It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread

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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:39 am

The hell is this no dress shoes on the road horsefeathers for?

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:58 am

Don’t know if this is new, news or not

A person with direct knowledge of the discussions says the Chicago Cubs are having active talks with free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish..... The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because there was no agreement in place.


https://mobile.nytimes.com/aponline/201 ... 3W79?amp=1
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Postby Butterscup » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:07 am

this horsefeathers will be done by friday at the latest
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Postby Brian707 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:08 am

Butterscup wrote:this horsefeathers will be done by friday at the latest


Yup
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby CubsWin » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:12 am

Butterscup wrote:this horsefeathers will be done by friday at the latest

Which Friday?

January 26th, February 2nd or June 1st?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:13 am

No idea who this is but relates to my post above

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Postby Duke Silver » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:18 am

Get it done.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:42 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Get it done.


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Postby Cubs Fan Dan » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:35 pm

So the NY post has this info?

I would bet this was leaked to get the Yankees to try and jump. Once they don’t he will sign with the Cubs.
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Postby Bote McBoteface » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:38 pm

“Giminez talking to Darvish about how nice Minnesota is”

“Cubs sign Giminez”

Feeling pretty confident that we’ll have us a Darvish by Friday.
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Postby David » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:41 pm

Cubs Fan Dan wrote:So the NY post has this info?

I would bet this was leaked to get the Yankees to try and jump. Once they don’t he will sign with the Cubs.

New York post? It's an AP report, isn't it?
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Postby Cubs Fan Dan » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:51 pm

David wrote:
Cubs Fan Dan wrote:So the NY post has this info?

I would bet this was leaked to get the Yankees to try and jump. Once they don’t he will sign with the Cubs.

New York post? It's an AP report, isn't it?



Whoops. I swear I saw an NY Post report yesterday.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:43 pm

It really could be nothing but the Giminez signing reminds me of Ross when we were trying to land Lester.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:12 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:It really could be nothing but the Giminez signing reminds me of Ross when we were trying to land Lester.


As mentioned on the last page, Ross came after Lester was signed.
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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:It really could be nothing but the Giminez signing reminds me of Ross when we were trying to land Lester.


As mentioned on the last page, Ross came after Lester was signed.


This is true but we were rumored to be interested in Ross before signing Lester and the thought was that it was to lure Jon to the Cubs (or was a condition he had to sign). I remember the board thinking that we didn't need to sign Ross now that we've got Lester (since we already had Welly and Montero signed).

Tweet from Rosenthal a week before Lester picked the Cubs:

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Postby Banedon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:23 pm

I wonder if Ross is glad he didn't pick the Padres.
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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:27 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:It really could be nothing but the Giminez signing reminds me of Ross when we were trying to land Lester.


As mentioned on the last page, Ross came after Lester was signed.


This is true but we were rumored to be interested in Ross before signing Lester and the thought was that it was to lure Jon to the Cubs (or was a condition he had to sign). I remember the board thinking that we didn't need to sign Ross now that we've got Lester (since we already had Welly and Montero signed).

Tweet from Rosenthal a week before Lester picked the Cubs:




yup, and this one from a week earlier...

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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:29 pm

Remember how mad everyone was about Ross and how awful he was? OK, maybe "mad" is overstating it, but it wasn't a popular move.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:31 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:It really could be nothing but the Giminez signing reminds me of Ross when we were trying to land Lester.


As mentioned on the last page, Ross came after Lester was signed.


This is true but we were rumored to be interested in Ross before signing Lester and the thought was that it was to lure Jon to the Cubs (or was a condition he had to sign). I remember the board thinking that we didn't need to sign Ross now that we've got Lester (since we already had Welly and Montero signed).

Tweet from Rosenthal a week before Lester picked the Cubs:



I don't think anyone denies that Gimenez signing is clearly part of an effort to sign Darvish. The distinction I'm making is that because the signing of Ross came after the signing of Lester, we probably shouldn't use it to draw conclusions about what signing Gimenez means about the likelihood of signing Darvish.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:32 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Remember how mad everyone was about Ross and how awful he was? OK, maybe "mad" is overstating it, but it wasn't a popular move.


What’s funny is that I don’t even really think he was that popular with Cubs fans throughout 2015 and wasn’t until Bryzzo started their Instagram page for Grandpa Rossy during Spring Training of 2016 that his popularity really grew.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:34 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
As mentioned on the last page, Ross came after Lester was signed.


This is true but we were rumored to be interested in Ross before signing Lester and the thought was that it was to lure Jon to the Cubs (or was a condition he had to sign). I remember the board thinking that we didn't need to sign Ross now that we've got Lester (since we already had Welly and Montero signed).

Tweet from Rosenthal a week before Lester picked the Cubs:



I don't think anyone denies that Gimenez signing is clearly part of an effort to sign Darvish. The distinction I'm making is that because the signing of Ross came after the signing of Lester, we probably shouldn't use it to draw conclusions about what signing Gimenez means about the likelihood of signing Darvish.


No if anything he’s a potential good defensive backup on a non-guaranteed deal (I think?) that happens to marginally make Chicago a more attractive destination for Yu.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:42 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Remember how mad everyone was about Ross and how awful he was? OK, maybe "mad" is overstating it, but it wasn't a popular move.


What’s funny is that I don’t even really think he was that popular with Cubs fans throughout 2015 and wasn’t until Bryzzo started their Instagram page for Grandpa Rossy during Spring Training of 2016 that his popularity really grew.


Well, yeah; he was terrible in 2015 and then became a mascot AND managed to have one of the best seasons of his career in 2016.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby TMan92 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:46 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Remember how mad everyone was about Ross and how awful he was? OK, maybe "mad" is overstating it, but it wasn't a popular move.


What’s funny is that I don’t even really think he was that popular with Cubs fans throughout 2015 and wasn’t until Bryzzo started their Instagram page for Grandpa Rossy during Spring Training of 2016 that his popularity really grew.


Well, yeah; he was terrible in 2015 and then became a mascot AND managed to have one of the best seasons of his career in 2016.


End of career roids like Papi.

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