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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:42 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:keith law still has hak-juk lee in his top 25 midseason prospect list


Dave Cameron still can't believe the Rays managed to fleece the Cubs out of 60 replacement level PAs from Robinson Chirinos before they [squints] sold him to Texas for nothing.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:30 pm

A man was hit by a metal tile that dropped from the centerfield scoreboard at Wrigley Field, but he apparently was saved from serious injury by a plastic bucket he was wearing on his head, according to police and the Cubs.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... story.html
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Rob » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:48 pm

Brian wrote:I found the starter we need ...


He's made 3 starts, 14.1 IP, 15H, 6R, 5ER, 0HR, 2HB, 8BB, 5K


We could trade him for Chris Volstad again. Inexplicably, that guy is still collecting MLB paychecks. He's the proud owner of a 5.83 ERA with the White Sox.
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Postby bcl412 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:32 pm

I would be delighted with a Big Z return and probably would enjoy him to Chatwood
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:30 pm

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SouthSideRyan wrote:TT refuses to tip anybody


and thinks smart tvs and laptops are watching him


getting the good tin foil ain't cheap

Hi Sam

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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:17 pm

"I'm not going to be rude and say I don't care, but I actually really don't care."


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby cl smooth » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:24 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
David wrote:
and thinks smart tvs and laptops are watching him


getting the good tin foil ain't cheap

Hi Sam



Oh my god does that tweet piss me off. I could never imagine tipping someone $5 for $100 worth of food or alcohol. That is horsefeathering insane and disrespectful.
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Postby CubsWin » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:44 am

Obviously you wait and see how he does the rest of the season and in the playoffs, but if you had to make the decision today, would you resign Justin Wilson assuming the price is right?

After a horrible first 3 weeks in May (and since May 26th), Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, a slash of .200/.301/.288, and 35 Ks, 12 BBs in 22.1 IP. His 79.6% strand rate is not great, but decent. He obviously possess higher than average velocity and spin rate.

The best (and more expensive) FA options this coming off season are Andrew Miller (34) and Zach Britton (31). Other FAs that are more on par with Wilson are Jake Diekman (32) and Tony Sipp (35).

I honestly don't know what I would do. Your thoughts?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:03 pm

CubsWin wrote:Obviously you wait and see how he does the rest of the season and in the playoffs, but if you had to make the decision today, would you resign Justin Wilson assuming the price is right?

After a horrible first 3 weeks in May (and since May 26th), Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, a slash of .200/.301/.288, and 35 Ks, 12 BBs in 22.1 IP. His 79.6% strand rate is not great, but decent. He obviously possess higher than average velocity and spin rate.

The best (and more expensive) FA options this coming off season are Andrew Miller (34) and Zach Britton (31). Other FAs that are more on par with Wilson are Jake Diekman (32) and Tony Sipp (35).

I honestly don't know what I would do. Your thoughts?

Nope, pass. If we are spending real money Britton, Miller, Or Ottavino (he’s my #1 target if we are spending anything real on RPs) would be the only guys I’d spend money on. If not just bargain hunt and I have no interest in Wilson coming back. Smyly/Monty are also LH pen options to start next year.
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Postby Regular Show » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:13 pm

CubsWin wrote:Obviously you wait and see how he does the rest of the season and in the playoffs, but if you had to make the decision today, would you resign Justin Wilson assuming the price is right?

After a horrible first 3 weeks in May (and since May 26th), Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, a slash of .200/.301/.288, and 35 Ks, 12 BBs in 22.1 IP. His 79.6% strand rate is not great, but decent. He obviously possess higher than average velocity and spin rate.

The best (and more expensive) FA options this coming off season are Andrew Miller (34) and Zach Britton (31). Other FAs that are more on par with Wilson are Jake Diekman (32) and Tony Sipp (35).

I honestly don't know what I would do. Your thoughts?


So the top target is obviously Bryce Harper. A lot will depend on whether we're successful in signing him. Next one on the list is what to do about the SR. Can we count on Darvish next year? We might need to trade someone from our young core to get a youngish, cost-controlled starter. I think we're trading Happ this offseason.

Do I want to re-sign Wilson?

No. I don't trust him and I don't believe his next contract will be a good one for the team signing him. He has good stuff, but his control comes and goes. I think we're moving on from Wilson this offseason.

I'm not sure about going after Andrew Miller or Zach Britton. If the price is right and we miss on Harper then I could maybe see signing one of them. They might not cost as much because of their injury-marred seasons. I'd rather sign Britton over Miller if I had to choose between the two of them.

EDIT: So a source or someone who knows people inside MLB told me Andrew Miller was hoping he got traded to the Cubs back in 2016. He really wanted to come here if the Yankees were going to move him. Theo and this FO are very familiar with him as well.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:05 pm

CubsWin wrote:Obviously you wait and see how he does the rest of the season and in the playoffs, but if you had to make the decision today, would you resign Justin Wilson assuming the price is right?

After a horrible first 3 weeks in May (and since May 26th), Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, a slash of .200/.301/.288, and 35 Ks, 12 BBs in 22.1 IP. His 79.6% strand rate is not great, but decent. He obviously possess higher than average velocity and spin rate.

The best (and more expensive) FA options this coming off season are Andrew Miller (34) and Zach Britton (31). Other FAs that are more on par with Wilson are Jake Diekman (32) and Tony Sipp (35).

I honestly don't know what I would do. Your thoughts?


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CubsWin » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:41 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
CubsWin wrote:Obviously you wait and see how he does the rest of the season and in the playoffs, but if you had to make the decision today, would you resign Justin Wilson assuming the price is right?

After a horrible first 3 weeks in May (and since May 26th), Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, a slash of .200/.301/.288, and 35 Ks, 12 BBs in 22.1 IP. His 79.6% strand rate is not great, but decent. He obviously possess higher than average velocity and spin rate.

The best (and more expensive) FA options this coming off season are Andrew Miller (34) and Zach Britton (31). Other FAs that are more on par with Wilson are Jake Diekman (32) and Tony Sipp (35).

I honestly don't know what I would do. Your thoughts?


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:44 pm

Seems to me mojo is on the fence
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:09 pm

"We weren't sure we could afford to sign Justin to such a long deal" Epstein told reporters, "but then we saw how some guy in jeans came to a bunch of games in a row in July and knew we had to keep the rock of our bullpen in Cubbie blue."
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:20 pm

Hey, they won the two games I wore jeans to, so there.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:01 pm

Well, now they just have to find some 3-4 hitters*.










































*In before one of you jackals throws a fit and barrels in here screaming about that's not actually a thing.
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Postby stitchface » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:42 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/fullcounttommy/status/1024760527812222983?s=21



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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby stitchface » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 pm

CubsWin wrote:Obviously you wait and see how he does the rest of the season and in the playoffs, but if you had to make the decision today, would you resign Justin Wilson assuming the price is right?

After a horrible first 3 weeks in May (and since May 26th), Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, a slash of .200/.301/.288, and 35 Ks, 12 BBs in 22.1 IP. His 79.6% strand rate is not great, but decent. He obviously possess higher than average velocity and spin rate.

The best (and more expensive) FA options this coming off season are Andrew Miller (34) and Zach Britton (31). Other FAs that are more on par with Wilson are Jake Diekman (32) and Tony Sipp (35).

I honestly don't know what I would do. Your thoughts?



If you assume the price is right, by definition it is yes, isn't it? Or is the question whether you waste a roster spot on him?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CubsWin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:45 pm

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CubsWin wrote:Obviously you wait and see how he does the rest of the season and in the playoffs, but if you had to make the decision today, would you resign Justin Wilson assuming the price is right?

After a horrible first 3 weeks in May (and since May 26th), Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, a slash of .200/.301/.288, and 35 Ks, 12 BBs in 22.1 IP. His 79.6% strand rate is not great, but decent. He obviously possess higher than average velocity and spin rate.

The best (and more expensive) FA options this coming off season are Andrew Miller (34) and Zach Britton (31). Other FAs that are more on par with Wilson are Jake Diekman (32) and Tony Sipp (35).

I honestly don't know what I would do. Your thoughts?



If you assume the price is right, by definition it is yes, isn't it? Or is the question whether you waste a roster spot on him?

Yeah, I guess what I mean by that was would you rather spend a commensurate amount on someone like Wilson or overspend for Miller/Britton?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:28 am

Remember when people here wanted Alex Cobb?

http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/31086/alex-cobb

Are those bad stats?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Banedon » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:46 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Well, now they just have to find some 3-4 hitters*.


Our #4 hitter has been pretty horsefeathering great.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:37 pm

Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Well, now they just have to find some 3-4 hitters*.


Our #4 hitter has been pretty horsefeathering great.


If you're talking about Baez, then yeah, they should leave him in either of those spots since the cumulative sub-.775 OPS out of either ain't exactly rubbing my rhubarb.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:10 pm

Derwood wrote:Remember when people here wanted Alex Cobb?

http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/31086/alex-cobb

Are those bad stats?


Weird time to post that as he has an ERA under 4 his last 8 starts but yeah he started out pretty awful.
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