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Postby Brian707 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:02 pm

Brian wrote:NSB party when Bryce signs


Or this

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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:07 am

stupid mlb network gave a teaser before a commercial break saying Bryce had signed with a new team and has a new look. came back saying he’s with a new groomer and now has a perm
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Postby Derwood » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:57 am

I’m sitting at Giordanos right now just to spite all the pizza snobs
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:23 am

Derwood wrote:I’m sitting at Giordanos right now just to spite all the pizza snobs


"Yes, I'll take your finest tacos, my good man."
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Derwood » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:26 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:I’m sitting at Giordanos right now just to spite all the pizza snobs


"Yes, I'll take your finest tacos, my good man."


“I’d like your best dish, stuffed with your second best dish”

“Lobster stuffed with tacos it is, sir”
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Postby PackLandVA » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:27 am

Lately, opening this thread for updates is like getting a paper cut. Or a splinter.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:21 pm

Pizza talk: please go on forever.

This offseason:

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Postby CubinNY » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:30 pm

We need a non-pizza update sign on the title.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:53 pm

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/bryc ... et-crunch/

Let's talk about the budget. The Cubs right now have an estimated 2019 payroll of $208.6 million per Baseball-Reference. The first-tier luxury tax of 20 percent kicks in at $226 million, but that's only on the overage. For example, if the Cubs run a $240 million payroll next season, they'd owe $2.8 million in tax. For a team swimming in cash, that's really not that much. Cubs blog Bleacher Nation ran a hypothetical payroll of $260 million and the tax on that is $19.15 million.


That’s it!!!!??!!
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:57 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/bryce-harper-rumors-why-you-shouldnt-count-out-the-cubs-despite-supposed-budget-crunch/

Let's talk about the budget. The Cubs right now have an estimated 2019 payroll of $208.6 million per Baseball-Reference. The first-tier luxury tax of 20 percent kicks in at $226 million, but that's only on the overage. For example, if the Cubs run a $240 million payroll next season, they'd owe $2.8 million in tax. For a team swimming in cash, that's really not that much. Cubs blog Bleacher Nation ran a hypothetical payroll of $260 million and the tax on that is $19.15 million.


That’s it!!!!??!!

Yeah it’s not a lot or prohibitive to do it for 1-2 years. Davell ran the numbers on a post earlier in the offseason. As long as you avoid the top end repeater tax you don’t pay “that” much out. IIRC we’d pay $40-60 million in tax if we go over the top end the next 3 years consecutively and there’s clear ways to get under the top end next year and certainly in 2 years and even possibly reset then too.
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Postby davell » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:15 pm

No idea how that dude does math. Its 20% on 206-226, then you're taxed 32% on 226-240. So while its still not a ton, its 8.48 mill, if the payroll was 240.

Getting Bryce into 240 requires a lot of wiggling, but it is at least feasible.

Edit- That dude forgot a whole tier. The tax starts at 206, not 226.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:27 pm

Still doesn’t seem like much of a hurdle

Boooo Cubs
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Postby Backtobanks » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:46 pm

davell wrote:No idea how that dude does math. Its 20% on 206-226, then you're taxed 32% on 226-240. So while its still not a ton, its 8.48 mill, if the payroll was 240.

Getting Bryce into 240 requires a lot of wiggling, but it is at least feasible.

Edit- That dude forgot a whole tier. The tax starts at 206, not 226.



So you're saying we can not afford Harper or pizza? LOL
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Postby davell » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:59 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Still doesn’t seem like much of a hurdle

Boooo Cubs


Hey, I agree completely FWIW. My honest guess is IF Ricketts has limited payroll, it's because of an uncertain TV deal that'll eventually work out just fine and shouldn't affect money available for Bryce.

I am very interested to see if any team jumps past 246 before the next CBA. If not, collusion becomes an extremely legit reality. Because teams are currently making money to where the oow end of the tax SHOULD be sitting at 275. And owners staying under 246 is to help them in the next round of CBA talks.

Hopefully we're just laying low.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bull » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:39 pm

davell wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Still doesn’t seem like much of a hurdle

Boooo Cubs


Hey, I agree completely FWIW. My honest guess is IF Ricketts has limited payroll, it's because of an uncertain TV deal that'll eventually work out just fine and shouldn't affect money available for Bryce.

I am very interested to see if any team jumps past 246 before the next CBA. If not, collusion becomes an extremely legit reality. Because teams are currently making money to where the oow end of the tax SHOULD be sitting at 275. And owners staying under 246 is to help them in the next round of CBA talks.

Hopefully we're just laying low.

If we’re colluding, Philly needs to help us offload Heyward’s contract and get Bryce. If you collude, everyone needs to collude together, or there’s no beepnefit to colluding, If not, we should take our collusion ball and go home, and sign Bryce anyway.
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Postby Bertz » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:19 am



Bryce is already practicing trolling people from Wisconsin
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:22 am

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/keithlaw/status/1066483766800072704?s=19

Bryce is already practicing trolling people from Wisconsin


I was already a fan, Bryce. Now, ever more so.

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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:51 am

This tweet is a few days old, idk if it was posted during the exhilarating pizza talk, but I just saw it in an article on Bryce

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:11 am

Cubswin11 wrote:This tweet is a few days old, idk if it was posted during the exhilarating pizza talk, but I just saw it in an article on Bryce



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Postby Bull » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:38 pm

I am uncomfortable with the silence. Not particularly on this issue, just in general. Don't worry, I'm seeing someone about it. The fact that I am now longing for pizza talk was my final clue.

Any chance anything happens at the winter meetings?
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Postby Banedon » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:42 pm

Bull wrote:I am uncomfortable with the silence. Not particularly on this issue, just in general. Don't worry, I'm seeing someone about it. The fact that I am now longing for pizza talk was my final clue.

Any chance anything happens at the winter meetings?


Remember how long it took last year for things to happen? I don't anticipate this going quickly at all.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:02 pm

I do, since it's a much larger FA class, and homeboy is basically setting the table, and it's why the relative lack of action/news is driving me bonkers.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:12 pm

Winter meetings are in Vegas, he's going to sign there
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:20 pm

Dammit, I had no clue (shocker) that they were in Vegas. So that means a good two more weeks of agonizing NOTHING.
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