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Daniel Descalso

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:10 pm

Seems like a signing we make with a trade of Happ or Zobrist being sent out soon after

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:13 pm

Daniel Descalso is good at drawing walks.

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Postby The_Achiever » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:15 pm

OK now the offseason officially sucks.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:15 pm

Can we even afford him?
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby Brian » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:15 pm

he also has experience pitching so that's something
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:17 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Can we even afford him?

stop stealing bob's bit

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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby UMFan83 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:18 pm

Aaron Miles, Jon Jay, Daniel Descalso. Why do we keep ending up with these gritty former cardinal players?
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:23 pm

He was okay last year, can take a walk and his statcast/batted ball data looks good. He makes us better if he’s just in the Tommy role and like I mentioned adding him could be the trigger to moving Happ one Zobrist to clear money.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby champaignchris » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:45 pm

He’s played 179 games at SS in his career. Not well, mind you. So I suppose he could be a Javy back up on a short term basis.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby Bertz » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:13 pm

If they think he's still a viable backup SS, I quite like this. If they don't, I'm not sure he's much better than La Stella, certainly not enough to justify the increase in cost given that we're allegedly out of money. Considering he hasn't played SS regularly since 2016, I doubt they view him as more than an emergency option there.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby Perd » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:55 am

PTR probably misheard his name as Daniel Discountso.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby Bear Cub » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:51 am

Sign Cory Spangenberg instead.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby Brian » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:04 pm

my sources are telling me they were able to get it done because more people have skated at the Wrigleyville skating rink than they anticipated so they could afford this signing.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby David » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:07 pm

fun fact

descalso means barefoot. did you know this? also, antonio gates used to play basketball.

seriously, though, i can't hear his name without flashbacks to my mom yelling at me about running around outside barefoot
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Postby The_Achiever » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:07 pm

Nice pickup my butt.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:08 pm

If money is tight, I don't really understand why you trade away La Stella and sign Descalso.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:08 pm

Brian wrote:my sources are telling me they were able to get it done because more people have skated at the Wrigleyville skating rink than they anticipated so they could afford this signing.


Also a factor: Todd received his annual royalty check for his appearance on Undercover Boss a few years ago.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:11 pm

The_Achiever wrote:Nice pickup my butt. (I won't take a knee)
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:13 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:If money is tight, I don't really understand why you trade away La Stella and sign Descalso.

because money is only mostly tight. The fiscal year has almost ended and if they don't spend it now it won't be made available next year
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:15 pm

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:If money is tight, I don't really understand why you trade away La Stella and sign Descalso.

because money is only mostly tight. The fiscal year has almost ended and if they don't spend it now it won't be made available next year

The Cubs operate on a Jan-Dec fiscal year?
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:16 pm

Can't believe Charles the Cat wasn't the one to break this. He must leave the smaller transactions to the bigger guys.
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Re: Daniel Descalso

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:16 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:If money is tight, I don't really understand why


Feels like any analysis of everything they’ve done this offseason begins with this too. Seems promising
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