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by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Add Adbert Alzolay, David Bote & Oscar de la Cruz to 40-Man
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Cubs Add Adbert Alzolay, David Bote & Oscar de la Cruz to 40-Man

Not surprised by any of these moves. Had Burks hit better in AFL, I thought there was a slim chance, but Bote was the only guy that really might get plucked, due to his versatility and fit as a depth bench asset.

I doubt anyone gets plucked, but I guess there's a chance an arm could get picked.
by toonsterwu
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 23
Views: 1525

Re: Bullpen Options

I'd be fine with adding Jay Jackson. Always thought he deserved a longer look in the majors, particularly after he shifted full-time to the pen. Was one of my irrational favorites coming up. If the slider is still plus, that's a capable middle relief arm with some fringe setup potential. I remember ...
by toonsterwu
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 107
Views: 5629

Re: Offseason Transactions

The Giants made an offer for Stanton and are willing to take on a good chunk of his contract according to Rosenthal That's the one team all along that was likely to eat most of the contract. Problem is, will the Marlins settle, prospect wise? Heliot Ramos is probably their most intriguing upside ca...
by toonsterwu
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Put me down for 'it's silly to think that the Cubs can snake their way into a player that all 30 teams would want and can afford by other teams miraculously failing to have a lead piece', and also 'it's silly to think a team blowing it up is going to be so picky to turn down value in the form of Ad...
by toonsterwu
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

It wouldn't surprise me, if Archer (or Stroman, or another young, cost-controlled arm was on the market) if a) Washington Nationals put up Victor Robles or Trea Turner in a package. I don't expect the Nationals to want to move either Robles or Turner, but Mike Rizzo might be one of the few GM's out ...
by toonsterwu
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Well, yes, no team is going to prioritize pitching prospects in any trade with the Cubs right now, but I'd imagine, due to how their system stacks right now, that they might prefer an upper level pitching prospect. Perhaps Alzolay is that guy and I'm just remarkably wary on him. Russell would trump ...
by toonsterwu
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

I think it's unlikely that they'll turn down a trade for Russell because of Adames being there. You make it work someway, somehow. If they don't want Russell, it'll be because of concerns about Russell, not because of Adames being there, if that makes sense. I'm not convinced that they'll go for Jav...
by toonsterwu
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

I think there's a hypothetical involving say David Price, Chris Davis, and Jason Heyward (along with money flowing largely from Red Sox to Cubs but haven't really looked at it) in a three way trade that makes enough sense for all parties, assuming Heyward agreed to a deal (Orioles improve OF defense...
by toonsterwu
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

It'd be gutsy, but I think I'd be fine with a Russell + for Archer/Colome package. At the end of the day, it's about the current window right now. _____ I keep revisiting one of my initial thoughts from the early offseason - Cesar Hernandez. By all indications, they will listen on him due to their m...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Pondering it, if it is a full rebuild for the Rays, I'm not sure we match up all that well. They need an arm or two. That said, of all the organizations out there, they might be willing to take far away high upside guys to slowly groom. Still ... I have a hard time envisioning what that package is f...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 89
Views: 3241

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

https://twitter.com/ESPNChiCubs/status/930541597489381376 Jed: "Theo, should we bring back Lackey?" Theo: "Neigh" Hay now. Before we jump on an absolute no, I'd like to know what Lackey is asking for. I want Lackey gone as much as the next guy, but the focus should be on the oth...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 89
Views: 3241

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Toonster, you literally just took every possible positive look at one guy and the opposite on the other. Being in sales, I appreciate that. But, GM's just aren't looking at it like that. Soler was older, under a contract, injury prone, had struggled some, and was a liability defensively. And I'm no...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1068
Views: 47579

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

Who doesn’t think Arietta is going to sign with the Cardinals? I wouldn't be stunned if there's some truth to the Dodgers talk. It'll probably come down to years for Friedman. As a darkhorse, I wouldn't rule out the Nationals. I expect them to do something big ... with the way their contracts are s...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Rays considering a full rebuild. How does Happ, Almora, Albertos, Caratini, Zagunis, DJ Wilson sound on Kiermaier, Odorizzi and Colome? If it is a full rebuild, to me, that signals that Archer is on the market. If that's the case, we should go hard after Archer. We might still have a tough time get...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

If you part those guys out....I'd say Odorizzi probably brings back a borderline top 100 type, plus a top 30 in a normal system. I'd say Colome brings back a top 100 guy, plus a top 10-15 in the system. Kiermaier? My guess is he'd bring back a top 20 prospect, a top 75ish guy, another guy from the ...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 89
Views: 3241

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Yea but Happ >>>>> Soler Happ this year is greater than Soler by a decent amount. This year's Happ versus last year's Soler is a lot closer debate than some may think. I think this year's Happ is ahead, but it's not by that much to make a discussion about it moot. How do you figure? Soler’s only va...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 89
Views: 3241

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

In a straight up trade scenario, why would the Cubs trade a cost controlled player from the roster (Happ) for Britton? Britton is arb eligible in 2018 and a FA in 2019. The same reason they traded one for Davis. Yea but Happ >>>>> Soler Happ this year is greater than Soler by a decent amount. This ...
by toonsterwu
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA's Top 10 Cubs Prospects
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: BA's Top 10 Cubs Prospects

I'm not ... surprised at this list. I'm okay with Ademan at the top. This looks to be a kid who can hit for average, be a solid defensive shortstop, and may grow into some double digit home run power. It's a good package. It's not a typical "number 1 prospect package", but our system is th...
by toonsterwu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

As a side note, still think the Diamondbacks pulled the Archie Bradley as a starter option too quickly. Granted, not like they needed it ... but still think he could make a solid starter if a team is patient.
by toonsterwu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

I'd rather try to get a starter next to a closer, even if it's a 5th starter option. Something like Iglesias and uh ... Sal Romano? Not sure if the Reds do that.

Was thinking something like Hector Neris/Nick Pivetta/maybe another piece might be workable.
by toonsterwu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Arizona is already 8 million over the highest payroll they've ever carried. I don't see them adding a SS, when they've still got to add a bat in the OF, without a system to really trade from. I think Happ or Schwarber for Walker makes some sense for them though. If they can swing that, then adding ...
by toonsterwu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

I didn't realize Kipnis fell off like that either. He's either got 2/28 or 3/44.5 on his deal. I'd much prefer to just sign Cozart, than to give up anything for him. Yeah, I should've said 2/30.5. If Kipnis had shoulder problems, that could explain his offensive woes early. That said, if his value ...
by toonsterwu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Wow, I did not realize Kipnis was so terrible at the plate this year. Can't even really blame his injury trouble because he was worse in the first half when he was presumably healthy. Not that I think that's his indefinite future, but I had no idea given how good the Indians were overall. Should be...
by toonsterwu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Wow, I did not realize Kipnis was so terrible at the plate this year. Can't even really blame his injury trouble because he was worse in the first half when he was presumably healthy. Not that I think that's his indefinite future, but I had no idea given how good the Indians were overall. Yeah, he ...
by toonsterwu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 4747

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Zobrist and Happ for Cueto? Holy horsefeathers, thats insane. The Giants are only giving up Christian Arroyo and a total project arm for Stanton? Sherman needs to go to the B2B School of 3 way deals. In his mock, Giants would give up Cueto/Arroyo/Corry for Stanton, with the Cueto return going to fi...

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