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Postby David » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:42 am

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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:45 am

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Beat me to it, but anyways

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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Brian » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:57 am

Some Nationals staffer already has a tampering complaint started on his computer, right?
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby David » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:01 am

we're seriously going to be the horsefeathering beatles of baseball
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby davell » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:01 am

Its beyond hilarious that the national media hasn't caught this stuff.....They consistently bring up that Theo always gets his guy......

So, I guess we'll be subjected to tons of articles next off season, bringing these quotes up. "We all should have saw this coming, Theo tried to tell us."
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby David » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:08 am

davell wrote:Its beyond hilarious that the national media hasn't caught this stuff.....They consistently bring up that Theo always gets his guy......

So, I guess we'll be subjected to tons of articles next off season, bringing these quotes up. "We all should have saw this coming, Theo tried to tell us."


except jose contreras and arod

remember those, theo...remember them.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:09 am

I don't even think about it anymore. I just reflexively write him into the lineup when imagining 2019 and beyond. It just feels assumed.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:23 am

It’s going to be great when we hear next year we pitched to Darvish we were getting Bryce (just like Heyward and Lester) and that influenced his decision and also Harper signing for less to come here like every other FA Theo’s targeted in a non-collusion year has done.
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Postby Butterscup » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:01 am

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:03 am

They just know he's not gonna take Kerry's number out of respect.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:24 am

Yeah... that number is taken already
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Postby Butterscup » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:51 am

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:58 am

I jumped to make the Kerry Wood joke and completely forgot Lester has that number now.
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Postby BigbadB » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:17 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I jumped to make the Kerry Wood joke and completely forgot Lester has that number now.


Lester needs to give it up. If Bryce is signing for such a small portion of what he could get anywhere else, he must also take one for the team.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:53 pm

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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:51 pm

i know we won't need to do anything else, but curious what other moves people think we make after signing harper. do they try to deal someone of the schwarber/happ/almora group, one of heyward/zobrist, send la stella off to wherever jake lands, or just say horsefeathers it and keep everybody?

having harper, bryant, rizzo and contreras in the lineup offers a lot of flexibility for the other four non-pitcher spots.

eta: i know there's a full season to be played before harper becomes a cub and a lot of things can and will change. just curious what people think if everything goes mostly as expected.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby David » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:54 pm

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:i know we won't need to do anything else, but curious what other moves people think we make after signing harper. do they try to deal someone of the schwarber/happ/almora group, one of heyward/zobrist, send la stella off to wherever jake lands, or just say horsefeathers it and keep everybody?

having harper, bryant, rizzo and contreras in the lineup offers a lot of flexibility for the other four non-pitcher spots.

eta: i know there's a full season to be played before harper becomes a cub and a lot of things can and will change. just curious what people think if everything goes mostly as expected.


i could see sending out assets to salary dump heyward and/or zobrist (assuming no big bouncebacks from either)
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby squally1313 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:01 pm

David wrote:
Bobson Dugnutt wrote:i know we won't need to do anything else, but curious what other moves people think we make after signing harper. do they try to deal someone of the schwarber/happ/almora group, one of heyward/zobrist, send la stella off to wherever jake lands, or just say horsefeathers it and keep everybody?

having harper, bryant, rizzo and contreras in the lineup offers a lot of flexibility for the other four non-pitcher spots.

eta: i know there's a full season to be played before harper becomes a cub and a lot of things can and will change. just curious what people think if everything goes mostly as expected.


i could see sending out assets to salary dump heyward and/or zobrist (assuming no big bouncebacks from either)


A year away, but given what it would take to dump Heyward (paying most of his salary, prospects, etc.), I wonder if they'd consider trading Schwarber for cheap production/pitching, keep Heyward in right, and move Bryce to left.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby javy knows my name » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:05 pm

squally1313 wrote:
David wrote:
Bobson Dugnutt wrote:i know we won't need to do anything else, but curious what other moves people think we make after signing harper. do they try to deal someone of the schwarber/happ/almora group, one of heyward/zobrist, send la stella off to wherever jake lands, or just say horsefeathers it and keep everybody?

having harper, bryant, rizzo and contreras in the lineup offers a lot of flexibility for the other four non-pitcher spots.

eta: i know there's a full season to be played before harper becomes a cub and a lot of things can and will change. just curious what people think if everything goes mostly as expected.


i could see sending out assets to salary dump heyward and/or zobrist (assuming no big bouncebacks from either)


A year away, but given what it would take to dump Heyward (paying most of his salary, prospects, etc.), I wonder if they'd consider trading Schwarber for cheap production/pitching, keep Heyward in right, and move Bryce to left.


Yeah, I think they get to a point in 2019 where we look to trade Schwarber or Happ to re-stock the farm system. And that would be a super baller move for a top contender to do.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby David » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:08 pm

schwarber's gonna end up our brian giles to the 90s indians if we trade him
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Postby CubinNY » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:10 pm

Somebody needs to start a countdown clock.
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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:15 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
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i could see sending out assets to salary dump heyward and/or zobrist (assuming no big bouncebacks from either)


A year away, but given what it would take to dump Heyward (paying most of his salary, prospects, etc.), I wonder if they'd consider trading Schwarber for cheap production/pitching, keep Heyward in right, and move Bryce to left.


Yeah, I think they get to a point in 2019 where we look to trade Schwarber or Happ to re-stock the farm system. And that would be a super baller move for a top contender to do.


this is kind of the direction i'm seeing too. if we have an entire IF and Bryce Harper locked up, trading one of Schwarber or Happ seems like it could be an opportunity to rebuild some prospect depth. but we've also found a way to build the team into a consistent powerhouse without trading much from this current wave of young talent so far, so i think any deal they make is going to be very much on Theo's terms.
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