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by Backtobanks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 212
Views: 12085

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:he hasn't struck out yet this year


Obviously he's not a fit for this team.
by Backtobanks
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2018 Cubs Bold Predictions Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2795

Re: 2018 Cubs Bold Predictions Thread

Heyward gets 2 hits in a game early in the season and Maddon has him lead off for the next 155 games.
by Backtobanks
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4485
Views: 225600

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Cubswin11 wrote:Did any veteran catchers get cut this week? Seems like an odd move and minimizes some depth.

Edit: saw Gimenez is going to Iowa. Seems weird still to not got Caritini regular playing time.


Maybe get him some playing time at the ML level to increase his trade value at the deadline.
by Backtobanks
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 523
Views: 37640

Re: Offseason Transactions

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/mlbtraderumors/status/977309742795239424?s=21


Now who is going to replace Leonys Martin on our WS roster?
by Backtobanks
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 523
Views: 37640

Re: Offseason Transactions

Cubswin11 wrote:Royals sign Jon Jay


I'm a big Almora fan, but I would have loved for the Cubs to sign him at that price.
by Backtobanks
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 419
Views: 14928

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

I think Jake might get a little more than Darvish, but he wants Greinke and Boras of course is probably selling that still. He just needs to pick where he wants to live for the next 6 years. The money won’t be that much different that longer this drags out. If Jake gets more than Darvish, then Bora...
by Backtobanks
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 310
Views: 20758

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

https://twitter.com/TodayintheMLB/status/962395057759440897 I don't know why I hate Jon Jay but I do..... I'd rather the Cubs have interest in Cashner for a swing role like Levine suggested earlier this week. I'd just head to camp with what we have right now. Save some room under the cap in case we...
by Backtobanks
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 64340

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I think you have to side with the players to get as much as they can because they have a limited career. The owners are making hundreds of millions per year (win or lose) and when they decide to sell they make an obscene profit on their original investment.
by Backtobanks
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 64340

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Will this off season be looked back on as a bit of a "bubble burst" when it comes to salaries? I guess it depends on who signs for what, but the rate at which salaries have been growing over the past decade seems to have hit a wall. In past years, there is no way guys like Darvish, JD Mar...
by Backtobanks
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 64340

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Solely to make the waiting that much more painful and distracting, apparently the Cubs' WS odds at an offshore site mysteriously rose from 12/1 to 9/1 over the past day or so. https://twitter.com/CityHall03/status/956408668764983296 https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/956517152730877953 Cubs ...
by Backtobanks
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 64340

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

It's interesting watching what happens with Jake, but I have to wonder if he will regret not working out some sort of extension during one of the past two seasons. With the market deflated, he stands to lose a ton of the money he was envisioning when he basically told the Cubs "there will be n...
by Backtobanks
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1268
Views: 65711

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

We’re only three week until pitchers and catchers report. At what point do teams say, “Eff it!” and start signing Jason Vargas, Andrew Cashner, and etc. for cheap, short term contracts? How bad would it be if the Cubs were to just sign Vargas or Tillman (or insert the low rent stop gap of your choi...
by Backtobanks
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1268
Views: 65711

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

From MLBTR: Reports early in the offseason suggested that Cobb was seeking upwards of $100MM over a five-year term, though FanRag’s Jon Heyman recently wrote that Cobb is now believed “willing” to sign a four-year deal at a total of $70MM or a five-year deal worth $80MM. Despite a fairly robust grou...
by Backtobanks
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 523
Views: 37640

Re: Offseason Transactions

I can't believe Avila will sign with us to back up Contreras. Somebody will offer him more money and more playing time.
by Backtobanks
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Wade Davis Signs with the Rockies, 3/$52 M
Replies: 40
Views: 2201

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

Good for Wade, good job getting paid and thanks for 2017 and the draft pick. Would really like to see Darvish decide soon, if he isn't going to be a Cub then I think there's a world of creativity(Machado? Archer? Reed?) they might more aggressively explore with the extra payroll capacity. In some c...
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Wade Davis Signs with the Rockies, 3/$52 M
Replies: 40
Views: 2201

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

Good for Wade, good job getting paid and thanks for 2017 and the draft pick. Would really like to see Darvish decide soon, if he isn't going to be a Cub then I think there's a world of creativity(Machado? Archer? Reed?) they might more aggressively explore with the extra payroll capacity. In some c...
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1268
Views: 65711

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

From yesterday's MLBTR chat: "I am the walrus 5:57 Cubs trade Happ, Russell, Carantini and Alzolay for Archer. Done deal? Jason Martinez 5:58 That would get it done. I don't think the Cubs would offer that much and I don't they'd have to offer that much. Happ, Caratini, Alzolay and another pros...
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 64340

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

vance_the_cubs_fan wrote:If years and money were the same, would you prefer Darvish or a return of Jake?


The only reason Jake is in any dicussion is because he would get less years and money than Darvish. If the years and money are the same, either Jake's agent needs a big raise or Yu's agent needs to be fired.
by Backtobanks
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Orioles are shopping Machado - (Cubs in talks per Levine)
Replies: 191
Views: 12024

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado - (Cubs in talks per Levine)

At this point (minus a Yelich trade), I'm resigned to them signing Darvish and a couple of relievers and calling it an off-season. Let the progression/regression of Schwarber and Heyward as well as Russell and Baez determine whether Harper or Machado is a bigger need next off-season. Signing Darvis...
by Backtobanks
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 212
Views: 12085

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

We could hope MLB goes to an offense and a defense like the NFL. Heyward could have trade value as a defensive specialist.
by Backtobanks
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 212
Views: 12085

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Bear Cub wrote:Someone please explain to me why J-hay would option out?


There may be a big market for RFs who play great defense and hit like 160 lb. middle infielders.
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 212
Views: 12085

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

https://www.fanragsports.com/murray-cubs-appear-to-be-favorites-to-land-bryce-harper/ The new favorite to acquire Harper, in my opinion, is the Chicago Cubs. That guess isn’t sourced – it’s merely speculation. But I’m not the only person to think it. Not by a long shot. EDIT: Jason Heyward has a pl...
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 64340

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I still haven't seen any indication that Darvish "may have" reduced his asking price. Darvish is obviously the better pitcher going forward, but if the numbers end up (not that they will) with Darvish @ 6 yrs/$160 mil. and Arrieta @ 4 yrs./$90 mil. it might be a tough decision. I think th...
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 64340

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Im not taking one side ornthe other, just asking: how much more is Jake gonna get than Darvish? Is Darvish over Jake the right choice? I am not sure Jake is going to get more than Darvish but i think Jake has not given signs of coming down from his asking price and Darvish may have. That is why the...

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