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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:38 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:I genuinely can't tell if you're (rightly) slamming the Cubs or praising them.


Oh, it’s creepy af and the opposite of a noble cause for sure. It’s insane how easy labor is to horsefeathers and getting easier every single day
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:39 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I genuinely can't tell if you're (rightly) slamming the Cubs or praising them.


Oh, it’s creepy af and the opposite of a noble cause for sure


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Omar » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:01 pm

Newsflash: Sammy Sosa is a dick

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:29 pm



I know there are some concerns about the Cubs' tv deal given the alleged money crunch this winter, but this is certainly a very positive sign.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/EricFisherSBJ/status/1063106249141706752?s=19

I know there are some concerns about the Cubs' tv deal given the alleged money crunch this winter, but this is certainly a very positive sign.

Yeah I posted basically this in the Sports Media thread when Jersey posted a similar tweet. Has to be good news for us with whatever we are trying to negotiate/structure with our new deal.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:45 pm

I haven't read a lot of the specifics, but it sounds like the big lever is that they're trying to better negotiate in-market streaming and similar stuff with RSNs across the league, and that probably has a far bigger impact on the TV deal.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammys Boombox » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:32 pm

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The Logan » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:28 am

Holy horsefeathers that's the horsefeathering best
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:36 am

That's the best thing we'll see this offseason.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:20 am

This guy is replacing Muskat

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:20 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:This guy is replacing Muskat


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CubinNY » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:36 pm

I just received an email from the Cubs alerting me to a concert on June 14 and 15 of Dead and Company. I wonder how much the Ricketts are pocketing for these concerts and I wonder if the money is going to the Cubs or if the Rickets are "renting" the field and putting the profits elsewhere? Same with all the development around Wrigley. Is that going to the Cubs or the Ricketts Family Trust?

I find it so hard to believe that they are strapped for cash.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bull » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:59 pm

CubinNY wrote:I just received an email from the Cubs alerting me to a concert on June 14 and 15 of Dead and Company. I wonder how much the Ricketts are pocketing for these concerts and I wonder if the money is going to the Cubs or if the Rickets are "renting" the field and putting the profits elsewhere? Same with all the development around Wrigley. Is that going to the Cubs or the Ricketts Family Trust?

I find it so hard to believe that they are strapped for cash.

I can’t remember how it resolved, but I know at one point there was talk of selling the Cubs and Wrigley separately. Is that how it went down?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:10 pm

Bull wrote:
CubinNY wrote:I just received an email from the Cubs alerting me to a concert on June 14 and 15 of Dead and Company. I wonder how much the Ricketts are pocketing for these concerts and I wonder if the money is going to the Cubs or if the Rickets are "renting" the field and putting the profits elsewhere? Same with all the development around Wrigley. Is that going to the Cubs or the Ricketts Family Trust?

I find it so hard to believe that they are strapped for cash.

I can’t remember how it resolved, but I know at one point there was talk of selling the Cubs and Wrigley separately. Is that how it went down?


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Postby big ball chunky time » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:33 am

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/cubsrelated/status/1070486769022332928?s=21




lol "signals a breakout" is a pretty optimistic take on his almost unplayable 2018
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:41 am

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/cubsrelated/status/1070486769022332928?s=21




lol "signals a breakout" is a pretty optimistic take on his almost unplayable 2018

Yeah breakout is a bit much, but it’s good to see some underlying improvements were taking place so hopefully he at least is more usable this year. I still think he was rushed a bit to MLB and he needs more time until we can figure out exactly what he is but I’m optimistic he can be some sort of useful and valuable enough player eventually.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:45 am

Well, maybe he can be Schwarber, but with more sustainable defensive value.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:51 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Well, maybe he can be Schwarber, but with more sustainable defensive value.

I’d gladly take that
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 am

I'll gladly tolerate that.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:55 pm

Guess we discuss the Morrow news here since the other thread was rightly locked

I'm glad that this was discovered now so we can plan accordingly. At this point we should just treat anything we get from Morrow at least in the 1st half of the season as a bonus as we build our 2019 pen.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:59 pm

Theory: Not having an injury thread is more of jinx than having one.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Guess we discuss the Morrow news here since the other thread was rightly locked

I'm glad that this was discovered now so we can plan accordingly. At this point we should just treat anything we get from Morrow at least in the 1st half of the season as a bonus as we build our 2019 pen.

First horsefeathers Dr. Gryzlo. Second yeah he shouldn’t really be planned on in the first half and maybe that’s a blessing to keep him healthy to not bring him back until June/July and go easy from there for the playoffs. Third and final, LOL at our “connected” beat writers, he had this procedure in early November and not a single one reported it until early December. These guys have no sources
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Andy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:04 pm

Every Cub fan goes right to Darvish as a big mistake, but at least he'd been pretty healthy post-TJS. Signing walking medical bill Morrow is looking dumber by the day.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:08 pm

Andy wrote:Every Cub fan goes right to Darvish as a big mistake, but at least he'd been pretty healthy post-TJS. Signing walking medical bill Morrow is looking dumber by the day.

He only costs $9 mil a year and is done after this year, we all knew this was part of the risk (and why he was relatively cheap). He did give us 30 awesome innings this year and Joe/medical staff horsefeathers him up, hopefully they learned their lesson that he needs to really be on a strict schedule when he comes back this year and he's back to normal by middle of the year and maintained to be healthy and ready for the playoffs.
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