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by Gilby
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 13165

Re: 2020 roster

Here's my guess: Ross is manager Non tender Russell Pick up the Graveman option Sign Akiayama 4/30 Sign Chris Martin 2/16 Sign Strop 1/3 Sign Russell Martin 1/5 Sign Adam Jones 1/2 Trade Chatwood to the Phillies for Cesar Hernandez Trade Caratini to the Braves for Kyle Wright Trade Happ to the Padre...
by Gilby
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 13165

Re: 2020 roster

I feel like there's a potential match with either the Braves or Rays involving Caratini. Both teams have extra pitching. The Braves will probably be looking for a LHH to pair with Flowers, and DArnaud is a FA so it'd be a way for the Rays to save a buck.
by Gilby
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Who gets traded in the offseason?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Who gets traded in the offseason?

The Rockies pitching staff is pretty thin as is and the Mets have Ramos under contract. I just don't see a lot of great matches out there, considering the trade price for good starting pitchers are always so high, and Contreras' reputation/numbers as a receiver. But who knows, it's only September, s...
by Gilby
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Who gets traded in the offseason?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Who gets traded in the offseason?

I fear Contreras' trade value isn't nearly as high as we want it to be. But I still voted him.
by Gilby
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Nico Hoerner: A New Hope
Replies: 39
Views: 2047

Re: Nico Hoerner: A New Hope

Allow me to overreact to a couple of windy Wrigley dongs, but since Hoerner hasn't gotten to play in a juiced ball league until now, I wonder if there are more homers in there than everyone thought. He seems to have a quick bat. A 2018* Gleyber-ian homer spike would be swell. *holy horsefeathers, he...
by Gilby
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 226
Views: 26673

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

I really have a hard time buying the nerves stuff with him with runners in scoring position. To me that's just fans applying how they would feel in that spot and how they do feel while watching a game. I think professional athletes are wired in a way that is hard for us to understand, especially som...
by Gilby
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Hendricks to IL, Shoulder Inflammation
Replies: 20
Views: 2720

Re: Hendricks to IL, Shoulder Inflammation

Was not expecting that. Great news.
by Gilby
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Terrible Umpires Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 28845

Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Sports fans are quite strange. The mentions in the Jesse Rogers tweet that quotes Joe are all people who sound like they're scared of being fined at a press conference and don't want to hear excuses, which Joe wasn't really making.

Umpires are TERRIBLE and it needs to be said.
by Gilby
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 226
Views: 26673

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

Like of course Kris Bryant still plays catch with his dad in the street.
by Gilby
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Happ to AAA to Start Season
Replies: 39
Views: 4042

Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Psst. Ian Happ isn't that good He’s been worth 3.3 WAR in two seasons he’s played as a 22 and 23 year old. He’s good, he needs to improve in areas but he’s good and given the options we have for the 12 position players to make the OD 25-man he deserves to be on it. I’m glad we’re making these guys ...
by Gilby
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 109677

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

The AAA relievers are gonna need to learn to hit and play positions to be able to keep even half of them.
by Gilby
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Cubs Convention
Replies: 72
Views: 6328

Re: 2019 Cubs Convention

Watching some of the festivities last night on TV re-energized me. This is still a really deep and talented roster. But for the love of god can we address the bullpen even a little bit.
by Gilby
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 248344

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Now I wonder if the front office does regret Hamels. If they would've known the Harper and Machado market apparently doesn't seriously include the Yankees or Dodgers, I wonder if they proceed differently.
by Gilby
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do you think Harper will sign with the Cubs this offseason?
Replies: 21
Views: 3152

Re: Do you think Harper will sign with the Cubs this offseason?

I'd lean no if I had to guess, but I think we're very much in it. For me, since the Yu signing last off-season, I kinda figured some money would need to be moved around to make Harper work. Now, I didn't expect the reports to be so dire, but I think a lot of people overestimate the difficulty in cle...
by Gilby
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 248344

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The new Athletic Cubs podcast from Dec 7 was a depressing listen. Bruce Levine is like the only baseball writer giving the Cubs any shot at this. DiCaro and Bernstein are reputable, but Bryce signing here would really shock a whole bunch of people. I think the single piece of information I'm still m...
by Gilby
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 248344

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Both MLB Network and ESPN2 just had Harper segments and the Cubs weren't mentioned once. Charles the cat must be hanging out in different, totally real Las Vegas lobbies than the national writers.
by Gilby
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 109677

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

If we don't get Harper, I'd like to go all in with bullpen additions. That way when 6 of our relievers inevitably break down in September, we have more than one guy we can depend on.
by Gilby
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 248344

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I lose track of who is actually credible anymore but horsefeathers I eat it all up. Give me all the tweets.
by Gilby
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 248344

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Has that poster from pro sports daily who actually knows stuff said anything this offseason?
by Gilby
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Schwarber officially on trade block
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: Schwarber officially on trade block

What a weird, obviously not totally accurate tweet.
by Gilby
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 248344

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Schwarber and Chatwood to the Rockies for Jon Gray
Quintana to the Braves for Fried+

leading to Harper signing with the Cubs by Wednesday
by Gilby
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 248344

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

As much of a worst case scenario the Chatwood signing was, and if moving him makes a significant difference, I still think that's doable. Between Happ, Schwarber, Almora, Amaya, Hoerner, there are enough interesting-ish pieces to attach to him. Fitting in a trade for a top end reliever becomes more ...
by Gilby
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 248344

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I wish Charles' claim to fame was something a little more obscure than Darvish so I could believe. Though I guess I don't remember when we were first linked to him publicly.
by Gilby
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 109677

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I take back what I said earlier then. That'd be an outstanding move if possible
by Gilby
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 109677

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Feels like we're going to need to attach someone valuable to shed Chatwood in order to afford Harper and stay under the top tier, instead of just swapping bad contracts. But I guess who the hell even knows if the top tier is the actual limit.

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