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by CubsWin
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1167
Views: 51030

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

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/262407198/shohei-ohtani-looking-for-best-mlb-fit/?topicid=151437456 Ohtani sent a questionnaire to every team. I think this is a good thing for the Cubs. If he is looking for a team to blow him away with an articulate and detailed plan etc that is where Theo can shine ...
by CubsWin
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 4529

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:

Just FYI, INF Fabian Pertuz signed for the max $300,000 and was the only other invite to instructs, per AZ Phil, alongside Mexican SS (and 30th ranked IFA prospect by MLB) Luis Verdugo.
by CubsWin
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 4529

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018

The Orioles just traded away $500,000 of 2017-18 IFA pool money to the Rockies for Konner Wade. Who? http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=592831#/career/R/pitching/2017/ALL This guy is nothing special. A 25-year-old pitcher with not good numbers who has never pitched above AA....
by CubsWin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8191

Re: Bullpen Options

I like Juan NIcasio and Jake McGee has the 2 main FA adds to the bullpen. Each should be able to be signed for a reasonable AAV (something less than 10 million a year). That would give the Cubs a solid corps of relievers. Nicasio McGee Strop Edwards Wilson Montgomery Then you can look at a group of ...
by CubsWin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2459

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 CubsWin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2459

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 mone...
by CubsWin
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Should The Cubs "Punt" FA This Off-Season?
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Should The Cubs "Punt" FA This Off-Season?

By "punt", I mean stay away from any multi-year contracts over $17-18 million and avoiding contracts longer than 2 years in general. Clearly, they'll need to sign free agents specifically in the bullpen and very likely a starter or two. But should the Cubs fill the closer's role on a one-y...
by CubsWin
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 74
Views: 4257

Re: 2017 AFL

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Jake Stinnett now in.

Last I heard, Stinnett was throwing 90-91. Any reports on his stuff tonight?
by CubsWin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 12621

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

I propose a new W flag just for today to honor the Cubs beating the Nationals...

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#FlyTheCurlyW
by CubsWin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 12621

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

If that game had happened prior to last year and we were on the losing end of it, how does it compare to 2003? It's would be bad, really bad, but different. I was at the Bartman game and at the Cubby Bear for game 7 in 2003 (I couldn't bring myself to plunk down another $500 after the gut punch the...
by CubsWin
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs DFA Felix Pena
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Cubs DFA Felix Pena

Pena has been traded to the Angels for cash or a PTBNL.
by CubsWin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 53
Views: 1860

Re: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings

A valid order is basically impossible to justify, but some combo of: Albertos Alzolay Ademan Caratini Lange Little De La Cruz Rucker Hatch Amaya Maples Tseng Zagunis Bote DJ Wilson Abbott Z. Short Burks Mills Underwood Clifton Assad Galindo Estrada Velazquez Hudson Moreno K. Thompson Vosler Steele M...
by CubsWin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 53
Views: 1860

Re: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings

Our system is bad, no doubt. But, that list is pathetic. Agreed. Guys that should be on their but aren't: Zack Short, David Bote, Miguel Amaya, Javier Assad, Nelson Velazquez, and maybe Brailyn Marquez. Guys that shouldn't be on their but are: Chesny Young, Pierce Johnson, Rob Zastryzny, Jose Pauli...
by CubsWin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 53
Views: 1860

Re: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:They're still gonna stick with Young in the top 20 after his .622 OPS in AAA at 24. This is not a list to remotely take seriously.

Yeah...
by CubsWin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 53
Views: 1860

Re: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings

Ultimately, I disagree with this particular top 30 list and have generally found MLB.com's rankings less informed than others. They still provide scouting information which is helpful to a degree, but the order they place the players in is always off to me. Perhaps they value ceiling differently tha...
by CubsWin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 53
Views: 1860

Re: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings

And the Cubs don't have any in the top 100. The Braves have 8.

http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2017/?list=prospects
by CubsWin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 53
Views: 1860

Re: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings

It's crazy to see a Cubs prospect list with 8 of the first 10 prospects being pitchers. If all you have are pitching prospects do your really have any prospects at all? I know, right? At least the depth there allows you to hope 1 or 2 of them make good. Volatility is already high amongst pitching p...
by CubsWin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 53
Views: 1860

2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)

MLB.com has their list out.

http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2017?list=chc

Still no Amaya in their top 30...
by CubsWin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-10-17
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-10-17

Watching the game. It's good one. Assad has looked great with a tight slider and his mid-90s FB.

He's absolutely shut down Vancouver going 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB and 9 Ks.
by CubsWin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-7-17
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-7-17

Well, the Cubs took that 5 run lead and doubled it in the top of the 9th making it 13-3. Ivan Medina came in to close it out and got 3 consecutive ground outs to Carlos Sepulveda to clinch it. Congrats to the AZL Cubs on a most unusual and unexpected run to the championship. Despite having the 4th w...
by CubsWin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-7-17
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-7-17

The storybook run to the AZL championship is just 3 outs away as the Cubs take a 5 run lead into the 9th with a chance to pad their lead in the top half of the inning.
by CubsWin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-7-17
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-7-17

https://twitter.com/longenhagen/status/906012328163819520 Thanks for that clip, Navin! AZ Phil commented yesterday, I believe, that despite the fans in the stadium being very quiet (most of them being scouts), it was the most raucous game he'd been at because both teams were cheering, chanting and ...
by CubsWin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-7-17
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-7-17

With the Eugene game tied 4-4 in the 9th, Miguel Amaya hitan RBI double and then Chris Singleton hit a 3-run double. 8-4 Eugene, still batting in the 9th. The AZL Cubs are up 8-3 in the 5th inning of a game that started over 3 hours ago. Eugene takes the series with a 10-4 win! On to defend their c...
by CubsWin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-6-17
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-6-17

The AZL Cubs blow it allowing a run on a fielding error in the top of the 9th. The lose 6-5 putting their fairy tale end to their season in jeopardy. Game 3 tomorrow. Winner takes all...
by CubsWin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-6-17
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-6-17

The Ems take game one but not without controversy. The Hops got robbed when their 1st batter got called out at 1B when he was clearly safe. Their manager came out hot and got tossed as a result but he was in the right for sure. The next batter took what should've been ball four but was called a stri...

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