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by Named After Maddux
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 68991

Re: 2020 roster

I'll definitely start by saying that I do not agree with trading Bryant. However the more rumors that come out the more it looks like it is a legitimate possibility. Assuming you trade Bryant and sign Rendon (which they should) or obtain a young 3B option in the trade, I wonder about a Bote/Todd Fra...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs get another rehabbing A
Replies: 14
Views: 1750

Re: Cubs get another rehabbing A

I really like the move. There’s next to no downside and Cotton’s changeup was + to ++ per BP prior to his TJS. What he’s struggled with is his ability to throw a breaking ball. I wonder if they’re going to try to have him incorporate one of these knuckle curves they’ve had some success with in pitch...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1430
Views: 101294

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

For someone like me who needs things explained, can anybody tell me why I'm supposed to like Margot? He doesn't seem to hit for average or power and doesn't get on base. He's what Almora should be. He's relatively cheap salary-wise, strong defensive CF, and hits well against LHP. Last year he mashe...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 68991

Re: 2020 roster

I’m fine with moving on from Almora as I prefer a trade for Margot to complement our OF, but it wouldn’t be a complete shocker to see him back. I remember conversations about how much Theo, in particular, gravitated to Almora during the run up to the 2012 draft. That being said, I read that as tryin...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 355
Views: 30560

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

sneakypower wrote:https://twitter.com/trevorplouffe/status/1195064380620066817?s=19


Yu Darvish should sue the Astros for $50 million dollars.
by Named After Maddux
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 68991

Re: 2020 roster

Snell for Contreras seems fun, probably take Brujan over Lowe since I think Lowe ends up at 1B and that's occupado I agree, I think Snell and Contreras is intriguing. The great thing about the Rays is there’s a good amount of non-Franco prospects that are enticing. Brujan, Liberatore, and Baz super...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 68991

Re: 2020 roster

Cubs offseason plan: Trades: Willson Contreras, Jose Quintana for Blake Snell, Josh Lowe, Joe Ryan (net cost -$9 million) if we’re targeting a controllable SP for one of our core players I’d be intrigued with looking at the Rays. There’s been reports that C is a top priority this offseason. Snell is...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5683
Views: 545587

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/1193614680482361349?s=21


Wonder if San Francisco has enough sourdough bread to handle Harris coming on.
by Named After Maddux
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5683
Views: 545587

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Ground Control to Brandon Taubman: you’ve really been fired

It’s been easy to root for the Nats after this came out. Hope the Astros don’t get a game 5.
by Named After Maddux
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Trek thread
Replies: 112
Views: 20301

Re: Star Trek thread

OleMissCub wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:https://youtu.be/FySrgrKJguE

Image


Dead Chokotay at 1:40??


Possibly, but I'm thinking it's Hugh.
by Named After Maddux
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 68991

Re: 2020 roster

I'm operating with the assumption the Cubs have $32 million to work with this offseason. Offseason plan: I listed rationale in the spoiler tags. Don't bring in Joe Girardi. I can buy in with basically anyone else that's been brought up (Ross, Beltran, Espada, Fuld, Bard, Loretta). I think it'll be R...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32801

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Cubs finished tied with Boston so either 16th or 17th pick pending a coin flip (that’s how they do that, right?). Ties are broken using the previous year's standings, with worse record winning the tiebreaker. And to think, you people were disappointed the Cubs didn't win 108 games and the World Ser...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32801

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

texascub wrote:
Named After Maddux wrote:Cubs finished tied with Boston so either 16th or 17th pick pending a coin flip (that’s how they do that, right?).


Ties are broken using the previous year's standings, with worse record winning the tiebreaker.


Oh nice. Thanks
by Named After Maddux
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32801

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Cubs finished tied with Boston so either 16th or 17th pick pending a coin flip (that’s how they do that, right?).
by Named After Maddux
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 43123

Re: Cubs Manager Search

Give me Astros bench coach Joe Espada. Widely regarded as a good communicator, has worked in both Astros and Yankees system, bilingual, and spent time in Yankees front office. There’s been a few other candidates I’ve heard thrown around that I do like: Josh Bard, Carlos Beltran, Sam Fuld (blast from...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 504
Views: 66899

Re: It's Maddoning

CyHawk_Cub wrote:"Moar Addy and Almora" doesn't seem like a wise way to go next year, Joe.


Hey if he wants to push the Padres or Mets to make a trade to acquire them after he signs on to manage, I’m all for it.
by Named After Maddux
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 68991

Re: 2020 roster

Contreras is probably the most likely to be moved. He's got the combination of high value but expendable. He's in a high value position and is likely to be able to bring back the value in a trade that makes it worth trading him while the Cubs also have an in house option to replace him. Caratini do...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 109
Views: 15404

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

I posted most of my thoughts on the season in one of the disastrous Brewers game threads: This team is infuriating. Sure they could make the playoffs, but I’m okay with a significant shakeup. 2016 was a once in a (possibly) lifetime team. I get that, but 2017 it was “the hangover”. 2018 was “everyon...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7267
Views: 674436

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Will there be a big manager search with many brought in for interviews or do they already know who they want? I'm not sure what I expect the front office to do as far as search process. It's possible the Cubs have the most high profile opening this offseason. Unless the Red Sox situation changes th...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 557
Views: 64376

Re: Trade targets 2019

MBDChicago mentioned Rene Rivera as an option. I hadn’t considered that, but I’d be a fan. He’s likely not even a Caratini level of replacement, but I liked what he brought to the table. Doubtful he would require a top 30 prospect even if the Mets know the Cubs have a serious need.
by Named After Maddux
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 66
Views: 16116

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

This is for the next IFA class: James : As far as the J2 for 2020 would it at least be possible to say what teams could have the top classes? 2:34 Kiley McDaniel: The big money deals (2M+) that we have currently are with MIN, TBR, CHC , DET, WSH, OAK, NYY. We believe 3.9M and 3.5M are the only bonu...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5683
Views: 545587

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Bad news for Willson https://www.totalprosports.com/2019/07/10/report-mlb-to-experiment-with-insane-idea-of-stealing-first-base-in-atlantic-league/ Counterpoint, it's great news for Willson. More guys to gun down trying to steal. Best wishes to anyone who tries to steal first on Willson and finds t...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Rayspos?
Replies: 14
Views: 3035

Re: The Rayspos?

I prefer the EX-Rays
by Named After Maddux
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268281

Re: Minor League Musings

Anyway, I'd take Adbert Alzolay over Tyson Miller all day. I interpreted it as “has performed the best” this season, which I suppose you could make a case since Miller has been really great all season. I’m a fan of Miller, but I’d take Alzolay over him easily. If they actually mean Miller has surpa...
by Named After Maddux
Wed May 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Draft Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 65052

Re: 2019 Draft Thread

Fangraphs wrote: 27. Cubs – J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (TX) Hoese probably doesn’t get here but they seem to like him. Theo Epstein and a national crosschecker went to see him at the conference tournament. 64. Cubs – T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri Tom will be pumped with the latest Fangraphs moc...

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