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Re: Brach to Cubs 1/3 (with option)

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:48 pm

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Hairyducked Idiot wrote:I bet he sucks and we'll be like "whatever it was good value and how would we know he would suck he had a good (some number you can find on his fangraphs page)."


can you at least stick to being insufferable about the topic at hand and not hypothetical future conversations too


History suggests it is unlikely.
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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby Andy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:23 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Just want to point out that although this isn't the official thread, this should be the title of the official thread.

Agreed, I saw the Rosenthal tweet before it was posted here and I was going to go for Brachtober as a title if PCP hadn't.
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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby big ball chunky time » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:42 pm

Baby (bears [the chicago cubs]) got Brach!
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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:47 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:Baby (bears [the chicago cubs]) got Brach!

Little (bullpen help) in the middle (innings) but she ([Theo]) got much ([one]) Brach
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Re: Brach to Cubs 1/3 (with option)

Postby sneakypower » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:47 pm

hoping that this is how he introduces himself to the team

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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby Banedon » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:49 pm

Merged threads. Kept the better title.
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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby biittner77 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:45 pm

Perfect opportunity to wear alternative black uniforms.
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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:33 pm

Significantly overused by Buck during his run in Baltimore (Orioles missed a chance to sell high on him two years ago, when he might've commanded a big return), but for this offseason, and the constraints, I do like the move. The fastball isn't as good as it once was, so I doubt he's a consistent late inning option, but if he's not over-used, I imagine there's a chance he could still be a steady pen arm that could potentially help out in the late innings. Sort of Michael Wuertz, for a comparison (and in a similar vein, once Wuertz lost his fastball, he went downhill).
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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby Bull » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:59 pm

biittner77 wrote:Perfect opportunity to wear alternative black uniforms.

Brach in Black?
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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby Banedon » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:20 pm

I thought this happened weeks ago but whatever.

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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby Brian » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:57 am

turns out it took so long between reported signing to official because they found out he had freaking mono.

saved the Ricketts some money so it all ended well

Brach's new contract includes a base salary of $1.65 million with a $350,000 bonus available after spending one day on the active 25-man roster. Another $1 million can be earned via time on the active roster ($500,000 for 120 days and $500,000 for 150 days). Then, Brach's deal has a $5 million club option for '20. If the team does not pick that up, he can exercise a $1.35 million player option or take a $100,000 buyout and elect free agency.

The original contract included a $3 million salary for '19 and $4.35 million guaranteed (via a buyout). Now, he can earn $4.35 million by hitting all the bonuses in '19 and picking up the player option for '20. The new contract has a maximum potential value of $8 million, which is under the original reported max value of $9.5 million.
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Re: Brachtoberfest

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:53 am

Somehow only the 10th worst thing the Cubs have done this winter
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