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by Backtobanks
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 7308

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:Look, I'm as doom boner-y as the next guy when it comes to the White Sox out-spending PTR this offseason, but you don't win friends with salad OR in-laws.



This offseason is kind of like sitting at the kid's table for Christmas dinner.
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings
Replies: 69
Views: 2839

Re: Winter Meetings

TomtheBombadil wrote:Claudio’s a quality add for the Brewers

Soooooooo....Cubs Cubs Cubs



We waiting until the decent players are gone to go dumpster diving.
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Schwarber officially on trade block
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: Schwarber officially on trade block

Schwarber + Chatwood (and his entire contract) for 2 mid level pitching prospects. Sign Harper. I’m in for this. Or something like Schwarber and Q for an Indians pitcher or those two for Jon Gray How about Scwarber and Quintana for Camargo and Teheran. Gives the Braves the slugger they want, gives ...
by Backtobanks
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Brian wrote:



The Cubs didn't realize that $40million was per year not over 7 years.
by Backtobanks
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Gilby wrote: but Bryce signing here would really shock a whole bunch of people.





Which would be the bigger shock: Bryce signing with the Cubs or Baines making the HOF?
by Backtobanks
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I love all of this CYA reporting - "The Cubs don't have the money for Harper, but you never know." LOL
by Backtobanks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Mmmm, yeah, if there's anything that's going to lure a team to taking on that horsefeathering millstone of a contract, it's guys like Happ and Schwarber. Apparently you didn't hear that Schwarber isn't on the trade block, so we'll have to lure a team to take on Heywards contract by using Chatwood, ...
by Backtobanks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Mmmm, yeah, if there's anything that's going to lure a team to taking on that horsefeathering millstone of a contract, it's guys like Happ and Schwarber. Apparently you didn't hear that Schwarber isn't on the trade block, so we'll have to lure a team to take on Heywards contract by using Chatwood, ...
by Backtobanks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Eloy is not going to be anything special I have a hunch the overwhelming majority of Cub fans would love to trade Quintana for Jimenez & Cease. As a trade chip I'd take him back, sure. As a big league player, he is a DH or a bad corner outfielder. Sounds like my description of Schwarber two yea...
by Backtobanks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

David wrote:Eloy is not going to be anything special



I have a hunch the overwhelming majority of Cub fans would love to trade Quintana for Jimenez & Cease.
by Backtobanks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

jersey cubs fan wrote:If he doesn't go to the Cubs the one place I'd most like to see him go is the white sox. Can't hurt the Cubs chances going there.



That's true, but hearing and seeing Bryce Harper and Eloy Jimenez all over the daily media would be frustrating, especially if the Cubs struggle.
by Backtobanks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Kevin Negandhi

@KNegandhiESPN


Top 3 teams in the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes according to @kurkjian_ESPN

1. Phillies
2. Dodgers
3. White Sox

3,350
5:54 PM - Dec 7, 2018


It would be bad enough losing out on Harper, but it would really be bad knowing we lost out on him to the White Sox.
by Backtobanks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Hopefully Ralph is right https://twitter.com/realcubsinsider/status/1071522459055210497?s=21 “Theo Epstein knows this is a critical year for him. So even though he is downplaying spending any money, my understanding is behind the scenes he is working diligently and he has said he is going to get an...
by Backtobanks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Cubswin11 wrote:I think his offensive approach will age well


He already has cut down on his HR swing.
by Backtobanks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Cubs will have Harper signed by this time next week Jordan Bastian ✔ @MLBastian Theo Epstein: "No one hitter, especially in the seas where we're fishing, is going to transform the offense. It's going to be a continued evolution of what I think is a group of really, really talented position pla...
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

wishful thinking - harper wants to come to the cubs really really badly and the cubs know it and the budget talk is a ploy to drive down his contract a bit yep i'm going with that :-" if you wanna do wishful thinking, just pretend that we have the budget for harper and he wants to be here, but...
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 730
Views: 36575

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

Theo quote from today's Tribune: "And there will be winters when we do acquire a big name, and there will be winters that we don't acquire a big name. I don't know what category this winter will fall into yet, but there's a chance there's going to be a winter where we don't acquire a big name f...
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I wonder if the "get creative" and "things need to be sequenced" means more they'd have to get creative with Bryce's contract to make it work for this year and next than them necessarily needing to move a ton of other players/contracts around. With all the money coming off the b...
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5333
Views: 352395

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Every Cub fan goes right to Darvish as a big mistake, but at least he'd been pretty healthy post-TJS. Signing walking medical bill Morrow is looking dumber by the day. Has he thrown any ML innings since his surgery? Actually I'm worried about what we can expect out of Darvish and whether Bryant's s...
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Yeah I mentioned that basically the other day. With Rosenthal’s stuff the last ~24 hours, Levine admitting on the radio today they are clueless and now Kap’s tweet. It doesn’t seem like anyone knows what the hell is going on and at the least we probably can take comfort in those “Cubs have no money...
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

No kidding; the point is that is not THAT bonkers that Harper would go there if they were willing to pay him what he wants. And, let's face it, that Reinsdorf is Reinsdorf is the biggest hurdle to that happening and why it likely won't happen, not, "LOL THE WHITE SOX PROSPECTS ARE ACTUALLY MAD...
by Backtobanks
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4034
Views: 262578

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I’m all for this mostly because it would horsefeathers with the Brewers the most https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/1070322236001828864 So managers can't position players where he wants them? I think batters ought to learn how to hit to the opposite field or lay down a bunt to the opposite side.
by Backtobanks
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff
Replies: 519
Views: 48760

Re: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff

Sammy Sofa wrote:Yeah, the Rickettseseseseseses are garbage people politically, so this can only be for nefarious purposes...but Tom Tunney also REALLY sucks. Like, REEEEEEEEEEEALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY sucks.

This is truly a fight where everyone loses.



Especially if you live near Wrigleyville.
by Backtobanks
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Well yeah, that’s kinda my point. If they think the young core is a major selling point they aren’t getting him. They’re going to have to probably give him the most money (likely significantly more than anyone else). If Bryant is as much of a plus for the Cubs' chances of getting Harper as we assum...
by Backtobanks
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90973

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I wonder how they pitched waiting on Kopech’s arm to heal, Cease being a relief pitcher, hoping none of their other pitchers die, Eloy likely being a 2-3 win DH and Moncada being a 2-3 win 2B as being a great young core https://twitter.com/670thescore/status/1070046353349320704?s=21 Maybe they said...

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