The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

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Postby davell » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:21 am

I think we'd get more than just one of that group for Schwarber. An Alzolay type starter prospect too, perhaps?
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:40 pm

Boo trading Schwarber for a straight reliever. For example, if going to the Tigers the ask starts at like Mize and Jimenez rather than just Jimenez
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:35 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Boo trading Schwarber for a straight reliever.


I'd take a gay one but good luck getting one to come out in today's climate of hate.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:40 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Boo trading Schwarber for a straight reliever.


I'd take a gay one but good luck getting one to come out in today's climate of hate.

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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:42 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Boo trading Schwarber for a straight reliever.


I'd take a gay one but good luck getting one to come out in today's climate of hate.


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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:16 pm

How has a horsefeathering gif of horsefeathering George horsefeathering Zimmerman shown up here more than once recently?

Up your gif game, dorks.
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Postby treebird » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:09 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:How has a horsefeathering gif of horsefeathering George horsefeathering Zimmerman shown up here more than once recently?

Up your gif game, dorks.


agreed. is that some alt-right secret handshake thing? we don’t ever need to see a picture of that nightmare person again until he’s dead and someone is desecrating his corpse.
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Postby Liam Neeson » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:46 pm



I didn't realize how bad of a season he had last year.
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Postby Old Style » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:29 pm

So has Machado always been a little bitch?
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:43 pm

Old Style wrote:So has Machado always been a little bitch?


No, he heard the Cubs only pick up bad character guys so he's maneuvering his way to the north side
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Postby Tryptamine » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:47 pm

Old Style wrote:So has Machado always been a little bitch?


Very much so. There was that bat throwing incident where he intended to swing and let go of the bat to launch it at the pitcher but instead held on too long and chucked it at Josh Donaldson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9CzjwJja3U
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:58 pm

The Cubs have long trafficked in guys who love sliding like dickheads, so he'd fit right in.
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Postby champaignchris » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:13 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:The Cubs have long trafficked in guys who love sliding like dickheads, so he'd fit right in.


The warm, tender embraces of Javy Baez more than make up for anything his teammates may have done.
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Postby Bull » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:48 pm

toonsterwu wrote: I really don't take the time to look deep into numbers anymore ...


Always a sad day when a Hall of Famer retires and becomes a color commentator.
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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:36 am

Could Rockies look to trade Gray?
Oct. 19: The Rockies' rotation was surprisingly a strength of the team in 2018, with Kyle Freeland and German Marquez enjoying breakout seasons, but Opening Day starter Jon Gray was a disappointment.

Although he fanned 183 batters, Gray allowed more earned runs than anyone in the National League (98), posting a 5.12 ERA over 172 1/3 innings. His FIP was much lower at 4.08, mirroring a career trend (lifetime 3.68 FIP, 4.65 ERA).

The right-hander has shown flashes of ace potential in four big league campaigns, but he hasn't put it all together yet, and his future role is a major question mark for Colorado.

According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Rockies didn't act on the inquiries they received about Gray before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. But with Gray's tantalizing stuff and three remaining years of team control, the trade requests aren't likely to go away this offseason. And after Gray was left off the NLDS roster, Colorado might be more open to dealing him this time around.


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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:08 am

Any speculation what Brian McCann might get in FA?
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:31 am

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Sammy Sofa wrote:How has a horsefeathering gif of horsefeathering George horsefeathering Zimmerman shown up here more than once recently?

Up your gif game, dorks.


agreed. is that some alt-right secret handshake thing? we don’t ever need to see a picture of that nightmare person again until he’s dead and someone is desecrating his corpse.

Ironic gifs are ironic gifs. Some Drax the Destroyer pearl clutching going on in here.
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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Postby davell » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:47 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:Any speculation what Brian McCann might get in FA?


Lol, I've brought him up to some buddies. Theo has mentioned adding a guy with an "edge" and I thought of who's a Lackey type and McCann was first I saw as far as FA go......

My guess is he'd get 1/5 or so, plus some incentives?

That said, I actually wonder if his own teammates hate him. He may be TOO much of a red ass to fit in.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:52 am

davell wrote:That said, I actually wonder if his own teammates hate him. He may be TOO much of a red ass to fit in.


What did he do?
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Postby davell » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:56 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:
davell wrote:That said, I actually wonder if his own teammates hate him. He may be TOO much of a red ass to fit in.


What did he do?


Isn't he the guy that blocks home plate when someone pimps out a homer? Hates bat flips, all that stuff. Just super, super o!d school.
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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:11 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Boo trading Schwarber for a straight reliever.


I'd take a gay one but good luck getting one to come out in today's climate of hate.


Not sure how I missed this but I’m pretty sick of all these cisgender heteronormative relievers. Recall that Theo said something about privelege not being checked
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:26 am

davell wrote:
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davell wrote:That said, I actually wonder if his own teammates hate him. He may be TOO much of a red ass to fit in.


What did he do?


Isn't he the guy that blocks home plate when someone pimps out a homer? Hates bat flips, all that stuff. Just super, super o!d school.


Just that on a guy who otherwise perfectly fits the roster for baseball reasons and probably is ready to take low commit steady work as a backup/semi-platoon for contenders? Just grab him and give him a start or three a week, however it works out. This one actually seems like an easy one to me as the top choice for a catcher among FAs.
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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Postby davell » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:00 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:
davell wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:
What did he do?


Isn't he the guy that blocks home plate when someone pimps out a homer? Hates bat flips, all that stuff. Just super, super o!d school.


Just that on a guy who otherwise perfectly fits the roster for baseball reasons and probably is ready to take low commit steady work as a backup/semi-platoon for contenders? Just grab him and give him a start or three a week, however it works out. This one actually seems like an easy one to me as the top choice for a catcher among FAs.


Theo really seems to value the clubhouse fit stuff. Honestly, I figure McCann is either 100% the right guy or 100% the wrong one, based on his personality, and what Theo is looking for. From an On the field standpoint, I like the idea a lot. Lefty, solid defensively, has pop, seems to call a good game.......
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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:13 pm

Brian McCann is a notorious Baseball Anus, and basically that's all he's known/mocked for at this point, so of course Tom has never heard of it.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:31 pm

Willfully adding Brian McCann to a team basically defined by Javier Baez would be so majestically stupid that it would be a justifiably fireable offense.
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