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by Bertz
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna to the Braves
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Marcell Ozuna to the Braves

by Bertz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 33
Views: 2287

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

https://twitter.com/MDGonzales/statuses/1220009177847754752 So the Cubs have two top 50 prospects, but as recently as August had the worst farm system in baseball? Also. I'm really hoping Amaya is on the list and Mark just missed him? I've said this a bunch over the last ~year but I don't think BA ...
by Bertz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 33
Views: 2287

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

https://twitter.com/MDGonzales/statuses/1220009177847754752 So the Cubs have two top 50 prospects, but as recently as August had the worst farm system in baseball? Also. I'm really hoping Amaya is on the list and Mark just missed him? I've said this a bunch over the last ~year but I don't think BA i...
by Bertz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Travis Lakins From Red Sox for Cash/PTBNL
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Cubs Acquire Travis Lakins From Red Sox for Cash/PTBNL

One thing I find interesting about all these bullpen pieces is that they've all been big time spin guys, but none of them have been all that exciting in terms of velocity. I wonder if that's more due to the supply side of things (all else being equal orgs favor velocity over spin) or on the demand s...
by Bertz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna to the Braves
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Marcell Ozuna to the Braves

by Bertz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Travis Lakins From Red Sox for Cash/PTBNL
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Cubs Acquire Travis Lakins From Red Sox for Cash/PTBNL

Another interesting low-cost add for the pen/Iowa shuttle. I know not all these guys will stick in the organization through April but it seems we have a ton of relievers to work through. Seems like Underwood is gonna have to have a lights-out spring or get DFA'd. Yeah, I can't imagine more than one...
by Bertz
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1221
Views: 61683

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

There are two components to a good bench. The first is depth, basically the ability to run 8 good players out there every day even with injuries. The second is having complimentary skillsets, putting your guys in the best position to succeed. In terms of depth, the situation actually isn't that bad....
by Bertz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1221
Views: 61683

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat



I expected him to wind up being the LH part of our 2B situation. Hopefully this means we're aiming higher like Holt and not just letting it ride with Asuaje.
by Bertz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs TV broadcast rights
Replies: 297
Views: 41338

Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

That's a pretty fantastic group of talent for a local network, but yeah forcing Len and JD to babysit someone a couple dozen games a year is just monumentally dumb.
by Bertz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1221
Views: 61683

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/tonyandracki23/status/1218557962194751488?s=21

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Tangentially related: Michael Keaton would be a fantastic IGT theme this season
by Bertz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1221
Views: 61683

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/MLBastian/statuses/1218369072435470336 Bastian and Mooney both with articles since last night about a Baez extension. We've been hearing this all winter, so there's seemingly something there. I'm assuming at this point the offseason plan is either: - KB out, ~$5M worth of bench h...
by Bertz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Josh Phegley
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Cubs sign Josh Phegley

SouthSideRyan wrote:It doesn’t fill the 40 man if it’s a minor league deal


Ah, yes, that's right. I think I got mixed up because there have been all these split contracts which do use up a spot.
by Bertz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Josh Phegley
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Cubs sign Josh Phegley



I also believe this fills the 40 man
by Bertz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Trade for Casey Sadler
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Cubs Trade for Casey Sadler

Post Count Padder wrote:So he either makes the team or gets put on waivers. Assuming he makes it, the pen is likely: Kimbrel, Ryan, Wick, Wieck, Mills/Chatwood, Tepera, Sadler, the Rule 5 guy?


Yeah I think this is right, with Winkler probably being the next guy up if any of these guys have a tough spring.
by Bertz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Trade for Casey Sadler
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Cubs Trade for Casey Sadler

He's probably the most fun of all these blah relievers, I got vaguely excited about him a few days ago when the Dodgers DFAd him. Not having MiLB kinda sucks though.
by Bertz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Tyler Olson
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Cubs sign Tyler Olson

by Bertz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 267
Views: 13511

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:


This is....this is the greatest thing I've ever seen
by Bertz
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 20173

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

That's why ceiling questions are always dumb. Everyone's ceiling is becoming the GOAT and everyone's floor is dying in the next three seconds. Just give me the projection. Yeah, Marcus Semien and Ketel Marte combined for nearly 15 WAR last year, it's hard for me to take declarations of ceiling too ...
by Bertz
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 267
Views: 13511

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

https://twitter.com/ChrisCarlin/status/1217511412509159424 if the mets fire beltran, they would still have to pay him, correct? if that's the case, the mets would be paying three (3) managers in 2020. https://twitter.com/EastBay_Sports/status/1217398208550170629 Account is still active. He’s follow...

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