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by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 5692

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Also, it remains so silly that the idea that 'you might have more good players than you can afford 3 years from now' is considered a risk. Sure maybe you don't have the flexibility to extend a guy that far out, but it's just as much a feature in case Russell or Schwarber's bat doesn't come back aro...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8326

Re: Bullpen Options

unless we are really confident we’re actually going to sign darvish for way less than expected, spending any of our limited under the tax money on okay 35 year old relievers seems bad. Or it means they aren’t really that serious about Darvish and are just making sure they explore every avenue. if w...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8326

Re: Bullpen Options

this seems fine to me. i trust our front office didn't blow their chance to sign darvish or harper to sign brian duesning. I think he made $2 million last year as a scrub pitcher that nobody cared about. So getting a raise of $1.5 million after putting together a solid year and being a pitcher nobo...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8326

Re: Bullpen Options

treebird wrote:unless we are really confident we’re actually going to sign darvish for way less than expected, spending any of our limited under the tax money on okay 35 year old relievers seems bad.


Or it means they aren’t really that serious about Darvish and are just making sure they explore every avenue.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Still think we are getting Cobb. And after Darvish signs it will come out that we weren’t even close to the numbers he got.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 278
Views: 15812

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

hmmm darvish and yelich or cain and arrieta, tough call tough call, what to do what toooo dooo it was darvish or arrieta and yelich vs. cobb and cain that's what i meant. what a tough decision. two good players or two less good players. real sophie's choice. Of course, we also have to take into acc...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Orioles are shopping Machado - (Cubs in talks per Levine)
Replies: 191
Views: 11098

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado - (Cubs in talks per Levine)

I'm really not sure if they're in on Darvish at where the prices may go, or if they're trying to get him cheaper than the norm...... Either way, they're getting a starting pitcher and I'd be surprised if it was anyone worse than a Cobb type acquisition. If they spend big in FA on one, I don't think...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 5692

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Every time I start to think maybe he's not coming here, Harper takes to social media to bring me back to unreasonable expectations. I don't think it's unreasonable to think Bryce Harper is a Cub next season. Might not happen, but it's not unreasonable to think it will. Especially because Harper is ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 5692

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

I'm so happy that Harper hits free agency before Bryant does.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

If they can get Darvish at a 4yr deal with a team option for 5, possibly with a player option after 2, I would be ecstatic. I don't know if it's age discrimination or the Cubs have in-house medical concerns, but there's been no interest in Arrieta. Arrieta isn't much older than Yu, though. Like, by...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

If he actually only gets four years, sign me up right now. That would be amazing. Comes off the books at the perfect time.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Not sure how subtracting Dodgers and Yankees reduces it to Twins and Astros, but Sharma is smart and it's his job to think and analyze, so perhaps he's right. Beats me. Why not Cardinals or Giants, or Rangers or Rockies or DBacks or Red Sox or Washington or Angels or Seattle? Beats me, I don't know...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I doubt its a down market for him, as much as its the higher market for Cobb, etc. If its 20 mill and a draft pick for Cobb, versus 25 mill for Darvish, its a no-brainer. Yeah, I guess in that case I pass on both of them. I agree that Darvish is the better value at that point, but I don't actually ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I doubt its a down market for him, as much as its the higher market for Cobb, etc. If its 20 mill and a draft pick for Cobb, versus 25 mill for Darvish, its a no-brainer. Yeah, I guess in that case I pass on both of them. I agree that Darvish is the better value at that point, but I don't actually ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Question: Even if there are ways to get Yu without screwing us on also getting Harper, is a 31-year-old Yu a guy you want to give six years and $25 million per to along with a draft pick? It seems like a contract we may regret. Or not. Just asking. We don’t give up a pick since he was traded mid ye...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Question: Even if there are ways to get Yu without screwing us on also getting Harper, is a 31-year-old Yu a guy you want to give six years and $25 million per to along with a draft pick?

It seems like a contract we may regret. Or not. Just asking.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:


Well. OK. I have to admit they are showing a lot more legit interest than I’d have ever thought.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18719

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/mlbbrucelevine/status/942121777517465601


That's about as close as they are going to get to him, too.

ETA: Unless, of course, his years and money go down much further than expected.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1231
Views: 59696

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

Did I read it correctly that Texas is SENDING cash to SF? So they are taking on the contract and giving them more money?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1231
Views: 59696

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

Cubswin11 wrote:Don’t think we’d be in on Moore, even for a salary dump?



It does have the Maddon-Hickey connection.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 5692

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

I think Harper will have an opt out after the 2021 season when his friend Bryant is a free agent. Hopefully, they both decide to stay. And, yes, I'm already counting on Harper being healthy and a Cub.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 67
Views: 3036

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I feel safe in saying there is no [expletive] way theo and jed are gonna give darvish 25-30 million.


I feel really, really safe saying you are right for saying you feel safe.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 67
Views: 3036

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

Why? What’s the thinking here? We could add Darvish with staying under the LT this year. In 2020 they will have a lot of commitments that would make it very difficult to fit Harper, Darvish and everybody else already here, into a budget. Maybe, but they also lose Zobrist and possibly Morrow's money...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 67
Views: 3036

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

I assume this is the last significant bullpen move, which I’m fine with as long as we don’t cheap out now on the last starter spot. Just swallow the pill and sign Cobb or Darvish There is ZERO chance of signing Darvish. If you want Harper later, you can't have Darvish now. Why? What’s the thinking ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 67
Views: 3036

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

Cubswin11 wrote:I assume this is the last significant bullpen move, which I’m fine with as long as we don’t cheap out now on the last starter spot. Just swallow the pill and sign Cobb or Darvish


There is ZERO chance of signing Darvish. If you want Harper later, you can't have Darvish now.

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