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

Postby David » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 pm



various kinds of clothes lmao
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Banedon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:44 pm

I am excited for all the baseball.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm

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Theo always looks hammered.
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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
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Theo always looks hammered.


yes... "looks"...
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm

*A sober Theo shows up on Opening Day, fresh off another bender*

"Holy horsefeathers, we got Yu Darvish?!"
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:12 pm

I assume that Sullivan is making notes for his next column on the huge blunder of Darvish wearing a plaid shirt that clashes with the pinstripes.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

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Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/kelly_crull/status/963517391513714688


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

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:04 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I assume that Sullivan is making notes for his next column on the huge blunder of Darvish wearing a plaid shirt that clashes with the pinstripes.

Based on what I've seen from Sullivan, fashion is probably the last thing that he should be critiquing.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 pm

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That's this close to Theo drunknely raving about how he can't believe how little they have to pay Quintana.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:11 pm

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That's this close to Theo drunknely raving about how he can't believe how little they have to pay Quintana.


yeah i'm sure jose loves hearing about how the cubs were just able to give a top 20 pitcher $126 million because he's a top 20 pitcher on a $26 million contract.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:13 pm

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That's this close to Theo drunknely raving about how he can't believe how little they have to pay Quintana.


yeah i'm sure jose loves hearing about how the cubs were just able to give a top 20 pitcher $126 million because he's a top 20 pitcher on a $26 million contract.


I know, right? Like, rein it in, dude. Not a good look.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 pm

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Sammy Sofa wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:


That's this close to Theo drunknely raving about how he can't believe how little they have to pay Quintana.


yeah i'm sure jose loves hearing about how the cubs were just able to give a top 20 pitcher $126 million because he's a top 20 pitcher on a $26 million contract.

I’m sure he was very happy and felt fortunate to sign that up to 7 year $40 million contract after being a career journeyman pitcher for like 6 years and being released/given up on by 2 teams
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Bobson Dugnutt wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
That's this close to Theo drunknely raving about how he can't believe how little they have to pay Quintana.


yeah i'm sure jose loves hearing about how the cubs were just able to give a top 20 pitcher $126 million because he's a top 20 pitcher on a $26 million contract.

I’m sure he was very happy and felt fortunate to sign that up to 7 year $40 million contract after being a career journeyman pitcher for like 6 years and being released/given up on by 2 teams


"career journeyman" is an interesting way to describe a guy that made his major league debut at 23 and stayed with the same team for 5.5 seasons.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:24 pm

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:
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yeah i'm sure jose loves hearing about how the cubs were just able to give a top 20 pitcher $126 million because he's a top 20 pitcher on a $26 million contract.

I’m sure he was very happy and felt fortunate to sign that up to 7 year $40 million contract after being a career journeyman pitcher for like 6 years and being released/given up on by 2 teams


"career journeyman" is an interesting way to describe a guy that made his major league debut at 23 and stayed with the same team for 5.5 seasons.

He wasn’t given a chance above A ball by either the Mets or Yankees, journeyman might be a bit much but at the same time he was given up on pretty easily twice before he was ever given a chance. Being able to grab some very good guaranteed money was probably very valuable to him. Plus some of that money/years were arb years bought out so that’s going to keep the total value down.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:26 pm

Yeah, pretty sure a player is never going to be thrilled when the FO is gloating about how little they have to pay him.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:34 pm

Has it been posted or mentioned anywhere Darvish has the highest K/9 in MLB history?
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby NonProfitCow » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:43 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:He wasn’t given a chance above A ball by either the Mets or Yankees, journeyman might be a bit much but at the same time he was given up on pretty easily twice before he was ever given a chance. Being able to grab some very good guaranteed money was probably very valuable to him. Plus some of that money/years were arb years bought out so that’s going to keep the total value down.

One of those "chances" was because he got popped for PED's.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Yeah, pretty sure a player is never going to be thrilled when the FO is gloating about how little they have to pay him.

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

Postby Lefty » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:22 am

Theo is so great. He said Darvish was the number one priority going into the off-season. Which of us thought that? We all figured on Cobb, I suppose. And when Chatwood signed it made Cobb seem redundant in that they are both "4s". I never thought it could be a setup for Darvish. I figured the TOR starter to replace Arietta would come by trade. Just awesome.
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby squally1313 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:37 am

Lefty wrote:Theo is so great. He said Darvish was the number one priority going into the off-season. Which of us thought that? We all figured on Cobb, I suppose. And when Chatwood signed it made Cobb seem redundant in that they are both "4s". I never thought it could be a setup for Darvish. I figured the TOR starter to replace Arietta would come by trade. Just awesome.


To be fair, he said it right in front of Darvish. Not a whole lot of alternatives there. "Well, no, of course we didn't think he was worth what he was asking at the beginning of the offseason. I mean, did you see the World Series? But once he lowered himself to basically John Lackey money...yeah sure, then we decided to start thinking about him."
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Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Postby David » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:34 am

It doesn't really take a ton of mental gymnastics to believe he truthfully was the top priority, in some sense. High end starting pitching was the obvious area of need and he was the best one available. Whether they thought they could afford him is kind of irrelevant as far as priority. And they were always gonna do their due diligence on him.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:03 am

Duke Silver wrote:*A sober Theo shows up on Opening Day, fresh off another bender*

"Holy horsefeathers, we got Yu Darvish?!"


and then realizes the contract he gave him

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

Postby The_Achiever » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:00 am

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:


That's this close to Theo drunknely raving about how he can't believe how little they have to pay Quintana.


yeah i'm sure jose loves hearing about how the cubs were just able to give a top 20 pitcher $126 million because he's a top 20 pitcher on a $26 million contract.


Theo is the greatest and everyone knows this. But this seemed like tooting his own horn a little too much. Maybe a preemptive thought against the backlash that might come if Eloy is good enough.
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