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by JeffH
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 89
Views: 3207

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: 6046

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: 107
Views: 5594

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: 6046

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: 150
Views: 4725

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: 3798

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: 1068
Views: 47557

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: 150
Views: 4725

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: 3798

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: 10587

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: 1261

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: 423

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: 8048

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: 8048

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: 8048

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: 635

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: 2943

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: 940

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: 818
Views: 47847

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: 18256
Views: 530341

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...
by JeffH
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 818
Views: 47847

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Manuel has Hatch as a 93-94 guy in his draft writeup for the Cubs. He's in the convo for best fastball among their draft picks, the only SP, and is the closest to the majors. Thanks, Tom. Obviously they always list the top end. So probably a 93-94 guy will routinely be working 88-91. Still, it seem...
by JeffH
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs offseason thread
Replies: 707
Views: 44787

Re: Cubs offseason thread

It's going to cost some money to replace Arrieta and Lackey.

We'll see what they do, but I'm going to be very surprised - pleasantly so - if they bring back Fowler.
by JeffH
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs offseason thread
Replies: 707
Views: 44787

Re: Cubs offseason thread

I don't think Fowler's departure is because of the 2017 payroll, although that's getting up there. We're over $140 without any of our pending free agents or suitable veteran replacements. It's about 2018 and beyond. I don't see how you're going to be able to pay him $15+ when Bryant, Russell, and He...
by JeffH
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs add Chapman for Torres, et al. imb wishes we paid more
Replies: 1282
Views: 33463

Re: Chapman

I just can't get real excited about a reliever, especially when he costs our #1 prospect. Even if nobody else is available right now, Torres could be a huge component of a deal in the offseason to upgrade the rotation. I would feel better about that than a bullpen arm. I'm wondering if there is sta...

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