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Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M

Postby David » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:19 pm

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Postby DiceMan4221 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:20 pm

In a vaccuum I like this.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby KingCubsFan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:22 pm

Does this mean no Cobb?
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby bd811 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:23 pm

KingCubsFan wrote:Does this mean no Cobb?


either no Cobb or no Ohtani. we needed two pitchers either way.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:23 pm

Hmm...sorry my first thought is how this relates to Ohtani. I wonder if its now an Ohtani or Cobb situation instead of Ohtani and Cobb, unless they are willing to commit to a full time 6 man rotation if Ohtani were to choose the Cubs.

Anyways, I know a lot of people liked him at least a little bit. Can those people go over why they like him? Career 4.58 FIP, 4.2 BB/9, 6.2 K/9
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:24 pm

KingCubsFan wrote:Does this mean no Cobb?


Not necessarily. Multiple rotation spots to fill.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby Hawk4Hall » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:25 pm

His WAR is double what John Lackey's was.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 pm

Geez....

Career at home (almost all COL): .841 OPS against, 5.25 ERA, 1.628 WHIP
Career on road: .692 OPS against, 3.31 ERA, 1.34 WHIP
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby Bertz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 pm

I think how I feel about this depends entirely on how much money Cobb gets. I doubt we're getting both, and I like Cobb more, but if it's 3/30 for Chatwood vs. 4/60 for Cobb I think I'm happier going this route.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby shnsajax » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 pm

Hawk4Hall wrote:His WAR is double what John Lackey was.


Haven't seen anything on money yet. His Coors splits were awful, he has to beyond happy now.
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:27 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Geez....

Career at home (almost all COL): .841 OPS against, 5.25 ERA, 1.628 WHIP
Career on road: .692 OPS against, 3.31 ERA, 1.34 WHIP


Was just about to post that. That...........is encouraging.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:27 pm

Bertz wrote:I think how I feel about this depends entirely on how much money Cobb gets. I doubt we're getting both, and I like Cobb more, but if it's 3/30 for Chatwood vs. 4/60 for Cobb I think I'm happier going this route.


I think its 3/$40 for Chatwood

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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby ConstableRabbit » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:28 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Hmm...sorry my first thought is how this relates to Ohtani. I wonder if its now an Ohtani or Cobb situation instead of Ohtani and Cobb, unless they are willing to commit to a full time 6 man rotation if Ohtani were to choose the Cubs.

Anyways, I know a lot of people liked him at least a little bit. Can those people go over why they like him? Career 4.58 FIP, 4.2 BB/9, 6.2 K/9

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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby Bertz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:28 pm

BTW looks like ZiPS has him at 2 wins in only 140 innings.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby Guancous » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:29 pm

2.0 WAR were worth more than $13.3 million last year.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby David » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:29 pm

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Bertz wrote:I think how I feel about this depends entirely on how much money Cobb gets. I doubt we're getting both, and I like Cobb more, but if it's 3/30 for Chatwood vs. 4/60 for Cobb I think I'm happier going this route.


I think its 3/$40 for Chatwood



that seems like a hell of a deal

also it peeves the hell out of me that it seems like the industry standard is putting 3/40 instead of 40/3
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby davell » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:31 pm

Nothing wrong with this at all. My guess is our other guy is Ohtani or a guy we trade for.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:32 pm

3/40. I can dig it
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby wekse » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:34 pm

I think I really like this.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby bd811 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:34 pm

davell wrote:Nothing wrong with this at all. My guess is our other guy is Ohtani or a guy we trade for.


i'm not ruling out Cobb, but i kind of get the feeling there's a stronger market for him that pushes him beyond what the cubs are willing to commit to, so they jumped on Chatwood. And then, yeah, the other rotation spot will be a bigger impact guy.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby Tryptamine » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:36 pm

I'm pretty happy with this signing as long as the the other pitcher added is at least of Cobb quality.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M

Postby David » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:36 pm

or if we want to go six man, it's ohtani, cobb, and chatwood


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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:36 pm

davell wrote:Nothing wrong with this at all. My guess is our other guy is Ohtani or a guy we trade for.


Interesting. I actually don't think the other guy is going to be Ohtani or a guy we trade for. I still think it will be Cobb, unless somehow his price has gotten up to $18 to $20 million per.
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Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Postby d_money » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:36 pm

davell wrote:Nothing wrong with this at all. My guess is our other guy is Ohtani or a guy we trade for.

So you think the Cubs are out on Cobb?
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