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by cubsclapp
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 443
Views: 29030

Re: Offseason Transactions

Cashner gets 2/16 from the O's lol - he's going to suck. How do you have a K/9 of 4 when you throw mid 90s and have decent secondary stuff? That seems impossible for a number of reasons, especially with the current strikeout heavy environment. I mean Uehara had a K/9 of 10 throwing 78 MPH fastballs...
by cubsclapp
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 160
Views: 6238

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

I think the thought, besides flipping Santana for pitching, is to let Braun start at first base against every lefty and maybe even some righties. Thames was brutal against lefties last year, and really a sub-800 OPS in the second half for a first baseman isn't going to cut it either. Braun at first...
by cubsclapp
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4257
Views: 206060

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

bruce levine was saying we should pass on bryce harper because we have enough offense and pitching is what we need to pay for. this annoyed me greatly. Yeah, passing on 26 year olds that have already had a 9.5 fWAR season and just had a better OPS than a dude that cranked 59 dongs seems like a grea...
by cubsclapp
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Spring Training Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 5196

Re: The Spring Training Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs48zc-73ZY& Rapid, uneducated thoughts and opinions. Rizzo looks a little slimmer than where he was at end of year last year, Schwarber is gonna be a monster, Heyward’s swing and mechanics look the same more or less, that sound off of Happ’s bat :shock: Yeah, it...
by cubsclapp
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Spring Training Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 5196

Re: The Spring Training Thread

David wrote:mark gonzalez's camera still appears to be in watercolor mode



I tweeted this three years ago and apparently he still hasn't upgraded it.

by cubsclapp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 310
Views: 19608

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Imagining a trade deadline one half a season before a lot of top tier players become free agents could create some good deals while teams try to free up salary/contract guarantees before the free agent window opens. I'd rather wait and see if there are some needs/deals at the deadline rather than u...
by cubsclapp
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 12453

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

The Brewers Insider guy has moved to twitter after a pretty fun blowup to read on their board but lol.... https://twitter.com/high_heat_19/status/962566720752967680 https://i.giphy.com/media/c8YC8htf5YQg0/giphy.gif https://twitter.com/High_Heat_19/status/962418681564356609 Lol at everything about t...
by cubsclapp
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 12453

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

gobigred wrote:10-7-10 are the amount he has won the last 3 seasons he has pitched...he better be better than that for 20+ million


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by cubsclapp
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 188
Views: 10416

Re: Bullpen Options

Yeah, he said after the Duensing addition, "That really completed our bullpen moves."
by cubsclapp
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 188
Views: 10416

Re: Bullpen Options

I'd be fine adding another arm into the bullpen mix, but Theo made it sound recently like the Cubs were done shopping there.
by cubsclapp
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thre

Levine just said on The Score he’s heard and doesn’t think any SP had a deal for more than $22 million AAV and that if 5/125 was out there for Darvish he’d jump at it and he doesn’t think that (or anything around that high) has been offered yet. FWIW If that’s true, Jesus horsefeathering Christ get...
by cubsclapp
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread

Great points by David and Bertz. I was right, though, as I did say my thoughts might be stupid. why would you think, with the amount of money the cubs have to spend and the one obvious area for improvement, that they would merely be faking interest in the best available solution to fill that spot? ...
by cubsclapp
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thre

Levine just said on The Score he’s heard and doesn’t think any SP had a deal for more than $22 million AAV and that if 5/125 was out there for Darvish he’d jump at it and he doesn’t think that (or anything around that high) has been offered yet. FWIW If that’s true, Jesus horsefeathering Christ get...
by cubsclapp
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

It's kind of funny that we're in an otherwise dead-ass offseason and it's, "I'm skeptical the Milwaukee Brewers won't add a 3rd star."
by cubsclapp
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Other than the Twins and Cubs, who is going to sign a high price starter? Phillies and Mariners? The Phillies wouldn't shock me but they'd probably prefer to wait until next offseason. Still, this could be their Lester kind of move and it wouldn't be crazy. The Mariners we haven't heard much about ...
by cubsclapp
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

My point being he seems to be at his best when he feels disrespected. He takes it to a new level. Once he feels he's respected he seems to slack Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk I don’t think Arrieta spent the first half of *a contract year* sitting 91 mph because he wasn’t motivated. Or that he c...
by cubsclapp
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: RE: Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Hot take incoming..... I’d rather have pissed off Jake on that 1+1 Fowler 2016 contract to prove the haters wrong than Darvish on a 4-6 year deal pitching for a team and city he doesn’t really want to be on/in and not being fully engaged here. Hes going to get paid by someone and we've all seen wha...
by cubsclapp
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

What do they do with Kemp? Cut him or try and get someone to take him and pay a few million each year of the deal It seems like they do this all the time in the NBA but it's harder to pull off in baseball since the rosters are so much bigger. Matt Kemp isn’t even worth having for free. If you’re an...
by cubsclapp
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cain to Brewers
Replies: 83
Views: 2113

Re: Cain to Brewers

why would you think that If the Cubs don't make a move heading into the regular season, their moves are Chatwood and Morrow and lost Arrieta? The Brewers were nearly better than them last year. The Cubs played the first half of 2017 with Jake Arrieta having a 4.35 ERA, Kyle Hendricks throwing 84 mp...
by cubsclapp
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cain to Brewers
Replies: 83
Views: 2113

Re: Cain to Brewers

If the Brewers sign one of the big 3 SP's, I think they win the division why would you think that If the Cubs don't make a move heading into the regular season, their moves are Chatwood and Morrow and lost Arrieta? The Brewers were nearly better than them last year. The Cubs played the first half o...
by cubsclapp
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Hunter wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:FanGraphs saying the Cubs need Darvish makes me really care less about signing Darvish.


You saying this makes me REALLY care about the Cubs signing Darvish.


Then you will love the writer's suggestion that we sign him to 8 years to lower the AAV.


He's the managing editor of Viva El Birdos.
by cubsclapp
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Brewers I would want to be Cubs (or with the org) if life was so simple: Knebel Hader Brinson Hiura Harrison Arcia’s a nice player and Nelson was fun until major shoulder surgery. I like Zach Davies a lot as a No. 4-5 type (on a good team)... but I may take Chatwood over him too because of the upsi...
by cubsclapp
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Yeah, I was arguing with people on Twitter about all this earlier. The Brewers have a good farm system and some intriguing young talent, but how many truly impact talents do there appear to be? Lewis Brinson *could* be really good, but he sure appears to have a long way to go and is older than Ian H...
by cubsclapp
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 60368

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Hmm, but why would they have any interest at all in Ellsbury? He’ll be a 35-year-old CF in September, which doesn’t make sense for an add on a rebuilding team (at least that’s how they should be viewing themselves), and he’s been super blah the last 3 years anyway. I’d view him as a 1-1.5 WAR CF and...
by cubsclapp
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Christian Yelich
Replies: 118
Views: 7980

Re: Christian Yelich

From Brett (via Kaplan) I don't think I'd pay that price, but at the same time I don't think it's necessarily an unfair ask. Why wouldn't you do it? What player out of that bunch is the one that makes you say "nope, that's too much" ? It's two parts the guys we're losing and one part liki...

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