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by toonsterwu
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

If this is the contract, then Boras/Harper screwed up by passing on the Nationals reported offer (10/300) and the Nationals rumored offer (higher than that). Yeah, he sets a record, but Machado ended up with a higher AAV, and if there's no opt out, this is just a weird, weird ending to the Harper FA...
by toonsterwu
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

What the hell are the Giants doing getting in on a 10 year deal? The team's in a tough division, 2-3 years away from legitimately competing, with an average system ... at best. By the time they are legitimately ready to push for another run ... Bryce will likely be nearing the end of his physical pr...
by toonsterwu
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Now, I've been suggesting a short term deal wasn't that ridiculous ... but I don't get a 5 year deal. That seems just a touch long. My thinking on a massive short term deal would've been for Bryce to get out around 28/29 and possible get a 8 year deal to take him into his late 30's while still poten...
by toonsterwu
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

If someone really bombs him with a deal ... I mean ... something insane ... there's a certain price point where it'd be stupid to pass up on it at his age. To be fair, 4/160 might not be enough. It might have to be closer to 4/200 to even ring a bell. It'd probably have to even further. Yes, skill l...
by toonsterwu
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The Dodgers, now, are a more reasonable team (unlike the Giants) to really bomb the market and give him some sort of insane short term deal. I still don't see it happening, but unless I'm mistaken, huge chunks of their remaining committed salaries come off in the next 1-3 years (Ryu, Turner, Hill, M...
by toonsterwu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I wonder if SF may bomb the market. That is, a very short term deal with such an immensely high AAV that Boras and Harper can't say no. I suggested something similar early in the offseason, not really thinking it was a real possibility. But say someone threw 3/120+. Still, at the end of the day, the...
by toonsterwu
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I just don’t understand... The Cubs have nearly $60M in contracts coming off the book next year between Hamels, Zobrist, Morrow (I’m assuming they’ll decline his option), Strop, Cishek and Kintzler. They could free up another ~$22M if they were to decline Rizzo’s or Quintana’s options. (Unlikely in...
by toonsterwu
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brachtoberfest
Replies: 36
Views: 2947

Re: Brachtoberfest

Significantly overused by Buck during his run in Baltimore (Orioles missed a chance to sell high on him two years ago, when he might've commanded a big return), but for this offseason, and the constraints, I do like the move. The fastball isn't as good as it once was, so I doubt he's a consistent la...
by toonsterwu
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I tend to think this is the Phillies game to lose now. Boras and Harper will wait, but the Phillies almost HAVE to pull in someone big, so they'll be willing to wait. For the Nationals to get him back ... Just offer him a one year deal with 9 player options Honestly, it might take something vaguely ...
by toonsterwu
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Situation reminds me, vaguely, of the Pujols situation several years ago. IIRC, Pujols had an offer from the Cardinals, the Angels topped it by a fair amount, and Pujols kept waiting and hoping the Cardinals would come back in. Sure feels like the Phillies have offered something significantly higher...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors
Replies: 154
Views: 16847

Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Wouldn't surprise me if that was the case, but I'd guess that they'd double down on pitching first - say Keuchel or Corbin to go with Paxton AND maybe a Charlie Morton (who wants to be on the East Coast, near Delaware, IIRC). Makes me sorta wonder if the Yankees jump in on Addison Russell if gets se...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Paxton to Yankees
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Re: Paxton to Yankees

I think the Yankees get a good deal. I don't know if Justus Sheffield is a dominant starter. Say what you want about Paxton, but when he's on, he's been electric for three years. This is a good chance for the Yankees to take. I don't think they stop here - they have money to spend, so I suspect Corb...
by toonsterwu
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90480

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I thought Fulmer was a pen arm when he was at Vandy, and I still feel that way. A potentially elite pen arm, but I just don't buy him as a starter. Still, if you can get him and work on him, why not.
by toonsterwu
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90480

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Because I don't want to read a report right now ... Just for fun, because of Theo's comments about it being "virtually impossible" Can anyone come up with Bryant deal that a) Makes sense for the Cubs b) Makes sense for the opposing team? c) Offers the Cubs a headline player d) Offers the C...
by toonsterwu
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90480

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25226392/chicago-cubs-open-trading-3b-kris-bryant Open to trading KB? What the actual horsefeathers is happening It’s called click bait. It's Buster Olney. I highly doubt he did it as click bait. I could be wrong, but Olney has a fairly solid rep, even with all of...
by toonsterwu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I do buy the Yankees as being out, though, as of now. Yes, they could make a Harper/Stanton/Judge configuration work (blue moon Harper CF, otherwise, rotate at DH and occasionally put Harper at 1st (I think he's the only one that's practiced some there)). Machado makes more sense, and Corbin is prob...
by toonsterwu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90480

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

It feels like Boras is setting the starting point at 14 years/500 million , with all the talk of playing till 40 and Zack Greinke's AAV. If that's the case, I really only see one team jumping anywhere near that, and that's Philadelphia. It doesn't matter what it's "set at." It could be 25...
by toonsterwu
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90480

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I suspect, though, it's all talk at this juncture, with the hopes that some of the top end numbers get dragged down a bit. Akin to how they went about Darvish last year, sorta. I too hope that this year's baller FA class is inexplicably dragged down in cost like last year's FA class was dragged dow...
by toonsterwu
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Seems like a pretty weak extension attempt. Under $400 mil and no opt outs. https://twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/1059947969036894210 Was it a weak extension attempt? Maybe, but I'd argue that it was a shrewd move by Rizzo and Co. There was no way Bryce was resigning days before FA. The move eff...
by toonsterwu
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90480

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

It feels like Boras is setting the starting point at 14 years/500 million, with all the talk of playing till 40 and Zack Greinke's AAV. If that's the case, I really only see one team jumping anywhere near that, and that's Philadelphia. As for the Cubs, I tend to think it's all talk at this point in ...
by toonsterwu
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 16533

Re: 2018 AFL

I ... don't know if I care all that much about Nico's speed. Law's usually not going to that far off the walls, so I'd guess he either caught Nico on a bad day, or that Nico made some poor runs. Speed and baserunning aren't exactly the same thing, and Law's comments were about him being a below-aver...
by toonsterwu
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90480

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Well, I just wasted time trying to see if there's a possible Quintana deal that makes sense for me, and I can't figure one out. In general, acknowledging that you aren't likely to get Quintana level proven production in a deal ... I'd want, when considering Quintana's age, production, cost, and mark...
by toonsterwu
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90480

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I haven't been to BCB in ages ... but that got me mildly curious enough to check out, and uh ... no. Just no. I think there's probably an argument, or a fantasy trade, that could be composed of involving Quintana that I wouldn't necessarily say no to, but the idea of trading Quintana for bullpen arm...
by toonsterwu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: According to Kaplan, KB turned down 200 Mill Extension
Replies: 15
Views: 1491

Re: According to Kaplan, KB turned down 200 Mill Extension

Boras insists on his client reaching free agency, news at 11 To be fair, Boras does prefer that, but there have been cases where if the player basically asks Boras to make a deal, he does. The most recent example is Strasburg wanting to stay with the Nationals, provided fair terms, which was obviou...
by toonsterwu
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207066

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I’ve heard there is a possibility that the Angels may look to move Trout if they cannot extend him this offseason. I wonder how interested he is in winning or if he just wants to stay comfortable in Anaheim. IF they do decide to move him, what are the odds the Cubs is would look that direction inst...

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