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

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:01 am
by Cubswin11
The other problem with Gordon is Joe would lead him off anytime he started because “he’s fast and slaps the ball around and that’s what a leadoff hitter is and does” even though he walked 9 times last year (BB% under 2%) and Almora has a higher career OBP than him.

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

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:10 am
by TomtheBombadil
Agreed that Gordon could pretty easily work here

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

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:33 am
by Brian
Joe Mauer retired

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

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:41 am
by Ding Dong Johnson
easy there, whit merri—

oops, read that wrong

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

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:31 pm
by Sammy Sofa
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:easy there, whit merri—

oops, read that wrong


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

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:00 pm
by TomtheBombadil
Yankees are chasing Paxton, which makes lots of sense for them.

As an aside, if the Yankees have no clear plans for Clint Frazier they can send him the Cubs’ way.

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

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:01 pm
by big ball chunky time
Clint Frazier is garbage

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

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:04 pm
by TomtheBombadil
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:Clint Frazier is garbage


I believe it, just really thirsty to not play Almora even though he makes alot of sense to keep if/when they land Harper. I even half believe Slappy might Whit Merrifield out an impact season for the Cubs next year if Harper is on the roster and Bryant is healthy (basically everything goes perfect)

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

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:43 am
by Gmoney08
Cubswin11 wrote:The other problem with Gordon is Joe would lead him off anytime he started because “he’s fast and slaps the ball around and that’s what a leadoff hitter is and does” even though he walked 9 times last year (BB% under 2%) and Almora has a higher career OBP than him.


Hasnt join been the opposite of that approach when it comes to leadoff.

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

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:57 am
by Cubswin11
Gmoney08 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:The other problem with Gordon is Joe would lead him off anytime he started because “he’s fast and slaps the ball around and that’s what a leadoff hitter is and does” even though he walked 9 times last year (BB% under 2%) and Almora has a higher career OBP than him.


Hasnt join been the opposite of that approach when it comes to leadoff.

Almora and Murphy lead off a combined 76 times, he runs out sub optimal guys there a lot.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:25 pm
by Cubswin11

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

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 pm
by champaignchris
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/1062088096999591936?s=21


$17M for a 32-year old starting pitcher who hasn’t topped 130 innings in any of the last 6 seasons seems a bit steep.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:42 pm
by Cubswin11
champaignchris wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/1062088096999591936?s=21


$17M for a 32-year old starting pitcher who hasn’t topped 130 innings in any of the last 6 seasons seems a bit steep.

He was really good for them this year once he got healthy. But yeah, glad they got stuck with that LT hit and it’s smart he took that deal. He probably would have had a hard time getting even Chatwood’s deal with the draft pick attached.

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

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:43 pm
by Cubswin11
Sounds like Sonny Gray is close to getting traded

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

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:42 am
by Derwood

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:09 pm
by Brian
stove is starting to warm up


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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:51 pm
by Cubswin11
2/10 for Suzuki seems a bit rich for a not quite full time starting C but better than a backup C type guy who’s 35 and even though he’s had two back to back 2 WAR years he pretty much netted 0 WAR the previous 2 years before that and has more sub 1 WAR seasons the last 7 years than over 1 WAR years. He’s also not considered especially good defensively/framing, iirc.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:39 pm
by Liam Neeson

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:53 pm
by Cubswin11
Liam Neeson wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1065023767204831233

Lol

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:03 am
by Post Count Padder
The Rays will designate first baseman C.J. Cron for assignment, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports on Twitter.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:11 am
by big ball chunky time
Liam Neeson wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1065023767204831233


wait ... what

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:25 am
by Derwood
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Liam Neeson wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1065023767204831233


wait ... what


Human Trafficking

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:08 am
by Cubswin11
Pick up Dietrich and send LaStella to horsefeathering Mars


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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:18 am
by Post Count Padder
As fun as Seal Boy is, Dietrich and Spangenberg are both way more useful on the roster and could be had for basically nothing now. We were rumored to be talking to the Marlins about a Dietrich trade over the summer.

Since La Stella pulled that whole "I'm in Chicago or nothing" a couple years ago, maybe he could be convinced to just retire and be a bench coach.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:33 am
by The_Achiever
Soooo. You can just get sold right out mlb to freaking japan like that?