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by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3956
Views: 183411

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Gosh, I hope poor Seal Boy has somewhere to go this Thanksgiving. Can't believe his adopted family didn't take him to Wyoming.

by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 100
Views: 4250

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Oh.

by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani
Replies: 388
Views: 23643

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani



That's future Cub Bryce Harper, Shohei.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani
Replies: 388
Views: 23643

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani
Replies: 388
Views: 23643

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

What will be the rule for Ohtani regarding arbitration and when he becomes a free agent? Is he stuck on three years Major League minimum and then three years of arbitration (or whatever the standard is for drafted players) absent an extension? Or could that timing be shortened by signing a one year...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 60
Views: 1728

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

Its clear there needs to be an IFA draft. Would it be so terrible to include IFAs in the normal amateur draft? The 16 year old craziness obviously complicates things. You can draft a 16 year old from Latin America but not a Bryce Harper type here. There is also the decision making aspect of whether...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

According to BA, 2B Yunior Severino was the 16th ranked prospect in the GCL this year and RHP Yefri del Rosario was 17th. Kevin Maitan was #1 in the Appalachian League top 20. BA seems to be the one that has Maitan the highest ranked still. I'm not sure if I've seen a recent report from anybody els...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

According to BA, 2B Yunior Severino was the 16th ranked prospect in the GCL this year and RHP Yefri del Rosario was 17th. Kevin Maitan was #1 in the Appalachian League top 20.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 125
Views: 3721

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

Some nice tanking there in the fourth quarter.

First Bulls game I've watched more than a couple of minute this season.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 60
Views: 1728

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

Well, now that a lifetime ban is in the cards you can bet that it won’t be a common thing anymore. Eh, I'm honestly not that sure about that. This is MLB coming down super hard on a team being super stupid. Coppolella and the gang were really stupid and brazen. Trying to package guys from different...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 60
Views: 1728

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

SpongeWorthy wrote:what are the odds the dodgers are doing this too


Very high. But so are the Cubs. There was definitely some red flags with the Jorge Soler signing.

Basically the Orioles are the only team that don't do penalty-worthy stuff in the international markets.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Longenhagen with present-day scouting reports on the ex-Braves: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-bra ... its-harsh/

He suggests Yefri del Rosario (RHP) might be the most sought-after of the talents and Maitan is now viewed more as a talented reclamation project.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Wow. This off-season just got a lot more interesting. With the deadlines to sign before January 15th in order to get a signing bonus on top of what the Braves gave you, it looks like we won't have to wait too long before we find out if the Cubs get any of these guys. I wonder if having only the mon...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Maitan was a top 10 prospect in the Braves organization, Severino, Soto, Del Rosario would rank in the 20-30 range. Gutierrez could have cracked the very back of the 30 as well. Contreras wouldn't have missed by too much. Maitan would be the Cubs top prospect. I'd guess the rest in that quote would...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3956
Views: 183411

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I think we are all set now with coaches and replacing the FO loss(es)?? https://twitter.com/cubs/status/933078313052098560 Did we know about Benedict before today? He's a pretty big deal. He's responsible for a sizeable amount of the Ray Searage devil-magic during the Pirates' recent run of success...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 60
Views: 1728

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

davell wrote:

Lol


This is my favorite:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

BA ranked the top 8 ex-Brave free agents: 1. Kevin Maitan, SS 2. Yunior Severino, 2B 3. Livan Soto, SS 4. Yefri Del Rosario, RHP 5. Ji-Hwan Bae, SS 6. Abrahan Gutierrez, C 7. Juan Contreras, RHP 8. Yenci Peña, SS The blurbs for Contreras (10 BB/9 in GCL) and Peña (.655 OPS in the DSL) did not look t...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

The players will have restrictions on their free agency. They will be eligible to sign with another club for another signing bonus beginning on Dec. 5 up until Jan. 15. After Jan. 15, the player is still allowed to sign but cannot receive an additional signing bonus. Only the amount of the signing ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 60
Views: 1728

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1853

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

I had been posting a bunch in the Braves thread. Whoops.

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 60
Views: 1728

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

Major League Baseball informed multiple Braves international signings today that they will become free agents, multiple sources told Baseball America. Those players include shortstop Kevin Maitan, catcher Abrahan Gutierrez, second baseman Yunior Severino and righthander Juan Contreras, who received...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 12: John Fox's Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles Noon FOX
Replies: 26
Views: 674

Re: Week 12: John Fox's Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles Noon FOX

So we're now tied with the Colts and Broncos for 4th worst record in the league. I think the Bears have played the 3rd hardest schedule so far so they would lose tiebreakers to both and pick 6th. Any early thoughts on who we should draft in the first round? Side rant: I get the logic why the team w...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 60
Views: 1728

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

Major League Baseball informed multiple Braves international signings today that they will become free agents, multiple sources told Baseball America. Those players include shortstop Kevin Maitan, catcher Abrahan Gutierrez, second baseman Yunior Severino and righthander Juan Contreras, who received...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 60
Views: 1728

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?


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