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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Brian707 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:29 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jimbowdengm/status/1022578486865747969?s=21



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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Agony and Ivy » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:22 pm

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:
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Bertz wrote:Hamels is solid, and with his contract the prospect cost should be minimal. I feel pretty comfortable hand waving away spikes in dongs allowed if they're not due to velocity loss.


He's a rental. I would venture to guess there's no chance he gets to 200 IP this season to vest his option.


he needs to get to 252. the option vests with 400 total innings pitched between this year and last.


Bobson, reading is horsefeathering hard ok?
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:22 pm

Agony and Ivy wrote:
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He's a rental. I would venture to guess there's no chance he gets to 200 IP this season to vest his option.


he needs to get to 252. the option vests with 400 total innings pitched between this year and last.


Bobson, reading is horsefeathering hard ok?


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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bertz » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:56 am



I like Ziegler (I'm really partial to guys like him and Cishek) but I feel like given the Duensing situation a guy who can get lefties out might be necessary.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby KingCubsFan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:10 pm

Bertz wrote:

I like Ziegler (I'm really partial to guys like him and Cishek) but I feel like given the Duensing situation a guy who can get lefties out might be necessary.

I hope they get Conley.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:28 pm

Don’t think it needs its own thread, maybe we should have a “deadline transaction thread?” But good deal for D’backs And glad he didn’t go to the VBs

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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:31 pm

Lol the Cardinals are releasing Greg Holland.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bull » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:50 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:Lol the Cardinals are releasing Greg Holland.

Get him, Theo. I’m only mostly joking. Would love to see him succeed with the Cubs after imploding with the Cards. I’m sure he won’t drop to us though, and I’m not sure where he’d fit on the roster.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:48 pm

Bull wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:Lol the Cardinals are releasing Greg Holland.

Get him, Theo. I’m only mostly joking. Would love to see him succeed with the Cubs after imploding with the Cards. I’m sure he won’t drop to us though, and I’m not sure where he’d fit on the roster.


He's not going to be claimed, I can't imagine, so he will be free to sign with anyone.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Tryptamine » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:51 pm

Brewers are in on Schoop and perhaps Gausman. I imagine one of Corbin Burnes or Keston Hiura has to be involved and I couldn't be happier.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Neuby » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:13 am

Greg Holland
Chris Tillman
Enny Romero
Tim Federowicz

New Iowa shuttle candiates hitting the free agent wire this week.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:09 am

Tryptamine wrote:Brewers are in on Schoop and perhaps Gausman. I imagine one of Corbin Burnes or Keston Hiura has to be involved and I couldn't be happier.

my cousin got Schoop’s dinger ball last night and then celebrated like a goober. that is the end of my cool story
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:34 pm

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Bobson Dugnutt wrote:Any realistic upgrades left on the reliever market now?

Britton, arguably, wasn’t even a top 5 option. So yes. Conley, Yates, Pressly, Soria, Barraclough, Steckenrider, Lugo to name a few.


I said realistic because most of those guys haven’t really been mentioned in too many trade rumors. In particular, the asking price on Marlins guys has been reported to be extremely high.

And hard no on Soria for me.


ok, so there are tweets out there saying that teams are seemingly willing to meet the marlins' asking price for Barraclough. if this is a realistic possibility, i'm all for it. i'm guessing getting him and Conley together is out of the realm of possibility, but having two relievers like those guys controlled through 2022 would be quite nice. Conley, in particular, fills an offseason need with Wilson a FA and Monty a possible starter/trade bait.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby CubsWin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:43 am

What do you think it takes for the Cubs to acquire Keone Kela? Ademan plus? Less? More?
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby The Logan » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:12 pm



Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... is there anything in Brach's profile right now to suggest he's still capable of being the guy he was 2-3 years ago vs the guy he is now? Cause he kinda looks like he sucks right now. I noticed his BABIP against is absurdly high (.371), but his velocity is also down on all of his pitches.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Tim » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:33 pm

Theo & Jed must be pretty confident in the division. They're bargain shopping this deadline.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bertz » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:03 pm

The Logan wrote:

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... is there anything in Brach's profile right now to suggest he's still capable of being the guy he was 2-3 years ago vs the guy he is now? Cause he kinda looks like he sucks right now. I noticed his BABIP against is absurdly high (.371), but his velocity is also down on all of his pitches.


He's back to averaging 95 on his fastball here in July, though he's pitched terribly this month so it clearly hasn't helped much yet. I'd buy that he's been a little unlucky and is still a quality 7th inning guy, but I'd like to aim a little higher for our reliever acquisition since we skimped on the rotation. I'd love Will Smith from the Giants or one of the Nationals guys.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby davell » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:08 pm

Geez, it appears we're truly bin hunting. I know our system is horsefeathers, but we've got the ability to add Wheeler and Herrera as well. I want Theo to be scorched earth, but I don't think he is.
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Postby d_money » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:42 pm

davell wrote:Geez, it appears we're truly bin hunting. I know our system is horsefeathers, but we've got the ability to add Wheeler and Herrera as well. I want Theo to be scorched earth, but I don't think he is.

I agree that the system is horsefeathers from a positional player perspective - since most are in the ML roster currently. But - from a pitching standpoint, the cupboard is bare in terms of pitchers knocking on the door. There’s not many that have been produced either.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:44 pm

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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:51 pm

Cool, frees us up to get Brad Ziegler.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:43 pm

Luis Ayala (who I am not sure is a real person) was also pulled

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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:48 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Luis Ayala (who I am not sure is a real person) was also pulled



This feels like a Ziegler level deal. Not getting the other marlins guys for this kinda package, you’d think.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:59 pm

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Luis Ayala (who I am not sure is a real person) was also pulled



This feels like a Ziegler level deal. Not getting the other marlins guys for this kinda package, you’d think.

Yeah these are definitely guys that only get you a Ziegler type dude, I wish we’d aim higher but Ziegler says he’s made a mechanical change and has only allowed 2 runs in his last ~25 innings and also has a ~75% GB rate which will play up with our defense.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bertz » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:09 pm

I really like Ziegler, but I think our pen needs a little help getting out tough lefties, which he does not help at all. Grab Ziegler AND find a LOOGY to take Rosario's spot in the pen and I'll be fairly happy.
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