Winter Meetings Thread (?)

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Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby SRQCub » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:08 pm

Rumors and updates from MLB's Winter Meetings:

    White Sox have told the Cubs that they will not deal with them (Olney)
    Dodgers, Cardinals, Nationals, Rangers and Astros thought to be in the running for Chris Sale (R.J. Anderson)
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Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby davell » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:07 am

Obviously, before the meetings(if we even have them) but the Marlins sign Volquez to 2/22. This is a relatively large contract for them, so I guess they're acting as if they're contending this year.....
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Postby davell » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:11 am



And wow, not too many straight swaps of minor leaguers......Jackson has lost some luster and the Braves need hitting prospects, so it makes sense. Candelario makes soooo much sense for them.
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Postby Tryptamine » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:26 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/803418540959145984

And wow, not too many straight swaps of minor leaguers......Jackson has lost some luster and the Braves need hitting prospects, so it makes sense. Candelario makes soooo much sense for them.


They still remain high on Soler too. Soler+Candelario for Vizcaino+Soroka+Allard
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Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby Bote McBoteface » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:43 am

Lol, i love that the Sox won't trade with us. Maybe if we offer to call the waambulance for them, they'll loosen up a little.
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Postby SRQCub » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:01 pm

According to Dayn Perry, Rick Hahn has changed his stance and has said that all 29 teams are potential trading partners.
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Postby BigbadB » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:56 pm

SRQCub wrote:According to Dayn Perry, Rick Hahn has changed his stance and has said that all 29 teams are potential trading partners.


Sorry. No take-backsies!
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Postby profisme » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:13 pm

SRQCub wrote:According to Dayn Perry, Rick Hahn has changed his stance and has said that all 29 teams are potential trading partners.


Outside of Quintana, I don't think anyone on that team would even be reasonable to try to obtain. Sale is going to cost the moon, and I would rather not see Baez, Schwarber, Almora, and others traded in the same deal for a single player.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:18 pm

profisme wrote:
SRQCub wrote:According to Dayn Perry, Rick Hahn has changed his stance and has said that all 29 teams are potential trading partners.


Outside of Quintana, I don't think anyone on that team would even be reasonable to try to obtain. Sale is going to cost the moon, and I would rather not see Baez, Schwarber, Almora, and others traded in the same deal for a single player.


Is there a reason to believe Quintana would be cheaper to trade for than Sale?
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Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby profisme » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:23 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:
profisme wrote:
SRQCub wrote:According to Dayn Perry, Rick Hahn has changed his stance and has said that all 29 teams are potential trading partners.


Outside of Quintana, I don't think anyone on that team would even be reasonable to try to obtain. Sale is going to cost the moon, and I would rather not see Baez, Schwarber, Almora, and others traded in the same deal for a single player.


Is there a reason to believe Quintana would be cheaper to trade for than Sale?


Maybe it is just me, but I thought name recognition would be part of it. I am well aware that Quintana performed just as well as Sale did this year. He is proving to be a fantastic pitcher who is woefully underpaid at this point in his career. Maybe it is just wishful thinking :)
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Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:04 pm

They're underway.

Steve Pierce goes to the Blue Jays on a two year deal.

Also looks like the Giants are about to sign Melancon.
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Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby davell » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:25 pm



What's 1 year of Duffy going to cost?
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Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby David » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:29 pm



I'm not a huge fan...but whatever. Meh.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:29 pm




What would a deal for Duffy and Davis look like?
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Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby David » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:31 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:


What would a deal for Duffy and Davis look like?


horsefeathers it, get Cain too.
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Postby The Logan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:37 pm

David wrote:

I'm not a huge fan...but whatever. Meh.


Injury concerns? Acquisition cost concerns? Or both?

Also, going after Duffy, Davis, and Cain is savvy. I'd suspect it'd probably cost a lot, but I like that idea.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:39 pm

The Logan wrote:
David wrote:

I'm not a huge fan...but whatever. Meh.


Injury concerns? Acquisition cost concerns? Or both?

Also, going after Duffy, Davis, and Cain is savvy. I'd suspect it'd probably cost a lot, but I like that idea.


For me, both. Especially when Jansen is out there in free agency.
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Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Postby David » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:40 pm

The Logan wrote:
David wrote:

I'm not a huge fan...but whatever. Meh.


Injury concerns? Acquisition cost concerns? Or both?

Also, going after Duffy, Davis, and Cain is savvy. I'd suspect it'd probably cost a lot, but I like that idea.


He's fine. Just that his peripherals are nothing to write home about. I was on this soapbox the last time his name came up during the season.
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:16 pm

The Logan wrote:
David wrote:

I'm not a huge fan...but whatever. Meh.


Injury concerns? Acquisition cost concerns? Or both?

Also, going after Duffy, Davis, and Cain is savvy. I'd suspect it'd probably cost a lot, but I like that idea.


I really don't. It would basically drain all our assets and none are controlled after this season. The Cubs are in a really good position to compete for a title next year already, so I'd rather position better for the years after.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:31 pm

David wrote:

I'm not a huge fan...but whatever. Meh.

No horsefeathering thank you
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:10 pm

In the short term however, it appears they can pull the trigger on Sale and McCutchen and sign Chapman or Jansen and somehow not lose Trea Turner.

I actually welcome this if they manage to pull it off. Would be fun to have everyone focus on another team in the league, and then watch the Cubs earn back all the love.
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