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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Brian » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:11 pm

Every time I start to think maybe he's not coming here, Harper takes to social media to bring me back to unreasonable expectations.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:57 pm

Brian wrote:Every time I start to think maybe he's not coming here, Harper takes to social media to bring me back to unreasonable expectations.


I don't think it's unreasonable to think Bryce Harper is a Cub next season. Might not happen, but it's not unreasonable to think it will. Especially because Harper is in fact going to be a Cub.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:08 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:I don't think it's unreasonable to think Bryce Harper is a Cub next season.


Well, Theo is a straight up god given mortal flesh if he somehow pulls that off.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Banedon » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:16 pm

https://www.fanragsports.com/murray-cub ... ce-harper/

The new favorite to acquire Harper, in my opinion, is the Chicago Cubs.

That guess isn’t sourced – it’s merely speculation. But I’m not the only person to think it. Not by a long shot.


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Jason Heyward has a player option after the 2018 season. If he chooses to go to free agency, it would not only clear off five years and $106 million on the payroll, it would open up a spot for Harper in the outfield.


Could've left this one out of the discussion there, guy.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:19 pm

Banedon wrote:https://www.fanragsports.com/murray-cubs-appear-to-be-favorites-to-land-bryce-harper/

The new favorite to acquire Harper, in my opinion, is the Chicago Cubs.

That guess isn’t sourced – it’s merely speculation. But I’m not the only person to think it. Not by a long shot.


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Jason Heyward has a player option after the 2018 season. If he chooses to go to free agency, it would not only clear off five years and $106 million on the payroll, it would open up a spot for Harper in the outfield.


Could've left this one out of the discussion there, guy.


While those teams figure to show strong interest in signing Harper, the Cubs still seem to be the favorite – at least on paper. Here’s why:

5. Jason Heyward has a player option after the 2018 season. If he chooses to go to free agency, it would not only clear off five years and $106 million on the payroll, it would open up a spot for Harper in the outfield.


Yeah ok Fan Rag Sports
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Banedon » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:21 pm

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:Yeah ok Fan Rag Sports


That's where Jon Heyman is writing for these days.

https://www.fanragsports.com/author/jheyman/
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:23 pm

Well Robert Murray sucks
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:30 pm

Banedon wrote:https://www.fanragsports.com/murray-cubs-appear-to-be-favorites-to-land-bryce-harper/

The new favorite to acquire Harper, in my opinion, is the Chicago Cubs.

That guess isn’t sourced – it’s merely speculation. But I’m not the only person to think it. Not by a long shot.


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Jason Heyward has a player option after the 2018 season. If he chooses to go to free agency, it would not only clear off five years and $106 million on the payroll, it would open up a spot for Harper in the outfield.


Could've left this one out of the discussion there, guy.


Yeah, the odds of the Cubs signing Harper are a whole lot better than the odds of Heyward opting for FA.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby CubsWin » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:42 am

Backtobanks wrote:
Banedon wrote:https://www.fanragsports.com/murray-cubs-appear-to-be-favorites-to-land-bryce-harper/

The new favorite to acquire Harper, in my opinion, is the Chicago Cubs.

That guess isn’t sourced – it’s merely speculation. But I’m not the only person to think it. Not by a long shot.


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Jason Heyward has a player option after the 2018 season. If he chooses to go to free agency, it would not only clear off five years and $106 million on the payroll, it would open up a spot for Harper in the outfield.


Could've left this one out of the discussion there, guy.


Yeah, the odds of the Cubs signing Harper are a whole lot better than the odds of Heyward opting for FA.

But the odds of the Cubs trading Heyward (while still not very good) are whole lot better than Jason opting for FA.

Maybe the dude at fanrag was unaware of the fact that Heyward can be traded (while blocking 12 teams) after the 2018 season with that window closing prior to the 2020 season, but it's the far more compelling possibility to raise in his article.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby CubsWin » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:47 am

In my estimation, Theo and Jed had that window (tradeable after 2018 to the beginning of 2020) included in Heyward's contract for two specific possibilities. 1) Harper becoming a FA after 2018 and 2) the likely development timeline of Eloy Jimenez.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Bear Cub » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:38 am

Someone please explain to me why J-hay would option out?
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:53 am

Bear Cub wrote:Someone please explain to me why J-hay would option out?


There may be a big market for RFs who play great defense and hit like 160 lb. middle infielders.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Bull » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:22 pm

Backtobanks wrote:
Bear Cub wrote:Someone please explain to me why J-hay would option out?


There may be a big market for RFs who play great defense and hit like 160 lb. middle infielders.


Chili fixes Heyward THIS SEASON. Book it.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Tim » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:27 pm

Bear Cub wrote:Someone please explain to me why J-hay would option out?

Assuming current production going forward?

Because he won't be a starter in 2019? He'd be better off letting the FO know he'll waive his no trade, though.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Banedon » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:27 pm

Bull wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Bear Cub wrote:Someone please explain to me why J-hay would option out?


There may be a big market for RFs who play great defense and hit like 160 lb. middle infielders.


Chili fixes Heyward THIS SEASON. Book it.


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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:11 pm

Bull wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Bear Cub wrote:Someone please explain to me why J-hay would option out?


There may be a big market for RFs who play great defense and hit like 160 lb. middle infielders.


Chili fixes Heyward THIS SEASON. Book it.

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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Bull » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:21 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Bull wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
There may be a big market for RFs who play great defense and hit like 160 lb. middle infielders.


Chili fixes Heyward THIS SEASON. Book it.

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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby CubsWin » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:11 am

Bear Cub wrote:Someone please explain to me why J-hay would option out?

He wouldn't. (Or at least he shouldn't) But more importantly, he doesn't have to in order to be moved.
Tim wrote:Assuming current production going forward?

Because he won't be a starter in 2019? He'd be better off letting the FO know he'll waive his no trade, though.

Well, after this season he doesn't have a full no trade clause until his 10-5 rights kick in in 2020. It would still help if he waived his 12-team no trade list, though.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:59 am

We could hope MLB goes to an offense and a defense like the NFL. Heyward could have trade value as a defensive specialist.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Gilby » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:54 am

I was just thinking that if we sign Darvish and need to shed some money to go after Harper (aka avoid having a $245 million payroll), Chatwood could be a decent trade candidate next offseason. I think they pretty clearly weren't expecting to sign Darvish when they got Chatwood, and I'll be surprised if Chatwood doesn't put up a good ERA this season out of Coors and in front of this defense. We'd also have Smyly, Montgomery, and Alzolay for the 5th spot barring injuries and/or trades.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:42 am

Chatwood has a 2.80 ERA season and we attach him with Heyward's contract and send him to the angels
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby David » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:54 pm

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The Cubs’ transaction list under Epstein and Hoyer reads like a work of fiction, a wish-fulfillment list composed in hindsight.

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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby shnsajax » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:51 pm

David wrote:


This is what its like when you tell your kids they have to wait until Xmas to open their presents.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:50 pm

I dont believe in santa claus, let open our present already
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby CubinNY » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:12 pm

There is no reason to do it, but I'd almost punt this season if it meant getting Harper next year. Who needs a TOR pitcher anyway?
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