TomtheBombadil wrote:Brewers I would want to be Cubs (or with the org) if life was so simple:
Arcia’s a nice player and Nelson was fun until major shoulder surgery.
I like Zach Davies a lot as a No. 4-5 type (on a good team)... but I may take Chatwood over him too because of the upside and success away from Coors. I still don't really know what to think of Chase Anderson, but his changeup is pretty nasty and his run prevention has been really good for the last year and a half (2.75 ERA since July 25, 2016). Wouldn't be surprised if he went back to being super blah (and he's already 30), but that's a decent sample of success at the same time, so we'll see. Jimmy Nelson sounds ahead of schedule, but it remains to be seen how good he truly is as well.
Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana are good and maybe very good players, but yeah, given the Cubs' roster construction, they wouldn't be as important.
There is a lot of decent, but they're lacking that top-tier talent. Obviously adding a Yelich and maybe Darvish/Arrieta would go a long way to helping there, but it still may not be better than a low 80s win team on paper.