Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:13 pm

Jon Lester, Game 4 starter, sure has a nice ring to it.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Brian » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:14 pm



JD is going to have fun with this.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Neuby » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:14 pm

I'm gonna miss Jake.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Rob » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:16 pm

$21M per year and some hard to reach incentives.

I'll take it. I was expecting something like 5/$125 -- so an extra year for $1M + incentives sounds good to me.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:17 pm

I can’t believe he came at only $21 AAV.
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby sneakypower » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:18 pm

well i bet that closes our window even earlier, somehow, someway
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:20 pm

We got Yu!!!

Watch a ton of other free agents sign, too.

This is soooooo good,!! :yahoo:
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Regular Show » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:20 pm

Yeah, I wanted a 5 year deal but it seems like they had to go 6 years to get it done. Just need to change his sequencing and hope he pitches better in the postseason. He's gonna be awesome during the regular season.

Finally, good bye Jake. You were amazing during this run with the Cubs. I hope you get what you're looking for, but I doubt it...
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:21 pm

First and only guy I’ve seen say this, so it’s probably not true

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Re: Darvish to Cubs

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:21 pm

UMFan83 wrote:You can merge with the big thread in a minute. I just want people to see this and not think we are talking about Nachos or something in the big thread


Let that thread die the slow, painful death it deserves.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby davell » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:21 pm

Gimenez for MVP.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Perd » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:23 pm

Theo Epstein is a god.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:24 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:First and only guy I’ve seen say this, so it’s probably not true



I can believe there are opt outs. I mean, we got the dude for much less than Lester and that was three years ago. (Lester was a bit younger but still).
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby squally1313 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:26 pm

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuu, yu got what I need!

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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Duke Silver » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:26 pm

That's incredible value. *collusion hate shield*

They really need to fix the whole system if this is going to happen now. But if it is going to happen, I'm rather pleased it happened to our benefit. And I'm pleased it happened in a year we had some $ to burn and all the other top dogs had to wait it out until next year. Add some good value to the books and prepare to add Bryce to it. And just hope there isn't a strike.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:33 pm

LMao we’re paying Yu John Lackey money
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Duke Silver » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:35 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:LMao we’re paying Yu John Lackey money


Oh my god, we never have to watch John Lackey pitch again.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Perd » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:35 pm

And the silver lining to this interminable offseason is, now we don’t have to wait as long to see him take the mound in a Cub uniform.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:37 pm

That’s a great way to do 6 years.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:39 pm

I like how Theo said “oh y’all don’t wanna sign any FAs? Ok we’ll re-stock our rotation and pen with good players on insanely good deals, feel free to keep colluding.”
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:40 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:That’s a great way to do 6 years.


That’s the best part. There are some who are saying six years is too long, which I agree with. Oh, except when you realize he got the total money he was supposed to get for five.
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby KingCubsFan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:41 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I like how Theo said “oh y’all don’t wanna sign any FAs? Ok we’ll re-stock our rotation and pen with good players on insanely good deals, feel free to keep colluding.”

Going against collusion is the new market inefficiency
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:42 pm

The Cubs now have 4 starters projected by ZiPS to be worth at least 3 wins. The rest of the NL Central combined has 2.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Duke Silver » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:45 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:The Cubs now have 4 starters projected by ZiPS to be worth at least 3 wins. The rest of the NL Central combined has 2.


Wait until Chatwood ends up being better than all of them.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby d_money » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:45 pm

Awesome. Earlier this am I bought opening day tix for the Marlins / Cubs opener. Looking forward to seeing his first start as a Cub.
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