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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Tim » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:55 pm

Interesting OF defense for Cincy next year. Puig, Kemp, Winker and Schebler were all various degrees of horrible out there last year.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:56 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Cubs offseason summerized:

-We're broke
-No Really we're broke
-Soooooo broke
-Cardinals trade for Goldschmidt
-Cubs get a MI
-Cubs cut a MI
-We can't even afford middle relievers
-WE GOT DESCALSO
-Addison Russell is even more terrible than we thought
-So are the Ricketts
-Who are still broke
-Addison Russell is even MORE terrible
-Cardinals get Miller
-Reds get Puig and others
-Dodgers get Harper probably


- Charles the Cat turns out to be a questionable source
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Derwood » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:57 pm

Tim wrote:Interesting OF defense for Cincy next year. Puig, Kemp, Winker and Schebler were all various degrees of horrible out there last year.


The good news is that the outfielders have very few opportunities since the walls are like 250 feet from home plate
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:59 pm

horsefeathers the cubs
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Postby big ball chunky time » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:02 pm

it is kinda funny to have this whole thing about how we're gonna accumulate young cheap talent so we can grab a generational talent in FA to stay on top for a decade and instead we spend it on yu darvish and jason heyward and watch the dodgers THE DODGERS sign bryce harper (who FYI is not good i have determined through analysis)
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Postby Gmoney08 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:02 pm

Is there any chance this isnt Harper to Dodgers now? What would their OF be without Harper right now?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:03 pm

So KB gonna be a Dodger in 3 years now too
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Postby big ball chunky time » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:03 pm

Gmoney08 wrote:Is there any chance this isnt Harper to Dodgers now? What would their OF be without Harper right now?


YEAH maybe they just think bailey is a good bounce back guy
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Postby big ball chunky time » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:04 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:So KB gonna be a Dodger in 3 years now too


good that way we'll have money for 37 year old max scherzer
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Postby Tryptamine » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:05 pm

It's not even January and I'm about done with this 2019 season.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:07 pm

Gmoney08 wrote:Is there any chance this isnt Harper to Dodgers now? What would their OF be without Harper right now?


Jeff Passan is saying that this move alone won't clear up enough space to sign Harper and stay under the tax, but it certainly makes it a lot easier to swing a trade to clear the remaining.

Hypothetically they could use this space on multiple other free agents rather than just Harper but its hard for me to see a team making a move like this if they weren't trying to get a generational talent.

Edit: Also their OFs are something like Enrique Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Andrew Toles and Chris Taylor. They will be almost assuredly acquiring another OF.
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:09 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:it is kinda funny to have this whole thing about how we're gonna accumulate young cheap talent so we can grab a generational talent in FA to stay on top for a decade and instead we spend it on yu darvish and jason heyward and watch the dodgers THE DODGERS sign bryce harper (who FYI is not good i have determined through analysis)


I was reluctant to want them to sign Yu last offseason for this very reason, but people did make a good point that the Cubs wouldn't have signed him had it taken them out of Bryce Harper.

So, something for sure changed. It might have been PTR telling Theo he can't sign another six figure free agent because he's been [expletive] the bed on those, or PTR being just PTR.
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:12 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Gmoney08 wrote:Is there any chance this isnt Harper to Dodgers now? What would their OF be without Harper right now?


Jeff Passan is saying that this move alone won't clear up enough space to sign Harper and stay under the tax, but it certainly makes it a lot easier to swing a trade to clear the remaining.

Hypothetically they could use this space on multiple other free agents rather than just Harper but its hard for me to see a team making a move like this if they weren't trying to get a generational talent.

Edit: Also their OFs are something like Enrique Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Andrew Toles and Chris Taylor. They will be almost assuredly acquiring another OF.


They should just move Bellinger to the outfield full-time and sign a first baseman instead of Bryce Harper.
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Postby Flames24Rulz » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:it is kinda funny to have this whole thing about how we're gonna accumulate young cheap talent so we can grab a generational talent in FA to stay on top for a decade and instead we spend it on yu darvish and jason heyward and watch the dodgers THE DODGERS sign bryce harper (who FYI is not good i have determined through analysis)


I was reluctant to want them to sign Yu last offseason for this very reason, but people did make a good point that the Cubs wouldn't have signed him had it taken them out of Bryce Harper.

So, something for sure changed. It might have been PTR telling Theo he can't sign another six figure free agent because he's been [expletive] the bed on those, or PTR being just PTR.


it absolutely had to be PTR changing his stance because there's no horsefeathering way Theo would've signed Darvish & Chatwood last year, if it meant they couldn't sign Bryce horsefeathering Harper this offseason.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby CubinNY » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:13 pm

The Ricketts do not have to move salary to get Bryce, they are choosing to use it as an excuse. The shine is off Theo and his group of geniuses. The Ricketts are liars.

Maybe if the Cubs get back to sucking again the universe will realign itself from the tilt caused by 2016 and we can get back to normal Republicans who don't say the quiet parts loud.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bertz » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:14 pm

Ughhh Puig was my preferred backup plan for if Bryce didn't work out too. So this is a double whammy. I'd guess we're probably looking at like David Peralta or something? *sigh*
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:15 pm

Bertz wrote:Ughhh Puig was my preferred backup plan for if Bryce didn't work out too. So this is a double whammy. I'd guess we're probably looking at like David Peralta or something? *sigh*

Peralta is better than Puig
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:16 pm

CubinNY wrote:The Ricketts do not have to move salary to get Bryce, they are choosing to use it as an excuse. The shine is off Theo and his group of geniuses. The Ricketts are liars.

Maybe if the Cubs get back to sucking again the universe will realign itself from the tilt caused by 2016 and we can get back to normal Republicans who don't say the quiet parts loud.


The Dodgers didn't have to either, but they still did, and they will now get Bryce Harper.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bertz » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:18 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Bertz wrote:Ughhh Puig was my preferred backup plan for if Bryce didn't work out too. So this is a double whammy. I'd guess we're probably looking at like David Peralta or something? *sigh*

Peralta is better than Puig


I don't know if I buy that, but even if true Puig was still the only guy available anywhere close to as fun as Harper.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:22 pm

Bertz wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Bertz wrote:Ughhh Puig was my preferred backup plan for if Bryce didn't work out too. So this is a double whammy. I'd guess we're probably looking at like David Peralta or something? *sigh*

Peralta is better than Puig


I don't know if I buy that, but even if true Puig was still the only guy available anywhere close to as fun as Harper.

Peralta was worth nearly 4 WAR last year. Puig hasn’t been worth that much or more since 2013.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Perd » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:25 pm

C’mon NL West teams. You can’t let the Dodgers get Bryce horsefeathering Harper so easily. Come get Jason Heyward, Giants. Come get Tyler Chatwood, Padres.m
Damn, it’s over, isn’t it?
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bertz » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:26 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Bertz wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Peralta is better than Puig


I don't know if I buy that, but even if true Puig was still the only guy available anywhere close to as fun as Harper.

Peralta was worth nearly 4 WAR last year. Puig hasn’t been worth that much or more since 2013.


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Postby BigSlick » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:28 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:actually now that i think about it bryce harper is overrated and will be inured too much to be worth 30 million a year thanks

i feel burned enough by the heyward and darvish deals now that i feel like if he had/would sign with us he'll immediately break his knee, so its for the best really
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:31 pm

Is there a non-zero chance that Theo just doesn't think Harper is worth a mega contract? Or is it zero?
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:36 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Is there a non-zero chance that Theo just doesn't think Harper is worth a mega contract? Or is it zero?


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