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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Postby Derwood » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:23 pm

Hey, Tazawa was last good in....2015....so at age 33 he's sure to bounce back
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:46 pm

I hope we don't see Tazawa this season, for us at least. But with that signing we now have like 28 guys on the Iowa shuttle:

I assume we'll have a few trades in March.

This table taken from Cubsprospects on Twitter
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Postby Bertz » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:42 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:I hope we don't see Tazawa this season, for us at least. But with that signing we now have like 28 guys on the Iowa shuttle:

I assume we'll have a few trades in March.

This table taken from Cubsprospects on Twitter


Wow, I didn't realize how many of these guys we had until they were all listed together. While it sucks that it still lacks a blue chipper, this is actually pretty good depth. And that's really important because we need, at minimum, 3 of these guys to show enough that we feel good about them heading into next offseason. Otherwise prepare for more of this same nonsense we've been dealing with this winter.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:13 pm

Yeah, I guess at the least it showing Kintzler and Duensing they aren’t guaranteed jobs. They have so many guys to throw against the wall right now.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:06 pm

Manny Machado is gonna get basically the same contract that Mike Hampton got literally 20 years ago, but we're supposed to believe there is no collusion.
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Postby chopsx9 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:05 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Manny Machado is gonna get basically the same contract that Mike Hampton got literally 20 years ago, but we're supposed to believe there is no collusion.



Well those that don't learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:14 pm

chopsx9 wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Manny Machado is gonna get basically the same contract that Mike Hampton got literally 20 years ago, but we're supposed to believe there is no collusion.



Well those that don't learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them.


I assume you mean "players union caving too easily"
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Manny Machado is gonna get basically the same contract that Mike Hampton got literally 20 years ago, but we're supposed to believe there is no collusion.

I’d bet he ultimately gets about what was expected. The optics and process of this offseason sucks and it needs to change how long this takes and the teams crying poor is absolute BS but ultimately it seems guys are getting around what they were projected to (if not a little more). Imo.
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Postby BigSlick » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:55 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Seriously, given the expectations and the stakes, this is the worst offseason in living team history

2004 was way worse. They (had to) blow up the teams from 2003-2004 and you knew the 2005 team had no chance of being competitive. It was a surrender year after two years of relevance.

Us deciding not to be heads and shoulders above the rest of the NL but still very likely a playoff caliber team does not match up to that.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:35 pm

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Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Seriously, given the expectations and the stakes, this is the worst offseason in living team history

2004 was way worse. They (had to) blow up the teams from 2003-2004 and you knew the 2005 team had no chance of being competitive. It was a surrender year after two years of relevance.

Us deciding not to be heads and shoulders above the rest of the NL but still very likely a playoff caliber team does not match up to that.


Hell no, this is worse because the roster is built on such a strong foundation and they are choosing not to supplement it because they know it won't hurt their bottom line. Those mid 2000s teams were built on such a shoddy foundation that choosing to not keep adding old FAs to the roster was just the latest in a long line of indignities.

this is ownership treating the team like a bank. why spend 250 million on a player when we're going to make $x amount of dollars regardless.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:17 pm

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Postby Derwood » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:50 pm

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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:53 pm

I'm not rooting for a player named Brent Honeywell. If you gave me that name on a current event quiz, I would have guessed one of Brett Kavanaugh's HS accomplices.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:12 pm

Hopefully they’re flipping Honeywell if this is real
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Postby Derwood » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:18 pm

I mean, it's treebird's joke account so.....
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:20 pm

17 Seconds wrote:that duke sig makes me laugh every time

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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:22 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Hopefully they’re flipping Honeywell if this is real


Wait. What?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:29 pm

It would be funny if he gets one of these trades right
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:31 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:that duke sig makes me laugh every time

RIP, sweet prince

Is he actually dead or do we think he is
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:32 pm

Zobrist for Honeywell would be...

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...pretty sweet.
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Post Count Padder wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:that duke sig makes me laugh every time

RIP, sweet prince

Is he actually dead or do we think he is


yes
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:49 pm

That guy also tweeted this:

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Postby 17 Seconds » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:55 pm

Derwood wrote:I mean, it's treebird's joke account so.....


i still don't know if you really think it's him, and i still don't know if it really is him. i thought jersey was just joking about it because of the name, and it doesn't look like tree's work.
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Postby chopsx9 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:54 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
chopsx9 wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Manny Machado is gonna get basically the same contract that Mike Hampton got literally 20 years ago, but we're supposed to believe there is no collusion.



Well those that don't learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them.


I assume you mean "players union caving too easily"


No teams paying 80+ million for 2.3 war over 8 years + 2 additional seasons when he didn't even pitch.
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