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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby CubinNY » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:20 pm

I heard a report on MLB radio from an agent who said he received nearly identical offers from two different teams. Both the offers where substandard.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby champaignchris » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:53 am

So, has it been long enough to retire the theory that everyone was waiting on Darvish and that after he signed there'd be a cascade of other signings?

Maybe the new theory should be that everyone other than the Cubs and Brewers are colluding?
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:50 am

champaignchris wrote:So, has it been long enough to retire the theory that everyone was waiting on Darvish and that after he signed there'd be a cascade of other signings?

Maybe the new theory should be that everyone other than the Cubs and Brewers are colluding?

It's only been a day and a half since he signed, plus today was a Sunday so a lot of teams might not have had everyone around to do deals. I think we'll see a good chunk of the pitchers sign this week and Boras is doing that thing where he circumvents FO's and goes directly to owners to deal with for JD Martinez and once he goes a lot of the position guys will go soon too.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Bull » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:18 pm

champaignchris wrote:So, has it been long enough to retire the theory that everyone was waiting on Darvish and that after he signed there'd be a cascade of other signings?

Maybe the new theory should be that everyone other than the Cubs and Brewers are colluding?

No. Not long enough. I’m sure there are lots of internal meetings going on this morning where agents and owners alike are processing the Darvish signing and repositioning themselves. New offers will come out shortly after.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Bruno7481 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:19 pm

The Cardinals signing Bud “too many foreign players in MLB” Norris right after the Cubs signing Darvish is just to easy to even make jokes about.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:33 pm

Stroman is saying some cryptic things on twitter. He’s in Arizona and the Jays spring training is in Florida..... Brewers, Dodgers and Twins or Phillies (if the latter 2 have ST in Arizona) would all seem to be fits/have the prospects. He’s going to cost a ton though, since it seems like the Jays think they can contend for a WC and aren’t in a rush to move him. He’s controlled for, 4 years.



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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby ScrubMD » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:40 pm

I saw someone say he’s there for his arbitration hearing.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:24 pm

ScrubMD wrote:I saw someone say he’s there for his arbitration hearing.

That appears to be the case along with him doing some appearance thing for an apparel line.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby CubinNY » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:25 pm

Bruno7481 wrote:The Cardinals signing Bud “too many foreign players in MLB” Norris right after the Cubs signing Darvish is just to easy to even make jokes about.

No it’s not. Please make many jokes and let’s have general jocularity about the event.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Tim » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:38 pm

CubinNY wrote:
Bruno7481 wrote:The Cardinals signing Bud “too many foreign players in MLB” Norris right after the Cubs signing Darvish is just to easy to even make jokes about.

No it’s not. Please make many jokes and let’s have general jocularity about the event.

meh - it would work better if they didn't have Kolten Wong and Tommy Pham as starters in their lineup.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby CubinNY » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:16 pm

Tim wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
Bruno7481 wrote:The Cardinals signing Bud “too many foreign players in MLB” Norris right after the Cubs signing Darvish is just to easy to even make jokes about.

No it’s not. Please make many jokes and let’s have general jocularity about the event.

meh - it would work better if they didn't have Kolten Wong and Tommy Pham as starters in their lineup.

See, that's what I'm talking about. That is horsefeathering funny.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Regular Show » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:09 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Stroman is saying some cryptic things on twitter. He’s going to cost a ton though, since it seems like the Jays think they can contend for a WC and aren’t in a rush to move him. He’s controlled for, 4 years.


Stroman is only under team control for 3 more seasons (18, 19 and 20') and this is the second time he's going to arbitration. He should get a nice bump in salary. I'd like the Cubs to trade for him next offseason, but who stays and who goes? We could trade Chatwood + prospects in some 3-team scenario and get Stroman in return?
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Bruno7481 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:31 pm

Tim wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
Bruno7481 wrote:The Cardinals signing Bud “too many foreign players in MLB” Norris right after the Cubs signing Darvish is just to easy to even make jokes about.

No it’s not. Please make many jokes and let’s have general jocularity about the event.

meh - it would work better if they didn't have Kolten Wong and Tommy Pham as starters in their lineup.


Or Carlos Martinez, who I love.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby CubinNY » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:14 pm

Bruno7481 wrote:
Tim wrote:
CubinNY wrote:No it’s not. Please make many jokes and let’s have general jocularity about the event.

meh - it would work better if they didn't have Kolten Wong and Tommy Pham as starters in their lineup.


Or Carlos Martinez, who I love.

Wong was born in Hawaii and Pham was born in Las Vagas.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Tim » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 pm

CubinNY wrote:
Bruno7481 wrote:
Tim wrote:meh - it would work better if they didn't have Kolten Wong and Tommy Pham as starters in their lineup.


Or Carlos Martinez, who I love.

Wong was born in Hawaii and Pham was born in Las Vagas.

that was the joke
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby CubinNY » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:14 am

Tim wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
Bruno7481 wrote:
Or Carlos Martinez, who I love.

Wong was born in Hawaii and Pham was born in Las Vagas.

that was the joke

I know, but Bruno doesn’t. Martinez is from the DR.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 pm

Who?

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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby sweetpeteman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Others are saying it's a minor league deal that could pay him $750000 if he makes the majors.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:14 pm

As if not having a guaranteed deal was bad enough for Grimm, they brought in his evil twin to thunderdome for the last bullpen spot.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Neuby » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:49 pm

Shae Simmons might be another Theo steal if he can stay healthy. My guess is Perez gets released shortly.

96, 97, 98, all with sinking action, backed up by a knuckle curve and a slider that miss bats with ease and a split-change that shaves 10 mph off his heater. Simmons is a big moment pitcher packed into a wrestler's frame:


"I don't have much behind the ball so I try to create it through mechanics."


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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Tim » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:18 am

sweetpeteman wrote:Others are saying it's a minor league deal that could pay him $750000 if he makes the majors.

here's what is on MLB Trade Rumors:

The Cubs have signed righty Shae Simmons to a split contract, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports (Twitter links). The deal will pay Simmons $750K if he cracks Chicago’s Major League roster, and $120K if he remains in the minors.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby davell » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:36 am




LOLOLOLOLOLOL

The Empire Strikes Back, I guess.....
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