Things are looking Grimm for Justin

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Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:06 pm



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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:08 pm

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Postby Banedon » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:11 pm

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Postby The Logan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:14 pm

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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby CubinNY » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Now you did it, Duke.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby David » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:41 pm

So who gets that last bullpen spot?
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:44 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:Everything duke touches...


Look, Duke was just pointing out that Justin Grimm: decent pitcher was looking more and more like a fairy tale.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby bukie » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:46 pm

David wrote:So who gets that last bullpen spot?

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...do the Cubs need others?
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Slugger_16 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:56 pm

Don't horsefeathers with Duke.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:56 pm

bukie wrote:
David wrote:So who gets that last bullpen spot?

Morrow
Edwards
Strop
Cishek
Wilson
Montgomery
Duensing

...do the Cubs need others?

My bet would be Butler, not that he's the best option but helps with depth in case of injury.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Post Count Padder » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:58 pm

Not unsurprising. Last spot probably goes to Butler, since he's out of options. Maybe one of Simmons or Maples if Strop has to start the year on the DL.

Best of luck to him. Carl's Jr all that's left from the Garza trade haul.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:05 pm

I hate that less than two years after a World Series title you cynical bastards are ready to shove any of these guys off the train and pretend there was never anything good about these players. They are human, you know.

I prefer to remember the good times and celebrate the positive.

He had a hot wife.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:09 pm

If they would've cut him yesterday or Tuesday they would've saved another $200k or so. Maybe just how it worked out that today was the day but think it's another example of the FO treating guys decently by making sure Grimm got a little extra.
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Postby ScrubMD » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:32 pm

Baldonado should make the team because he looked awesome that one time I saw him pitch.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Gilby » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:07 pm

I guess I'm mildly interested to see Butler as a reliever full time. Maybe he can consistently sit 96 mph or something. I'd assume he's pretty much locked into the last bullpen spot. My guess is if Strop is ready on opening day, we go with 8 relievers; if he's on the DL, Bourjos or Zagunis take his spot until he's ready.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Regular Show » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:59 pm

Well, Edwards is the last guy standing from the M. Garza trade. First went Olt and then Ramirez and now Grimm. Kind of sucks, but I still consider it a good trade. If Edwards can develop into a shutdown late-inning reliever this trade will look even better.

I really thought N. Ramirez was going to be awesome for the Cubs after that amazing 2014 season. He had incredible stuff when healthy.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Enn Tea » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:02 am

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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:27 am

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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Bertz » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:43 am

According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:26 am

Bertz wrote:According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.

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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Regular Show » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:27 am

Bertz wrote:According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.


Really? Anthony Bass is the guy they take? I think I'd prefer Eddie Butler for that last spot.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby MWV » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:40 am

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Bertz wrote:According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.


Really? Anthony Bass is the guy they take? I think I'd prefer Eddie Butler for that last spot.

I'm guessing they want Butler to stretch out in case they need a spot start. But yeah, Bass is... hmmm...
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby cubsclapp » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:42 am

MWV wrote:
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Bertz wrote:According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.


Really? Anthony Bass is the guy they take? I think I'd prefer Eddie Butler for that last spot.

I'm guessing they want Butler to stretch out in case they need a spot start. But yeah, Bass is... hmmm...


Butler is out of options. I think it should be Butler for that reason, and he's arguably the most valuable choice anyway. We're talking a bottom of the bullpen guy and someone that isn't going to be in many big situations. Butler at least gives you the ability to throw multiple innings, which can be very useful in games that are out of hand or games that go into extras. It also lets them use Montgomery however they want.

Plus, Butler still has some nice upside and maybe Hickey can work his magic there. I just feel like there's more value in keeping Butler around for at least a little bit rather than some rando like Anthony Bass, who is 30 and bad.
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