Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero

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Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero

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Postby Tim » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:03 pm

Hopefully this is very cheap.
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Postby David » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:03 pm

meh. he's fine.
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Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Postby champaignchris » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:04 pm

Obviously, we have to see what’s going back. But in the words of C. Montgomery Burns, “I know what I hate, and I don’t hate this.”
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Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Postby Bertz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:04 pm

Extremely Meh

If we were going to grab someone so pedestrian. I would have preferred someone who really excels in one particular area. Now that Kintzler's groundball rate has evaporated, he's just thoroughly mediocre at everything.
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Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 pm

Bertz wrote:Extremely Meh

If we were going to grab someone so pedestrian. I would have preferred someone who really excels in one particular area. Now that Kintzler's groundball rate has evaporated, he's just thoroughly mediocre at everything.


twitter says that he has the 11th highest soft contact rate in baseball this year.
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Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 pm

This is interesting. I don't love relievers that don't strike out a lot of guys and don't have elite GB rates, but his K and BB rates have ticked in the right direction as of late (LD rate, too, but not sure that's stable in this short a span) -- not sure if he's made changes or if this is him getting healthy after his DL stint for the forearm.

He's also got a $10m team option and $5m player option for next year and I know we've been linked to him in the past.
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Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Postby David » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:07 pm

he's a little too amped about this but posting it for the info either way



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Postby Andy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:09 pm

This is a perfectly fine depth move provided it costs almost nothing. He'll be like our 5th-best reliever.
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Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:10 pm

Meh. He'd do well with the grounders and soft contact with our defense. But still really meh. Do better.
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Postby Schwarber Fan » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:10 pm

We're probably done, right?
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Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Postby bcl412 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:11 pm

I was meh on Mike Montgomery when it happened and he had the coolest save in cubs history so maybe this dude will do that too
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Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Postby Andy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:11 pm

Schwarber Fan wrote:We're probably done, right?

There were reports linking us (and the VBs) to Matt Harvey a couple hours ago.
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Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Postby Banedon » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:14 pm

Just about everyone on the market was meh...I think expectations were set a touch high.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:15 pm

Better pitching coach than Hickey

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:17 pm

Eh; at least it wasn't Ziegler.
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Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Postby soccer10k » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:17 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Better pitching coach than Hickey



Fire Hickey. Kintzler for player-pitching coach.
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Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:18 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Eh; at least it wasn't Ziegler.

I’d rather have Ziegler
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Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:19 pm

Kintzler has a $10 million team option next year and if it’s declined can exercise a $5 million player option, fwiw.
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Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

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Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:23 pm

soccer10k wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Better pitching coach than Hickey



Fire Hickey. Kintzler for player-pitching coach.


Might want to hold off on that...

https://www.fangraphs.com/statsd.aspx?p ... 28&season=
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Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Postby ScrubMD » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:24 pm

People were meh on Chavez too, and now he’s easily our best player.
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Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Postby Brian » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:24 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Kintzler has a $10 million team option next year and if it’s declined can exercise a $5 million player option, fwiw.


We need to find out if he's friends with Bryce.
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