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by Backtobanks
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 556
Views: 92272

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:I feel like he hits a point of diminishing returns with all those pitches to choose from. If your stuff is elite, you only need 3- 4 is icing. He goes overboard.


Yeah, you would hate to lose a game using your 7th best pitch while trying to fool a batter.
by Backtobanks
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 335
Views: 48170

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

UMFan83 wrote:Seems promising:



He actually had some good quotes on a number of topics if you read Jesse’s recent feed


Translation: If they offer me a king's ransom, I'll sign an extension.
by Backtobanks
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?
Replies: 49
Views: 1405

Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Since I'm an old-timer: Banks Santo Williams Dawson Sandberg Maddux Jenkins Buckner Ramirez Wood Sosa Grace <checks list>Not a single player from the greatest stretch of Cubs baseball ever who was either developed or acquired under Theo.</checks list> Yep, checks out. Most of these guys were the on...
by Backtobanks
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?
Replies: 49
Views: 1405

Re: Who's Your Top Favorite Cubs from Your Lifetime?

Since I'm an old-timer:

Banks
Santo
Williams
Dawson
Sandberg
Maddux
Jenkins
Buckner
Ramirez
Wood
Sosa
Grace
by Backtobanks
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7088
Views: 644631

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Latest Forbes report says Cubs are worth $3.2 Billion, not a bad return on spending $845 million in 2009. So why did we have to sit out this offseason free agency? There are many ways to answer your question, but the $3.2B figure isn't the best. It's not a "return," it's a valuation. A si...
by Backtobanks
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7088
Views: 644631

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Latest Forbes report says Cubs are worth $3.2 Billion, not a bad return on spending $845 million in 2009. So why did we have to sit out this offseason free agency?
by Backtobanks
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38651

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

TomtheBombadil wrote:
Tryptamine wrote:
David wrote:there's no way in hell dinelson lamet was a primary piece of interest in a KB deal


Why not?


Because a pre-injured pitcher who hasn't even been good yet is a terrible start to a Kris Bryant trade


The Cubs love to shop in the pre-injured pitcher aisle at the store.
by Backtobanks
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 96414

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

From MLBTR: "Following injuries to Luis Severino and James Paxton, the Yankees have reached out to the Mets to inquire on the availability of left-hander Steven Matz, per Ken Davidoff and Mike Puma of the New York Post. SNY’s Andy Martino tweets that while there’s been contact between the two ...
by Backtobanks
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 96414

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

From MLBTR: "Following injuries to Luis Severino and James Paxton, the Yankees have reached out to the Mets to inquire on the availability of left-hander Steven Matz, per Ken Davidoff and Mike Puma of the New York Post. SNY’s Andy Martino tweets that while there’s been contact between the two t...
by Backtobanks
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 96414

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

With all the SP injuries to the Yankees and Angels coupled with the inevitable move to get under the LT, I’d wonder what Q could bring back. It seems like we talked about it all offseason and the Cubs FO just didn’t get substantial offers to move anyone, but there’s a lot of urgency from teams. Jet...
by Backtobanks
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Zips and Other Projections
Replies: 27
Views: 2004

Re: Cubs Zips and Other Projections

PittCub wrote:Bryant at 4.1 WAR seems fair but getting him back to 6+ would go a long way towards a division title.


4.1 WAR as a leadoff man with un less juiced ball is about all we might expect.
by Backtobanks
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5523
Views: 518588

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Brian wrote:Brian Cashman, haaaaaave you met Jose Quintana?


I'd rather introduce him to Chatwood.
by Backtobanks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38651

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

The projections systems for next year have them as pretty close players, FWIW. Bryant: Steamer/Depth Charts: .273/.377/.508, 12%BB, 22%K, .371 wOBA, 129 wRC+, 4.8 WAR ZIPS: .271/.369/.506 4.5 WAR Arenado: Steamer/Depth Charts: .296/.371/.571 10%BB, 16%k, .381 wOBA, 124 wRC+, 5 WAR ZIPS: .298/.367/....
by Backtobanks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38651

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Because they may project Arenado more favorably moving forward, he’s controlled longer (I’m operating off the assumption if he’s traded he’s waiving his opt out rights as articles have mentioned), Arenado has been healthier and better more recently, projects to be able to stay at 3B longer, the Roc...
by Backtobanks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38651

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

The projections systems for next year have them as pretty close players, FWIW. Bryant: Steamer/Depth Charts: .273/.377/.508, 12%BB, 22%K, .371 wOBA, 129 wRC+, 4.8 WAR ZIPS: .271/.369/.506 4.5 WAR Arenado: Steamer/Depth Charts: .296/.371/.571 10%BB, 16%k, .381 wOBA, 124 wRC+, 5 WAR ZIPS: .298/.367/....
by Backtobanks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38651

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

The projections systems for next year have them as pretty close players, FWIW. Bryant: Steamer/Depth Charts: .273/.377/.508, 12%BB, 22%K, .371 wOBA, 129 wRC+, 4.8 WAR ZIPS: .271/.369/.506 4.5 WAR Arenado: Steamer/Depth Charts: .296/.371/.571 10%BB, 16%k, .381 wOBA, 124 wRC+, 5 WAR ZIPS: .298/.367/....
by Backtobanks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38651

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Surely the Cubs aren't so far gone that we'd trade for a slightly older, very slightly better, significantly worse contract just to say we did something. Yeah, this deal makes no sense for the Cubs unless there's more players involved. Meanwhile Colorado gets rid of an unhappy player and a horrible...
by Backtobanks
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38651

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

If we're believing in what Kap says, there is not an actual directive to be under the luxury tax. It actually makes sense with a quote Ricketts gave at a blogger q&a last offseason, not going to dig it up but basically it was he doesn't care about the tax - baseball will get a budget of XXX mil...
by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 4016

Re: Kipnis to Cubs

Huh Descalso is owed $2.5 million this year and $1 million buyout in 2021. I can't see PTR eating $3.5 million while we're still over the LT. A sunk cost is a sunk cost. This isn't like Jason Heyward or something where you try to hold out and try to extract some value as long as possible because yo...
by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 4016

Re: Kipnis to Cubs

David wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:If he's replacing Descalso it's a great move, but there has to be a trade coming because Descalso is owed money.

Huh


Descalso is owed $2.5 million this year and $1 million buyout in 2021. I can't see PTR eating $3.5 million while we're still over the LT.
by Backtobanks
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 4016

Re: Kipnis to Cubs

If he's replacing Descalso it's a great move, but there has to be a trade coming because Descalso is owed money.
by Backtobanks
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 96414

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

If Kris Bryant is being shopped to get under the luxury tax and they have the availability to trade Chatwood’s full contract, then everyone in the organization should be fired The theory is they may have the availability to trade Chatwood's full contract if the right combination of circumstances st...
by Backtobanks
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5523
Views: 518588

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

"But only on his own team winning" It's almost like Trump feels that someone who was caught breaking rules to help himself is a kindred spirit of some sort... You think Pete Rose should be banned from the HOF? Either you continue to ban him or you open it up to everybody including the ste...
by Backtobanks
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers
Replies: 154
Views: 10690

Re: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers

I know the only trade the Cubs seem to be interested in is Bryant and we're broke, but any (or all) of those guys from the Dodgers (Pederson, Stripling, Maeda, and Verdugo) certainly would make nice additions to our roster. Verdugo and Maeda for Bryant and Heyward? Find a way to add Chris Taylor an...
by Backtobanks
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers
Replies: 154
Views: 10690

Re: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers

I know the only trade the Cubs seem to be interested in is Bryant and we're broke, but any (or all) of those guys from the Dodgers (Pederson, Stripling, Maeda, and Verdugo) certainly would make nice additions to our roster.

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