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by Backtobanks
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

I wonder where the Ricketts want the payroll floor to be as they use the Cubs to pay for their real estate venture surrounding Wrigley and a faltering TV station. That's the thing that bothers me the most (leaving out the political stuff). The family chose to buy up the neighborhood and create a TV...
by Backtobanks
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

We should do some trades or signings this week already https://media4.giphy.com/media/L19PyEBexfZ5cY2o3U/giphy.gif I don't know how you can be bored with all of the Cubs' activity. We traded Theo for Hoyer, Venable for Harris, Kasper for an announcer to be named later, we dumped our starting LF and...
by Backtobanks
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5860
Views: 599566

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

They will increase ticket prices if/when demand allows for it, not to cover the cost of something else. COVID has raised the price of quite a few things regardless of demand already. Businesses and corporations use any excuse to raise prices. If it was regardless of demand then demand would be unab...
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5860
Views: 599566

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

So apparently MLB is claiming that coronavirus is causing physical damage to the stadiums so that they can file an insurance claim? I don't have access to the article, so I'm going off of the excerpt in the tweet.... https://twitter.com/cdgoldstein/status/1335936859353047042 The rich get richer whi...
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

TomtheBombadil wrote:There's also Josh Bell and Taillon to the Yankees stuff. Bell would be a sick addition to that lineup



As Long as the Pirates are willing to dump salary, how about Mills & Strumph for Musgrove and Frasier.
by Backtobanks
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: White Sox Trade for Lance Lynn
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: White Sox Trade for Lance Lynn

I don't really get this for the wsox. They give up 6 years of Dunning for a guy who isn't going to be a huge upgrade as his 2019 l ooks like an outlier. Great move by the WS. They are in a win-now mode and picked by a really solid #3 starter for $9 million, plus they have enough good prospects to g...
by Backtobanks
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

If anyone needs a laugh, some shills came up with terrible Bryant proposals again (note: I'm not actually 100% against trading Kris Bryant, just find the players the press likes to push forward to be so trollish...Austin Riley? In an effort to strike out less? SETH ROMERO for Kris Bryant? Get a gri...
by Backtobanks
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5860
Views: 599566

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

So apparently MLB is claiming that coronavirus is causing physical damage to the stadiums so that they can file an insurance claim? I don't have access to the article, so I'm going off of the excerpt in the tweet.... https://twitter.com/cdgoldstein/status/1335936859353047042 The rich get richer whi...
by Backtobanks
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

How about Caratini and Mills to the Rockies for Gray and Ryan Vilade?
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Len Kasper taking White Sox radio job
Replies: 290
Views: 7193

Re: Len Kasper taking White Sox radio job

money shouldn't be an issue here. ?????????????????? Haven't you heard that the Cubs (and everything having to do with them) are totally broke? Don't forget that Marquee Network has secured massive carriage deals with every carrier! And PTR has a massive amount of money too, but claims he's broke. ...
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Len Kasper taking White Sox radio job
Replies: 290
Views: 7193

Re: Len Kasper taking White Sox radio job

mias_tisg wrote: money shouldn't be an issue here.


?????????????????? Haven't you heard that the Cubs (and everything having to do with them) are totally broke?
by Backtobanks
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Non Tender Deadline Happenings
Replies: 60
Views: 2504

Re: Non Tender Deadline Happenings

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/ihapp_1/status/1334593136883077127


Not surprising considering the Central Divisions have mostly mid-size cities (and mid-size payrolls) with the exception of Chicago.
by Backtobanks
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Non Tender Deadline Happenings
Replies: 60
Views: 2504

Re: Non Tender Deadline Happenings

CubinNY wrote:Do we know if it’s true? If so who is going to play LF? Happ?


Sounds like Abbott & Costello - who's in LF, who's at 3B, who's in CF, who's at the back of the rotation, who's in the bullpen.............
by Backtobanks
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1334141464469757952?s=20 I assume this guy was on my list of MiL FAs the Cubs should be interested in: still young, RHH capable of playing all 3 OF spots, .361 OBP in the minors, made contact early on in the MWL but started trading it for power as he moved up wi...
by Backtobanks
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

On a less crazy note, just want to point out: Victor Caratini career numbers: 88 wRC+, 88.6 EV, 21.4% K rate Average ML catcher since 2015: 86 wRC+, 87.6 EV, 23.6% K rate Should note that his career EV is the same as Contreras but with a 2% lower K rate and from a switch hitter...I was trying to co...
by Backtobanks
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Diamondbacks assistant GM Jared Porter “is the heavy favorite” to become the Cubs’ next general manager, according to The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma (subscription required). Newly-minted Chicago president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer has stated that he wants to make an external hire for the GM j...
by Backtobanks
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

While I like the idea in a vacuum, unfortunately Urena probably only makes sense if we trade a starter. None of him, Mills or Alzolay have options next year (I think, I know there was some iffiness on whether Alzolay would get a 4th). Given that all three would have pretty big questions on their ex...
by Backtobanks
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

While I like the idea in a vacuum, unfortunately Urena probably only makes sense if we trade a starter. None of him, Mills or Alzolay have options next year (I think, I know there was some iffiness on whether Alzolay would get a 4th). Given that all three would have pretty big questions on their ex...
by Backtobanks
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Cubs Insider offers some bold moves: https://www.cubsinsider.com/2020/11/28/the-rundown-radical-plan-to-retool-cubs-roster-theo-epstein-not-interested-in-phillies-position-hot-stove-notes/?fbclid=IwAR1rrXnO_HLE-lmDG687QGEQ4aqlKDb7psE3HfGijLPMF2C7BJY3fk1n3Lc I think he is delusional with the Merrifie...
by Backtobanks
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1332727397624451074?s=19 This is going to continue to be a very slow offseason, but we might get a burst of activity this week. I think if Schwarber goes anywhere this offseason it'll be pre-deadline. And this week is probably the most likely time for KB to...
by Backtobanks
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1331686707331289093?s=20 JIC there's any question of how seriously to take a BN article about offseason moves: an article that portrays Bryant to the Dodgers as a totally definitely serious option to consider, wonders yet again whether to tender a contract ...
by Backtobanks
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

So in case anyone missed it, yesterday’s press conference put to rest any remaining debate about what the offseason strategy is: try to win the division while adjusting to the new financial reality, keeping one eye on a future a little more than normal while also being opportunistic Or in so many w...
by Backtobanks
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Doesn’t seem like a decision Manfred/MLB and MLBPA should be leaving in limbo with the offseason starting up. Kinda important for teams to know this with roster building decisions. https://twitter.com/mdgonzales/status/1330967315161214978?s=21 Also, kind of important to the DHs looking to sign with...
by Backtobanks
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Honestly, if you are going a full re-start, then you need to place all your chips into restocking the system. As much as there's some high level intrigue now, most of it is far away with a lot of risk at hand. If you are selling, then you need to go all-in on selling, and if that's the case, your t...
by Backtobanks
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 51318

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

At least Theo had a track record of building a team and had an owner willing to spend when it was necessary. Hoyer has always been in the mix, but was never the guy to build a team. Also, who knows what financial commitment PTR will make in a few years. Hoyer was the GM of what I guess I have to ca...

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