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by TomtheBombadil
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1827
Views: 200341

Re: Minor League Musings

BA's not doing a DSL top 20? I could have sworn they did every year...Guess I'll have to wait on their book for anything on Pinango, who made their updated 30 this summer IIRC. I want to know more about Morel's brother Rafael too, seems like a more polished/skilled hitter than Christopher at the sam...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

OTOH Quite the contrary - from a Cubs perspective Rendon's contract status is a point in his. The only way he comes to Chicago is on a 5-6 year deal and Bryant is only locked down for 2. How? He doesn't have a 2020+ contract and will get one at FA prices as a 30 YO hitter tied to a draft pick for th...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

I'm not sure we can say Bryant is a better player when Rendon has had about 6 more WAR over the last three seasons, a significantly better OPS and better defensive metrics. Meh, not getting a chance to buy their past three seasons though and Bryant being multiple years younger and not a FA is also ...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4933

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Dax Fulton is joining Ed Howard at Oklahoma, dropped his Vandy commit. That's interesting?
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo Speak
Replies: 315
Views: 42778

Re: Theo Speak

CyHawk_Cub wrote:
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by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

The depth on offense is probably the biggest reason we fell short this year. Sure but the depth issue is from a lack of stars in the prime and not because they lack a 36 YO backup 1B turned starter. Coulda had him three years ago but making up for then now meh --- Give me Cole over Rendon. This FO'...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/everythings-coming-together-for-gerrit-cole/ Four out pitch, multiple spin, power fastball, plus changeup RH in his prime! After a season in which he set a record for an ERA qualifier by striking out 39.9% of all batters faced — yes, that’s somewhat a product of the envir...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

Trade Caratini to the Braves for Kyle Wright Trade Happ to the Padres for Matt Strahm Give me this Wright's nasty and has taken me on a ride as a spectator. At first I was all like "meh." Then the Braves paid him a lot of money relative to the draft salary cap or whatever they call it and...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

How is not signing a cheap, popular veteran cowardly? Kendrick's awesome but but but bigger fish or something, $5-7 is not the smallest chunk of change
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1827
Views: 200341

Re: Minor League Musings

Ewww...I'd complain more about a pre-injured college pitcher (McLanahan) or Freeman but it's A ball. I honestly thought Davis would be higher. The guys I'd put over him are Franco, Edwards, Thomas, Gorman, Benson maybe, probably Liberatore and Baz...So as low as 8th as high as 4th
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1827
Views: 200341

Re: Minor League Musings

Who else is ahead of Davis on that MWL list? Alek Thomas....Xavier Edwards....Will Benson...Dominic Fletcher?...Joey Cantillo? Seth Corry?
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

I like Kipnis, between he and Bote that's a solid 2B platoon-ish kinda setup. Brad Wieck is an arm I keep forgetting about but like. Not huge on him on the initial 25/26 without huge obvious steps forward in ST, but is one of the better/more interesting AAA relief depth options with the Cubs right now
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

Also - Jason Heyward's salaries the next 3 years are between $20-21 million. That doesn't seem impossible to move in a world where guys like Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Reyes, Troy Tulowitzki, etc have been moved, right!? Send him home to the Braves, Theo!
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

There’s been a few articles so far about him and possible destinations and we have been mentioned as one of the 6-8 teams in all of them. Good to know, guess I'm behind on the rumors. Cole's a horsefeathering monster of a FA, every bit as exciting as Machado and Harper if not more because pitchers ...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

Maybe Theo should try this offseason with no shot at happening: Keep: Kendall Graveman Non-tender: Almora, Phelps BOOOOOOO: Russell, Ricketts FAs: Gerrit Cole RHSP - The Beltran of Pitcher FAs. A must sign for the Cubs, so hilariously they're not even considered to be in the convo Shogo Akiyama CF/O...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 6
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: NFL Week 6

Ha! Mike Francesser dedicated like 15 hours of radio to Darnold's spleen and I still have no idea wthey its the lamest organ But it might explode or something? Doctor doctor give me the news! There's guys are calling in with the same horror story of some teenaged girl they knew coming off mono and ...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 6
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: NFL Week 6

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Good luck next year


Thanks, the MANS SPLEEN isnt going to make the playoff and SB run easy or pretty


Ha! Mike Francesser has dedicated like 15 hours of spaughts radio to Darnold's spleen and I still have no idea wthey
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1827
Views: 200341

Re: Minor League Musings

Keith Law! Seems like he saw him before Marquez really fully developed into his future forever self too, that may have changed his mind on the whole SP/RP thing Nice to hear a secondary of Marquez's making progress. Sucks it's only one, another reason to not love him as a SP until he does a lot more...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

jersey cubs fan wrote:Things are really going great when I have to keep reminding people that trading Bryant is dumb.


But if his $/WAR no longer aligns with their place on the win curve who can fight it
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

I wouldn't even think about starting a conversation to move Contreras for that offer, let alone an actual MVP in his 20s
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 6
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: NFL Week 6

Cubswin11 wrote:Good luck next year


Thanks, the scriptwriters aren't going to make the playoff and SB run easy or pretty
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 6
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: NFL Week 6

Oh, is Sam Darnold back and healthy? One down!
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 356
Views: 12600

Re: 2020 roster

Tryptamine wrote:I think you're going to be disappointed.


Agreed but for a whole different thing - no one I can think of has an AS and top 50 worth moving Bryant for or even considering it. I'm not even sure anyone in the Cubs' FO would be on the phone to hear the rest of that Fried led offer
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1827
Views: 200341

Re: Minor League Musings

I find it hard to believe you can rank 100 prospects in the AZL ahead of Benjamin Rodriguez. Maybe, but he'd be fighting for the back of the list anyway. Nothing standsout performance wise, he's not a particularly big or projectable RH, third year pro at 20 in the AZL isn't going to make anyone jum...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1827
Views: 200341

Re: Minor League Musings

https://www.prospectslive.com/lists/2019/9/28/azl-top-100-prospects Notable that Gallardo is one of the 5-6 youngest on that list, and the only pitcher in that little group. Really think these guys are underselling his ability the pick up velocity, that seems to be the consensus right now, but also ...

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