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

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Postby David » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:29 pm

cl smooth wrote:
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definitely not a thing but what the hell why not


was that taken at almora's kid's christening?


yeah probably
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:30 pm

good chance it was addison's
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Postby Brian » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 pm

It was (Almora's baby's baptism)



Big Dan was there too
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:44 pm

I wonder how many members of cubs twitter were invited to their favorite player's kids baptism
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:47 pm

The hot new market inefficiency is stocking up on cheap best buds.
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Postby Brian » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:57 pm

Cubs really should be calling up the Sox and offering them Albert, they haven't picked up a person close to Manny in a couple of days.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:44 pm

What's with this late night christening party. Is this how the celebs do it?
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:00 am

Epstein stated they had lots of trade talks going on. With prospect rankings mostly out we know that:

- the Cubs have two bat prospects more or less considered top 100
- a nationally noted breakout candidate, a giant possible power LHP at that
- at least one spare cheap ML bat (Slappy or Happ-y)
- a couple probably/likely appealing players on movable deals (Chatwod and Zobrist)
- lots of cheap, ML ready pitching (yes they mostly suck but baseball teams don't care about that part so much anymore)

Soooo...when do we at least get a cool trade? Multiple cool trades would be even better. I'm losing it, men, and I never even had it!

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Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:09 am

What is it that's appealing about Chatwood?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:16 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:What is it that's appealing about Chatwood?

Teams that are smarter than us and know how to turn spin rates in to real on field success and results, I suppose. That’s all I got.
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Postby d_money » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:30 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:What is it that's appealing about Chatwood?

Teams that are smarter than us and know how to turn spin rates in to real on field success and results, I suppose. That’s all I got.

And his arm doesn’t have a lot of wear n tear on it. Who cares if he can’t throw strikes. He’s healthy.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:52 am

d_money wrote:
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SouthSideRyan wrote:What is it that's appealing about Chatwood?

Teams that are smarter than us and know how to turn spin rates in to real on field success and results, I suppose. That’s all I got.

And his arm doesn’t have a lot of wear n tear on it. Who cares if he can’t throw strikes. He’s healthy.

He has two TJS on his resume..... but yeah he’s presumably, currently healthy.
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Postby Deeg » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:58 am

Our system is still pretty much a disaster. I don't want us to trade the few interesting guys we have just for the sake of boredom relief.
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Postby Jaxbro » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47 am

David wrote:

definitely not a thing but what the hell why not


Corona. Barf.
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Postby The Logan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:52 am

HE'S COUNTING HIS CALORIES
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Postby d_money » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:37 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
d_money wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Teams that are smarter than us and know how to turn spin rates in to real on field success and results, I suppose. That’s all I got.

And his arm doesn’t have a lot of wear n tear on it. Who cares if he can’t throw strikes. He’s healthy.

He has two TJS on his resume..... but yeah he’s presumably, currently healthy.

Ok...he’s well rested, then.
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Postby Butterscup » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:25 am

Deeg wrote:Our system is still pretty much a disaster. I don't want us to trade the few interesting guys we have just for the sake of boredom relief.


counterpoint: horsefeathers the farm system.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:01 pm

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Postby The Logan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:37 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/bleachernation/status/1095426612126978049?s=21


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Postby squally1313 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:42 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/bleachernation/status/1095426612126978049?s=21


Well Bryce Harper would certainly be relieving to my anxiety about the current roster, so...

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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:44 pm

Kimbrel on a 1+1 deal is something I’d like to see
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Postby Tim » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Kimbrel on a 1+1 deal is something I’d like to see

That would be amazing if his market fell that far.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:54 pm

Tim wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Kimbrel on a 1+1 deal is something I’d like to see

That would be amazing if his market fell that far.

Yeah maybe not that far but maybe something along the lines of that “swell-opt” thing Boras talked about where it’s like a 4 year deal but he gets opt outs the first two years, we get an option (that trumps his opt out in year 2) after year 2 for 2 years or can get out of the deal for a buyout option.
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