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by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5496

Re: It's Maddoning

He can only mask so much if it's in the neighborhood of second half 2018 Cubs' offense, and that's my main concern (besides that he's going to be dealing with nagging shoulder issues) since just plugging him in and watching them go hinges on things like Contreras and Russell actually being really g...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11462

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

I really like Jordy Mercer as the FA MIF target. It's not sexy, but he won't cost much and fills a need well. He handles SS fine and hits lefties well (which I think it's important because vs lefties Zobrist needs to go to the OF and Javy can switch to 2B). He was at 7%BB and 14%K vs lefties this ye...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11462

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

I like most of this but I'd rather trade Contreras and keep Caratini. Outside of like 'I think we could get a really good pitcher for Contreras'...no. Yeah, I was thinking Contreras could net something of value. He was pretty atrocious at the plate in the 2nd half anyway and is not good at pitch fr...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Sammys Boombox wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:On the record as no for Harper.

Like you don’t want him or don’t think we get him?

Don’t want him because I’m a big fraidy cat who thinks every big contract we sign is going to hamstring us when their shoulder or wrist or knee gives out.

Think that’s a risk you gotta take on a guy like Harper.
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

This doesn't really factor much into our plans per se, outside of luxury tax implications, but it just occurred to me that KB's arbitration number is going to be pretty interesting based on his performance this year. Has anyone ever gone down in salary from A1 to A2? I think it would be pretty rare...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11462

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

Almora and Heyward is your center field platoon next year. Sign Harper. Spend a month trying to get Happ to play a Zobrist level second base, if not, he's pitching bait. If he can, he's valuable in a post-Zobrist era and can bounce around the field in 2018. Get Bote to passable in the corner outfie...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

ConstableRabbit wrote:
badger wrote:How hard is it going to be to trade a guy who's suspended for 40 games and is pretty much a defense-only player?

Probably hard. But if the wild card game counts (I assume it does) he’s missing 28 games next season, not 40. Would be eligible to come back in the beginning of May.

Just non tender him
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5496

Re: It's Maddoning

He can only mask so much if it's in the neighborhood of second half 2018 Cubs' offense, and that's my main concern (besides that he's going to be dealing with nagging shoulder issues) since just plugging him in and watching them go hinges on things like Contreras and Russell actually being really g...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11462

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

Almora and Heyward is your center field platoon next year. Sign Harper. Spend a month trying to get Happ to play a Zobrist level second base, if not, he's pitching bait. If he can, he's valuable in a post-Zobrist era and can bounce around the field in 2018. Get Bote to passable in the corner outfie...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11462

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

Almora and Heyward is your center field platoon next year. Sign Harper. Spend a month trying to get Happ to play a Zobrist level second base, if not, he's pitching bait. If he can, he's valuable in a post-Zobrist era and can bounce around the field in 2018. Get Bote to passable in the corner outfie...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5496

Re: It's Maddoning

Bryant not being healthy wasn't the only problem they had offensively, and it's not going to be the only problem going forward. 6-7+ WAR Bryant can mask a ton of things though. This overall unit is still capable of being elite, we saw that for a good chunk of the season this year. Add Bryce and it’...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11462

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

I know theres no such thing as a lead-off hitter but i feel like the offense is missing a Fowler-type. I’d like to find one of those this offseason. If nothing else, it’ll stop Joe from putting one of middle of the order hitters at lead-off. Who is available? We need a guy who can put the bat on th...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I don’t know how you would entirely make it work from a roster construction stand point but I really would be interested in going with a 6-man rotation next year. Seems like it could be a way to help mitigate some innings and keep guys fresh. Though I guess all the SP got better once they had inning...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:if you can get elite bullpen innings out of jesse chavez, it's at least in the realm of possibilities that alec mills can be kinda good for 50 innings or so if used properly

I want Chavez back, give him a Duensing type deal to lower the LT hit.
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I too would like a super bullpen. Also need to fix the offense, no big deal for one off season, eh. Adding 1-2 guys to each unit and expecting some better health and bounce backs should do it. Granted one of those guys is Bryce horsefeathering Harper, but yeah. A lot of the answers probably are on ...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Am I crazy to think that Mills could be a key bullpen arm next year? To me he looked great in the big leagues this year outside of that first inning of the Mets start Depending the other moves I’d think they’d want him to be in Iowa as the 7/8th starter depth option. But yeah his curve seems legit,...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Jed Lowrie seems like a good bet as a target. Lowrie, Mercer, Marwin and Eduardo Escobar all seem like some logical targets. Profar would be a fun trade target too depending on what they try to do, he finally was healthy and figured it out this year but he’s already in arbitration I think and they ...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3772

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Sammys Boombox wrote:On the record as no for Harper.

Like you don’t want him or don’t think we get him?
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5496

Re: It's Maddoning

by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5496

Re: It's Maddoning

by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5260
Views: 323222

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

That Contreras picture makes me sad No horsefeathers. I legitimately feel bad for the guys this year. They battled their asses off all season and that this was the outcome. They didn’t even get a token on field WC/Division celebration. Such is life, hopefully they’re “more hungry” during the the of...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5496

Re: It's Maddoning

I certainly get the fire Joe takes and agree with some, but I’m more for bringing him back than not. Mostly for stuff like this, he builds a culture/clubhouse like nobody else and manages the day to day minutiae better than anyone which I think is more important than anything (a drill sergeant like...
by Cubswin11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5496

Re: It's Maddoning

I certainly get the fire Joe takes and agree with some, but I’m more for bringing him back than not. Mostly for stuff like this, he builds a culture/clubhouse like nobody else and manages the day to day minutiae better than anyone which I think is more important than anything (a drill sergeant like ...
by Cubswin11
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5496

Re: It's Maddoning

I’m calling complete BS. The source is Kaplan for one, two the FO is too smart to base a decision off a horsefeathering wild card game and three the candidates are horsefeathering ridiculous. Girardi doesn’t fit the culture they’ve built one bit, Derosa is a horsefeathering idiot and Ross will have ...
by Cubswin11
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3926
Views: 236933

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:Now, if Cubs fans are pissed at Puig because Theo and co. can't figure out Cuba to save their lives, OK, THAT I understand.

Eloy and Torres are Cuban, aren’t they? And beautiful Jorge

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