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2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:54 pm

Didn’t really know where to put this but figured we could use a thread like this.

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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:58 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Didn’t really know where to put this but figured we could use a thread like this.



Another offseason thread?

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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:02 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:Didn’t really know where to put this but figured we could use a thread like this.



Another offseason thread?

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Don’t we typically have a thread for Cubs rumors, a thread for other team rumors, a thread for other transactions and then once we get some stronger rumors on individual trades/players connected to us a thread for them? I didn’t see a general rumors thread for not Cubs teams.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Derwood » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:25 pm

I tried starting s thread like this but ended up deleting it after it sat empty for a week. Maybe yours will catch on
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:29 am

Derwood wrote:I tried starting s thread like this but ended up deleting it after it sat empty for a week. Maybe yours will catch on

That could have just been you
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Derwood » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:17 am

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Derwood wrote:I tried starting s thread like this but ended up deleting it after it sat empty for a week. Maybe yours will catch on

That could have just been you


That was my first thought
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:13 am

Mariners should keep him:



I still see Zunino as a first division talent that has had his development stunted by getting rushed up to the show to hit in a giant home park during the league wide half decade long offensive power outage. That the defense has held up and the power has played is a compliment to his raw talent, and at 28 I don’t think it’s so late to still bet on it.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:31 am

Trading Zunino for CJ Cron sounds like something in DiPoto's wheelhouse.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Derwood » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:30 am

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/ken_rosenthal/status/1064704496868253696?s=21


It's really just the Astros but Rosenthal assumes the Cardinals' hacking department is keeping tabs on it
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:22 am

SS Option along with a pen arm if they go Harper over Machado? Per MLBTR:

In an interesting side note following tonight’s major swap, Jon Morosi of MLB Network tweets that the Yankees also sought to discuss Jean Segura in their talks with the Mariners. Segura has now established himself as a quality regular at short and is playing on a reasonably priced contract extension. He’d obviously help the Yanks fill in for the injured Didi Gregorius — which would presumably all but take the club out of the running for free agent star Manny Machado. Obviously, the Segura side of the talks did not progress. Whether the possibility of a deal could be revisited is not clear, but it wouldn’t be terribly surprising to see the clubs circle back.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby toonsterwu » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:26 am

Wouldn't surprise me if that was the case, but I'd guess that they'd double down on pitching first - say Keuchel or Corbin to go with Paxton AND maybe a Charlie Morton (who wants to be on the East Coast, near Delaware, IIRC).

Makes me sorta wonder if the Yankees jump in on Addison Russell if gets set free.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:13 pm

toonsterwu wrote:Wouldn't surprise me if that was the case, but I'd guess that they'd double down on pitching first - say Keuchel or Corbin to go with Paxton AND maybe a Charlie Morton (who wants to be on the East Coast, near Delaware, IIRC).

Makes me sorta wonder if the Yankees jump in on Addison Russell if gets set free.


Oh, I meant the Cubs and was not clear
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby jehr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:49 pm

Any possibility of coming up with a trade with the Yankees based on Russell and Chatwalk for Gray? What would need to be added from either side to make it work?
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:00 am

The Padres and Mariners have been talking about a fascinating potential trade scenario involving some large contracts, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). There’s no indication at this point of the likelihood of a deal being consummated, but it seems the sides may at least in part be waiting on word of whether a player involved would waive his no-trade rights.

Per Rosenthal, the possible deal is built around three major league players. Whether there’s more involved isn’t apparent, but at base, the M’s would receive slugger Wil Myers while sending shortstop Jean Segura and righty Mike Leake to San Diego. Notably, though, Leake has a no-trade clause and is said to be considering his options. Segura does as well, though there’s no indication about his status.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Wilson A2000 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:38 pm

Cubs and Astros rumored to be interested in Syndegaard
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:42 pm

oh horsefeathers NYM is the perfect landing spot for addison russell given that they dont seem to care about that horsefeathers (jose reyes.)

give em russell and schwarbs and .... other stuff .... and sign harper.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:46 pm

schwarber becoming a modern day rusty staub with the mets would be enjoyable
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:49 pm

The Mets, like the Indians, seem like they want to keep competing with these trades of their pitchers more than get prospects so I could see us being a fit. I’d guess it ultimately takes Javy or Willy to get Syndergaard (I wouldn’t do that), but maybe some combo of Q, Monty, Happ, Schwarbs, Almora (yes please), Russell, Carl (they need bullpen help and he’s still cheap), and prospects (Adbert, Amaya, etc.) gets it done.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Bertz » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:58 pm

I do wonder if Thor might cost less than the general consensus assumes. James Paxton just went for a pretty reasonable price. and he's basically the same guy minus a year of team control. I know it would require some more balancing, but a framework of Q, Russell, and an outfielder for Thor and Seth Lugo would make a lot of sense for both sides.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Backtobanks » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:12 pm

Bertz wrote:I do wonder if Thor might cost less than the general consensus assumes. James Paxton just went for a pretty reasonable price. and he's basically the same guy minus a year of team control. I know it would require some more balancing, but a framework of Q, Russell, and an outfielder for Thor and Seth Lugo would make a lot of sense for both sides.


I'm not sure what OF we have that would even begin the talks. :lol: A great pitcher plus another good pitcher (both young and under control for multiple years) for a decent pitcher, a not-so-great SS with a ton of baggage, and the unknown OF wouldn't be in the top 5 offers for the Mets.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby porterbela » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:47 am

I would think you’d have to start a package with Happ and Almora. From there I would think a Montgomery and/or prospects. I’m not saying it’ll get a deal done, but it’s a start.
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Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:49 am

We’ve been loosely linked to him already. Would think the next ~20 days leading up to Christmas we’ll see a lot of moves starting to be made as outside of last year that seems to typically be the window for most of the major signings to take place from around Thanksgiving to up to Christmas.

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