and must be utilized. Right now, I am more disappointed that what I consider a top front office has not utilized that advantage very well at all....

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