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by Bertz
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8266

Re: Bullpen Options

yeah i don't really care about leaving money for a midseason acquisition. if you can get the better player all year, i think that outweighs the benefit of possibly being able to fill a hole that might be created by injury or underperformance later on. Yeah I'm not too worried about the midseason st...
by Bertz
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8266

Re: Bullpen Options

I think we needed another lefty so I expected someone Duensing-esque closer to ST. I'm mostly just surprised it's for 2 years.
by Bertz
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1217
Views: 58855

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

I like Eloy a lot, but his likely outcome is basically Schwarber: a good but not amazing hitter with little defensive value. That's a really nice player, but he has to REALLY hit to be worth losing sleep over.
by Bertz
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4051
Views: 195210

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I'd disagree but accept Don Larson's perfect game above it because of the circumstances, but I don't think I could buy an argument for any other game. Kerry's start is fairly objectively the best start ever, so you need A LOT of context to put something else above it.
by Bertz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1217
Views: 58855

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

There's gotta be more right? Musgrove and Moran should get you a good setup man, not Gerrit Cole.
by Bertz
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs arbitration eligibles
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: Cubs arbitration eligibles

Great breakdown. I thought insurance was 15 mill last year? Maybe I'm off on that though. I thought the rest of the 40 man comes in at 200k apiece, not 100% sure on that either. But, if I'm correct, it'd shave another 2.5 off the 35.9 we can spend. Of course, we can make most of it by cutting Grimm...
by Bertz
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs arbitration eligibles
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: Cubs arbitration eligibles

https://i.imgur.com/tf1g8MR.png This is where I've got our payroll at right now. Obviously arbitration is hard to predict this far out so this isn't really perfect beyond 2018. For everyone who's already gone through arb I just gave them a 50% raise every year (the yellow/gold cells) and for the gu...
by Bertz
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs arbitration eligibles
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: Cubs arbitration eligibles

It's crazy how good the MLBTR guy's model is for projecting these salaries. I know some of it is that teams and agents are using them as a benchmark to negotiate from, but that actually makes it even more impressive. I really appreciate the time it must take them to do it and them putting it out th...
by Bertz
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs arbitration eligibles
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: Cubs arbitration eligibles

It's crazy how good the MLBTR guy's model is for projecting these salaries. I know some of it is that teams and agents are using them as a benchmark to negotiate from, but that actually makes it even more impressive.
by Bertz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Christian Yelich
Replies: 110
Views: 6730

Re: Christian Yelich

From Brett (via Kaplan) Anyway, one GM told Kaplan that the Cubs’ price to acquire Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich would land somewhere in this range: “Think about the best young players on the Cubs’ roster and two or more of those guys would be the cost along with a top prospect or two.” The w...
by Bertz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Christian Yelich
Replies: 110
Views: 6730

Re: Christian Yelich

From Brett (via Kaplan) Anyway, one GM told Kaplan that the Cubs’ price to acquire Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich would land somewhere in this range: “Think about the best young players on the Cubs’ roster and two or more of those guys would be the cost along with a top prospect or two.” The wo...
by Bertz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 17219

Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I'm generally the type to roll my eyes at best shape of his life stories, but considering Schwarber's biggest problem is range in the outfield stemming (mostly) from lack of speed, this might actually be meaningful.
by Bertz
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 278
Views: 15706

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Our group is obviously cautious. I'm really thinking that we're part of the reason for the slow off season, at this point. Why? Arbitration and the LT. 1)I think most of our targets likely have us first as their preference. 2) Were got guys hitting arb that could easily be 4-5 mill different than w...
by Bertz
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 345
Views: 8868

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Fox Fired

https://twitter.com/thekapman/status/948946069001506817 https://twitter.com/AdamHoge/status/948953244558127104 I think Nagy's my guy. I like the idea of a younger coach, Andy Reid's coaching tree has generally done well for itself. Pat schurmer and brad childress? I guess I was mostly thinking of J...
by Bertz
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 345
Views: 8868

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Fox Fired

https://twitter.com/thekapman/status/948946069001506817 https://twitter.com/AdamHoge/status/948953244558127104 I think Nagy's my guy. I like the idea of a younger coach, Andy Reid's coaching tree has generally done well for itself, and I've been a big fan of what the Chiefs have done the last few y...
by Bertz
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1217
Views: 58855

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

weis21 wrote:https://twitter.com/NBCSCubs/status/949300274862219265


I'd buy this. ZiPS pegged him at 3/39 IIRC. I expect that some team will cave and give him a fourth year, but probably not until they've lost out on Darvish. I still think 4/60 is his ceiling.
by Bertz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 278
Views: 15706

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Here's the quote from the article. Brett read it wrong. *The Padres balked at the Cubs’ asking price for infielder Javier Baez at the winter meetings, moving on to other pursuits, sources say. The Cubs likely would have wanted a controllable starter such as Luis Perdomo or Dinelson Lamet for Baez, w...
by Bertz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 278
Views: 15706

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Contreras, but he's a catcher we already have locked up through his age 30 season. I'd wait until closer to crunch time before giving him guaranteed money.
by Bertz
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 278
Views: 15706

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

This offseason has a mid 1980s collusion feel to it. It could just be the contrast in quality from this years class to next years, but I can’t remember a time with so little movement this late in the off-season. Like others, I don't think it's collusion, I think it's just a perfect storm of factors...
by Bertz
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Wade Davis Signs with the Rockies, 3/$52 M
Replies: 40
Views: 1855

Re: Wade Davis Signs with the Rockies, 3/$52 M

Two trades? Whoops. I got mixed up with the mention of the other names. I don't really like Cobb at all as his AAV creeps toward Darvish's. If he's as cheap as we were talking before, then whatever. Personally, I don't think their AAV's wind up THAT close. My guess at this point is 4/70 on Cobb and...
by Bertz
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Wade Davis Signs with the Rockies, 3/$52 M
Replies: 40
Views: 1855

Re: Bullpen Options

I wanted zero to do with Wade again so I'm fine with this.

I like the idea of what the Rockies are doing in building a super pen. I'm not sure how well Davis fits in Coors, but I think the general idea works with their young starters and the fact that they can get offense from anywhere.
by Bertz
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2794
Views: 132400

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/mccoveychron/status/946413500003368960


Grant is easily the best person on baseball twitter and this is great even for him.
by Bertz
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Evan Longoria traded to Giants
Replies: 31
Views: 1280

Re: Evan Longoria traded to Giants

The Giants were in kind of a no win spot. Like Grant said, aside from Bumgarner all their guys are the types where you could get prospects or salary relief, but not both. That means they're not in a position to do what the White Sox did. The team is also not that far away from being good. Their outf...
by Bertz
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18222

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I really doubt he settles for 4 years. The whole reason teams are soft on him is cap implications, so I'd guess he still gets six but maybe he settles for a lower AAV. Coming into the winter he was expected to get Jon Lester money. He's probably still gonna get it, but if he doesnt his deal will pro...
by Bertz
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 18222

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread



Yu's twitter, which according to Google translate says that he met with the Cubs for three and a half hours (!!!) today.

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