Regular Season Rumors

User avatar
Cubswin11
Hall of Fame
Posts: 21730
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:17 pm
x 5072
x 4034

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:59 pm

Ziegler has not been traded, again

0 x
Screw Pitchers

User avatar
Cubswin11
Hall of Fame
Posts: 21730
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:17 pm
x 5072
x 4034

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:00 pm

0 x
Screw Pitchers

User avatar
Sammy Sofa
Licks Butts
Posts: 76046
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:45 am
Location: Washington DC
x 8859
x 11944

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:02 pm

UMFan83 wrote:We're not in on Ziegler apparently



Image
1 x
► Show Spoiler

User avatar
jersey cubs fan
Inner-Circle HOF
Posts: 58087
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:38 pm
Location: Hoboken squat cobbler
x 2178
x 7131

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:06 pm

keep the space available for Doolittle
0 x
longhotsummer wrote:I realize now, any opposing viewpoint, will not be tolerated.

User avatar
TBS Playoffs Insider
Turdologist
Posts: 32033
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:57 am
x 2059
x 5104
Contact:

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:07 pm

"Doolittle" is Theo's take on the trade deadline ok folks that's my good tweet for the day see you at 3 pm
6 x

User avatar
Banedon
Curse You!
Posts: 65854
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:36 pm
Location: Kidding Myself
x 4694
x 4689

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Banedon » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:17 pm

LOL Levine..




0 x
Image

User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 67646
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley
x 911
x 1805

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Derwood » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:29 pm

Indians acquire Leonys Martin
0 x

Bertz
Starter
Posts: 568
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:59 pm
x 208
x 267

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bertz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:29 pm

squally1313 wrote:Can someone tell me why we'd want Brad Ziegler and his 4.58 FIP?


He's a proven soft contact guy with an elite groundball rate who even in a down year is very strong against righties. He's basically a B+ Steve Cishek clone.
0 x

User avatar
UMFan83
Inner-Circle HOF
Posts: 75830
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:42 pm
Location: Southport Ave
x 2600
x 3793
Contact:

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:38 pm

Sounds like the Diamondbacks are likely landing spot for Ziegler
0 x
Win it for Fred

squally1313
All-Star
Posts: 2793
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:34 pm
x 762
x 735

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby squally1313 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:43 pm

Thanks everyone for the Ziegler explanations. Ground ball rate is very attractive, but he's getting hit hard this year.

Either way, I woke up looking forward to a Bryce Harper trade, and now we're on like hour 2 of the Brad horsefeathering Ziegler watch. Someone needs to do something cool here.
0 x

User avatar
Outshined_One
Blam.
Posts: 32229
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:38 am
Location: Chicago, IL
x 1
x 67

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Outshined_One » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:44 pm

I would feel okay if the Cubs opted to go dumpster diving for relief help on the waiver wire. I like Ziegler, but I don't think they have the farm to trade for a high level reliever and I don't foresee anyone on the 25 man getting moved until the offseason.
0 x

User avatar
Cubswin11
Hall of Fame
Posts: 21730
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:17 pm
x 5072
x 4034

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:55 pm

Outshined_One wrote:I would feel okay if the Cubs opted to go dumpster diving for relief help on the waiver wire. I like Ziegler, but I don't think they have the farm to trade for a high level reliever and I don't foresee anyone on the 25 man getting moved until the offseason.

When you see what these RPs are going for we pretty easily could’ve matched most of the packages with just minor leaguers that it’s taken to get them. I think we will get something still and think it might even be something pretty good/cool yet.
0 x
Screw Pitchers

Bertz
Starter
Posts: 568
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:59 pm
x 208
x 267

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bertz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:01 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Outshined_One wrote:I would feel okay if the Cubs opted to go dumpster diving for relief help on the waiver wire. I like Ziegler, but I don't think they have the farm to trade for a high level reliever and I don't foresee anyone on the 25 man getting moved until the offseason.

When you see what these RPs are going for we pretty easily could’ve matched most of the packages with just minor leaguers that it’s taken to get them. I think we will get something still and think it might even be something pretty good/cool yet.


Yeah I think Kirby Yates might be the only reliever on the block who would have an acquisition cost that causes any consternation.
0 x

User avatar
Cubswin11
Hall of Fame
Posts: 21730
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:17 pm
x 5072
x 4034

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:05 pm

Bertz wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Outshined_One wrote:I would feel okay if the Cubs opted to go dumpster diving for relief help on the waiver wire. I like Ziegler, but I don't think they have the farm to trade for a high level reliever and I don't foresee anyone on the 25 man getting moved until the offseason.

When you see what these RPs are going for we pretty easily could’ve matched most of the packages with just minor leaguers that it’s taken to get them. I think we will get something still and think it might even be something pretty good/cool yet.


Yeah I think Kirby Yates might be the only reliever on the block who would have an acquisition cost that causes any consternation.

Yeah I’m still hoping for 1 of Yates, Pressly or Conley. And holding out hope for something big out of left field
0 x
Screw Pitchers

champaignchris
Starter
Posts: 721
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:40 pm
x 4
x 102

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby champaignchris » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:14 pm

I’m breathlessly awaiting Tommy Pham verbally unloading on the Cardinals organization the minute he reports with the Rays. We all know it’s going to happen.

Does that make me a bad person?
6 x

User avatar
CubsWin
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 6981
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:25 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
x 163
x 391

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby CubsWin » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:26 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Bertz wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:When you see what these RPs are going for we pretty easily could’ve matched most of the packages with just minor leaguers that it’s taken to get them. I think we will get something still and think it might even be something pretty good/cool yet.


Yeah I think Kirby Yates might be the only reliever on the block who would have an acquisition cost that causes any consternation.

Yeah I’m still hoping for 1 of Yates, Pressly or Conley. And holding out hope for something big out of left field

Pressly already traded to the Astros, but I like the other two!
1 x
”I do sincerely hope the Cubs win a World Series. After I die.” - Jerry Reinsdorf, January, 2015. Sorry you had to witness that, Jer...

User avatar
Regular Show
All-Star
Posts: 1610
Joined: Mon May 16, 2016 10:16 am
Location: Chicago, IL
x 1380
x 454

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Regular Show » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:29 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:RIP the last shred of the dream of the vaunted Pham-Piscotty-Grichuk OF that could have been.




I wonder if "Asphalt Cowboy" is now thinking:

Image
2 x
"It was met with, basically, he didn't want to talk about that. He didn't want me to tell him that. I just basically said, 'Well that's why we want an electronic strike zone.'" -- Ben Zobrist

User avatar
Southpaw19
All-Star
Posts: 3437
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 7:37 pm
Location: Hoffman Estates, IL
x 5
x 102

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Southpaw19 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:33 pm

Every year on this day, I think of the scene in Moneyball, where Beane is working the phones like a mad man. I'd love to be a fly on the wall in Theo/Jed's office.
4 x
Image

User avatar
TMan92
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 6044
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:26 am
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
x 24
x 319

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby TMan92 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:33 pm

champaignchris wrote:I’m breathlessly awaiting Tommy Pham verbally unloading on the Cardinals organization the minute he reports with the Rays. We all know it’s going to happen.

Does that make me a bad person?


More room for Newcomb and Hader. I love it when a plan comes together.
0 x

User avatar
David
Inner-Circle HOF
Posts: 60408
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:33 am
Location: Chicago
x 7463
x 4580

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby David » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:48 pm

0 x
Image

The Cubs’ transaction list under Epstein and Hoyer reads like a work of fiction, a wish-fulfillment list composed in hindsight.

User avatar
ConstableRabbit
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 8258
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:17 am
Location: Heavenston
x 1045
x 585

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:51 pm

Sick 2013 rotation, brah.
0 x
During a "Not For Women Only" panel discussion, former Cubs pitcher Mike Bielecki asked several players to invent a baseball catch phrase for Viagra. Theriot's ad campaign: "Viagra -- I always play hard."

User avatar
PackLandVA
All-Star
Posts: 2015
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:42 pm
Location: Embracing the suck...somewhere.
x 207
x 283

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 pm

Does a trade for another starter possible free up Monty (and others) for a bigger trade? Or is it to get Monty in the BP to add to the super bullpen?
0 x
Sticks the landing!!!

User avatar
UMFan83
Inner-Circle HOF
Posts: 75830
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:42 pm
Location: Southport Ave
x 2600
x 3793
Contact:

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:01 pm

Call me crazy but I don't hate trading for Harvey if the cost is minimal. I like the idea of acquiring a crapload of pitchers and hoping 3-4 of them work out.

Strangely at the same time, I would love it if Harvey was the Brewers deadline move because I don't fear him at all.
3 x
Win it for Fred

Bertz
Starter
Posts: 568
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:59 pm
x 208
x 267

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bertz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:02 pm

Matt Harvey is clearly not broken anymore and if you're a glass half full guy you might even call him average.
However, even with our rotation's struggles there's no one I'd want him to replace post-Chatwood.
0 x

User avatar
Banedon
Curse You!
Posts: 65854
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:36 pm
Location: Kidding Myself
x 4694
x 4689

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Banedon » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:04 pm

I'm fine with Harvey depending on the price.
0 x
Image


Return to “Transactions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 7 guests