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

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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:15 am

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Postby Bertz » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:38 am



It was probably safe to assume Barnette had minor league options but good to see confirmation
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Postby Gilby » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 am

The AAA relievers are gonna need to learn to hit and play positions to be able to keep even half of them.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:13 am

Gilby wrote:The AAA relievers are gonna need to learn to hit and play positions to be able to keep even half of them.


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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:26 am

Just planning to sideswipe the league next season when they only have 3 starters and 38 relievers on constant rotation on and off the DL.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:20 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Just planning to sideswipe the league next season when they only have 3 starters and 38 relievers on constant rotation on and off the DL.

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Postby Brian » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:23 am

That's basically what the Brewers did to win the division last year, so there's that.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:37 am

Brian wrote:That's basically what the Brewers did to win the division last year, so there's that.


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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:42 am

Brian wrote:That's basically what the Brewers did to win the division last year, so there's that.


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Postby Bertz » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:31 pm

Gilby wrote:The AAA relievers are gonna need to learn to hit and play positions to be able to keep even half of them.


Speaking of that I was kind of hoping we would be the ones to grab Matt Davidson, but the Rangers signed him yesterday. He's going to be a fun Michael Lorenzen type for somebody.

I like the approach to the bullpen. I feel like there's enough veteran talent in the main group that it has a decently high floor (as much as that can actually be true of a non-Yankees bullpen) and the Iowa and shuttle is so stocked that it's actually the Iowa/Tennessee shuttle. The sheer volume of guys says that they'll get lightning in a bottle somewhere, probably with a couple of them. My guess is Norwood and Mekkes, but if you told me Chatwood and Clifton I'd be like "yeah I could totally see that."
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Postby Derwood » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:44 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Just planning to sideswipe the league next season when they only have 3 starters and 38 relievers on constant rotation on and off the DL.


Waves and waves (of Iowa shuttle middle relievers)
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:46 pm

I honestly read that Hagerty piece on the edge of my seat wondering who was going to sign him. Yay, we won one!
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Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:08 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:
Brian wrote:That's basically what the Brewers did to win the division last year, so there's that.


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who says "just" before the second part? there is no just
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Postby Tim » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:34 pm

Did anyone mention this signing yet?

The Cubs have signed right-handed swingman Christian Bergman to a minor league contract, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

The 30-year-old Bergman was a member of the Mariners over the previous two seasons, though he spent the majority of that period with their Triple-A affiliate. Bergman pitched to a 5.00-plus ERA in both the 2017 and ’18 seasons in Tacoma, where he combined for 227 2/3 innings and 42 appearances (41 starts). Overall, Bergman – who’s also a former Rockie – owns a 4.66 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 376 2/3 frames at the minors’ highest level.

While Bergman has seen major league action in each season dating back to his 2014 debut, he had difficulty preventing runs in all five of those campaigns. In 215 2/3 innings, 14 of which came in 2018, the soft-tossing Bergman has managed just a 5.59 ERA/5.09 FIP with 5.43 K/9, 2.04 BB/9 and a 37.1 percent groundball rate.



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Postby The Logan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:02 pm

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The Cubs have signed right-handed swingman Christian Bergman to a minor league contract, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.


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Postby Deeg » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:26 pm

The only interesting part about these crap moves is guessing how Brett Taylor is going to spin them as genius.
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Postby javy knows my name » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:57 pm

Deeg wrote:The only interesting part about these crap moves is guessing how Brett Taylor is going to spin them as genius.


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Postby weis21 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:58 pm

Deeg wrote:The only interesting part about these crap moves is guessing how Brett Taylor is going to spin them as genius.

Pretty sure even he gave up hope, too.

Sad times.
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Postby snoodmonger » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:19 pm

weis21 wrote:
Deeg wrote:The only interesting part about these crap moves is guessing how Brett Taylor is going to spin them as genius.

Pretty sure even he gave up hope, too.

Sad times.


At least he's verified on twitter now, so we don't have to hear him bitching about that anymore.
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Postby Deeg » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:40 pm

snoodmonger wrote:
weis21 wrote:
Deeg wrote:The only interesting part about these crap moves is guessing how Brett Taylor is going to spin them as genius.

Pretty sure even he gave up hope, too.

Sad times.


At least he's verified on twitter now, so we don't have to hear him bitching about that anymore.


But if Amazon is having a sale you can be sure he’ll let you know.
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Postby Brian » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:21 pm

take this for whatever worth you want to give it.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:23 pm

Brian wrote:take this for whatever worth you want to give it.



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Sammy Sofa wrote:
Brian wrote:take this for whatever worth you want to give it.



A dramatic recreation of this dude's reporting process:

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:39 pm

That's his source.
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