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CubinNY wrote:What do they do with Kemp?

Cut him or try and get someone to take him and pay a few million each year of the deal


It seems like they do this all the time in the NBA but it's harder to pull off in baseball since the rosters are so much bigger.


Matt Kemp isn’t even worth having for free. If you’re an AL team, sure, he can be a passable DH for some small market bunghole, but I’d still rather have better than a 100-110 wRC+ guy as my DH. And if he’s forced to play the field at all, he’s a negative value player. He’s old and bad and somehow really fat now.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby WhosTheBoskie » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:33 am

Yu is better at tipping his pitches than what the hell is going to happen the couple days of off-season left. And this whole process really concerns me with Jake. On the one hand I can see him being so pissed that his market depended on someone else that he has worked his tail off and gets his velo and control back, and it won't be with us. On the other hand, it could get him trying too hard like when he started talking about this off-season 2 years ago and he continues his spin into mediocrity with bouts of goodness. Both make me sad because I'll love Jake forever. He really made us all start to believe.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:55 am

WhosTheBoskie wrote:Yu is better at tipping his pitches than what the hell is going to happen the couple days of off-season left.

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby d_money » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:09 am

I’ve reached total boredom. Some of Yu’s favorites....

Animal: Ewe
Song: Yu are so beautiful, to me
Band: U2
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby CubinNY » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:12 am

d_money wrote:I’ve reached total boredom. Some of Yu’s favorites....

Animal: Ewe
Song: Yu are so beautiful, to me
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:29 am

yu clearly have the song wrong. appropriate on so many levels:

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d_money wrote:I’ve reached total boredom. Some of Yu’s favorites....

Animal: Ewe
Song: Yu are so beautiful, to me
Band: U2
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Car: Yugo
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:55 am

Can't say I'm real happy with how this is playing out because for me giving Darvish that 5th year over going a 4th year with Cobb is a no brainer.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby CubsWin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:05 am

Tryptamine wrote:Can't say I'm real happy with how this is playing out because for me giving Darvish that 5th year over going a 4th year with Cobb is a no brainer.

If that is indeed the sticking point as some reports suggest, I wholeheartedly agree.

The only reason I can see for Theo/Jed still holding firm is if they have solid intel that Darvish doesn't really have a significantly better offer that would cause him to not eventually cave in and sign a 4-year deal.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:12 am

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Tryptamine wrote:Can't say I'm real happy with how this is playing out because for me giving Darvish that 5th year over going a 4th year with Cobb is a no brainer.

If that is indeed the sticking point as some reports suggest, I wholeheartedly agree.

The only reason I can see for Theo/Jed still holding firm is if they have solid intel that Darvish doesn't really have a significantly better offer that would cause him to not eventually cave in and sign a 4-year deal.

Yeah I agree with both these points. If it’s ~25 on the aav I wouldn’t even have a problem going to 6 years with him so it’s kind of silly to me to hear (obviously rumors) we won’t go to 5 to get it done. Hopefully it is Theo just really feels he knows he has the best offer/only realistic place Yu wants to go.
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Postby WhosTheBoskie » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:22 am

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Tryptamine wrote:Can't say I'm real happy with how this is playing out because for me giving Darvish that 5th year over going a 4th year with Cobb is a no brainer.

If that is indeed the sticking point as some reports suggest, I wholeheartedly agree.

The only reason I can see for Theo/Jed still holding firm is if they have solid intel that Darvish doesn't really have a significantly better offer that would cause him to not eventually cave in and sign a 4-year deal.

Yeah I agree with both these points. If it’s ~25 on the aav I wouldn’t even have a problem going to 6 years with him so it’s kind of silly to me to hear (obviously rumors) we won’t go to 5 to get it done. Hopefully it is Theo just really feels he knows he has the best offer/only realistic place Yu wants to go.
Can you imagine if we somehow do get yu on a 4 year deal? I don't think it happens but that would be amazing.

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:37 am

Objectively, it's quite reasonable. A fifth year on a pitcher about to enter his age-32 season with a major arm injury and surgery in his past? Hell no.

But I'm bored and I want a good pitcher right now so I wouldn't care if they gave him 8 years.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:50 am

The obvious conclusion to this nonsense is add a 5th year team option at $30 million that vests with reasonable benchmarks, yet only reachable if he's healthy/performs the first 4 years like ~175 avg IP over those 4 years and a healthy buyout (~$10 million) if the option isn't picked up or vests.

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:59 am

i find it hard to believe that a 5th year is what's been holding this up. it seems far more likely that the la/nyy stuff is true.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:32 am

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d_money wrote:I’ve reached total boredom. Some of Yu’s favorites....

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Bear Cub » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:35 am

Give Jake 5 years and move on. He helped us win a championship for the first time in 108 years. Nuf said.
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Bear Cub wrote:Give Jake 5 years and move on. He helped us win a championship for the first time in 108 years. Nuf said.


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Postby Omar » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:23 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:
d_money wrote:I’ve reached total boredom. Some of Yu’s favorites....

Animal: Ewe
Song: Yu are so beautiful, to me
Band: U2
Driving maneuver: U-turn
Car: Yugo
Vacation spot: Yucatán Peninsula

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Bear Cub wrote:Give Jake 5 years and move on. He helped us win a championship for the first time in 108 years. Nuf said.



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Bear Cub wrote:Give Jake 5 years and move on. He helped us win a championship for the first time in 108 years. Nuf said.


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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby BigbadB » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:55 pm

Bear Cub wrote:Give Jake 5 years and move on. He helped us win a championship for the first time in 108 years. Nuf said.


Or, let's be not as good of a team for the next 5 years because of an impatient month in January and two months before the season even begins. That'll surely show Darvish who is boss.

It sucks that it's taking this long, but I'm actually kind of fascinated by what's transpiring with Darvish, Cobb and Arrieta. I'm not really worried, because I really see no possibility where the Cubs don't get one of those guys. But while all of them are still available, why settle for less than the best when the best is still an option?
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:01 pm

i don't like how darvish, jake, cobb and, in some cases, lynn keep getting lumped together. to me there's a pretty clear pecking order there.
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