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by JeffH
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1018
Views: 60467

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Dario Alvarez has one option year left and Shae Simmons has two, but they also have the right to elect free agency if sent down . I'm almost 100% certain that this is not true. The Cubs can option them freely, but, if the Cubs remove them from the 40-man roster and attempt to send them to the minor...
by JeffH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 523
Views: 37626

Re: Offseason Transactions

Cubswin11 wrote:Damn, I would’ve loved him for this deal. Start LaStella in AAA and Dyson starts most games against RHP and is a late inning defensive specialist in others.



Tommy is out of options.
by JeffH
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 419
Views: 14907

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

I’m fine with an opt out after 2 years, would’ve hoped it was 3 but whatever. I wonder what the actual cash outlay is in the deal, wouldn’t be surprised if he’s getting around $60 million the first 2 years. That would mean for luxury tax calculations for the next two years, it would put the Cubs at...
by JeffH
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1018
Views: 60467

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

If Alzolay is our best pitching prospect, we're doomed. Guy looks like a reliever. Strop-ish. There's nothing wrong with that, but as your top guy? Ouch.
by JeffH
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 310
Views: 20734

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

I'm not sure how I feel about Britton in particular, but, if you're going to trade prospects for a free agent to be, the offseason is the time to do it so you can offer a QO and collect the draft choice to partially offset the acquisition cost.
by JeffH
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trading Heyward
Replies: 171
Views: 7642

Re: Trading Heyward

I don't understand why all 3 having NTC is such a big deal. What indicator is there that Shark or Melancon would turn down a trade to Chicago? Heyward is a legitimate question, but Brett in particular has been talking up 3 NTC as this inhuman obstacle. Yes it's another thing to consider, but the od...
by JeffH
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 523
Views: 37626

Re: Offseason Transactions

I believe $17.4 would make Davis the highest paid reliever in the Majors for the season. I believe Chapman is at $17.2 and Jansen’s contract is backloaded, making $10 this year before jumping up to $18 in 2019 and beyond. So it really depends on what offers he gets. If he’s getting offers like 3 ye...
by JeffH
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trading Heyward
Replies: 171
Views: 7642

Re: Trading Heyward

Cubswin11 wrote:This is a dumb question, I should know, but free agency/trading is completely open right now. Right? A trade or signing could happen like right now if a team/player wanted to?


Yes.
by JeffH
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 10680

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

toonsterwu wrote:...Rougned Odor was a catastrophe this year.


Odor hit 30 home runs with a slugging percentage below .400. That's got to be hard to do. I wonder how many times that's been done in the history of MLB.
by JeffH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 74
Views: 4752

Re: 2017 AFL

Obviously a tremendously small sample size, but Alzolay looks like a reliever.
by JeffH
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1268
Views: 65688

Re: Starting Pitching Options FA 2018

Could also be that he wanted to remain a Yankee and they told him they wouldn't be involved in the bidding if he opted out.
by JeffH
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 10680

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

All seems pretty reasonable, except:

davell wrote:Happ, Alzolay, Caratini, and Zagunis for Archer(6.3)and Boxberger(1.9)


Unless, of course, you're talking about trading for Ed Archer, Chris' older, much less talented and successful brother.
by JeffH
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 74
Views: 4752

Re: 2017 AFL

The follow through looked a lot like Kris Bryant's.
by JeffH
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bulls offseason
Replies: 352
Views: 11871

Re: Bulls offseason

David wrote:so bobby portis got into a fight with niko and put him in the hospital


I wonder if Niko accused Bobby of having eaten his Chuckles.
by JeffH
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Playoff Roster?
Replies: 36
Views: 1472

Re: Playoff Roster?

if it turns out Jake is good to go, they could add Rondon back in for the NLCS, right? Yes, you get the opportunity to pick a 25 man roster each round. Last year they took out a position player for another reliever for the NLCS, probably because of the 5 to 7 game series shift. They added the eight...
by JeffH
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-10-17
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-10-17

Bear Cub wrote:McCloud has done a great job with the inroads into Mexico.


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by JeffH
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Des Moines shuttle
Replies: 127
Views: 8853

Re: The Des Moines shuttle

Has Martin not yet been added to the roster?
by JeffH
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Des Moines shuttle
Replies: 127
Views: 8853

Re: The Des Moines shuttle

Cubs 40-man roster appears to be at 41. What am I missing? Did they move someone to the 60-day DL that hasn't been announced?

http://m.mlb.com/chc/roster/40-man
by JeffH
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Des Moines shuttle
Replies: 127
Views: 8853

Re: The Des Moines shuttle

d_money wrote:So I read Maples has been in the system for 5 years. How many more years of control do the Cubs have of Maples?


Three option years - 2018, 2019, 2020. At least six calendar years of control before he becomes a free agent.
by JeffH
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-2-17
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: RE: Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-2-17

CubsWin wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Aramis went 3/5 2 doubles

With a name like Aramis, he has to be good.

Is Ademan's new nickname "Smuckers"?


Does he have a nagging cough?
by JeffH
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017
Replies: 89
Views: 3089

Re: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017

Houston Texans
by JeffH
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade for Caleb Smith from NYY via MIL in rule 5
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Cubs trade for Caleb Smith from NYY via MIL in rule 5

Just FYI...

The player link in the mlbtraderumors.com article points to the wrong Caleb Smith.

The right guy (as correctly shown in the initial post in this thread):

http://www.baseball-reference.com/regis ... ith-005cal
by JeffH
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1018
Views: 60467

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

http://www.fanragsports.com/mlb/burkhart-chicago-cubs-top-15-prospects-2017/2/ Some fairly detailed reports with sometimes interesting scouting observations, or input from his Cubs sources de la Cruz: "The changeup has improved since last year, and he’s recently added a slider" "...T...
by JeffH
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 21788
Views: 692817

Re: Politics & Current Events

https://twitter.com/Will_deF/status/796308648687497216 so much for the "no job, no hope, economic anxiety" theory. This graphic is not meaningful unless these numbers are compared to numbers from past elections. For example, if the low income categories were 80-20 D-R in past elections, t...

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