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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:18 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:I’m not a big fan. He’s only stayed healthy once and is expensive in LT regards. If the defensive metrics don’t go crazy I wouldn’t be surprised if Almora/Happ platoon out WARs him this year.


He has stayed healthy enough to post bWARs of 7.3, 5.5, and 5.1 the last three years. If he actually can stay healthy for a full season he is a 7 win player. That is a no-brainer for a guy locked up through 2023, and ~ $10 M per is not expensive in LT regards.

Happ and Almora would have to take huge steps forward to out value Kiermaier.

fWAR isn’t as high on him, and he’s a career .260/.310/.430 hitter. He doesn’t walk at a crazy rate and Ks about mid 20%, he doesn’t really hit for power, he needs to play the horsefeathers out of defense to carry a lot of his value. His OPS vs LHP is also in the mid .600s and WRC+ in the 80s (so he’s a platoon guy offensively) and against RHP where he’s “good” he’s only at .780 and 116 WRC+. I feel pretty confident Happ/Almora out perform that offensively this year when used to platoon advantages. For the likely acquisition cost and dependence on defense for value and doing nothing else well I don’t really care for him.

Also even at only ~$10 million that pushes us awfully close to the LT this year and at the least would/could affect any in season additions. That alone isn’t worth it for me.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby champaignchris » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:55 pm

It’s amazing how this off-season continues to drag on with unsigned players. Using the powers granted to me by me, I’ve decided to apportion the remaining free agents in the way that makes the most sense so we can get on with the baseball season.

Luccroy to Nats.
Walker to D-Backs.
Moustakas to Yankees.
Arrieta to Twins.
Cobb to Brewers.
Lynn to Mariners.
Holland to Angels.

Was that so hard?
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:51 pm

champaignchris wrote:It’s amazing how this off-season continues to drag on with unsigned players. Using the powers granted to me by me, I’ve decided to apportion the remaining free agents in the way that makes the most sense so we can get on with the baseball season.

Luccroy to Nats.
Walker to D-Backs.
Moustakas to Yankees.
Arrieta to Twins.
Cobb to Brewers.
Lynn to Mariners.
Holland to Angels.

Was that so hard?


How about you give them all to the Cubs at minimum salary? I'm sure we could use the depth.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:47 pm

champaignchris wrote:It’s amazing how this off-season continues to drag on with unsigned players. Using the powers granted to me by me, I’ve decided to apportion the remaining free agents in the way that makes the most sense so we can get on with the baseball season.

Luccroy to Nats.
Walker to D-Backs.
Moustakas to Yankees.
Arrieta to Twins.
Cobb to Brewers.
Lynn to Mariners.
Holland to Angels.

Was that so hard?


Sweet. You made the Yankees go over the luxury tax threshold.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:37 pm

Lincecum got a major league deal with the Rangers and they intend for him to be their closer, apparently
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Liam Neeson » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:15 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Lincecum got a major league deal with the Rangers and they intend for him to be their closer, apparently


That Rangers starting rotation is going to be really really bad.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:24 pm

Personally I'm hoping he finds his groove again. He was a hell of a pitcher and one of the most fun to watch.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby weis21 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:25 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
champaignchris wrote:It’s amazing how this off-season continues to drag on with unsigned players. Using the powers granted to me by me, I’ve decided to apportion the remaining free agents in the way that makes the most sense so we can get on with the baseball season.

Luccroy to Nats.
Walker to D-Backs.
Moustakas to Yankees.
Arrieta to Twins.
Cobb to Brewers.
Lynn to Mariners.
Holland to Angels.

Was that so hard?


How about you give them all to the Cubs at minimum salary? I'm sure we could use the depth.

nah. lynn is way too ugly for this team. only beautiful men (i'm turning a blind eye on duensing) need apply
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby StarlinOnYou » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:11 pm

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Personally I'm hoping he finds his groove again. He was a hell of a pitcher and one of the most fun to watch.


Prime Lincecum was amazing, definitely rooting for him.

I do find it quite shocking they plan on making him the closer. He didn’t even pitch last season and was god awful the last anyone saw of him.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Regular Show » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:07 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Lincecum got a major league deal with the Rangers and they intend for him to be their closer, apparently


For some weird reason, I actually think Lincecum can do really well as a relief pitcher. His control and command was never great, and he probably isn't the best pitcher to bring in a jam with runners on. I don't know if pitching in Texas is the best place for him to make a comeback either.

I do think he's capable of striking out a lot of hitters if he has that good separation between his nasty changeup and fastball. If the velocity on his fastball is low-90's he is definitely capable of being a good RP.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby SRQCub » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:23 am

Is this the place to put the Danny Hultzen signing?
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Guancous » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:27 am

Hultzen would have been super exciting a few years ago. Now the Cubs have the #2 and #9 players from the 2011 draft.

Baez has performed better so far.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:30 am

SRQCub wrote:Is this the place to put the Danny Hultzen signing?

Place holder until he needs to go in the #NotAllPitchers thread
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby The Logan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:51 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
SRQCub wrote:Is this the place to put the Danny Hultzen signing?

Place holder until he needs to go in the #NotAllPitchers thread


He's so OG #NotAllPitchers the thread didn't even exist when he was #NotAllPitchering
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:02 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/chriscotillo/status/969670117566173185?s=21


Yes. See what sticks and try to find the next Brandon Morrow this way.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:36 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/chriscotillo/status/969670117566173185?s=21


Yes. See what sticks and try to find the next Brandon Morrow this way.
I mean every team does this to an extent and at least Morrow showed some ace flashes in MLB. Still has one of the highest single game scores in history. I feel like there's an error when I look at Hultzen's page and he hasn't even thrown 200 professional innings.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:54 pm

Webster was also a rumored target from the Garza era. It's kinda amusing how many of those guys we still ended up with anyway and it was because their arms fell off and they were rehabbing (Webster, Hultzen, Casey Kelly, Jacob Turner).
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Postby Brian » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:24 am

Post Count Padder wrote:Webster was also a rumored target from the Garza era. It's kinda amusing how many of those guys we still ended up with anyway and it was because their arms fell off and they were rehabbing (Webster, Hultzen, Casey Kelly, Jacob Turner).


Smyly too
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Banedon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:17 pm

Cards sign Dejong to a 6yr $26mil deal.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Banedon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:26 pm

Banedon wrote:Cards sign Dejong to a 6yr $26mil deal.


http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball ... 40f0f.html

It's one of the largest ever for a player with less than a full year of service time. The deal also includes two option years and a total possible value of $51.5 million, confirmed a source. The options are both club options and they are worth $12.5 million for 2023 and $15 million for 2024.

The complete deal would cover two of his free-agent years.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Regular Show » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:10 pm

Banedon wrote:Cards sign Dejong to a 6yr $26mil deal.


So I guess this means they trade him away in a couple seasons like Piscotty?
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:57 pm

The Royals offered Neil Walker a minor league deal and he turned it down. Kinda crazy he can’t even get a major league deal. He could/should be a starting second baseman, third baseman or first baseman for a major league team.

I know they have LT concerns but he’d be a perfect guy for the Yankees, Imo. They could let the young IFs take more time in the minors or a protected/bench role if needed, he’d provide a good OBP boost from leadoff or 8/9 in the order before Stanton/Judge, and adds depth in event of Bird, Didi, Torres, Andujar injury or regression/sucakge
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:44 am

Cubswin11 wrote:The Royals offered Neil Walker a minor league deal and he turned it down. Kinda crazy he can’t even get a major league deal. He could/should be a starting second baseman, third baseman or first baseman for a major league team.

I know they have LT concerns but he’d be a perfect guy for the Yankees, Imo. They could let the young IFs take more time in the minors or a protected/bench role if needed, he’d provide a good OBP boost from leadoff or 8/9 in the order before Stanton/Judge, and adds depth in event of Bird, Didi, Torres, Andujar injury or regression/sucakge


I don't hate him for Cleveland either.
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Re: Offseason Transactions

Postby champaignchris » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:18 am

Diamondbacks and Brewers would work for Walker, too.
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