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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:29 pm

Now that I think about it, the comments about the Cubs potentially liking the FAs in 2020 better might be the truth. They may have decided in 2018 that they needed pitching, thought Harper/Machado would command too much this winter as an overcorrection to last offseason and/or for whatever reason weren't as high on them, so they spent the money earmarked for them on Yu, and then when some contracts like Zobrist come off the books after 2019 go after guys like Xander Boegarts, Arenado, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, etc.

Not saying I agree with the strategy, but it follows some level of logic at least.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:34 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Now that I think about it, the comments about the Cubs potentially liking the FAs in 2020 better might be the truth.

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:38 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Now that I think about it, the comments about the Cubs potentially liking the FAs in 2020 better might be the truth. They may have decided in 2018 that they needed pitching, thought Harper/Machado would command too much this winter as an overcorrection to last offseason and/or for whatever reason weren't as high on them, so they spent the money earmarked for them on Yu, and then when some contracts like Zobrist come off the books after 2019 go after guys like Xander Boegarts, Arenado, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, etc.

Not saying I agree with the strategy, but it follows some level of logic at least.


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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammys Boombox » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:43 pm

If we win 95+ and a World Series this year I’m still going to be pissed at the Ricketts.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby David » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:44 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Now that I think about it, the comments about the Cubs potentially liking the FAs in 2020 better might be the truth. They may have decided in 2018 that they needed pitching, thought Harper/Machado would command too much this winter as an overcorrection to last offseason and/or for whatever reason weren't as high on them, so they spent the money earmarked for them on Yu, and then when some contracts like Zobrist come off the books after 2019 go after guys like Xander Boegarts, Arenado, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, etc.

Not saying I agree with the strategy, but it follows some level of logic at least.


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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:45 pm

lol I saw comment replies from Sofa, jersey and David and thought “uh oh”
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:46 pm

David wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Now that I think about it, the comments about the Cubs potentially liking the FAs in 2020 better might be the truth. They may have decided in 2018 that they needed pitching, thought Harper/Machado would command too much this winter as an overcorrection to last offseason and/or for whatever reason weren't as high on them, so they spent the money earmarked for them on Yu, and then when some contracts like Zobrist come off the books after 2019 go after guys like Xander Boegarts, Arenado, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, etc.

Not saying I agree with the strategy, but it follows some level of logic at least.


oh come the horsefeathers on


Just trying to make sense of something that doesn’t make sense to me.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Backtobanks » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:49 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Now that I think about it, the comments about the Cubs potentially liking the FAs in 2020 better might be the truth. They may have decided in 2018 that they needed pitching, thought Harper/Machado would command too much this winter as an overcorrection to last offseason and/or for whatever reason weren't as high on them, so they spent the money earmarked for them on Yu, and then when some contracts like Zobrist come off the books after 2019 go after guys like Xander Boegarts, Arenado, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, etc.

Not saying I agree with the strategy, but it follows some level of logic at least.


PTR is waiting for the new mayor to eliminate the amusement tax in 2020. :-k
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:50 pm

Sammys Boombox wrote:If we win 95+ and a World Series this year I’m still going to be pissed at the Ricketts.


Hell, if they do that after signing Harper or Machado, I'm still going to be fed up with them. It sucks that these humps are going to attached to the franchise like a lamprey for a long, long time. It'll be like some kind of bizarro version of the Marlins' run.
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Postby Bluescale » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:08 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Tom pretty much left no wiggle room in his comments today, no "if we see a move that makes sense we have the resources to go after it". It's not happening


What did he say?
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Postby Banedon » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:20 pm

Bluescale wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Tom pretty much left no wiggle room in his comments today, no "if we see a move that makes sense we have the resources to go after it". It's not happening


What did he say?


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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Brian707 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:42 pm

And this LOL

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:53 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Now that I think about it, the comments about the Cubs potentially liking the FAs in 2020 better might be the truth. They may have decided in 2018 that they needed pitching, thought Harper/Machado would command too much this winter as an overcorrection to last offseason and/or for whatever reason weren't as high on them, so they spent the money earmarked for them on Yu, and then when some contracts like Zobrist come off the books after 2019 go after guys like Xander Boegarts, Arenado, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, etc.

Not saying I agree with the strategy, but it follows some level of logic at least.


This is the off-season that cubs fans became q anons
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:54 pm

Brian707 wrote:And this LOL





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Postby Brian » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:55 pm

Charles the Cat's existence is worth it for how upset it makes r mack
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:55 pm

desperate times desperate measures

time to package Rizzo with Heyward to make room for Machado and Harper.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:23 pm

Brian707 wrote:And this LOL


I mean, the guy is basically worthless and entirely full of horsefeathers, but yeah. he's right about this one. none of this offseason makes sense to me
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammys Boombox » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:26 pm

Sammys Boombox wrote:If we win 95+ and a World Series this year I’m still going to be pissed at the Ricketts.

Yet I also still prefer them over most other owners. If that makes sense.
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:33 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Brian707 wrote:And this LOL


I mean, the guy is basically worthless and entirely full of horsefeathers, but yeah. he's right about this one. none of this offseason makes sense to me


What a nice thing you did for Cat by adding "basically" before the worthless part.
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Postby David » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:03 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Brian707 wrote:And this LOL


I mean, the guy is basically worthless and entirely full of horsefeathers, but yeah. he's right about this one. none of this offseason makes sense to me

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Backtobanks » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:28 pm

Brian707 wrote:And this LOL



All of us are monitoring what's happening with with them too. Doesn't mean any of us are going to sign them either.
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Postby HawkeTrackler » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:46 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Now that I think about it, the comments about the Cubs potentially liking the FAs in 2020 better might be the truth. They may have decided in 2018 that they needed pitching, thought Harper/Machado would command too much this winter as an overcorrection to last offseason and/or for whatever reason weren't as high on them, so they spent the money earmarked for them on Yu, and then when some contracts like Zobrist come off the books after 2019 go after guys like Xander Boegarts, Arenado, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, etc.

Not saying I agree with the strategy, but it follows some level of logic at least.


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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Brian » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:53 pm

Assessing which 'mystery teams' may actually be in on Harper and/or Machado
Jan. 17: As the offseason drags on and Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain unsigned, the door will stay open for more teams to jump into the race, especially if there's a sense that the price to sign them may not be as high as many initially expected.

In an article for ESPN+ (subscription required) on Thursday, Buster Olney listed some of the so-called "mystery teams" that are drawing speculation from industry insiders and broke down each club's chances of signing one of this offseason's superstar free agents.

Olney is hearing the Astros, Giants and Braves being mentioned as potential suitors for Harper; the Yankees and Padres as possible contenders for Machado; and the Rangers, Twins and Cubs as three teams that could sign either player.

Olney thinks most of these clubs will continue to sit out of the proceedings, but he could see Houston entering the mix for Harper if the slugger is willing to accept a shorter-term deal with opt-outs. The Astros nearly acquired Harper before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline this past season, but the Nationals backed out. As Olney points out, the team is in win-now mode, especially with Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole set to enter free agency next offseason.

"They've got the money, for sure," said one rival official.

The Astros seemingly have their starting outfield set after signing Michael Brantley, but Harper would represent a massive upgrade in right field over Josh Reddick, who recorded a .718 OPS in 2018.

Olney concedes that it might seem odd to have the Yankees as a potential mystery team for Machado, as they were one of three clubs -- along with the Phillies and White Sox -- to meet with him in December. But with Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu in the fold, New York is not aggressively pursuing Machado at this time. That could change, though, if Machado's asking price falls into a range that the Yankees are more comfortable with.
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