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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bull » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:07 am

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:All I can see is that someone noticed Duffy changed his handle from Duffkc41 to Duffman and a few Royals fans are freaking out about it. He even responded to them with this


No harm no foul, but probably not the best time of year to do that.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby sweetpeteman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:29 am

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JennieGarthAlgar wrote:All I can see is that someone noticed Duffy changed his handle from Duffkc41 to Duffman and a few Royals fans are freaking out about it. He even responded to them with this


No harm no foul, but probably not the best time of year to do that.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby SouthSideRyan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:44 am

Did I miss why everyone hates Almora now and is willing to trade him for whatever? Is it just because of banking on getting Harper and him having nowhere to play?
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Postby Tim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:49 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:Did I miss why everyone hates Almora now and is willing to trade him for whatever? Is it just because of banking on getting Harper and him having nowhere to play?

Now?
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:50 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:Did I miss why everyone hates Almora now and is willing to trade him for whatever? Is it just because of banking on getting Harper and him having nowhere to play?

I just don’t think he’s anything special and his stats now are likely his peak. He doesn’t walk, he doesn’t hit for power or the ball overly hard, he doesn’t hit RHP, he has to run a crazy high BABIP to carry even a decent average and he’s slow as horsefeathers so I don’t buy the infield/GB hits continuing, he’s an awful base runner and he is a good but not great fielder who already is slow and as he gets slower I fear he can’t handle CF. He has a nice contact/hit tool though and handles lefties well, which obviously is nice to have on the current team construction. But to me he seems like a 2-3 WAR OF as his ceiling who is incredibly contact/BABIP dependent for value, not exactly hard to replace and if someone wants to buy in to his unsustainable batting average and diving/running/jumping catches meaning he’s an elite defender I’d be all for selling out now.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Tryptamine » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:51 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:Did I miss why everyone hates Almora now and is willing to trade him for whatever? Is it just because of banking on getting Harper and him having nowhere to play?


He's playing as well as he ever will. He's not particularly great on the bases, he has average power at best and his average is being hoisted up by a crazy high babip that shouldn't exist for a guy who hits as groundballs as he does. Yeah he's great defensively, but the offense is a mirage and if someone wants to pay for that mirage then I think most of us are willing to let them.
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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:10 am

Any realistic upgrades left on the reliever market now?
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:13 am

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.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:17 am

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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.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:04 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:Did I miss why everyone hates Almora now and is willing to trade him for whatever? Is it just because of banking on getting Harper and him having nowhere to play?



All things equal, if I’m choosing between trading Almora and Happ, I’ve got this on repeat:

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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Tim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:28 pm

I want something nice for my birthday
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Postby Tim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:40 pm

Tim wrote:I want something nice for my birthday

Clock is ticking, Theo...
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:05 pm

Tim wrote:I want something nice for my birthday

Our peeress leader deserves a shiny new Clayton Richard on this day.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Tim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:42 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:
Tim wrote:I want something nice for my birthday

Our peeress leader deserves a shiny new Clayton Richard on this day.

I really wanted an Eovaldi.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:47 pm

Tim wrote:
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Tim wrote:I want something nice for my birthday

Our peeress leader deserves a shiny new Clayton Richard on this day.

I really wanted an Eovaldi.

Same. I figured he was ours if we really wanted him. And the return wasn't that great.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:
Tim wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:Our peeress leader deserves a shiny new Clayton Richard on this day.

I really wanted an Eovaldi.

Same. I figured he was ours if we really wanted him. And the return wasn't that great.

Hopefully we get Wheeler now
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Tedward » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:57 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:
Tim wrote:I really wanted an Eovaldi.

Same. I figured he was ours if we really wanted him. And the return wasn't that great.

Hopefully we get Wheeler now


I'd like Wheeler as well, but can't help but think the Mets brass is going underground now after being ridiculed in the media with their weak return on Familia. Either that or their asking price will be so high now, he won't be attainable.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:57 pm

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No no no. Can’t even use the old “Bosio will fix him” justification
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Perd » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:12 pm

We would leave every other team in the league Happless.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 pm

Trading for Happ, in theory, would make Monty available in a DeGrom trade
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Gilby » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:15 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
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No no no. Can’t even use the old “Bosio will fix him” justification


Wait, why wouldn't we want Happ given the state of our rotation? I'd love to get him, personally.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:21 pm

Gilby wrote:
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No no no. Can’t even use the old “Bosio will fix him” justification


Wait, why wouldn't we want Happ given the state of our rotation? I'd love to get him, personally.


yup, same. after wheeler, he's 2nd on my list of preferred targets of what's rumored to still be available.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Duke Silver » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:26 pm

The only reason I don't want him is because I want Wheeler. I'd obviously take anyone other than Chatwood and be happy. And Happ is perfectly cromulent. But I really like Wheeler.
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