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by Gilby
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1913
Views: 88182

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: 1913
Views: 88182

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 - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 724
Views: 35536

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: 1913
Views: 88182

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: 1913
Views: 88182

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: 751

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: 1913
Views: 88182

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: 1913
Views: 88182

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: 1913
Views: 88182

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 - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 724
Views: 35536

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 - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 724
Views: 35536

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.
by Gilby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 262
Views: 12166

Re: It's Maddoning

Theo's in a bit of an extended slump when it comes to general decision making. The feeling around this team should be way more positive than it actually is right now.
by Gilby
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1913
Views: 88182

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/GDubCub/status/1059625595288481792?s=19M

This quote sure doesn't scream like we're going nuts this offseason.


I read that as "Heads will roll if we can't win after I add Bryce horsefeathering Harper to the middle of the order"
by Gilby
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1913
Views: 88182

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Theo's upping his chess game after watching the success Stearns has had over the past year
by Gilby
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1913
Views: 88182

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I'm really curious how many of these sources are basing this new information almost solely on the Cubs trading Smyly. Listening to the Sharma/Finfer/Greenberg pod, it felt like that's what those guys were doing at least.
by Gilby
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 4653

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

I wouldn't trade Schwarber for Doolittle and would only consider Happ if they're desperate to move Chatwood and he gets attached. Giving up significant assets to go into a season with Morrow and Doolittle as your top two relievers is way too risky for me.
by Gilby
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 4653

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

Get it done Theo
by Gilby
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 107
Views: 6510

Re: Chili Davis out as hitting coach

Hinske is probably available. Wonder if they just give him a call.

Also is Manny still playing pro ball somewhere?
by Gilby
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 15386

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

Non-tender Russell Trade Duensing and Kintzler (and maybe prospects) for as much salary relief as possible Trade Almora and Chatwood (maybe a prospect as well) to the Rockies for as much salary relief as possible Sign Harper 10/340 Re-sign Hamels 2/30 Re-sign Chavez 2/10 Sign Hechavarria 1/2.5 That ...
by Gilby
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo Speak
Replies: 249
Views: 23956

Re: Theo Speak

If you edit out the part where Theo specifically said Maddon is coming back for 2019, I would've guessed he is preparing to hire red assed Joe Girardi tomorrow with all the other things he said.
by Gilby
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux
Replies: 268
Views: 31897

Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Career 3.06 ERA including postseason. What a horsefeathering boss.
by Gilby
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Sorrow for Morrow
Replies: 84
Views: 4795

Re: Good, Morrow to work on the sabbath

We could probably place some blame on the people who signed the pitcher who is always hurt.

So who is in the NLDS bullpen?

Wilson
Montgomery
De la Rosa?

Edwards
Cishek
Chavez

Then either Kintzler, Rosario, maybe Webster if he impresses, or Strop (I'd be stunned) for the last spot?
by Gilby
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: homophobe (Daniel Murphy), incoming (to the Cubs)
Replies: 204
Views: 10587

Re: homophobe (Daniel Murphy), incoming (to the Cubs)

You know, Murphy has been so bad at 2B, I do wonder if the Cubs will opt to put him at a corner. Joe seemingly prefers to play La Stella and Happ (when he's played infield this year) at 3B, so I wouldn't totally rule that out for Murphy even with Bryant back. Might also depend on if they view a cert...
by Gilby
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 16177

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

I mean Bote at 3B. By "there" I meant the defense in general doesn't suffer much when Russell sits and it's a Bote, Javy, and Zobrist alignment
by Gilby
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 16177

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

6 DRS in just 169 innings at third base. I know Maddon loves having Russell and Baez up the middle, and for good reason, but Bote has looked so good defensively, I really don't think we're losing much there with Bote starting over Russell. Hopefully he's still an above average hitter by October beca...

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