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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Bear Cub » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:54 am

Fernando Rodney was signed to be the Twins closer.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Banedon » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:51 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:Lol how petty is this?



For the player or the team?
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby toonsterwu » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:42 pm

Bear Cub wrote:Fernando Rodney was signed to be the Twins closer.


Ah forgot about that. Rodney probably isn't the best bet to keep the closer's job all year, but it does make Reed's decision a bit more interesting.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:56 am

Things are starting to pick up a bit it seems

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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 pm

Adjust our win total by at least 3 wins with this greaseball off that team.



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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby d_money » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:50 pm

Could StL be loading up on cost controlled pitching to flip to the Marlins for Yelich?
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby MWV » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:22 pm

d_money wrote:Could StL be loading up on cost controlled pitching to flip to the Marlins for Yelich?

Unless Pham is part of that deal, I doubt it. Their OF is probably set.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:23 pm

d_money wrote:Could StL be loading up on cost controlled pitching to flip to the Marlins for Yelich?

They think Pham is the second coming of Jesus. Ozuna/Pham/Dexter is their OF
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:05 am

The Blue Jays are not good at this.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby The Logan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:16 am

I love that they've traded Piscotty and Gruichuk, both winners of the BFIB's coveted "Would you rather have this guy instead of Kris Bryant" award
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Postby champaignchris » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:27 am

The Logan wrote:I love that they've traded Piscotty and Gruichuk, both winners of the BFIB's coveted "Would you rather have this guy instead of Kris Bryant" award


Also the guy that was better than Addison Russell.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby d_money » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:06 am

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d_money wrote:Could StL be loading up on cost controlled pitching to flip to the Marlins for Yelich?

They think Pham is the second coming of Jesus. Ozuna/Pham/Dexter is their OF

Dexter’s arm in CF was weak and can only be worse in RF.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Bull » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:56 pm

I feel like MLB needs to consider moving the arbitration deadlines and hearings to earlier in the off-season in the next CBA. I think a lot of the hang up with this off-season has been teams waiting to see where they stand after arbitration numbers are determined,
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Postby bauermj » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:11 pm

Bull wrote:I feel like MLB needs to consider moving the arbitration deadlines and hearings to earlier in the off-season in the next CBA. I think a lot of the hang up with this off-season has been teams waiting to see where they stand after arbitration numbers are determined,


Based on what? If there are public projection systems that get within +/- 10% for most of the eligible player pool I doubt the clubs are that in the dark.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:09 pm

d_money wrote:
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d_money wrote:Could StL be loading up on cost controlled pitching to flip to the Marlins for Yelich?

They think Pham is the second coming of Jesus. Ozuna/Pham/Dexter is their OF

Dexter’s arm in CF was weak and can only be worse in RF.

We are going to take so many extra bases on his arm out there. It’s crazy he’s going to RF
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby CubinNY » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:46 pm

Brent is getting beat up on twitter for suggesting that the players might be holding out because they’re afraid of the big bad union.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby NonProfitCow » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:15 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
d_money wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:They think Pham is the second coming of Jesus. Ozuna/Pham/Dexter is their OF

Dexter’s arm in CF was weak and can only be worse in RF.

We are going to take so many extra bases on his arm out there. It’s crazy he’s going to RF

lol
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:10 am

NonProfitCow wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
d_money wrote:Dexter’s arm in CF was weak and can only be worse in RF.

We are going to take so many extra bases on his arm out there. It’s crazy he’s going to RF

lol

With his arm (and really not great range) it wouldn’t surprise me if he ranks as one of the worst defensive RF’s amongst those who qualify this year
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:03 am



A guy who knows things/“has sources” at Brewerfan.net says this is a big trade, fwiw
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby champaignchris » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:16 am

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/955205368669491200

A guy who knows things/“has sources” at Brewerfan.net says this is a big trade, fwiw


Villar and a bunch of prospects for Castro and Yellich? They have the minor league talent to pull that off?
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:18 am

champaignchris wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/955205368669491200

A guy who knows things/“has sources” at Brewerfan.net says this is a big trade, fwiw


Villar and a bunch of prospects for Castro and Yellich? They have the minor league talent to pull that off?

I could see that, something like Villar, Santana and prospects for those 2. Or else maybe a Fulmer or Archer trade

Have seen it could be Ellsbury, essentially buying a prospect by taking his salary. That wouldn’t strike me as “big” but would potentially bring the Yankees back in to the Darvish sweepstakes
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:50 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
champaignchris wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/955205368669491200

A guy who knows things/“has sources” at Brewerfan.net says this is a big trade, fwiw


Villar and a bunch of prospects for Castro and Yellich? They have the minor league talent to pull that off?

I could see that, something like Villar, Santana and prospects for those 2. Or else maybe a Fulmer or Archer trade

Have seen it could be Ellsbury, essentially buying a prospect by taking his salary. That wouldn’t strike me as “big” but would potentially bring the Yankees back in to the Darvish sweepstakes


Brewers also apparently have made a formal offer to Darvish.
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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: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:16 am

Heyman and a Brewers writer follow this guy.

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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:20 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Heyman and a Brewers writer follow this guy.



Just so long as they don't trade for Archer and then sign Yu, it's all good.
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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: Offseason Transactions

Postby Tim » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:24 am

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Heyman and a Brewers writer follow this guy.



Just so long as they don't trade for Archer and then sign Yu, it's all good.

Funny thing is, even if they made both those moves and lost nothing from their roster, they'd still project more than ten games behind the Cubs by Steamer.
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