2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:12 pm

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He’s hasn’t played since 2017 and had double heel/foot surgery last year. I don’t care, pick him up and ship Russell away.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:13 pm

Isn't Tulo a bit of a McCann/Lester style leader/weirdo? If he can still physically fake it at SS that might be worth a go.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:26 pm

I’d love some Tulowitzki to the Cubs on a bounceback deal
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Postby Rob » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:35 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:I’d love some Tulowitzki to the Cubs on a bounceback deal


It's not really a bounceback deal. The Blue Jays are eating his entire salary. Wherever he signs, it will be for the $500k league minimum with the Blue Jays making up the rest for the next two years.

So it's more a question of what team offers him the best opportunity for him to continue playing. I think the Cubs could be reasonably high up that list. We have a lot of roster flexibility, so he only needs to play when he's feeling up to it. There's plenty of other big names on this team, so nobody would expect much of him. They could just slot him in at SS 2-3 times per week and bat him 7th or 8th and let him work his way back on his own schedule. Good clubhouse atmosphere and a team that should definitely compete. There's a lot to like.
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Banedon » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:35 pm

So how does this work...if Tulo signs with another team, he gets the salary with the new team PLUS the salary that he's still owed from the Jays?

EDIT: Rob cleared it up.
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Postby Bull » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:43 pm

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TomtheBombadil wrote:I’d love some Tulowitzki to the Cubs on a bounceback deal


It's not really a bounceback deal. The Blue Jays are eating his entire salary. Wherever he signs, it will be for the $500k league minimum with the Blue Jays making up the rest for the next two years.

So it's more a question of what team offers him the best opportunity for him to continue playing. I think the Cubs could be reasonably high up that list. We have a lot of roster flexibility, so he only needs to play when he's feeling up to it. There's plenty of other big names on this team, so nobody would expect much of him. They could just slot him in at SS 2-3 times per week and bat him 7th or 8th and let him work his way back on his own schedule. Good clubhouse atmosphere and a team that should definitely compete. There's a lot to like.


This is the perfect opportunity for the cubs and they should do it RIGHT NOW. The league minimum salary doesn't change their finances enough to give the team taking Russell off our hands any more leverage (as if they don't have enough already). Then you can shed Russell's salary and issues and free up money for Harper. Do it.
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Little Slide Rooter » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:55 pm

Kind of odd. It’s not like the Jays are going to contend, so why not just let play him and hope he sparks some trade value?
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Postby Guancous » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:09 am

Tulowitzki would need to pass the Cubs physical. The team with the most extensive medical information just paid $38 million to walk away.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:10 am

Guancous wrote:Tulowitzki would need to pass the Cubs physical. The team with the most extensive medical information just paid $38 million to walk away.

Dr. Nick oversees our medical department. Tulo should be in the clear.
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Postby Bluescale » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:27 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Dr. Nick oversees our medical department. Tulo should be in the clear.


Nah...it's Dr. Spaceman:

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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:54 am

He’s Machado’s brother in law, fwiw

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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Bear Cub » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:52 am

Looks like the Sox are getting serious about this stuff.
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:16 pm

Look, I'm as doom boner-y as the next guy when it comes to the White Sox out-spending PTR this offseason, but you don't win friends with salad OR in-laws.
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Postby d_money » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:55 pm

Personally, I wouldn’t want to hang with my BIL for 6 straight months and deal with family horsefeathers. No way.
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:59 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Look, I'm as doom boner-y as the next guy when it comes to the White Sox out-spending PTR this offseason, but you don't win friends with salad OR in-laws.



This offseason is kind of like sitting at the kid's table for Christmas dinner.
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Postby UMFan83 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:16 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:He’s Machado’s brother in law, fwiw



They should trade Eloy for Almora just to make sure they get him
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:50 pm

The Dbacks signed Matt Szczur.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:49 pm

So I guess they gave up on trying to work with the Marlins.
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:19 pm

I thought Ramos was going to get at least one more year and also a decent amount of more money.
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Bertz » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:21 pm

They're still pretty thin, but the Mets are another bat away from being very solid
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:32 pm

Bertz wrote:They're still pretty thin, but the Mets are another bat away from being very solid

Agree, they really should be in on Machado but I know their owners legit have no money. Lowrie or Pollock would be a solid addition there. But Conforto/Nimmo/Ramos/Cano/Frazier isn’t a bad core of the offense, it’s limited but fine. Biggest thing, as always with them, will be if the pitchers stay healthy to be a playoff contending team.
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:50 pm

I would have been more than fine with us doing that deal if/when we don’t get Bryce

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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:59 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:I would have been more than fine with us doing that deal if/when we don’t get Bryce




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