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by Gilby
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 278
Views: 15597

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

If you can lock in Darvish+Yelich right now, I say just do it even if it does take you out of the Harper sweepstakes (which it might not). With the amount of effort the Nats, Yankees, and Dodgers will put into Bryce, I'm fine not taking his free agency into account when going after talents like Darv...
by Gilby
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 4954

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

I was just thinking that if we sign Darvish and need to shed some money to go after Harper (aka avoid having a $245 million payroll), Chatwood could be a decent trade candidate next offseason. I think they pretty clearly weren't expecting to sign Darvish when they got Chatwood, and I'll be surprised...
by Gilby
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 965
Views: 36174

Re: Sports Media Thread

The Le Batard show overall is great.
by Gilby
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 351
Views: 16744

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I think it's kind of hilarious Darvish keeps responding to sourced rumors about him on twitter.
by Gilby
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 351
Views: 16744

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

lol his twitter pic is of him mind-bleeping Carl

Are any of those tweets about the Twins?
by Gilby
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 4954

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Isn't the real fear "What if we can't re-sign Kris Bryant?" Like right now I doubt anyone is too concerned about losing Russell or Schwarber if we get Harper. And yeah, it's probably worth it considering we'd have the two best players in the NL together for three years, but it's worth bri...
by Gilby
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 4954

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Isn't the real fear "What if we can't re-sign Kris Bryant?" Like right now I doubt anyone is too concerned about losing Russell or Schwarber if we get Harper. And yeah, the possibility of not extending Bryant is probably worth it considering we'd have the two best players in the NL togethe...
by Gilby
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 4954

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

I wouldn't read too much into the rhetoric about letting things play out until after 2018. If I recall correctly, there was similar talk about letting Strasburg hit FA before they revisited. The Nationals front office, though, to put it bluntly ... they aren't the Orioles front office. I'd love Har...
by Gilby
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 178
Views: 8074

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

Wonder what the heck is going on with Cobb. Signing him and using some of the trade pieces to get Yelich might be my favorite route at the moment. Their ownership and FO might not give a damn about the perception, but getting Happ as the lead piece, as opposed to an all-prospect return, and being ab...
by Gilby
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1167
Views: 50994

Re: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels

That's kind of a big honor for Hendricks. Shows how much Theo thinks of him. Good for Kyle.
by Gilby
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 3133

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2 Years + Option

Even though seemingly everyone who has sources is saying Cobb will come here, I am a bit surprised it hasn't actually happened yet. Like either he's really not going to give a Hickey discount and is looking for top dollar, or the Cubs are still talking trade.
by Gilby
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Alex Cobb Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 6400

Re: The Alex Cobb Thread

Yeah I like Chatwood and Cobb enough individually, but together I'm not totally enthused. Neither have any sort of track record of durability and neither will be that cheap. Plus, with Lester exiting his prime, I was hoping for a little more than locking into Chatwood AND Cobb for 3+ years. On the o...
by Gilby
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Alex Cobb Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 6400

Re: The Alex Cobb Thread

And there's still Montgomery. I can't imagine significant assets would be used to get another starter if Cobb is added.
by Gilby
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 9903

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Morrow 2 yr deal to close
Neshek 2 yr deal
Rivera 1 yr deal
Granderson 1 yr deal

Trade Russell, Alzolay, and Zagunis for Archer and Hechavarria
by Gilby
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1167
Views: 50994

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

Another thing I've been thinking about with him is that we seem to have a big advantage with his living situations. If he's really that big of a homebody and just doesn't like doing things but play baseball, playing for us allows him to literally live within 3-10 blocks of the stadium (so doesn't n...
by Gilby
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1167
Views: 50994

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

Given the situation, I'd bet Theo is more aware of every Japanese dining custom than even Ohtani.
by Gilby
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1167
Views: 50994

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

Lester said during their pitch to him, Theo and Jed showed him the 2016 projected lineup (before the 2015 season) with Heyward in it. I bet Harper's name will get brought up a time or two in the Ohtani sales pitch.
by Gilby
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 1991
Views: 77191

Re: TV thread

Seth Myers having Fred Armisen as a co-host tonight seems ...unwise.
by Gilby
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1167
Views: 50994

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

Prior to yesterday, I had done a really good job of not getting my hopes up and almost completely disregarding Ohtani when thinking about the 2018 roster.

Buuuut, that's over with. Now I've got him starting opening day.
by Gilby
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1167
Views: 50994

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

#getitdonetheo
by Gilby
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4040
Views: 194550

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

If it's a Hendricks wedding, I hope Javy makes an appearance. Their budding friendship is my favorite thing. I would super appreciate some evidence of said budding friendship Apparently my comment was based entirely on one gif. I was thinking there was another funny one with those two but I must ha...
by Gilby
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4040
Views: 194550

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

If it's a Hendricks wedding, I hope Javy makes an appearance. Their budding friendship is my favorite thing.
by Gilby
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 9903

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

For toonsterwu or anyone else who follows other teams' systems, do you think the presence of Adames would affect how the Rays view Russell, or would they fit well together up the middle? Also I know Archer will make more than Russell the next few years but is it possible Addison would catch or surpa...
by Gilby
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4040
Views: 194550

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Having a team where Anthony Rizzo is your third best player (a distant third at that) is fun to think about
by Gilby
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Most likely to be traded?
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Most likely to be traded?

I voted Happ because I think he's the best blend of having value for other teams while still being replaceable by the Cubs' depth. In the grand scheme, I don't know how much Schwarber or Almora would even bring back right now. That said, I think the pitchers I'd be willing to move Happ for would req...

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