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

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Postby Bertz » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:52 pm

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Multiple relievers I'm hearing the #Cubs have had recent discussions with. Kelvin Herrera, Brad Brach, and Oliver Perez. #HotStove

Regardless of the stupid cat. Oliver Perez would be kind of interesting.... he was better than both Miller and Britton last year and he would definitely be cheaper. Perez and Allen as additions to the pen wouldn't be the worst moves.


Yeah I really like the Perez idea. He was all around fantastic last year, and at bare minimum he'll be tough on lefties forever. Plus at his age he should only be in line for a one tear deal.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:15 pm

No clue why I’m randomly overstating the Mets this offseason, but that 3B from Houston is a serious Justin Turner candidate.
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Postby champaignchris » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:04 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:No clue why I’m randomly overstating the Mets this offseason, but that 3B from Houston is a serious Justin Turner candidate.


So he’ll be good after he leaves the Mets?
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:51 pm

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TomtheBombadil wrote:No clue why I’m randomly overstating the Mets this offseason, but that 3B from Houston is a serious Justin Turner candidate.


So he’ll be good after he leaves the Mets?


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Postby dfnowak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:54 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/670TheScore/status/1082363793588584453

So, who the horsefeathers is going to close until Morrow is healthy?
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Postby Banedon » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:55 pm

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jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/670TheScore/status/1082363793588584453

So, who the horsefeathers is going to close until Morrow is healthy?


Strop
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:56 pm

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jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/670TheScore/status/1082363793588584453

So, who the horsefeathers is going to close until Morrow is healthy?


The best reliever of the decade is still a FA and younger than most of the guys who have signed!*

*Not to beat a dead horse, just pointing it out
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Postby dfnowak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:03 pm

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dfnowak wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/670TheScore/status/1082363793588584453

So, who the horsefeathers is going to close until Morrow is healthy?


Strop

Relying on Strop, Cishek, Edwards, and a usually hurt Morrow for the back end of the bullpen doesn't give me a lot of confidence. Thanks PTR!!!
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:18 pm

dfnowak wrote:
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dfnowak wrote:So, who the horsefeathers is going to close until Morrow is healthy?


Strop

Relying on Strop, Cishek, Edwards, and a usually hurt Morrow for the back end of the bullpen doesn't give me a lot of confidence. Thanks PTR!!!

I agree we need to add a guy or two. But depending on Strop shouldn’t be a concern, he’s been one of the better and most consistent/reliable RPs in baseball for a while now. If Cishek doesn’t have to pitch 140 innings this year he should be fine too. Ideally, yes, they are somewhere between our 4th best RP options than top 2, but to act like Strop doesn’t give you confidence is wrong. IMO.
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Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Postby dfnowak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 pm

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Strop

Relying on Strop, Cishek, Edwards, and a usually hurt Morrow for the back end of the bullpen doesn't give me a lot of confidence. Thanks PTR!!!

I agree we need to add a guy or two. But depending on Strop shouldn’t be a concern, he’s been one of the better and most consistent/reliable RPs in baseball for a while now. If Cishek doesn’t have to pitch 140 innings this year he should be fine too. Ideally, yes, they are somewhere between our 4th best RP options than top 2, but to act like Strop doesn’t give you confidence is wrong. IMO.

I wasn't specifically referring to Strop, but the bullpen as a whole. An injury to any of those guys and the Cubs could be up horsefeathers's creek.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:35 pm

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dfnowak wrote:Relying on Strop, Cishek, Edwards, and a usually hurt Morrow for the back end of the bullpen doesn't give me a lot of confidence. Thanks PTR!!!

I agree we need to add a guy or two. But depending on Strop shouldn’t be a concern, he’s been one of the better and most consistent/reliable RPs in baseball for a while now. If Cishek doesn’t have to pitch 140 innings this year he should be fine too. Ideally, yes, they are somewhere between our 4th best RP options than top 2, but to act like Strop doesn’t give you confidence is wrong. IMO.

I wasn't specifically referring to Strop, but the bullpen as a whole. An injury to any of those guys and the Cubs could be up horsefeathers's creek.

You could say that about any bullpens top 4 options. Now I know we are already at a little more risk since Morrow is likely missing time to begin the year and Carl was off towards the end. But it’s not like it’s a unique situation for the Cubs that they’d be in a not ideal spot if their top bullpen options aren’t healthy or performing. I’m still hopeful we will add a decent FA/trade RP and one of the Iowa shuttle guys proves to be decent.
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This might be a pretty shrewd move for depth, lots of missed bats in the minors
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Postby squally1313 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:54 pm

Dozier to the Nationals, 1 year $9m. Was garbage last year, but at that price I would have taken that garbage over Russell's garbage every day.
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Postby Tim » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:53 pm

Was kind of hoping for Lowrie as a backup plan.

Oh well.
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Postby Deeg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:53 pm

2/$20, apparently. Another bargain that was too expensive for PTR.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:25 pm

The new Mets GM was previously Lowrie's agent for years so that explains that. Though I'm not sure where he plays. Frazier at 3B, Rosario at SS, Cano at 2B, one of Dom Smith, Peter Alonso, Jeff McNeil at 1B and then when one of the young guys take over full time, McNeil basically becomes the utility guy there. Oh and they just got JD Davis too for the utility/backup 1B and 3B role.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:42 pm

the yankees are stocking up on infielders

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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:12 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:the yankees are stocking up on infielders



The Hendry influence finally takes hold in the Bronx.
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Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:31 pm

So they have two spots for Torres, Grigorious, Tulo and LeMahieu. Trade coming?
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Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:37 pm

Derwood wrote:So they have two spots for Torres, Grigorious, Tulo and LeMahieu. Trade coming?

Tulo is no lock to he healthy a whole year and Didi may miss most of the season. Torres at short, DJ at 2B, Tulo backs both up if healthy/gets some DH at bats
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:38 pm

Derwood wrote:So they have two spots for Torres, Grigorious, Tulo and LeMahieu. Trade coming?

Didi might not be back at all this year. It’s Tulo/Torres have SS, DJ/Torres have 2B, Andujar/DJ 3B and both them could play some 1B. It’s not that crowded, especially since Tulo hasn’t played in 2 years and they also have a DH spot every game.
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