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by CubsWin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Orioles are shopping Machado (and he wants to go back to SS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2885

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado (and he wants to go back to SS)

Woke up to this gem on the front of the ESPN MLB section http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/46311/why-cubs-should-make-addison-russell-for-manny-machado-blockbuster-deal I'd also want Gausman back as part of a much larger deal. Something like Russell, Alzolay and Lange for 1 year of Ma...
by CubsWin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1120
Views: 51019

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

So trade for Patrick Corbin as a 1-year stopgap or the field? (The field being make the big trade for Archer (or someone else good), sign Cobb, sign Darvish, sign Arrieta, go with Montgomery and sign lesser depth options.) I'm leaning acquiring Corbin assuming the price is fair (meaning none of Hap...
by CubsWin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1120
Views: 51019

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

So trade for Patrick Corbin as a 1-year stopgap or the field? (The field being make the big trade for Archer (or someone else good), sign Cobb, sign Darvish, sign Arrieta, go with Montgomery and sign lesser depth options.) I'm leaning acquiring Corbin assuming the price is fair (meaning none of Happ...
by CubsWin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1120
Views: 51019

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

davell wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
toonsterwu wrote:A bit curious who the Giants are clearing salary space for.

My guess is Martinez or like Cain and Hosmer (move Belt to the OF)


It was Nightengale, but he mentioned Jay Bruce.

Bruce would make sense. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day...
by CubsWin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1120
Views: 51019

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

A bit curious who the Giants are clearing salary space for. JD Martinez? The tweet said it was for a deal that was pending a physical. It would be pretty odd to have a signing the caliber of a JD Martinez get that far without it leaking to the press. The Giants have been in on him and need the powe...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 178
Views: 6730

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

I saw something yesterday on MLBN and meant to post it. They were saying the D’backs really want Martinez back but need to move either Greinke and Drury or Corbin and Pollock to make it happen. That seems really, really dumb and at best is just shifting value and making them no better and potential...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 178
Views: 6730

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

Piscotty to the A's is complete. Cards get back the two minor leaguers that were rumored. Yairo Munoz (22) and Batman villian Max Schreck (68).
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 56
Views: 1694

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

so this guy seems to fill the same role kintzler would have--heavy groundball pitcher--but with much more swing and miss? i like it. I wouldn't describe Cishek as a heavy groundball pitcher in the same way as Kintzler is known to be. Kintzler is consistently in the 55%-62% range year after year. Ci...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 113
Views: 5474

Re: Bullpen Options

There are still lots of options here. I mean it's not inconceivable that the top end of their bullpen is set with Morrow, Strop, Edwards and Wilson. They could still add a FA like Steve Cishek or Seung-Hwan Oh and have Monty, Grimm and Maples fill out the rest, but that's rolling the dice in a fairl...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 113
Views: 5474

Re: Bullpen Options

https://twitter.com/ken_rosenthal/status/941193220242976769 If Kintzler is going to Washington, Colome is going to St. Louis, and Holland still looks most likely to go to the Rockies, how many suitors for Davis are really left? One of the Texas teams? The Twins? Does anyone really see the Cubs sign...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

Jeets is not a good GM. Great trade for the horsefeathers Technically he's their CEO (they don't have a GM yet!). I don't even know what CEO means in baseball front office terms. Though, they're not being run like a baseball team right now. It's purely a business right now down there in Miami. It's...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

Jeets is not a good GM. Great trade for the horsefeathers Technically he's their CEO (they don't have a GM yet!). I don't even know what CEO means in baseball front office terms. Though, they're not being run like a baseball team right now. It's purely a business right now down there in Miami. It's...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

Jeets is not a good GM. Great trade for the horsefeathers Technically he's their CEO (they don't have a GM yet!). I don't even know what CEO means in baseball front office terms. Though, they're not being run like a baseball team right now. It's purely a business right now down there in Miami. It's...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

They really aren't that young outside of Arcia, Hader and Philips/Brinson. All the guys that carried them last year were older and had career years (Anderson, Davies, Shaw, Santana, Thames, Sogard, etc) most are big regression candidates for me personally. Holy horsefeathers. Cubswin and Cubswin11 ...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 113
Views: 5474

Re: Bullpen Options

I think there's room to not think of K's as the end-all-be-all, and still be pretty concerned about Kintzler not striking anyone out. Out of 109 qualified relievers the last 2 years, he's 108th in K%. He'll need a multi-year deal and he's 33 now. That profile can go quickly, and if they continue to...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 113
Views: 5474

Re: Bullpen Options

I'm confused by all the hate for Kintzler. Is everyone that obsessed with the K rate? He's been a groundball machine his entire career, rarely walks guys, and doesn't allow many dongs. He's a FIP beater and his consistent low 3s ERA isn't fluky. We're talking about a 306 2/3-inning sample of him pu...
by CubsWin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

They really aren't that young outside of Arcia, Hader and Philips/Brinson. All the guys that carried them last year were older and had career years (Anderson, Davies, Shaw, Santana, Thames, Sogard, etc) most are big regression candidates for me personally. I agree with that. I'm speaking organizati...
by CubsWin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

Milwaukee is still trash and they'll prove it by winning 77ish games this year. Maybe. Maybe not if they acquire Archer or Cole or someone like that. Regardless of their win total in 2018, they're still young and improving. They really aren't that young outside of Arcia, Hader and Philips/Brinson. ...
by CubsWin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

I think this is good news generally. The Cards were always going to make a big move this winter, and in my opinion Ozuna is the least scary of the names they've been linked to. They took a big bite out of their depth to be 5 games back of us rather than 7. The obvious downside is if they're not don...
by CubsWin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

https://twitter.com/TonyAndracki23/status/941019555584970752 Why is it that when a 29-year-old has a career year for the Cardinals, people assume he'll continue to produce at that pace? Just the year before, Pham hit .226/.324/.440, but now, at the age of 30, he'll be a member of the best outfield ...
by CubsWin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

I think this is good news generally. The Cards were always going to make a big move this winter, and in my opinion Ozuna is the least scary of the names they've been linked to. They took a big bite out of their depth to be 5 games back of us rather than 7. The obvious downside is if they're not don...
by CubsWin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2048

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

Reports on twitter are saying it's multiple pitchers (that just means more than one) and a major leaguer presumed to be an OFer.
by CubsWin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Orioles are shopping Machado (and he wants to go back to SS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2885

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado (and he wants to go back to SS)

The more Cubs-specific news is that if Machado is available, then their relievers almost certainly are too. Britton, Brach, and possibly Givens are all fits. I'd be checking into what it would cost to acquire Gausman. I'm a believer that he finally turned the corner mid-year last year. https://www....
by CubsWin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 2611

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2 Years + Option

I really wonder if they're going to overload the rotation and play games with the 10 day DL this year since the Dodgers got away with it last year. But that would mean they'd have to have at least one guy who could be optioned. FWIW, Tseng, Mills and Zastryzny (if you consider him a starter still) ...
by CubsWin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 2611

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2 Years + Option

Cubs saying horsefeathers you to injury history when comes to their free agent signings so far... Chatwood and Morrow have good stuff, elite by some metrics, but man they are a roll of the dice in the health department. I really wonder if they're going to overload the rotation and play games with t...

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